Krupnick Campbell Malone: Personal Injury Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Brain Injury Lawyers

Personal injury lawyers representing Broward County, Florida

Injuries to the brain are among the most severe types of trauma accident victims may sustain. The extent of injury may range from mild to severe and can even cause death. Managing and, whenever possible, recovering from this type of injury often requires long periods of extensive treatment. If an accident victim is able to return to work after brain trauma, it is likely he or she has accumulated tremendous medical expense, which is often reflected in the payouts plaintiffs receive in brain injury cases. In a case involving an automobile striking a pedestrian, the plaintiff was awarded $4,900,000 as compensation for her injuries. A knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale brain injury lawyer can help accident victims receive the compensation and support they need following a traumatic injury.

Symptoms of brain injury

During an accident, brain injury may occur if the head is suddenly jerked, makes contact with an object, or if the skull is penetrated. A person who experiences mild brain trauma may lose conscious awareness for a short period of time. Indicators of severe brain injury include memory loss or an extended period of unconsciousness following the incident.

Loss of consciousness

In most cases of permanent brain damage, the injured person will lose consciousness. Loss of consciousness may be as subtle as experiencing a slightly dazed state to a more pronounced event such as lapsing into a coma. The longer the injured party remains unconscious, the more the likelihood of severe brain damage increases.

Concussion

An accident victim who is diagnosed with a concussion may experience an altered sense of awareness. They may complain or exhibit signs of dizziness, nausea, disorientation, and forgetfulness.

Edema and hematoma

In some cases of brain injury, edema, or swelling inside the brain, may occur. The swelling may increase pressure, which may damage blood vessels and reduce the circulation of important molecules to the brain. Damaged blood vessels or torn tissue may allow blood to collect in the brain, creating a hematoma. Pressure may be relieved by administering medication or drilling into the skull if the condition does not respond to medication. Hematoma and edema may arise days after the accident which caused the injury has taken place.

Amnesia

Memory loss, or amnesia, may prevent an injured person from remembering events that took place after or even before the traumatic accident occurred. More extensive brain damage is typically marked by longer periods of amnesia. A person who suffers amnesia will likely require help with managing his or her medical care and monitoring the progress and effectiveness of his or her treatment plan.

Reducing the risk of brain injury

The most proactive measure an individual can take in reducing the risk of brain injury in an automobile accident is to wear a properly-fitting seat belt. Seat belt use prevents the body from being propelled into other objects within the vehicle, thereby minimizing trauma to the head. Children should also always be properly secured in a car seat or booster seat, depending on the age and size of the child. Although Florida law makes an exception for legally insured individuals who are 21 or older, motorcycle riders should always wear a helmet to reduce the risk of debilitating and potentially fatal head trauma in the event of an accident.

Seek medical help; then contact an attorney

Individuals who have been involved in an accident should always be immediately examined by a medical professional. Even if a person feels as if he or she has not been injured, signs of injury may not be readily observable by the average person within the first few hours and days of an accident. Waiting to be properly evaluated may allow an undetected injury to worsen unbeknownst to the accident victim. After seeking medical attention, the next phone call should be to a Florida injury attorney to arrange a free, confidential consultation. A civil litigation lawyer can advise accident victims if they have cause to pursue legal action and, if necessary, the best approach to seeking legal remedy. Personal injuries are subject to statutes of limitations — deadlines by which legal action must be filed. Therefore, it is imperative that accident victims consult a lawyer as early as possible following the accident.

The Law Firm of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock is welcoming a new team of trial attorneys and staff to lead its medical malpractice division. With these new additions, Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s will continue its 45-year history of providing high quality representation to Plaintiffs who have been injured and require legal assistance to secure fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Founding partner Jon Krupnick stated “Skip Campbell and I created an unparalleled culture of hard work and enthusiastic trial advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have achieved groundbreaking verdicts and our efforts have resulted in important case law which is relied upon by Plaintiff lawyers throughout the land. The firm and our incoming medical malpractice team shall continue these traditions and remain at the forefront of trial advocacy.”

Malove Henratty, P.A. Attorneys Scott L. Henratty and Randall A. Diez, Jr. joned Krupnick, Campbell, Malone on February 1st, 2019. They will focus on medical malpractice ligation and assist the firm in other catastrophic and serious injury matters.

Since joining attorney Stephen Malove in 2007, Mr. Henratty has focused on medical malpractice and has been responsible for over $120 million in settlements and verdicts over the past decade. Mr. Henratty is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist. Mr. Henratty is the immediate past president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and he is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist.

“It is truly an honor to join forces with the trial lawyer icons at Krupnick Campbell. Their vast resources and team approach to litigation is indeed formidable and we are excited to now be a part of that team,” said Henratty.

In addition to Mr. Henratty, associate Randall A. Diez, Jr. and a dedicated team of long-time support staff including Colleen Cheney, R.N. will begin working at Krupnick, Campbell, Malone. Ms. Cheney has been a registered nurse since 1975 and boasts a wealth of clinical experience in both the medical and legal field that is necessary for the complex investigation of medical malpractice cases.

Kelly Hancock, who joined the firm in 1989 after retiring as Broward County’s Chief Homicide Prosecutor, said “It has been the highest privilege to be a lawyer with Krupnick and Campbell for over 30 years. We are truly excited to be bringing in such an energetic group of trial attorneys and staff who have a track record of success and have been so effective at trial, especially in medical malpractice matters.”

As a result of the acquisition of its new medical malpractice team, the law firm of Krupnick, Campbell, Malone, Buser, Slama, Hancock P.A. will consist of 13 trial attorneys, many who have been there for over 30 years. . Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s nation-wide practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, admiralty, aviation disasters and rail accidents. The firm also engages in international litigation and the representation of sovereign nations in a wide variety of contexts and pursues white collar criminals on behalf of corporations, banks and other victims they have defrauded. Over the last 15 years, Krupnick and Campbell has recovered in excess of $2.5 billion for its clients.

The firm has recently celebrated record setting settlements in premises liability, motor-vehicle accident and product defect cases. Krupnick and Campbell’s international division is continuing to expand its practice after unparalleled success and landmark decisions it has obtained in the course of representing multiple foreign sovereigns. Its anti-money laundering division is currently preparing for a $230 million trial in Miami-Dade County.

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The Law Firm of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock is welcoming a new team of trial attorneys and staff to lead its medical malpractice division. With these new additions, Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s will continue its 45-year history of providing high quality representation to Plaintiffs who have been injured and require legal assistance to secure fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Founding partner Jon Krupnick stated “Skip Campbell and I created an unparalleled culture of hard work and enthusiastic trial advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have achieved groundbreaking verdicts and our efforts have resulted in important case law which is relied upon by Plaintiff lawyers throughout the land. The firm and our incoming medical malpractice team shall continue these traditions and remain at the forefront of trial advocacy.”

Malove Henratty, P.A. Attorneys Scott L. Henratty and Randall A. Diez, Jr. joned Krupnick, Campbell, Malone on February 1st, 2019. They will focus on medical malpractice ligation and assist the firm in other catastrophic and serious injury matters.

Since joining attorney Stephen Malove in 2007, Mr. Henratty has focused on medical malpractice and has been responsible for over $120 million in settlements and verdicts over the past decade. Mr. Henratty is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist. Mr. Henratty is the immediate past president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and he is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist.

“It is truly an honor to join forces with the trial lawyer icons at Krupnick Campbell. Their vast resources and team approach to litigation is indeed formidable and we are excited to now be a part of that team,” said Henratty.

In addition to Mr. Henratty, associate Randall A. Diez, Jr. and a dedicated team of long-time support staff including Colleen Cheney, R.N. will begin working at Krupnick, Campbell, Malone. Ms. Cheney has been a registered nurse since 1975 and boasts a wealth of clinical experience in both the medical and legal field that is necessary for the complex investigation of medical malpractice cases.

Kelly Hancock, who joined the firm in 1989 after retiring as Broward County’s Chief Homicide Prosecutor, said “It has been the highest privilege to be a lawyer with Krupnick and Campbell for over 30 years. We are truly excited to be bringing in such an energetic group of trial attorneys and staff who have a track record of success and have been so effective at trial, especially in medical malpractice matters.”

As a result of the acquisition of its new medical malpractice team, the law firm of Krupnick, Campbell, Malone, Buser, Slama, Hancock P.A. will consist of 13 trial attorneys, many who have been there for over 30 years. . Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s nation-wide practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, admiralty, aviation disasters and rail accidents. The firm also engages in international litigation and the representation of sovereign nations in a wide variety of contexts and pursues white collar criminals on behalf of corporations, banks and other victims they have defrauded. Over the last 15 years, Krupnick and Campbell has recovered in excess of $2.5 billion for its clients.

The firm has recently celebrated record setting settlements in premises liability, motor-vehicle accident and product defect cases. Krupnick and Campbell’s international division is continuing to expand its practice after unparalleled success and landmark decisions it has obtained in the course of representing multiple foreign sovereigns. Its anti-money laundering division is currently preparing for a $230 million trial in Miami-Dade County.

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