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Our firm represents people and their families whose lives are impacted by negligence or misconduct by medical professionals and nursing home staff. Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse are similar legal concerns. People place their health and lives into the hands of physicians. Similarly, when someone chooses a nursing home for someone they love, they place an enormous amount of trust into the nursing home staff. When a patient is catastrophically injured, or a nursing home resident suffers abuse, that trust is broken. Attorney James Cunningham holds negligent people and facilities accountable for their actions and seeks justice on behalf of injured people.

If you or someone you love has been injured through medical malpractice or nursing home abuse, contact us. Here is an example of a past success:

Baby Doe was born prematurely. She was a healthy baby with the exception of a potentially dangerous eye condition which required follow-up care with an eye specialist. The doctor and hospital discharged Baby Doe from the hospital without telling her parents of this potential danger or providing assistance in seeking the appropriate medical care. Baby Doe's parents followed up with the doctor, but she developed the eye condition because of a lapse in treatment.

Through vigorous prosecution of the case, attorney, Jim Cunningham, was able to establish that the neglect of the hospital resulted in Baby Doe's loss of vision. Leading ophthalmology and retina experts were retained to present the case as well as a vocational rehabilitation expert and economist. Although the hospital denied fault, Mr. Cunningham was able to achieve a confidential settlement at mediation for $4.5 million. The bulk of the proceeds are in a trust to provide for Baby Doe's needs throughout her life.

Catastrophic Injuries from Medical Malpractice

There are many talented and competent doctors in Florida. Additionally, Florida law poses many roadblocks to medical malpractice lawsuits. The patient has the burden of proving the actions of the physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider exhibited a "breach of the prevailing professional standard of care for that healthcare provider." These suits have the potential to be time consuming and expensive. Our firm limits its representation in medical malpractice to people who suffer catastrophic injuries or family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal case of malpractice.

Taking Action Against Nursing Home Abuse

The choice to place a loved one in a nursing home is difficult, no doubt made after careful consideration of all options. When a nursing home resident shows signs of abuse or neglect such as bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, or unexplained bruises, families need to take action. Our firm limits its representation of these cases to instances where a deprivation or infringement of adequate healthcare has resulted in serious personal injury or death.

Contact our firm to learn how we can help.

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  • 5 StarsMr. Cunningham is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney.

    I would and have recommended Mr. Cunningham as an attorney. I am extremely happy with the service he has provided for me and my family. I will definately use Mr. Cunningham in the future if I ever need an attorney again.

    - John, a Personal Injury client