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$11 Million Malpractice Case Reopened

217328.jpg Former Miami Dolphins receiver O.J. McDuffie filed a malpractice lawsuit against his former doctor over treatment of McDuffie’s toe injury, which ended his career. McDuffie played for the Miami Dolphins from 1993 to 2000. McDuffie sued the doctor for malpractice and lost wages and McDuffie was awarded $11 million in damages. The biggest debate between both parties was McDuffie’s earning potential because of the 1999 toe injury.

However, attorneys for Dr. John Uribe, the doctor who treated McDuffie, argue that in the 2010 trial, “there were fundamental errors…surrounding the use of a medical manual as evidence.” A lower court judge has ordered a new trial based on this error and a Florida appeals court has upheld the order. If the new case makes it to trial, McDuffie’s multi-million dollar award could be greatly diminished or even eliminated.

New trial for ex-Dolphin McDuffie in toe lawsuit, www.miamiherald.com December 18, 2012.


A doctor’s misdiagnosis changed O.J. McDuffie’s life and career forever. Had the doctors properly diagnosed his condition, he likely would not have suffered a career-ending injury. Doctors are expected to treat their patients with an appropriate standard of care and when they fail to treat their patients in such a manner, they become liable for any injuries. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as a result of medical error or negligence, contact the Miami medical malpractice lawyers at the Friedland Law Group today. The Coral Gables personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping victims and their families recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you believe you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice or from use of a defective medical device, call the insurance litigation lawyers at the Friedland Law Group! Don’t hesitate! Call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation!

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