South Florida’s Leaders In The Law
Ratzan Law Group
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Commercial Law
For over 16 years, Ratzan Law Group has provided sophisticated trial advocacy to patients and consumers in courts throughout the United States, going up against powerful insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, manufacturers, and corporations in the process.
“By taking on cases involving devastating injuries, we’ve dedicated ourselves to building a safer society,” says firm founder Stuart N. Ratzan, who has been AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the organization’s highest honor for legal ability and ethical standards. “We can’t undo the horror that afflicts our clients, but we can help prevent it from happening to someone else, thereby enforcing the safety rules that protect all of us from harm, chaos, and mayhem.”
Stuart N. Ratzan, Stuart J. Weissman, and Evan Gilead bring extensive trial experience to their practice, which focuses on medical malpractice, Attorneys pictured from left: Stuart J. Weissman, product liability, personal injury, and commercial trials. This experience Stuart N. Ratzan, Evan Gilead has allowed Ratzan Law Group to win successful judgments for countless clients, including such notable results as a $23 million medical malpractice verdict that is believed to be the largest civil jury verdict in Charlotte County, Fla., history.
Most recently, the firm secured a $46.5 million verdict in El Dorado, Arkansas, (the largest medical malpractice verdict in Arkansas history) for 3-year-old Kara Smalls, who suffered profound brain damage due to untreated newborn jaundice.
“Kara will require 24-hour care for the remainder of her life, all because patient safety guidelines were ignored,” Weissman notes. “And while this verdict doesn’t change what happened,” adds Ratzan, “it ensures that Kara will be cared for and that the doctor and hospital are held accountable—a positive outcome for the community as a whole.”