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Doctors, nurses, and caretakers are meant to be on our side and help us through painful medical situations. However, negligence and ignorance can sometimes make them the actual cause of the suffering. If you feel that you’ve been wronged by a medical practitioner, our team of expert medical malpractice attorneys can help determine who is at fault and get you working towards a total recovery.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

If you have been looking for a Florida malpractice lawyer to assess whether a caregiver’s carelessness, negligence, or failure to act caused you or your loved one harm, you may feel overwhelmed by your options and unsure how to choose the most appropriate representation. Whether you are dealing with the disastrous effects of wrongly prescribed medication, a birth defect caused by an obstetrician’s negligence, or some other malpractice – you are not alone. You need clear, strategic help to obtain a recovery and put your life back on track. And we are here to navigate it with you.

Our experienced, highly reputable lawyers understand the numerous simultaneous battles that medical malpractice victims confront. For over 21 years, we have helped medical and surgical victims throughout Florida get compensation and hold negligent and careless wrongdoers accountable. Based out of Orlando, Florida, the medical malpractice lawyers of DWKMR&S will strive to help you obtain the maximum recovery you are allowed under Florida law.

Dealing with the Aftermath

It’s stressful enough to deal with a medical complication, emergency surgery, or other event that requires hospitalization and professional care. It can be doubly or triply overwhelming to manage medical crises when you have lost faith in your caregiver’s capabilities. The longer you wait to investigate negligent medical care, the more difficult it may be to prove wrongdoing, carelessness, or negligence. Evidence of inadequate care may be erased, cleaned up, or simply lost. Eyewitness testimony may become less accurate as time wears on. And you and your family will likely be consumed dealing with the aftermath of the injury or illness.

Medical Malpractice Legal Help

At DWKMR&S, we understand how to treat malpractice victims so that they feel comforted, understood, and strategically directed. There are many malpractice lawyers who operate using a “volume philosophy.” They take on as many clients as possible and settle cases quickly to generate profits. Our philosophy is starkly different. We consider prospective clients very carefully and only agree to represent a very select few. We strive to provide compassionate, personalized, and comprehensive representation. To that end, we invest heavily in pretrial discovery, research, and investigation. Our preparation, diligence, and courtroom performance have won us acclaim from legal peers and clients alike. Each client receives the expertise of the entire DWKMR&S team. This blend of perspectives allows us to approach your case creatively and comprehensively. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to maximize your opportunities.

Start Building Your Case

The Florida malpractice lawyers at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP provide representation on contingency. This way, you only pay fees or costs for our comprehensive services if and when you win a settlement or win a trial verdict. We have processes, systems, and resources to help you and your family work through your crises and reduce the stress and anxiety you feel. For a free and confidential case evaluation, call our team now at 888-726-6735.


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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a very dangerous condition that can occur for a number of reasons, but they all include a lack of insulin in the body of a Type I or Type II diabetic. However, this sometimes life-threatening diagnosis can be due to the negligence or ignorance of a doctor, nurse, or caretaker. In these troubling situations, our team of expert attorneys can help determine who is at fault and get you and your family on the road to recovery.

Understanding Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a dangerous, potentially life threatening, condition that generally afflicts individuals with Type I or Type II diabetes or advanced metabolic syndrome.

The condition results from a lack of insulin in the body. This insulin deficit drives a runaway cascade of scary physiological processes. Among other problems, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) floods the blood with ketone bodies. This makes the blood overly acidic. The condition of DKA should not be confused with ketosis, a normal (perhaps even unusually healthy) metabolic process that individuals on very low carbohydrate diets experience.

DKA may present for a variety of reasons, including illness, drug use, poor administration of insulin, and physician treatment error.

Given the complexity of the diagnosis and the numerous possible causes, it may be difficult at first to determine whether a caregivers’ negligence or carelessness might have been responsible for an episode of (or an ongoing case of) diabetic ketoacidosis. Our medical malpractice and personal injury firm has served Diabetic Ketoacidosis victims since 1989. Our resourceful, experienced team can probe your medical history to determine whether a doctor, caregiver, or institution may be liable for the harm and pain you suffered. If so, we can offer a suite of resources and apply Florida law to help you obtain a recovery to pay for ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, new drug therapy, surgical bills, wages lost at work, pain and suffering, and more.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Legal Help

Type II diabetes rates have skyrocketed over the past several decades, co-incident with skyrocketing rates of obesity in the United States. Many observers have taken to calling the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity “diabesity,” and they argue that both conditions could stem from hormonal imbalances set off by chronic over-consumption of highly refined carbohydrates and sugars in the diet. Researchers at Duke University, the University of Connecticut, and elsewhere have found excellent clinical results treating diabetic patients with low carbohydrate diets. Award-winning science journalist, Gary Taubes, in his best seller, Good Calories Bad Calories, builds a compelling case that suggests that diabetes, obesity, and other “diseases of civilization” may all ultimately stem from over-consumption of sugary foods. What Taubes’s research and research by other respected journalists and doctors definitely suggest is that many practicing physicians have a tenuous grasp (if that) on the history and actual science of diabetes research. Moreover, your personal physician may have made serious errors with your diagnosis by over-prescribing an insulin secretagogue, failing to analyze your case history, or even giving you poor or dangerous dietary advice.

Start Building Your Case

To help you obtain a recovery, the team at DWKMR&S will analyze your medical records, talk to witnesses, consult independent medical investigators, and seek to identify potentially liable parties. Building a medical malpractice case is neither easy, nor simple. However, claimants benefit a lot from obtaining personalized, customized legal assistance.

Understand more about your rights and potential to recover damages. Call our law firm today at 888-726-6735. DWKMR&S accepts clients on contingency, so you only pay costs or fees after you win a settlement or win a trial verdict.


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat certain afflictions of the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. It often leads to complications and can be very costly for the patient. In addition, the symptoms can often be treated using safer and less expensive methods. If you believe that you or a loved one underwent an unnecessary ERCP procedure and may be a victim of medical malpractice, speak with our experts at (407) 244-3000 or fill out our online form.

Understanding ERCP Complications

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a medical process that can be used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions involving the digestive system. When patients become victims of ERCP malpractice, they can face severe and even life-threatening complications such as pancreatitis, infections, and internal bleeding.

Was it Negligence?

A critical part of determining whether or not you have a viable legal case is determining the cause of the complications. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, approximately 6 to 10 percent of patients experience complications following an ERCP with an experienced doctor. This statistic shows that complications may be a result of the ERCP process itself, and not necessarily caused by negligence or malice from a medical professional. We’ll observe the facts to ensure that your case has a strong legal standing.

ERCP Lawsuit Complexity

ERCP lawsuits have several working parts and prove to be complex cases. ERCP medical litigation requires an extensive knowledge of the field of gastroenterology in addition to a comprehensive understanding of litigation law. We take great pride in the reputation that we have earned in handling ERCP medical malpractice cases. Achieving the best possible outcome for our client and their family is always our first priority. If we accept your case, then we are committed to investing every available resource necessary to fight for the maximum total compensation.

Your Legal Options

We understand how overwhelming finances, pain, and trauma can be after suffering health complications from a procedure, especially from ERCP. We’re here to shoulder those burdens and help you gain control and develop a plan for your future. Each medical malpractice case is unique and so are the possibilities for obtaining compensation.

Our firm works with each victim and their family to develop a comprehensive plan that will not only meet the challenges of today, but also the needs of tomorrow. During the initial consultation, we will discuss the details of your case and provide you with a thorough understanding of your legal rights. You will understand your strategic options and feel more relaxed about what to do next.

Misdiagnosed Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

A misdiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm is extremely dangerous and can often be fatal. If you feel that a doctor or caretaker’s negligence, ignorance, or omission may have played a part in the injury or death of a loved one, contact our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

Understanding Misdiagnosed Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

A misdiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm can be fatal. According to a 1988 article from the Annals of Vascular Surgery, researchers examined 134 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) over a 10-year period. “All patients who had extensive diagnostic evaluation lasting more than 5 hours died… the only diagnostic procedure that definitively established aortic aneurysm in all cases was the CT scan.” Misdiagnosis for another condition, nephroureterolithiasis, was relatively common. In the case of AAAs, delay and misdiagnosis can be fatal. And many patients are, indeed, misdiagnosed.

If you recently lost a loved one due to a misdiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm, and if you suspect that medical malpractice – such as physician negligence, carelessness or omission – played a role in the death or injury, the Florida personal injury team at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP may be able to help you.

Since 1989, our experienced attorneys have helped clients throughout Florida recover damages for medical malpractice cases. Whereas many injury law firms try to increase their caseload to make money at the expense of personalizing their service; we take the opposite approach. We are selective about whom we represent, and we are serious and committed about delivering strategic help for victims and family members of victims. We excel in doing detailed investigative research upfront to maximize the chances of a favorable outcome and achieve the highest possible monetary award.

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According to a 1992 article in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Misdiagnosis of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: “ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is a surgical emergency with a high mortality rate even when diagnosed and repaired immediately… the most common misdiagnoses were renal colic, diverticulitis, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.” In this retrospective review of over 150 cases, 46 patients — 30% — were initially misdiagnosed by physicians. All that said, developing a potent medical malpractice case requires serious investigative work and legal resources. The team at DWKMR&S can customize a blueprint for your personal injury case. We have a reputation for exceptional legal research skills, great performance in the courtroom and imaginative investigations. Review our website to understand the case value of misdiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm cases and other personal injury cases. We provide “contingency” representation, so that clients only compensate us for services after we win a settlement or a trial verdict. Call 888-726-6735 for a free and confidential consultation.

Pediatric Hip Dysplasia

Pediatric hip dysplasia is painful for newborns but is completely treatable under the right care. If untreated, it can continue to cause pain for your child and create otherwise unnecessary medical bills. If your child is suffering from untreated pediatric hip dysplasia, contact our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

Understanding Pediatric Hip Dysplasia

Pediatric hip dysplasia occurs in approximately one out of every 200 births. A lack of intrauterine fluid, a breech birth, a family history of hip problems, and a difficult in utero position can all increase the risk of hip dysplasia in infants. Newborns and young baby patients may be fitted with a Pelvic Harness, a brace that helps to normalize the hip joint. Approximately 9 out of 10 newborns born with hip dysplasia will recover completely with this treatment.

Physician negligence, carelessness, or other errors (such as failure to perform Barlow and Ortolani tests correctly) can inadvertently cause pain in young children and generate a lot of unnecessary medical bills for parents.

The Florida malpractice lawyers of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP are true victim advocates. Since 1989, we have differentiated ourselves from other similar firms by choosing our clients very selectively and by investing tremendous resources in pretrial research, medical investigations, and courtroom performance. Whether a careless delivery room nurse caused the pediatric hip dysplasia; or a failure to diagnose the dysplasia early on resulted in a pile of headache-inducing medical bills, our team can hold wrongdoers accountable and help you obtain a recovery.

A consultation with the DWKMR&S team is free, no pressure, and no obligation. Our team will answer every question and help you feel back in control. At DWKMR&S, our clients come first. We provide contingency legal representation to lower the barriers for our services. This means that clients do not pay fees or costs until they win a settlement or verdict.

Pediatric Hip Dysplasia Legal Help

According to multiple articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, developmental dysplasia of the hip (also known as DDH) can lead to a lifetime of medical problems. For instance, in a 2001 article, “Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip from 6 Months to 4-Years of Age” the authors note that “once DDH is recognized in the first six months of life, treatment with the Pavlik Harness frequently results in an excellent outcome. For children older than six months, achieving a concentrically reduced hip while minimizing complications is more challenging.”

What this means is that untreated children – or poorly treated children – can be at higher risk for a lifetime of conditions like hip arthritis, hip replacements, and musculoskeletal problems caused by the imbalance.

Talk to our trusted, experienced, reputable Florida medical practice lawyers now by calling 888-726-6735, or peruse more free resources to learn about your rights.

Unnecessary Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a very serious procedure with often scary consequences. And, in some cases, it’s completely unnecessary for the patient. This leaves them with mounting medical bills and side effects that they never needed to endure. If you or a loved one feel like you’ve undergone and unnecessary hysterectomy, reach out to our experienced team of medical malpractice attorneys.

Understanding Unnecessary Hysterectomies

That women should even have to consult an unnecessary hysterectomy lawyer is a tragedy, especially when you consider that medical science has demonstrated the danger of premature surgeries for decades. The American Medical Association in the late 1980s conducted a study and discovered that approximately half of the 700,000 plus hysterectomies performed in the United States every year were not necessary. Another organization, the Hysterectomy Education and Resource Service (HERS), sent 110,000 women to board certified gynecologists for second opinions before scheduled surgery. Amazingly, 98% of these women did not need a hysterectomy.

In many cases, doctors recommend surgery out of fear of fibroids and ovarian cancer. But removing the uterus, cervix, and ovaries in a woman can have profound, irreversible effects on her hormonal balance that can lead to complications ranging from the mundane (e. g. weight gain) to the surprising and scary (e. g. possible increased risk of metabolic syndrome). Although the damage may have been done, victims need monetary compensation to pay for costs such as future medical and surgical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, and estrogen replacement therapy. The reputable, experienced team at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP has been working on behalf of Florida personal injury and medical malpractice victims for more than two decades. Whereas many law firms that represent victims of unnecessary surgeries strive to take on as many clients as they can handle, our firm runs on a very different philosophy. We take our time with our clients, keep them informed and in relaxed control, and leverage deep resources to provide genuine support. Speak with lawyers who are proven in handling unnecessary surgery cases. Your consultation is free, and our team will answer every question you have.

Unnecessary Hysterectomy Legal Help

Women who suffer through an unnecessary surgery may be stimulated to over-react or under-react to the challenges. Some women may grow so distrustful of the medical establishment that they will deliberately fail to get more care. Others, out of desperation, embark on a regimen of questionable therapies to “fix” their medical problems. Still others do nothing out of fear, anxiety, or simple exhaustion. The team at DWKMR&S has the resources, skills, wherewithal, and compassion to help you approach the aftermath of your unnecessary hysterectomy strategically. Our goal is to help you feel back in control, supported, and satisfied with your support.

Your Next Steps

As the days and weeks pass after your surgery, more and more information that might be relevant to your case will be lost. This information might include eyewitness testimony, medical records, and documentation of side effects that resulted from the surgery. Talk to an unnecessary hysterectomy lawyer at DWKMR&S today at 888-726-6735. We provide contingency representation for personal injury clients. Unless we obtain a recovery for you, you will pay no costs or fees.

Unnecessary Surgery

Unnecessary surgeries can cost you not only major finances but also your health in the long run. Most surgeries include long lists of side effects and long recovery periods, so it’s vital that a surgery is absolutely necessary before you undergo it. However, it benefits doctors to perform as many as they possibly can, which may lead to some patients having surgeries performed without a true cause. If you or a loved one feel like you have been given an unnecessary surgery that has worsened your condition or cost you exorbitant amounts of money, contact our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

Understanding Unnecessary Surgeries

The search for an Orlando medical malpractice attorney online may feel confusing, overwhelming, and scary, especially if you or someone you care about has recently been victimized by complications stemming from unnecessary surgery. Although Florida boasts some of the best hospitals and surgical centers in the United States, careless, negligent, and simply unqualified surgeons do practice in the state.

Whether a delivery room doctor failed to perform during a birthing emergency, and your newborn daughter suffered brain damage from meconium inhalation; or an oncologist ordered your husband to undergo unnecessary surgery that resulted in vast medical complications, you need structured, strategic legal help to figure out your next steps.

The Florida personal injury firm of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP has the reputation, experience, and knowledge of Florida malpractice laws to help you obtain a recovery and hold negligent or careless physicians responsible. Since 1989, we have focused exclusively on personal injury law.

While many law firms maximize their revenue by taking on (and settling quickly) as many cases as they can, we employ a far more client-centered philosophy. We scrutinize potential clients and only agree to represent a fraction of those who seek our services. We do this because we want to provide the most personalized, comprehensive, and successful representation possible. Understanding your rights as a victim can empower you. Speak with our lawyers, who are skilled in handling medical malpractice and unnecessary surgery cases. Your consultation is free, and we can answer all concerns you have about your case.

Unnecessary Surgery Legal Help

Each unnecessary surgery case is different. An enormous variety of factors can influence the victim’s chances of recovering. These include the nature and severity of the surgical incompetence; the quality of care provided afterwards; the presence or absence of complicating medical factors; and the emotional support that the victim receives from friends and family. Challenges for victims of medical malpractice and their families are intense, simultaneous and confusing. They include immediate medical crises (i.e. recovering from the failed surgery), insurance struggles, other logistical problems, and your own swerving emotional reactions.

Start Building Your Case

The experienced team at DWKMR&S can assist you with resources, skills, and deep knowledge of Florida malpractice law. Throughout your case, we will use proven investigative resources, pretrial preparation practices, and legal research to pave the way to get you compensated. The faster you obtain good legal counsel from an Orlando medical malpractice attorney, the better. Call 888-726-6735, toll free, to speak with the DWKMR&S team. We offer free, confidential consultations and contingency representation. This means you only pay fees or costs if and when we obtain a recovery for you in a settlement or trial verdict.

Pediatric Retinoblastoma

Pediatric retinoblastoma is a very curable and treatable cancer that appears in young children. However, when misdiagnosed or missed entirely, it can cause the child to lose their eye. If you believe that this has happened to your child, contact our expert pediatric retinoblastoma attorneys today.

Understanding Pediatric Retinoblastoma

Pediatric retinoblastoma is a malignant retinal cell cancer responsible for 3% to 4% of all childhood cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute. Approximately 4 out of every 10 cases of retinoblastoma in children is hereditary: these children carry certain genes, called oncogenes, which predispose them to get this cancer.

Tragically, the disease afflicts the very young. It most commonly occurs in children less than 5 years of age. The 5-year survival rate, according to, is 80% to 90%. Common treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, coagulation, and cryotherapy.

If a doctor’s misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose or poor treatment worsened your child’s retinoblastoma or caused or worsened complications associated with the treatment, the Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP can evaluate your case and potentially help you obtain a recovery to pay for cancer treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and other damages.

Learning More About Pediatric Retinoblastoma

Parents can educate themselves about this condition by reviewing the National Cancer Institute website and by reading books like Janes-Hodder and Keene’s “Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide To Solid Tumor Cancers.” Unfortunately, more knowledge does not necessarily lead to more power over the disease. Parents trust pediatricians, oncologists and other caregivers to provide their children with the best possible care, surgery, and advice. When a botched surgery, failed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis complicates a child’s condition, it becomes easy to lose faith not only in specific caregivers but also in the medical system as a whole.

Pediatric Retinoblastoma Legal Help

Without a good support team and trustworthy resources, you may feel like your child’s future is slipping out of control. Not all Florida malpractice attorneys can provide the same assistance, either. Many firms utilize a “volume approach” to client management. They take on the maximum possible number of cases to generate revenue through settling quickly.

We at DWKMR&S adhere to a very different view of client care. We are a rock solid support for our clients by providing customized, personalized legal h2. We are quite selective in whom we represent. Our high level of skill and ethics has earned the law firm respect from the legal community.

We employ a variety of resources to generate results for our clients, including high caliber medical investigation, meticulous research and pretrial processes, and dynamic and remarkable courtroom performances. Our team functions as a dynamic unit to provide powerful support, unique solutions, and trustworthy guidance.

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Parents of young, sick children – especially children with extremely serious diseases, like pediatric retinoblastoma – may feel like they are under siege, emotionally, logistically, and financially. With so much chaos and uncertainty in your world, it is understandable that you might hesitate to contact a Florida malpractice attorney. But the longer you wait to retain counsel, the more challenging it may ultimately be to construct a malpractice case.

Evidence about the caregivers’ malfeasance or negligence may disappear or degrade over time. Eyewitness testimonies can also be lost or misremembered. Florida law also has a time limit on personal injury cases, called the statute of limitations.

At DWKMR&S, we take clients on a contingency basis. They only pay fees or costs if and when our attorneys successfully win a trial or a settlement for them. Call the team at 888-726-6735 for a confidential consultation; we will answer all of your pressing questions about your legal rights.

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