Jed Kurzban

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.
 | 131 Madeira Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-744-5888
Fax: 305-444-3503
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jed Kurzban is an equity partner at Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Kurzban focuses his practice on medical malpractice and personal injury matters, representing clients throughout the Coral Gables area.

    Mr. Kurzban has been practicing law for over 20 years. An experienced litigator and negotiator, he has fought for and won considerable recoveries on behalf of Florida residents injured due to negligence. He provides committed and personalized service and is dedicated to helping his clients attain all available compensation.

    Honoring his accomplishments, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys included Mr. Kurzban on its “10 best” list. He is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who and holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Kurzban has held many leadership positions in the legal community. He is a former vice-chair of the Dade County Bar Association’s trial section and sat on the board of directors of the Florida Justice Association. He continues to be an active member of both organizations, as well as the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Constitution Society.

    Mr. Kurzban graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree. He earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He holds a license to practice law in Florida and Hawaii, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice

    Selections

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    Super Lawyers: 2020

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    About Jed Kurzban

    Admitted: 1996, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kktplaw.com/Attorneys/Jed-Kurzban.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers, 2020
    • AV Rating with Lexis-Nexis, 2009
    • 10 Best - American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
    •  Strathmore's Who's Who Universal Who's Who 2012 BV Rating by Martin Dale Hubble, Honors and Awards

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Hawaii
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
    • Florida
    • Member of FJA and former Trustee, 1997
    • Vice-Chair, Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2001
    • American Association For Justice Member
    • US Court Of Appeals 11th Circui
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • Belong to the Florida and Hawaii State Bar, 1995
    • Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers Member
    • American Constitution Society
    • Dade County Bar Member, Florida Bar, Of Florida, Trial Section
    • Admitted to Hawaii Bar and HSBA, 2016
    • Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers, Board Of Directors, 2000
    • American Bar Association Member
    • US District Court Southern District

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Village Lodge 315, Free and Accepted Masons, Member and past Master

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Associate Professor at the University of Miami, litigation skills program, Associate Professor, 2014
    • Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know, National Business Institute, 2017

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $6.1 million awarded to a Hawaii Plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim against Dr. Seid, a Wahiawa general practitioner physician. Antonio Richardson, a 45 year old glazier who worked for his own company in Central Oahu, was approved for $4,141,300 in special damages and another $2,000,000 in general damages. According to the court testimony, Richardson was treated for kidney failure in June 2004 more than two and a half years after an abnormal lab showed signs of kidney disease. Dr. Seid ran reported tests which included blood and urine tests, and all the results were indicative of kidney disease. When Dr. Seid finally referred Mr. Richardson to a specialist, it was discovered that Richardson was suffering from end-stage kidney failure and, as a result, suffered catastrophic injury to his health and his business. Mr. Richardson is awaiting a kidney transplant. Mr. Richardson was represented in trial by father and son team of Marvin Kurzban and Jed Kurzban of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. , a Florida law firm admitted pro hac vice for the case and assisted by Honolulu attorneys Anna Oshiro and Todd Hirai of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert. (2nd Chaired)      
    • $555,000.00 jury verdict for a Key West fisherman who was injured by an officer of the Florida Marine Patrol who failed to follow the safe rules of the sea. (1st Chaired)
    • The minor plaintiff was six years old when she underwent a kidney transplant. The minor plaintiff and her parents alleged that the transplant resulted from medical malpractice on the part of the defendant pediatrician in failing to timely diagnose and treat the child’s kidney failure. The defendant maintained that the minor plaintiff’s kidney failure developed suddenly and there were no indications of the disease at the time in question. The jury found the defendant negligent and awarded the minor plaintiff $3,827,476 in damages. The award included $700,000 for loss of future earnings; $157,476 in past medical expenses; $2,740,000 in future medical expenses and $230,000 in past and future pain and suffering. The Court granted Plaintiff’s motion for additur in the amount of $270,000 for additional pain and suffering of Monica Gutierrez which defendant did not reject. Total verdict 4.1 million. (1st Chaired), 2013
    • A substantial settlement in excess of seven figures against Nissan Corporation. The firm was able to successfully settle a significant amount for the claim of a young dancer who was injured in a Nissan auto due to the negligent design and/or materials used in the construction of the vehicle. The amount of the settlement is subject to a confidentiality agreement and cannot be revealed. Our firm has worked diligently in the field of product liability including automobile cases. This is just one example. (2nd Chaired)
    • $250,000.00 settlement from the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA) for an injured construction worker.
    • $5.7 million judgment awarded to a 37-year-old truck driver, against three urologists and/or their professional associations for failure to timely and appropriately diagnose kidney disease. The jury determined that these doctors failed to properly examine the plaintiff appropriately and as a result missed the open and obvious signs of treatable kidney disease. The firm was able to establish that the doctors clearly should have known or seen the kidney disease and referred the patient for appropriate treatment. By failing to do so the plaintiff lost use of both kidneys and needed a kidney transplant in order to survive. 92nd Chaired)
    • $400,000.00 settlement for a construction worker injured at the Florida Power and Light nuclear plant during an overhaul. Wood debris fell from higher levels hitting the construction worker on the head. The construction workers were forbidden to wear hardhats, in an attempt to avoid the expense of cleaning the hats after use. (1st Chair)

    Transactions:

    • Became of counsel at Damon Key Leong, 2016

    Representative Clients:

    • Six million dollar verdict for failure to diagnose kidney disease., 2010

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    Educational Background:

    • University of Alabama Honors: Dean's List, Honors: President's List, Honors: Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
    • Juris Doctor - University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1995

    Industry Groups

    • 2001 Vice-Chair
    • Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers
    • Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers 200 Board Of Directors
    • Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers Member
    • American Association For Justice Member
    • American Bar Association Member
    • American Constitution Society
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • Dade County Bar Member
    • Florida Bar
    • Of Florida
    • Trial Section
    • US Court Of Appeals 11th Circuit
    • US District Court Southern District
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    Office Location for Jed Kurzban

    131 Madeira Ave
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

    Phone: 305-744-5888

    Fax: 305-444-3503

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