On February 16th, 2023, Silva and Silva P.A., a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, received a $25,000,000 medical malpractice arbitration award against Lower Keys Medical Center, owned and operated by publicly traded healthcare giant Community Health Systems. After a four-day final arbitration before the Honorable June C. McKinney, law partners Jorge E. Silva and Carolina B. Suarez secured this victory on behalf of Kelly Belanger and Roman Faraldo, as natural parents and guardians of their minor daughter, Maxon Faraldo. After a difficult delivery, Maxon was diagnosed with hemiplegic cerebral palsy and multiple other devastating and permanent neurological injuries. “This is a tragic case for a young family that suffered an unbearable and preventable injury,” said Jorge Silva. “We are so pleased that we were able to help Maxon and her family ease the burden and allow Maxon to live as much of a normal life as possible.” Maxon Faraldo was awarded $19,661,530.25 for her future medical care needs and an additional $6,000,000 as outlined in the award. “We are pleased that the Arbitration Panel ensured Maxon’s safety and future.”
Established in 1992 by brothers Carlos and Jorge Silva, Silva & Silva, P.A. has represented victims of wrongful and tortious conduct, concentrating exclusively on complex litigation. The firm focuses on representing clients in construction wrongful death cases such as the FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse and the Champlain Towers South collapse, products liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and negligent security cases. Over the years, the attorneys at Silva & Silva have built a reputation for compassionate, determined, and fearless advocacy.