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Mr. Turffs trial practice, spanning over 20 years, is based his philosophy developed through studying and being inspired by great trial lawyers:

 "Great trial lawyers have the ability to navigate the obstacles between the client's problem and rightful solution. As I study their arguments, I realize that their true greatness lies in their ability to inject humanity into the law and the judicial process. They bring out the common thread of humanity that weaves through our country's history and into the courtrooms. They help judges and juries to understand that the person standing before them is just like them; a human being with similar problems, concerns and rights; and that the relief they are seeking is reasonable, understandable and just. My aspiration is, to the extent of my ability, to follow that example." 

Mr. Turffs Practice Areas include:

  • Personal injury
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Commercial litigation 

Personal Injury including:

  • Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury including: loss of limbs. eyesight and hearing; paralysis; fractures, amputations, brain damage, burns, back and neck injuries, from:
  • Automobile, truck, railroad, or motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, including rollovers, defective seatbelts and airbags, or automobile design defects;
  • Boating accidents,
  • Aviation disasters,
  • Toxic exposure,
  • Animal attacks,
  • Construction accidents,
  • Unsafe premises accidents/ slips and falls, and
  • Malfunctioning equipment or consumer goods.

Nursing Home Abuse including:

  • Injury from bed sores or infections,
  • Failure to protect Alzheimer's patients,
  • Neglect causing injury or death, and
  • Prescription error causing injury.

Medical Malpractice including:

  • Surgical errors, including puncturing a nearby organ or tissue during surgery, improperly performing surgery or a procedure, failing to remove a sponge or other article after surgery.
  • Anesthesia Injuries/Death,
  • Misdiagnosis/ Failure to Diagnosis,
  • Birth Injuries including failing to properly deliver a baby, resulting in cerebral palsy or other brain damage, and failing to care properly for the mother before or during delivery,
  • Prescribing incorrect prescription medications,
  • Emergency Room negligence,
  • Reconstructive surgery errors, and
  • Lasik surgery errors.

Product Liability including injuries from defective or unreasonably dangerous:

  • Industrial Machinery and Equipment,
  • Automobiles, Airbags, Tires,
  • Improperly designed Consumer Products
  • Dangerous Toys,
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs

Commercial Litigation including:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Debtor/Creditor Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Indemnity Actions
  • Sale of Goods
  • Secure Transactions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

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Robert E. Turffs - Attorney At Law

4837 Swift Road. #100-11
Sarasota, Florida 34231


Phone: (941) 953-9009 | Fax: (941) 953-5736


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