A new report issued by the American Medical Association found that “Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States.” According to the AMA, more than 225,000 people die each year due to malpractice.
Many Florida injury lawyers do not handle medical malpractice lawsuits. This is due, in large part, to the complexity of this highly-specialized field of litigation, the considerable costs associated with prosecuting these cases, and state laws which “cap” damages. Unfortunately, medical malpractice continues at an alarming rate throughout the Sunshine State.
At the Fernandez Firm, our experienced team of Tampa, FL medical malpractice attorneys remain dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by negligent doctors, nurses and healthcare providers --- and will do so until the Florida Legislature nails the courthouse doors shut. Our attorneys regularly handle medical malpractice claims statewide and have, over the past several years, obtained outstanding trial results and negotiated settlements on behalf of our injured clients’ including:
$36.7 Million Verdict on behalf of a catastrophically-injured child who suffered birth-related brain injuries due to the medical negligence of an Orlando, physician. On January 2013, this verdict was upheld on Appeal.
$2.6 Million Verdict against a speech therapist in St. Petersburg, Florida, whose medical negligence and carelessness contributed to the wrongful death of a young, single, mother.
$1.8 Million Excess Settlement for a young wife and mother who suffered severe nerve damage and RSD when a negligent physician mistakenly sutured a nerve during hip surgery. Like many Florida doctors, the negligent surgeon had only $250,000 in medical malpractice insurance coverage.
If you suspect that you, or someone you love has suffered injury or wrongful death due to Florida medical malpractice, contact the Florida medical malpractice lawyers at the Fernandez Firm today.
There is no charge for our legal consultation and, if there is no recovery, there are no attorneys’ fees or costs due.
An action for medical malpractice in Florida is defined as a claim for damages because of the death, injury or monetary loss to any person arising out of any medical, dental or surgical diagnosis, treatment, or care by any provider of health care. See Section 95.11(4)(b), Florida Statutes.
In Florida, a large number of websites provide information on a physician’s education, training and professional qualifications, as well as disciplinary action and claims paid by medical malpractice insurers on behalf of doctors and hospitals. In fact, few states offer such extensive information to the general public. Listed below are several ways to look up online information about your doctor.
Please note: the following links will take you to websites controlled by others and thus we are not responsible for the accuracy of the content. Some of the information on contained on these websites is supplied by the physicians themselves or the insurance industry and is not thereafter verified by the State of Florida. Given this fact, the absence of negative information about any physician, hospital or heath care provider does not necessarily mean that there are no pending or existing claims.
Look up a Florida Physician’s Medical License
Your Florida Doctor’s Qualifications and Disciplinary Actions
Paid Florida Medical Malpractice Claim
Open and ongoing lawsuits, or lawsuits resulting in judgments which have not been paid, can usually only be looked up by going to the individual State Circuit Court locations in each Florida county where the physician may have been sued.
If you have questions about a medical provider’s actions or inactions, our Florida injury lawyers are always available to discuss your potential injury or wrongful death claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To get basic information about any physician, no matter what state he or she practices in, go to the American Medical Association Physician Select site. This site reportedly provides information on every licensed physician in the United States and its territories, including more than 650,000 doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathic medicine.
Searches can be done by name or medical specialty. Results include generic information like address, specialty, medical school and residency programs attended, and whether or not the provider is board certified. However, this site does NOT contain information on malpractice claims, medical negligence suits, insurance payments or disciplinary history.
Medical professionals pledge to "do no harm," however, a growing number break that promise by committing negligence killing thousands of Americans every year.
If you have questions contact a Tampa medical malpractice lawyer at our firm today at 1-800-222-8163. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide immediate answers and your consultation is absolutely FREE.
At the Fernandez Firm, we don’t get paid unless we Win… and we want to win!