Trusted Lakeland Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Patients put their trust, and frequently their lives in the hands of doctors, nurses and hospitals. When medical mistakes are made and a patient is injured or dies, Florida law makes it difficult to recover damages from negligent heath care providers. If you have been the victim of negligence, you need a tough, experienced Lakeland medical malpractice attorney.
At the Fernandez Firm, our attorneys have more than twenty-years of trial experience representing medical malpractice victims. We will spare no expense to investigate your claim, to hold negligent medical providers accountable and obtain you the compensation your family deserves.
Medical Malpractice Cases Require Skilled Attorneys
The laws in Florida make it terribly difficult to recover damages when you are injured by the negligence or medical malpractice of a physician or health care provider. In fact, prior filing a lawsuit your attorney must know the law and follow very strict pre-lawsuit procedures set forth in Florida Statutes Section 766.106.
First, before you can sue for medical malpractice, your attorney must notify each doctor, hospital or health care provider who harmed you of your intent to file suit by certified mail return receipt requested. This written notice must include, among many other specific items, a sworn affidavit of another doctor or medical expert verifying that reasonable grounds exist to support your negligence claim. Failure to comply with all statutory presuit investigation requirements can result in the dismissal of your medical malpractice case.
At the Fernandez Firm, our medical malpractice attorneys know the intricacies of this complex area of the law and know how to protect your rights to bring a lawsuit and recover full compensation when you are injured by medical malpractice.
Types of Medical Malpractice
It is important that the attorney representing you in a medical malpractice claim have a full understanding of Florida law and the ability to recognize different forms of medical negligence. Our attorneys have evaluated thousands of potential cases and filed a wide array of medical malpractice lawsuits, including:
- Bedsores and Pressure Sores
Unfortunately, medical mistakes are surprisingly common in Lakeland, Florida. So if you or someone close to you has been injured by a medical provider, you want an attorney who has handled these complex cases for years, is experienced in this complex area of the law and is able to recognize whether there is actionable medical malpractice. If you have questions, please call our Lakeland attorneys today for a free consultation. If the Fernandez Firm agrees to accept your case, we will take all steps necessary to investigate what went wrong, protect your family’s legal rights and seek full compensation for all injuries and damages sustained.
Breaking News! Florida Medical Malpractice Law
On June 8, 2017, in a huge victory for wrongfully injured patients, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the law capping pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional in Florida. The controversial law, promoted and then enacted by the Florida legislature, imposed strict limits on the maximum amount of money damages an injured patient could recover for non-economic losses in a medical malpractice lawsuit. In striking down this law, the majority of Justices found that the 2003 legislation violated the equal protection clause of the Florida Constitution concluding that “the caps on non-economic damages …arbitrarily reduce damage awards for plaintiffs who suffer the most drastic injuries.
The attorneys at the Fernandez Firm have fought for the rights of medical malpractice victims for years in spite this difficult, limiting, legislation. If you retain our firm, our attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum amount of damages possible in every malpractice case they accept to achieve best results for each client.
Contact Lakeland Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact the Fernandez Firm today at 1(800) 222-8163 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Lakeland attorneys. Our primary concern is to protect your well-being and legal rights, and we don’t paid any fees or costs unless we win your case.