Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys
A United States government report issued more than a decade ago estimated that 98,000 people were killed each year due to medical malpractice. A recent study by the American Medical Association found that those figures have more than doubled in recent years currently totaling more than 225,000 deaths per year. Today medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Despite these alarming statistics, many personal injury lawyers do not handle medical malpractice cases due to their complexity and high costs to prosecute. With nearly 25 years of experience, our Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at the Fernandez Firm have the knowledge and trial skills to get you the recovery you deserve. However, the time to act is very limited by the Florida statute of limitations. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact us today for a free comprehensive review of your case, before it is too late.
Recognized Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Frank F. Fernandez, III and Jennifer Gentry Fernandez have been nationally recognized as leaders in their field by their peers and numerous professional organizations and publications throughout their legal careers. Most recently, Tampa Bay Magazine named attorney Frank Fernandez and Jennifer Fernandez as Top Attorneys in Tampa Bay for 2017 and 2018.
Florida Trend Magazine has also named Tampa malpractice attorney Frank Fernandez to its list of “Florida Legal Elite.” Attorney Jennifer Gentry Fernandez has also been honored with inclusion on the National Register’s “Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers.”
Medical Malpractice in Tampa?
Medical malpractice is defined by Florida statute as negligent conduct by a health care provider — whether a doctor, nurse, dentist, hospital or other provider — resulting in harm or injury to the patient. It can — and often is — the result of a lack of skill, training or competence on the part of the health care provider to meet the prevailing professional standard of care.
Despite difficult laws which favor the healthcare profession, at the Fernandez Firm our experienced team of Tampa medical malpractice lawyers remains 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 state-wide 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. This verdict was upheld on Appeal (January 2013).
$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. This verdict followed pretrial settlements with several other healthcare providers totaling an additional $550,000.00.
$1.8 Million Excess Settlement for a young wife and mother who suffered severe nerve damage and RSD when a negligent physician sutured through a nerve during hip surgery. Like many Florida doctors, the negligent surgeon had only $250,000 in medical malpractice insurance coverage.
$600,000 Statutorily Capped Settlement recovered against a Tampa area hospital whose negligent nursing staff caused the wrongful death of a child following a routine appendectomy.
Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
The Fernandez Firm is an experienced personal injury firm with over $90 million in jury verdicts and negotiated settlement. We handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases in this highly specialized field of the law, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Bedsores or Pressure Sores
- Birth/Brain Injury
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
- Erbs Palsy
- ER Negligence
- Failure to Diagnose Cancer
- Heart Attacks
- Hospital Negligence
- Nerve Injuries
- Nursing Negligence
- Prescription Errors
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Surgical Errors
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
At the Fernandez Firm, you have our promise that you will work directly with a firm partner — not an associate attorney or legal assistant — who has years of experience handling medical malpractice cases and knows your case inside and out.
Free Malpractice Evaluations – Call Today!
If you suspect that you or someone you love has suffered injury or wrongful death due to medical malpractice, our Tampa attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be happy to review the details of your case. Please contact our office today at 1-800-222-8163.
Our experienced team of Tampa medical malpractice attorneys will evaluate the strength of your case for free and if there is no recovery there are no fees/costs due. At the Fernandez Firm, we don’t get paid unless we win!