Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyers
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 Tampa 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.
Medical Malpractice Hasn't Stopped. Neither Have We!
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 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 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 doctors, the negligent surgeon had only $250,000 in medical malpractice insurance coverage.
Free Consultations. We don’t get paid unless we Win... and we want to win!
If you suspect that you, or someone you love has suffered injury or wrongful death due to medical malpractice, contact the Tampa 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.
Medical Malpractice in Tampa Bay
An action for medical malpractice in our state 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.
Check Out Your Doctor Before You Check In
In Tampa, 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
Claims Against Doctors Practicing in "Teaching Hospitals"