Why is it important to consult a personal injury attorney immediately following any type of medical malpractice or negligence?
If you or a loved one suffered an injury as the result of medical negligence or malpractice, waiting to call an attorney will never help your case. In fact, it could seriously impair your ability to prevail in a lawsuit. As soon as you contact us, we start our investigation of your case and begin preserving and analyzing critical evidence. As time passes, eye-witness accounts waver, electronically stored data may be erased and other important evidence might become difficult to obtain.
Before a medical malpractice case can be filed, medical records must be obtained and reviewed by a medical expert. Unlike other personal injury cases, medical malpractice actions cannot be filed in Florida without a verified written medical expert opinion corroborating reasonable grounds to support a claim of medical negligence. So, time must be allotted for an expert to review all pertinent medical records after they are obtained. This can be time consuming and expensive. If a medical malpractice lawsuit is initiated, the parties are first required to participate in a 90-day "presuit period," during which time the parties exchange information, review and investigate the claim, and explore a resolution of the case. If the case is not resolved during the 90-day period, a formal lawsuit can be filed.
Our attorneys have a combined legal experience of over 40 years in handling all types of personal injury cases, and a large portion of our work involves medical malpractice and negligence. Although the legal and factual complexity of medical malpractice cases often drives up litigation expenses, at Fernandez Law Group there is never a fee for attorney's time or a charge for litigation costs unless we are able to make a recovery for our client.
Patients and their families are often unsure whether medical negligence is to blame for an injury or death. More commonly, patients simply suspect a medical error has occurred. This is not surprising as medical errors are sometimes committed while patients are under anesthesia or in surgery, and may be hard to detect absent specialized medical knowledge. The lawyers at Fernandez Law Group have experience investigating, reviewing, and successfully pursuing medical malpractice and birth injury cases. Our goal in each medical malpractice case is to bring clarity and transparency to the facts and circumstances that caused injury and help our clients received the justice they deserve.
We put not one, but multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves. Not only that, but we're also fewer than 10% of Florida attorneys who are also authorized to practice in federal courts. Let us put our experiences and resources to work for you today, and you can expect to get the results you deserve.
Our attorneys are very experienced and fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf.
There are no costs or fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, do not try to handle a claim on your own or risk using an inexperienced lawyer. Not all personal injury attorneys have our commitment to achieving full justice for their clients, nor do they have our trial experience and proven skills. Medical malpractice actions are extremely complex. Attorneys handling these claims must have a comprehensive knowledge of the numerous Florida Statutes governing malpractice claims and an understanding of the medical issues involved in each claim. Our law firm often hires nurse paralegals and investigators to thoroughly review records in medical malpractice cases to ensure our lawyers have the necessary appreciations for the medical issues of each case.
Medical malpractice lawyers are everywhere, but when you come to Fernandez Law Group you can count on our team to work extremely hard to provide you with exceptional representation. We take pride in doing what it takes to earn the proper compensation our clients deserve, no matter how hard the fight.
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys go the extra mile:
Going the extra mile for our clients is an easy choice as we accept only serious, legitimate cases. Clients can have confidence in our experience and commitment to go far as necessary to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of injured citizens.
Our clients have the right to decide if and when to settle a case or to proceed to trial. We meet with our clients individually to discuss their options and how to proceed in their best interest. Some insurance companies routinely refuse to make a reasonable offer to any lawyer, leaving no other option but to proceed to trial. It is important to have an experienced trial attorney who is able to provide competent representation in court to obtain a favorable verdict. Our firm has more than 40 years of combined legal experience.
Our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers and dedicated support staff will focus on your needs while providing superior, effective, and vigorous representation of your interests. We are paid for our legal services only if we obtain a recovery on your behalf, and we will come to your home or to the hospital for your convenience.
We look forward to hearing from you and would be honored to assist and serve you.