Medical malpractice claims in Florida require that counsel maintain a vast knowledge, particularly in regard to almost annual statutory changes.
Effective defense strategies must consider unique procedural and substantive provisions requiring pre-suit review and investigation, different elements of damages available in different types of claims, and various substantive standards that vary with the type of claim asserted.
For example, the day after the law was signed by the governor changing the Florida Legislature regarding ex parte conferences between health care providers, defense attorneys and the qualifications required of standard of care expert witnesses, Ed Carbone delivered a lecture explaining the new law and analyzing its significance to an audience of medical malpractice defense lawyers, risk management personnel, and insurance industry executives.
Our medical malpractice defense team has the expanded knowledge and experience that comes from over 15 years of investigating and defending a wide variety of medical malpractice claims, including:
- Catastrophic brain injury
- Failure to diagnose
- Informed consent
- Surgical misadventure
- Wrongful death