Under Florida law, medical malpractice is defined as when death or personal injury results from the negligence of a health care provider. “Health care providers” are defined in Chapter 766, Florida Statutes. Adams | Coogler has successfully defended all types of healthcare providers against medical malpractice claims, including:

  • Hospitals 
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Birth Centers
  • Physicians
  • Chiropractors
  • Podiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Orthotists and Pedorthists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Health Maintenance Organizations that provide emergency care, inpatient hospital services, and/or physician care
  • Blood Banks
  • Plasma Centers
  • Industrial Clinics
  • Renal Dialysis Facilities

For healthcare providers facing a medical malpractice claim, an experienced lawyer from Adams | Coogler is available to defend the case, including to jury verdict if desired. 

What is the standard of care for a healthcare provider? 

The “standard of care” is the level of skill, care, and treatment that is recognized as appropriate and acceptable by reasonably prudent similar healthcare providers. In other words, the standard of care is what a reasonable healthcare provider would do in the same or similar circumstances as the defendant’s healthcare provider. Often, the outcome of a medical malpractice case depends on which party most effectively incorporates expert witness opinions in support of their position.  At Adams | Coogler we have built relationships with nationally recognized expert medical witnesses in all specialties who are available to assist us and you in defending even the most challenging cases.

How should you select the best attorney to defend your medical malpractice claim? 

The first step to winning your medical malpractice case is selecting an attorney who can win it. With the proliferation of medical malpractice attorneys and lawsuits in the State of Florida, the most significant portion of our healthcare practice is defending medical malpractice cases.  The attorneys at Adams | Coogler have over 100 years of combined experience representing medical malpractice defendants.  We have litigated hundreds of medical malpractice cases from beginning to end, including to verdict, in both federal and state courts.

Successful medical malpractice defense lawyers are, first and foremost, trial lawyers. The plaintiff’s lawyers know that a defense verdict, not a settlement, is a preferred and viable option for our clients. This “trial first” approach to medical malpractice cases gives our clients important options.  They may either vindicate their care at trial or achieve the best possible result for those cases that truly merit settlement.

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To learn how we can help you with your medical malpractice case, call us toll-free at (800) 838-5297, or visit our site to schedule a consultation.

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