Fowler White provides thorough and aggressive litigation support for every type of malpractice action, from pre-suit screening through trial to post-trial appeals.
Our Medical Malpractice Group, which includes physicians and nurses with clinical experience, possesses an acute understanding of the laws and regulations that govern our health care industry. We combine this depth of knowledge with expert trial technique to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients. In recent years, our attorneys have obtained complete defense verdicts in multiple cases where plaintiffs have sought amounts in the high seven figures.
The breadth of our experience in the medical malpractice arena is significant and substantial. Our work in defending complex, multi-million dollar claims is recognized by leading health care institutions and demonstrates the responsibility and trust placed in our Medical Malpractice Group.
We exclusively handle all claims made against the University of Miami Health System, which includes the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, the University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. We are also consistently called upon to represent health care providers and facilities, including:
- Physicians (both insured and uninsured)
- Physician assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Urgent care centers
- Rehabilitation and assisted living facilities
- Nursing homes
- Home health agencies
Our experience in medical malpractice defense touches every area of medical expertise and sub-specialties, including obstetrics, oncology, neurology, pathology, transplants and emergency medicine. In addition, we continuously monitor the complex legal and regulatory environment to provide our clients with the most effective pre- and post-litigation strategies.
We realize that an allegation of malpractice has both serious financial implications and significant risks to the reputation of a health care provider. Clients rely on Fowler White's ability to evaluate claims, manage risk and explore all resolution opportunities in order to achieve swift and favorable outcomes, as well as our commitment to do so in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
No other firm can match Fowler White’s success record of defense verdicts and appeals. Our attorneys present reasonable, persuasive arguments to judge and jurors. We convey complex issues and medical jargon in a clear and understandable manner. And by working in collaboration with the firm’s Appellate Group, we can identify and address early on any errors of law, fact or procedure that may impact the verdict or future appeals.
In addition, we frequently assist clients with preventative measures to avoid potential litigation and minimize exposure. Our attorneys participate in risk assessment and evaluation of established polices and procedures. We also provide training on such critical topics as proper charting and effective communication between health care practitioners and patients.