When Healthcare Fails, We Help You Find the Way Forward
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Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Representing injury victims and their families in the Tampa Bay Area and throughout Florida
When we fight, we fight to win for YOU.
Our reputation is built on successfully challenging and triumphing over formidable adversaries. Our track record includes victories against some of the nation’s largest hospital corporations, a diverse range of healthcare providers from neurosurgeons to nurses, and multi-billion-dollar insurance companies.
Every individual harmed by medical malpractice deserves access to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial ability to hire a lawyer.
At Palmer Lopez, we recognize not only the profound personal toll of medical malpractice but also the ripple effect it has on families.
When the trusted bond with healthcare providers is shattered by negligence, incompetence or misconduct, it’s not just the individual who suffers. The fallout extends to loved ones who must now face the aftermath of lost income, potential lifelong care, and the emotional strain of seeing a family’s cornerstone struggle.
We see the full picture—the physical, the psychological and the profound financial strain that threaten your family’s stability and future. Our commitment is to aggressively fight for maximum compensation so you and your family can move forward.
Justice will be served.
Concerned that a medical complication or injury was caused by a doctor’s mistake? Get the answers and help you need by scheduling a free consultation with the knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys at Palmer Lopez today.
We never charge you a fee unless we win your case.
Advocating for victims of medical malpractice in Tampa and surrounding communities
When hospitals fail in their duty of care, we stand up for your rights, holding institutions accountable for preventable injuries sustained on their watch, including:
- Medication errors
- Fall injuries from inadequate patient supervision
- Hospital-acquired infections
- ER misdiagnosis and treatment of critical conditions like compartment syndrome and pulmonary embolism
- Injuries from surgical errors and complications
- Injuries from inadequate post-operative care
- Injuries caused by nursing staff negligence or understaffing issues
We advocate for you, fighting to secure the support and compensation needed for a lifetime of recovery when a medical mistake or third-party negligence leads to life-altering injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Amputations/loss of limbs
No one expects a trip to the hospital to end with more problems than you started with, but sadly, it happens.
Over the past year, there has been an alarming increase in reported medical negligence cases. These incidents highlight patients’ risks and underscore the need for greater accountability in medical practice.
Some of these cases that have led to substantial payouts to victims include:
- Botched surgeries
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Wrongful death
The birth of a new baby should be one of the most cherished moments in a family’s life. When a medical mistake leads to a birth injury, families need help securing the justice and compensation their child deserves. We help hold medical professionals accountable for serious birth injuries, including:
- Traumatic birth delivery
- Cerebral palsy
- HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy)
- Erb’s palsy
- Injuries caused by placental or umbilical cord issues
- Injuries from a delayed C-section
Medication plays a crucial role in healing and maintaining health, and patients place immense trust in the guidance of doctors and pharmacists regarding their prescriptions. When medication errors result from negligence or oversight, there can be dire, and sometimes even fatal, consequences for patients.
We help secure compensation for pharmacy errors, including:
- Misread prescriptions or dispensing errors
- Dosage mistakes
- Failure to recognize drug interactions or warn of side effects
- Incorrect labeling or instructions
When your loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to medical oversight, our attorney provides compassionate, determined representation to honor their memory and seek retribution for mistakes, including:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia complications
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of serious conditions like cancer
- Stroke mismanagement
- Emergency room negligence
If you or a loved one has endured any of these medical injuries or complications, you might be uncertain whether your situation constitutes malpractice and if it warrants legal action.
This feeling of doubt is not uncommon; many of our clients initially questioned their experiences, unaware of their legal rights and protections.
Rest assured, you are not alone.
Our team is dedicated to providing you with clarity and understanding. Our experienced attorneys are prepared to thoroughly assess your case, explain your legal options, and guide you toward the most effective course of action for recovering the compensation you deserve.
Hiring the best Florida medical malpractice attorneys
What sets us apart
At Palmer Lopez, our reputation in Tampa is built on a foundation of trust and triumphs. By working with our Tampa injury law firm, you’ll receive:
Our practice is committed to handling a select number of cases, ensuring you’ll get the focused and personalized legal service you deserve with strategies customized to your specific situation.
As our client, you’ll enjoy direct access to your attorney, often including a personal cell phone number for prompt and efficient legal support.
Your success is our success. We dedicate the necessary time and resources to achieving the best possible outcome for your case.
Medical law expertise.
Our knowledge of medical law is built on years of dedicated practice and in-depth study in the field of medical malpractice, ensuring that you’re represented by attorneys who are not just proficient but well-versed in this nuanced area of law.
Our experience in medical malpractice law enables us to anticipate potential obstacles so we can tackle them head-on and facilitate a smoother legal process for you.
We understand that you’re more than just your injury; you’re a person facing unique physical, emotional and financial challenges. Recognizing the profound impact of medical malpractice, we offer not just legal support but also compassionate guidance, ensuring you feel heard, understood and valued throughout every step of the legal process.
But beyond bullet points, there’s a deeper commitment that defines our practice:
We’re not just legal advisors; we’re your advocates, partners, and unwavering supporters in what may be the most challenging time of your life.
Joseph Lopez has just been so great to work with. I would highly recommend Joseph and their law firm. From the beginning to the end, he was so understanding and knowledgeable. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Joseph and his staff and the outcome of my case. He always kept me updated and returned calls promptly. Especially since I contacted some others first, and they didn’t want to bother to help me because they didn’t think there was a case. They were wrong!
Glad I found Palmer/Lopez Civil Trial Attorneys.
Thank you so much.
I’d give Palmer Lopez ten stars if I could. My time at this law firm was straightforward, smooth, and professional. Sarah and Jessica kept me up to date on my case at all times, and my interactions with them were always pleasant and professional. I’m surprised Joey still has his ears attached to his head after all the questions I’ve asked him. He never made me feel like I was bothering him, and I was always at ease when I spoke with him. He walked me through every step of the process and made sure I was informed before he made any moves. Joey did an excellent job handling my case, fought for me, and always kept in touch with me to see how I was doing. I can’t thank the Lopez team enough for everything they’ve done. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You guys have a wonderful team and I will be sure to recommend you to my friends when the time comes.
Attorney Joey Lopez did a phenomenal job helping me with my case from start to finish. He always took the time to answer my questions and concerns, making sure I understood everything that was going on. It was clear he had my best interests in mind and was passionate about his work, I couldn’t be happier with how my case was handled. If you are looking for someone who will go to bat for you and work hard to get the job done, Attorney Joey Lopez is your guy!
Meet your attorneys
Attorneys Martin Palmer and Joseph Lopez have committed their careers to helping those injured by others’ negligence. They work tirelessly to hold responsible parties accountable and secure the compensation victims need and deserve for recovery and a fulfilling life post-injury.
We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and help you with your injury claim. More about your injury attorneys
Consenting to a procedure does not excuse medical malpractice
Doctors must obtain informed consent from their patients before performing any surgery or medical treatment.
Informed consent involves clearly explaining the risks and benefits of the recommended treatment, available alternative options, and the potential consequences of not treating the condition.
Importantly, doctors and hospitals can be held liable if they treat a patient without obtaining informed consent or if they exceed the scope of the consent provided.
It’s common for doctors and hospitals to ask patients to sign a document acknowledging their understanding of the risks associated with a procedure.
However, signing an informed consent document does not equate to waiving liability.
Informed consent is not a free pass for medical practitioners; they are still liable for any negligence in their care.
If you suspect that you’ve been harmed due to medical negligence, get help. Schedule a free case evaluation with our injury attorneys today.