Medical Malpractice

Tallahassee Medical Malpractice Attorneys

SEEK THE JUSTICE YOU DESERVE WITH OUR PROVEN ADVOCATES

If you or a loved one was harmed at the hands of a negligent medical professional, our team at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster, Gwartney, Leace & Hobbs, P.A. is ready to hear from you. We have over 100 years of combined legal experience and have helped countless clients recover the compensation they deserve following a serious injury. Now, our attorneys are ready to do the same for you.

  • You don’t pay unless we win your case
  • Emergency appointments are available 24/7
  • We have served the local community for 30 years
  • We will start your case with a free consultation

Get started on your case today by reaching out to our Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyers. Call now to request a FREE evaluation.

HOW IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DEFINED UNDER THE LAW?

Medical malpractice or medical negligence is defined as a breach of the “standard of care” on the part of a healthcare professional which subsequently results in injury. Florida’s Medical Malpractice Act defines the “standard of care” as a level of care and treatment which is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent healthcare providers under similar circumstances.

For example, if you are injured by a neurologist, the judge will instruct the jury to determine whether your neurologist did something that a reasonably prudent neurologist would not have done, or whether he failed to do something that a reasonably prudent neurologist would have done.

Not sure if you have a valid case? Contact our firm to discuss your options.

STANDARD OF CARE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

If you are injured in an emergency room, a different standard of care may apply. Under the Florida Good Samaritan Statute, doctors providing emergency services cannot be held liable for damages as a result of such medical care unless damages result from providing, or failing to provide, medical treatment under circumstances demonstrating a “reckless disregard” for the consequences.

The “reckless disregard” standard of care is much more difficult to prove than the negligence standard of care that applies to medical professionals rendering non-emergency care.

IMPORTANT FACTORS IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE

  • The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida is two years.
  • In Florida, you must serve a notice of intent to initiate litigation.
  • Florida requires that doctors have $100K in malpractice insurance.
  • Only patients and family members (children, spouses, etc.) can file a lawsuit.
  • Various damages are recoverable, including medical expenses and lost wages.

DO I HAVE A VALID MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM IN TALLAHASSEE?

In order to have a valid medical malpractice claim, you really need to have two things; the first is a breach of the standard of care. Basically what that means is that a doctor, a hospital, or healthcare professional has failed to do something, or did something that they shouldn’t have. The second requirement is causation, which means that the breach resulted in serious injury or death.

It is important to understand that experiencing a bad outcome does not necessarily mean that you have a medical malpractice claim. Bad things happen to good people all the time and medicine is not a guarantee. However, if you or someone you love has been seriously injured from a medical procedure, YOU HAVE TOO MUCH AT STAKE not to investigate and protect your legal rights.

The time to act is now—and we’re ready to help. Call our medical malpractice attorneys in Tallahassee, FL at (850) 222-2000 to get started.

Client Testimonials

Our Clients say it best!

“I will always remember this and his professionalism”

Dean Leboeuf represented me a long time ago and consulted that I only needed a public defender. He took the time to come to the court room and let the judge know that I was seeking other counsel. He did not charge me for this. I will always remember this and D. Wu

“I do know that I won’t have to struggle financially and for that I will always be grateful”

I do know that I won’t have to struggle financially and for that I will always be grateful to you and your hard work. You listened to me as I outlined what my parameters were and then you went about obtaining the very best outcome for me within those guidelines. I am grateful that you have made it possible for me to enjoy the remainder of my life with my family and friends.
Patty

“Knowing that the legal aspect of this nightmare is in the hands of someone”

Knowing that the legal aspect of this nightmare is in the hands of someone with your knowledge and talent takes a weight off my shoulders. Thank you.
David

“Thank you for all that you did.”

Thank you for all that you did. For the last two years you stood by our side and gave us the guidance and confidence we needed to get through.
Jenna

“You helped us preserve family harmony at every juncture.”

Thank you for navigating us through the torturous path…you helped us preserve family harmony at every juncture.
Paul

“Words cannot express the gratitude”

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for you taking some of my burden off of me.
Jason

“I appreciated his honesty”

I spoke with over a dozen criminal defense attorneys before selecting John Leace. From our first meeting, I knew that he was the right one for my loved one’s case. He was straightforward and let me know that the case was going to be an uphill battle. read more »
John Leace. Rikki S.

“Mr. Scott has been amazing in this difficult time of my life”

Mr. Scott has been amazing in this difficult time of my life. I thought that my case would take a lot longer than it did. He was very informative and walk me through the whole process step by step. read more »
Stacie D.

“I highly recommend John Leace”

I highly recommend John Leace. Working with John Leace has been a pleasure, he kept his word and help me get the best outcome on my situation! He will not steer you in the wrong direction. His staff is also very helpful, Jessica checks in with you periodically to see if you have any questions and to keep you updated with what is going on.

Alyssa P.

“They made us feel like family, like our best interest was their motivation”

They made us feel like family, like our best interest was their motivation, not just a paycheck to them. It was a very stressful time for us and they really helped by making our experience with them easy and as stress free as it could be and closed things in a very timely fashion. Thank you all very much!

Edward S.

“Haven’t had to utilize their services, but the staff has always been helpful for referrals to get me what I ultimately needed”

Haven’t had to utilize their services, but the staff has always been helpful for referrals to get me what I ultimately needed.

Keitia F.

“Amazing lawyers with a warm heat for their client”

Amazing lawyers with a warm heat for their client. They work their hardest even with a large amount of workload! Thank you!

Travis B.

“Wonderful firm!!”

Wonderful firm!! Everyone that I have communicated with treated me as if they knew me for years. I thought my case was going to drag out and they (Mr. Scott) wrapped it up sooner than anticipated.

Stacie D.

“John Leace is a great lawyer that provides excellent service”

John Leace is a great lawyer that provides excellent service.

Jake M.

“Marvelous to work with”

Marvelous to work with.

Donna B.

“I need a business contract written, the team was quick and professional”

I need a business contract written, the team was quick and professional. Great group of people to work with.

Peter W.

“This is a family firm!”

This is a family firm! I worked most closely with Matthew Foster regarding BP claims and he was so passionate about all of his clients. They treat you like family, and I am proud to have worked with such a loyal firm.

Lauren S.

“Dean Laboeuf represented me a long time ago and consulted that I only needed a public defender”

Dean Laboeuf represented me a long time ago and consulted that I only needed a public defender. you took the time to come to the court room and let the judge know that I was seeking other counsel. you did not charge me a dime. I will always remember this and your professionalism

Dave W.

“They are excellent, expert and compassionate!”

We referr clients to Scott Gwartney and Dean LeBoeuf when they have been harmed by caregivers or facilities. They are excellent, expert and compassionate! Our clients are happy and treated with dignity.

Twyla S.

“They were very caring about my situation and my husband, I highly recommend them”

They were very caring about my situation and my husband, I highly recommend them.

Kathy T.

“I knew that he was the right one for my loved one’s case”

I spoke with over a dozen criminal defense attorneys before selecting John Leace. From our first meeting, I knew that he was the right one for my loved one’s case. He was straightforward and let me know that the case was going to be an uphill battle. read more »

John Leace. Erica

“John was a huge help to me”

John was a huge help to me. Not only did he guide me through the legal process but he was a calming voice of reason. Having been blindsided by something, I had no answers but after sitting with John and his team, I instantly had some.

Mike

“He was good as to keeping us informed”

I hired Mr. Leace to represent my son in 3 Felony case in Gadsden and Leon County (a case of mistaken identity). He was good as to keeping us informed as the status and the progression of my son’s cases.

Scott

“John stood by me through a 1 1/2 year criminal court case”

John stood by me through a 1 1/2 year criminal court case. He was honest, communicative and a pleasure to have as my attorney. He had the experience and knowledge to know how to proceed with my case and, more importantly, how to deal with the DA in my case.

Keith

“YES I RECOMMEND THIS PROFESSIONAL COOL HEADED GENIOUS!!!!!”

I HIRED LEACE BACK IN 2011 IN LEON COUNTY AND FOR JACKSON COUNTY.FOR 6 FELONY CHARGES HE WAS REALLY REASONABLE.HES A STRAIGHT FORWARD GUY AND THATS WHAT I LIKED ABOUT HIM THE MOST.WHEN HE TELLS YOU TO BE COOL HE WILL HANDLE IT MEANS HE WILL HANDLE IT. read more »

Harry

“John represented me as professionally and advantageously as possible”

John represented me as professionally and advantageously as possible, I have the utmost confidence that he did the best thing possible for me at all stages given the environment he operated in.  read more »

Spencer

“Mr Leace did a fantastic job both times”

Never put yourself in a situation where you need to deal with law enforcement. However, should events put yourself in this predicament, i.e. an altercation in a public place, always hire an attorney who will be a wolverine but who also knows how to plea bargain with the district attorney. read more »

Michaelle

“John Leace is a phenomenal lawyer”

John Leace is a phenomenal lawyer. I went to him almost in tears over a criminal charge that consisted of two felonies I was being charged with, and had very little money. Mr. Leace completely put me at ease, and worked with me on price and payments.  read more »

Gordon

“He does an excellent job and responds promptly to all requests”

Ryan has been my labor and employment lawyer for the past 4 years. He does an excellent job and responds promptly to all requests.

Lester

John Lease is a great lawyer very compassionate about his clients and excellent at what he does

John Lease is a great lawyer very compassionate about his clients and excellent at what he does I highly recommend him to anyone that is being falsely accused or need any legal representation.

Merc D.

“Best Lawyer in Tallahassee for Criminal Defense & FSU Hearings!”

The right “pitbull” when you need a great defense attorney. Matt is very professional and think outside the box. He knows when to put pressure on the other parties and when to back off. He is the right “pitbull” to get when you are defending yourself. I highly recommend him!

Matt Foster.

John Lease is a great lawyer very compassionate about his clients and excellent at what he does

John Lease is a great lawyer very compassionate about his clients and excellent at what he does I highly recommend him to anyone that is being falsely accused or need any legal representation.

Merc D.

“When there was “too much at stake” Mr. LeBoeuf was certainly there for me”

When there was “too much at stake” Mr. LeBoeuf was certainly there for me. He is empathetic, competent, insightful, wise, and for me literally “a lawyer’s lawyer”. His guidance, analysis, personal support, practice and professionalism are best-in-category. I will be forever grateful for his objective and always-courteous service to me as his client. His comprehensive vision of the entire matter, as well as his honorable advice and presentations, were instrumental in the circumstances and in clarifying the resolution of the matter. One could not ask for more or better legal services. He is a consummate and reliable professional, and a genuinely good person, who understands and accomplishes fairness.
Anderson