Joe Osborne & Greg Francis, Personal Injury Lawyers & Founders of Osborne & Francis

Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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Why Do You Need an Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

A medical malpractice attorney can help negotiate with insurance companies, fully investigate the circumstances of your injury, and hold all parties accountable. Let us do the work to secure the resources you need to move forward with dignity.


Healthcare workers must meet high standards for their patients because the stakes can be life-and-death. If your needs were not met, and you or a loved one were injured due to negligence, you deserve justice.

Medical malpractice is a broad area of law that encompasses various kinds of healthcare failure, including surgical errors, hospital errors, and pharmaceutical errors.

We at Osborne & Francis have included some introductory facts about medical malpractice below, including what you should expect from your attorney, and how a settlement can help you and your family recover.

If you need more specific information or need to speak with legal counsel directly, contact us online or call our Florida offices right away at (561) 293-2600 today.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What Kind of Settlement Can an Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorney Help Secure?

An Orlando medical malpractice attorney can help secure various types of costs and losses, known legally as damages, depending on the specifics of the case. Your compensation could include:

  • Medical bills both past and future, including the cost of surgeries, medications, long-term follow-up care, and physical therapy treatments
  • Lost wages and job-related benefits like health insurance coverage, as well as missed advancement opportunities
  • Pain and suffering costs to your physical vigor or psychological well-being after the ordeal you and your family have experienced
  • Punitive damages, which are payments charged to wrongdoers that are then awarded to you
  • Wrongful death losses, including the economic cost of burial and lost earning capacity, as well as the human cost of losing a spouse, parent, or child

While many injuries and losses can never be reversed, a settlement for a medical malpractice injury can help you access proper medical treatment, and possibly help secure the financial health of your family.

Osborne & Francis has a proven track record of achieving million- and billion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Our successful cases include injuries from defective medical products, prescription and dangerous drug cases, and various other medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida. 

Notable Medical Case Results from Osborne & Francis

Some of our top settlements and verdicts include:

  • $1 billion for a group of lawsuits against the medical technology company Stryker for their toxic metal-on-metal artificial hip joints
  • $9.475 million against Bayer Pharmaceuticals for a drug used to limit bleeding during heart surgery that caused kidney damage, kidney failure, and even death
  • $4.5 million for a diagnosis error that delayed treatment for an evolving stroke and left our client with permanent injuries and neurologic deficits


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What Kind of Medical Injuries Can an Orlando Malpractice Attorney Handle?

Examples of medical malpractice injuries that Orlando attorneys at Osborne & Francis can handle include:

  • Physician’s error in misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition or disease, such as cancer or heart disease.
  • Surgical errors, including wrong-site surgery, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or performing the wrong procedure.
  • Medication errors, such as prescribing the wrong medication or dosage, administering medication incorrectly, or failing to consider a patient's allergies or other medications.
  • Birth injuries, including injuries to the mother or child during childbirth, such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, or other nerve injuries.
  • Anesthesia errors, including administering too much or too little anesthesia or failing to properly monitor a patient during surgery.
  • Physician assistant negligence and nursing errors, including a failure to obtain informed consent, meaning the medical professional did not adequately explain the details of a particular treatment or procedure, and the patient did not fully understand the risks.
  • Hospital negligence that may lead to understaffing, inadequate supplies, and instances of preventable infections acquired during a hospital stay or medical procedure, such as MRSA, sepsis, or other hospital-acquired infections.

These are just a few examples of the types of medical injuries that our Florida malpractice attorney can handle. If you believe you have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence, it is important to consult with our qualified attorneys who can advise you on your legal options.

Contact our Orlando offices online or by calling (561) 293-2600 for a free, fully confidential consultation about your rights and legal options.

What Does an Orlando Malpractice Lawyer Do for Your Case?

A medical malpractice lawyer can help you with your case by:

  • Investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury, including reviewing medical records and consulting with medical experts to determine if malpractice occurred
  • Advising you on your legal options, including whether to file a lawsuit, negotiate a settlement, or pursue other avenues for compensation
  • Filing a lawsuit on your behalf, which includes drafting and submitting legal documents, gathering evidence, and preparing your case for trial
  • Negotiating a timely settlement out of court with the defendant or their insurance company that is fair and compensates you for your injuries
  • Representing you in court if negotiations stall, which includes presenting evidence and arguing on your behalf to convince a judge or jury to award you damages.

Additionally, there are three Important facts to keep in mind when you’re deciding whether to hire a lawyer:

  1. You are 91% likely to take home a settlement if you are represented by a lawyer, compared to a mere 51% likelihood of any payout if you go in alone.
  2. Attorney-represented settlements average 300% higher than self-handled settlements in personal injury cases.
  3. A well-versed lawyer knows how to meet strict deadlines associated with filing lawsuits. If you miss even one due to a lack of experience in how to meet court requirements, you could lose your chance for compensation entirely.

When you hire an attorney, you gain the benefit of their tried-and-trusted experience. At Osborne & Francis we have decades of proven results, and a full staff to make sure your case is handled with accuracy.

Proudly Representing Orlando Residents For Nearly a Decade

What are “never events” in medical treatment?

E. Holland

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Dennis and the other Osborne & Francis staff were amazing! Our case was HUGE and required tender loving care. Everyone on our case did their part by putting all the puzzle pieces together. We were given step by step updates and put at ease when our nerves got the best of us. For every inquiry we made we received a timely response...You are appreciated!

Erica F.

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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"

T. Andrews

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

J. Davis

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“I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer/ firm — everything was done professionally exactly how I wanted. Due to COVID my personal attorney Mr. Garcia was still able to make things work in a timely manner and he never made me feel like he wasn’t working. Overall I’m happy with how my case turned out and I would recommend him and this law firm to anyone. 100% satisfied.”

Alfred

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

C. Smith

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

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Contact Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyers

It’s recommended that you seek legal advice as soon as possible after you are medically stable, or right away if you are acting on behalf of a loved one. One phone call can quickly advise you of immediate actions you can take to protect yourself, and lead to rapid legal representation. 

The sooner you call a lawyer, the sooner we are able to gather evidence on your behalf before it becomes degraded or disappears. We can also communicate with hospital or insurance reps so you don’t have to, and ensure they cannot mislead you into waiving any of your rights.

Don’t hesitate or second-guess yourself at this critical time — if you think you may have a medical malpractice case, contact Osborne & Francis right away at (561) 293-2600 for a free case evaluation. We are located in Orlando, Florida with offices in Boca Raton and Lakeland. Let us do the work while you and your loved ones recover.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are “never events” in medical treatment?

In the practice of medicine, “never events” are so-called because they should never happen. Injuries caused by leaving surgical gauze or tools inside a patient, for example, are 100% preventable with a competent OR team. The same is true for wrong-side and wrong-site surgeries, or being prescribed or administered incorrect medication. 

If you’re harmed due to such preventable mistakes, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.

What types of healthcare providers can be sued for medical malpractice?

Any healthcare provider — including doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, and hospitals — can be sued for medical malpractice. If a medical professional or hospital staff member fails to provide an adequate level of care that results in harm to a patient, they may be held liable for your injuries. Consult with a local attorney experienced in medical malpractice cases to review your specific options.

How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

Many medical malpractice lawyers, including the attorneys here at Osborne & Francis, work on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you win your case. We invest our time and resources in your case upfront because we know this is a financially and emotionally challenging time of your life — we’re here to help first, and only earn our fee if we deliver results for your family.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

In Florida, where Osborne & Francis has multiple office locations, the deadline to file a medical malpractice case is usually 4 years from the date of the injury (or 2 years from the day the injury was discovered or diagnosed).

The clock starts ticking right away after your injury, so it is essential that you contact Osborne & Francis at (561) 293-2600 before your time runs out. Consultations are free and confidential — let us meet critical legal deadlines on your behalf, so you and your family can heal in peace.