Medical Malpractice Defense

Who We Are

David Di Pietro and Associate’s medical malpractice defense team is made up of a cohesive, multidisciplinary group of healthcare attorneys and former judges as well as a board-certified physician as a medical advisor, to advocate for a positive resolution to any medical licensure or malpractice issues. 

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Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O., F.A.C.C.→


Why Us?

Our healthcare and jury trial experience provides our clients with quality representation. The attorney’s in our firm have tried over 100 jury trials. David Di Pietro, managing partner, is a former prosecutor and the former board chairman of the 9th largest public healthcare district in the nation. Jay Spechler, partner, is a retired judge with 20 years of judicial experience and has mediated over 1000 cases most of which were complex civil matters including medical malpractice. Gary Cowart, partner, is also a retired judge who has presided over 300 jury trials and over 500 nonjury trials and has ruled upon thousands of motions. Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz serves as our in-house medical advisor and holds four separate medical board certifications and is recognized as a leader in patient satisfaction. Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz helps to serve as a liaison between the healthcare professional and the attorneys.

We offer state-wide medical malpractice defense for all healthcare professionals. 

What We Do 

Our flat fee pre-paid medical malpractice defense plan includes comprehensive legal services for medical malpractice defense (inclusive of expert witnesses and court costs) and licensure defense (Board of Medicine complaints, AHCA complaints ). We also offer an annual review to assess a physicians asset protection strategy. We offer our services to physicians who are bare and who carry malpractice insurance but want the added comfort of knowing that a law firm is always on their side. 

  • Defense of medical malpractice claims
  • AHCA/DOH complaints
  • Medicare and Medicaid investigations
  • Hospital or medical provider accusations or investigations
  • Licensing board adverse actions
  • Annual review to evaluate asset protection strategy

What is the cost?

Our flat fee pre-paid malpractice defense varies based upon a physician’s specialty. The annual cost (which can be paid monthly) is between $3,500 and $7,500, and is all inclusive of the items noted above.

There are our 2017 Rates by specialty:

Category One – $3,500/Year

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pathology
  • Geriatrics
  • Physical Rehabilitations
  • Family Practice (does not see patients at any hospital)
  • General Practice (does not see patients at any hospital)
  • Internal Practice (does not see patients at any hospital)

Category Two – $5,000/Year

  • Family Practice (sees patients at hospitals)
  • General Practice (sees patients at hospitals)
  • Internal Practice (sees patients at hospitals)
  • Oncology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Urology

Category Three – $6,500/Year

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Pulmonary Surgery

Category Four – $7,500/Year

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Obstetrics

We also provide discounted rates when a group of three or more physicians sign up.  If you would like to sign up or if you need more information, please give us a call at (800) 712-8462.