It is very possible that a physician will be sued for malpractice at some stage of his or her medical career. During the course of a lawsuit there can be many personal, professional, financial, and legal issues to face. If you receive any type of filed complaint, you should notify your insurance agent or the insurance company without delay. If you are with a self-insured group, you should immediately contact risk management. It should be noted that failure to properly respond to a civil complaint can result in a default judgment against you. As a result, it’s prudent to speak with a lawyer that’s experienced with the legal side of healthcare and medical malpractice defense when dealing with a potential malpractice suit.
The medical malpractice defense team at Di Pietro Partners is made up of a cohesive, multidisciplinary group of healthcare attorneys and former judges as well as a board-certified physician for our medical advisor, to advocate for a positive resolution to any medical licensure or malpractice issues.
Our law firm offers state-wide malpractice defense for all healthcare professionals. Additionally, we offer proactive malpractice defense as an alternative to costly malpractice insurance plans. If you would like to learn more, contact our law firm for a free and confidential consultation today.
Medical And Legal Experience
Our healthcare and jury trial experience provides our clients with quality representation. The attorney’s at our firm have tried over 100 jury trials and are well-equipped in handling the legal needs of your medical practice. Furthermore, several of our team members possess individual experience in the medical field. You can learn more about this experience below.
David Di Pietro (CEO) – David is a former prosecutor and the former board chairman of the 9th largest public healthcare district in the nation.
Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz (D.O., F.A.C.C.) – Dr. 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; she helps by serving as a liaison between the healthcare professional and the attorneys.
Proactive Medical Malpractice Defense
Our flat fee pre-paid defense plan includes comprehensive legal services (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
Medical Malpractice Insurance Alternative
Our flat fee pre-paid medical 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.
Category One – $3,500/Year
- Allergy & Immunology
- 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)
- Oral Surgery
- Infectious Disease
Category Three – $6,500/Year
- Cosmetic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Pain Management
- Pulmonary Surgery
Category Four – $7,500/Year
- Neurological Surgery