Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC’s attorneys have the privilege of representing hospitals, physicians and nurses in medical malpractice litigation throughout the State of Florida. We proudly count some of Florida’s largest health care systems as longstanding clients. Our medical liability department strives to exceed expectations through high-quality service, consistent client involvement and results-oriented, cost-effective litigation. Our attorneys understand that the best results will only be achieved when counsel, the client/insured and claim specialist and client work together towards a common litigation objective. Our attorneys emphasize early and aggressive intervention in an attempt to resolve claims as quickly as possible; however, when a case must be litigated and tried, we have the experience and capability to effectively and zealously advocate for our clients in the courtroom. We are familiar with and abide by defense counsel guidelines and ensure that clients remain advised of the status of their cases through regular reporting.
In addition to our medical malpractice experience, our attorneys regularly assist health care clients with peer review, credentialing and risk management issues. We utilize our network of nationally-renowned physicians and nurses to assist our hospital clients with peer review matters. Our attorneys are also frequently called upon to assist our clients in navigating complex risk management issues, including patient complaints, consent to treat, and guardianship.
Additionally, we regularly defend physicians and nurses involved in Department of Health (DOH) proceedings. Receiving a letter from the DOH regarding a complaint is often devastating to health care providers who go to work each day with the sole objective of doing everything possible to heal their patients. We work with our clients to thoroughly investigate the complaint and provide a cogent and comprehensive response to the Department in an effort to have the complaint dismissed without any further proceedings. When necessary, we have the expertise and experience to guide our clients through the process up to and including an Administrative Hearing.