Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers located in Tampa, FL

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You may have the right to take legal action and demand compensation if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice in Tampa, Florida. Contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to discover how our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers can help you stand up and fight to get maximum damages for your injuries and suffering.

Since 2001, our award-winning Florida trial attorneys have been fierce advocates for injury victims and grieving families.

Collectively, our team has over 119 years of experience and has helped clients like you recover millions of dollars in meaningful financial awards in cases related to product liability, premises liability in Tampa, catastrophic injuries, Tampa burn injuries, and many other personal injury related matters.

Don’t be afraid to take on the doctor who caused your injury, the hospital where the malpractice occurred, or the insurance company responsible for your payout. Put our top-rated Tampa law firm in your corner, and let us take on the fight for you. We offer a free consultation, so contact us at (813) 223-6200 to arrange a time for yours today.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Tampa Medical Malpractice Claim

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Tampa Medical Malpractice Claim

How can you prove that your doctor was negligent? What exactly do you have to establish to win your medical malpractice lawsuit? Our trusted Florida personal injury lawyers are here to help you fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers has helped clients like you tell their stories and stand up to powerful insurance companies and hospitals for over two decades. We don’t just level the playing field for our clients; we give them the edge they need to win their personal injury cases. 

While we invest whatever time and resources are necessary to get top results, it gives you the time you need to focus on getting better and moving forward.

As we handle your medical malpractice claim, our team will:

  • Investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury
  • Obtain a pre-suit affidavit from a medical professional to support the claim that you have been the victim of medical negligence
  • Consult with experts and specialists as we analyze evidence, build your case, and assess its value
  • Subpoena records and witnesses 
  • Gather evidence to support your claim for damages
  • Handle negotiations with the hospital, its insurance carrier, and other parties on your behalf
  • Prepare your case for trial in the event that the hospital refuses to extend a fair settlement offer

Our medical malpractice attorneys in Tampa, FL, work on contingency. There’s no upfront or out-of-pocket cost to hire our law firm. Instead, we only get paid if we win your case. When we win, our fee is simply a pre-agreed-upon percentage of your financial recovery. 

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence as it’s often referred to, means that a doctor or healthcare provider fails to exercise the level of care that is expected of them and causes an injury or death.

So what’s the standard of care in medical malpractice cases? What’s expected of the healthcare providers we entrust with our health, safety, and lives every day?

Under Florida Statute §766.102, the standard of care is defined as the “level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”

In other words, would you have gotten hurt if another provider in the same specialty had been in charge of your care? Would that other provider’s approach to your care kept you healthy and safe? If so, your doctor may not have satisfied the standard of care expected of them under Florida state law and, in turn, may be liable for your injuries.

How Common Is Medical Negligence?

Medical errors and mistakes are one of the leading causes of avoidable injury and death across the United States. A Johns Hopkins University study found that medical malpractice is responsible for 250,000 deaths annually – making it the country’s third leading cause of death.

One survey found that one out of every five Americans is the victim of a medical error. According to the American Medical Association, one out of every three healthcare providers will be sued for malpractice at some point in their careers. 

What Are Examples of Medical Malpractice?

Doctors are among the most educated and well-trained professionals in the world. Still, they make mistakes. Often, these mistakes are a result of fatigue, miscommunication, and understaffing. In some cases, medical errors occur because caretakers refuse to listen to patient concerns or take complaints of pain or discomfort seriously.

These behaviors can lead to some common examples of medical errors and negligence:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Improper diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Medication error
  • Surgical error
  • Anesthesia error
  • Failure to treat
  • Improper treatment
  • Leaving an object in the body after surgery
  • Premature discharge
  • Birth injury
  • Failure to monitor

When a doctor or healthcare provider makes an error, the consequences can be catastrophic. Victims can have their lives changed forever, all because of an avoidable mistake. When this happens, Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers is there to help victims pick up the pieces and demand accountability from anyone who shares fault.

Who Can Be Liable In a Medical Malpractice Claim in Tampa, Florida?

It’s not just the doctor or provider who makes the mental mistake or physically inflicts an injury that can be on the hook for damages. 

Under Florida law, anyone who contributes to or shares responsibility for an act of medical negligence can be liable.

Potentially liable parties might include:

  • Primary care physicians
  • Emergency room physicians
  • Medical specialists, including oncologists or OBGYNs
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs)
  • Physician assistants (PAs)
  • Hospital staff
  • Hospital administration
  • Urgent treatment centers
  • Medical device manufacturers

Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers will carefully assess your situation and determine who was involved in your care or responsible for hiring your medical team. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Tampa will get to the bottom of what happened and work to hold all responsible parties fully accountable for your suffering.

What Damages Are Available to Victims of Medical Negligence in Tampa, FL?

As the victim of medical negligence in Florida, you can generally file a claim to recover economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are awarded to make you financially whole.

Common examples include:

  • Hospitalization and current medical expenses
  • Ongoing medical treatment and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Nursing assistance
  • Medication
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Out-of-pocket costs, including expenses related to medical travel

Non-economic damages are awarded to make up for the changes to your life that don’t have a set financial cost or value.

Common examples include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Chronic physical pain
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

If you lose a loved one because of a deadly medical error, surviving family members may also be entitled to damages in a wrongful death lawsuit to cover the costs of a funeral, lost financial support, and suffering.

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Tampa, Florida?

Yes, you’ll typically have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Tampa, Florida. The statute of limitations begins to run on the date of the malpractice or the date the injury is discovered, whichever is later. However, the state also has a four-year statute of repose, which prevents most claims from being brought more than four years after the negligent medical act.

The deadline extends to seven years when there is evidence that the malpractice was concealed or the result of fraud or intentional misrepresentation.

Once the statute of limitations expires, so does your opportunity to hold your doctor, the hospital, and other parties accountable. Don’t hesitate to begin your pursuit of compensation immediately by contacting our medical malpractice attorneys in Tampa immediately after you discover your injury.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Trusted Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been the victim of medical malpractice in Tampa, Florida? Are you struggling with a serious health condition or injury because your doctor made a mistake? Contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to discover how our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers can help you fight for the financial recovery you deserve.

Benefit from 119+ years of experience and an award-winning team of litigators that’s won millions for clients like you.

We offer a free case evaluation and are standing by to provide the assistance you need right now. Call to set up a time to discuss your case with a member of our team today.

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Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
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Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
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