Medical Malpractice

Did any of the following happen to you?

  • Did a doctor or another medical professional make a mistake?
  • Did a mistake cause Injury or death to a patient?
  • Were the treatments provided substandard?
  • Was there a misdiagnosis, a failing to diagnose or delayed diagnosis?
  • Did an emergency room, a surgery, OB-GYN or anesthesia error occur?
  • Was there an error in pharmacy or medication administration?
  • Was there a childbirth injury?
If proof indicates your doctor didn’t follow the standard care for your particular medical problem, then you might have a Medical Malpractice Claim, which is considered, in California, medical negligence.

Quick Facts:

  • Between 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.
  • There were 90,212 claims filed in 1995 and 86,480 claims filed in 2000.
  • An untold number are injured, forced to live with daily pain because of someone else’s mistake.
  • The top five areas of medical malpractice allegations are diagnosis, surgery, treatment, obstetrics, and medication/anesthesia.
  • Compensation is fairly high for medical malpractice claims
  • During 2012, $3.6 billion was paid to 12,142 victims of medical malpractice. This represents a payment every 43 minutes.
At Whitehead Law Group, we don’t think you should have to suffer because of a medical professional’s mistake. We will use our experience, skills, and resources to investigate your case and pursue justice and maximum compensation for your injuries.
Any malpractice case can be a long and complicated legal matter because it’s not always fast or easy to prove professional negligence. However, your main concern should be your own health and wellbeing, allowing us to handle the law suit portion.

What can our attorneys do for you?

Our experienced attorneys already know what questions to ask and which medical experts to consult. We understand and can read medical documents and anticipate tactics of a medical malpractice defense team.

  • We can help you understand and navigate the system.
  • Investigate the incident and determining fault.
  • Prove that fault legally.
  • Deal with insurance companies.
  • Arrange expert medical testimony to point out where things went wrong.
  • Fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.
When a doctor fails to live up to the expectations, he or she may be held financially liable for any harm. Our experienced attorney at Whitehead Law Group can ascertain the merits of your claim and guide you through the necessary stages of filing a possible lawsuit.

    Professional Testimonials

    John P. Murray, Esq.

    Kevin Whitehead, Esq. of South Florida’s Whitehead Law Group is, bar none, one of the top personal injury and PIP attorneys that I know of in our legal community.  His success rate is off-the-charts, and his primary goal has always been to maximize recovery for his clients.

    He is one of the only attorneys I know that represents a case from beginning to end. This means, he will not only make the claim and litigate the matter to a final verdict; he wiil, if required, handle its appeal.  I am glad to not only call him my friend but also a fellow lawyer in this community.

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    Michael A. Haggard, Esq.

    I’ve known Kevin Whitehead since we were classmates together at the University of Miami, School of Law.  His reputation in the community among lawyers and Judges, as one of the top trial lawyers in Miami-Dade County, is well documented and well deserved. I am glad to consider him not only as a friend, but also as a trusted lawyer in the areas of his practice. 
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    Ada B. Pozo, Esq.

    I have known Kevin Whitehead, Esq. for several years.  When I was a Judge in Miami-Dade County, he was regularly in front of the Court, arguing cases on behalf of his clients.  I can attest that he always came prepared and was one of the top lawyers before the Court in personal injury protection.

    Now that I am in the private sector handling immigration cases, I have worked in conjunction with Mr. Whitehead on some of the cases he has sent to my office.  I consider Mr. Whitehead an asset to both the legal field and the community.

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    John H. Hickey, Esq.

    I’ve known Kevin Whitehead now for over 20 years and his passion and motivation for his clients is bar-none in the percentile for lawyers in the Miami-Dade County community.  I am proud to consider him not only a colleague but also a friend.  He has been trying cases for over 25 years and his record is impressive.

    In addition, he is well known for providing pro bono legal assistance to those in need of an attorney, and serves as an active participant in Lawyers for Children America in Miami, and for Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back. 

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    Spencer M. Aronfeld, Esq.

    I have known and worked with Kevin Whitehead, Esq., for over 25 years.  I can easily say, hands down, that he is one of the most tenacious litigators we have in Miami-Dade County.  He has focused his entire career on representing people who have claims against insurance companies.  

    In the courtroom, I can attest that he always comes prepared and ready to argue his case and represent his clients to the fullest extent possible.  Not only does he take on difficult cases, but his success rate is off the charts.

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