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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you suffer a life-altering injury due to a medical professional's error, they can be held accountable for their wrongful actions.

The attorneys at Moody Law in Lakeland, FL, are deeply passionate about seeking maximum compensation for victims of medical malpractice.

Learn how our attorneys can focus on all the details of your medical malpractice case so you and your family can focus on healing.

Our Lakeland, FL, Law Firm Will Stand By Your Side

From the moment you contact our law firm using our online form or by phone, Daniel D. Moody and the medical malpractice attorneys of Moody Law will be your and your family's greatest ally when it comes to taking on the health care industry and tight-fisted medical malpractice insurance companies. The bottom line? Our lawyers are dedicated to pursuing justice for victims of medical negligence.

How Common Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical errors are the third most common cause of death in the United States
 - According to a John Hopkins University study reported in 2016, which analyzed eight years of data.

Contact Our Medical
Malpractice Attorneys

Daniel D. Moody, JD, BCS began practicing in 1985, and he has maintained his commitment to advocating on behalf of injured clients for more than 30 years. He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by The Florida Bar, which is the Bar’s highest level of evaluation. The firm has earned the highest “AV-Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the most prestigious legal rating agency in the country.

Do not hesitate to seek qualified legal assistance. We have offices in Lakeland and Bartow. Contact us online or call us today to schedule a free consultation:

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Why Lakeland, FL,
Clients Give Us 5-Star Reviews
"We Are So Thankful for The Moody Law Firm"


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Recently I went to Attorney Dan P Moody for advice regarding a procedure performed at a local Medical facility.  In preparation for the procedure, the nurse administered an IV needle incorrectly... I asked Dan Moody if I had a case of malpractice. He was very informative.  He explained the steps necessary to proceed with litigation.  The costs I would incur and the time it would require did not warrant any further action.  His patient, professional manner would encourage me to recommend his service to anyone I know.

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Brian Morgan


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We are so thankful for The Moody Law Firm.
They are very professional, personal, dedicated, 
and caring the moment you walk into the office.
We received calls daily , and emails on all updates,
or any concerns we might have. Mr Moody is the
best negotiator, and will fight for your case till 
the end.  I highly recommend The Moody Law Firm.

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A Medical Malpractice Settlement Can Help 

An injury caused by a medical professional's negligence not only affects you or a loved one physically. Medical malpractice can affect a victim mentally and financially as well. This is why compensation won by our Lakeland, FL, law firm is so important. A fair, financial verdict or settlement can help offset damages such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Inability to earn a living in the future
  • Physical and mental suffering
  • Punitive damages due to a medical provider intentionally causing harm to a patient
  • A family's future monetary loss due to a loved one's wrongful death

Medical Malpractice
Verdict and Settlements

These are some examples of financial verdicts and settlements our Lakeland, FL, law firm won for clients injured due to medical malpractice:
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The doctors and nurses failed to recognize and appreciate the gravity of the patient’s condition and treat her in a timely manner. A $9,500,000.00 recovery was obtained for the client and her husband.

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Because of a delay in diagnosis and treatment, our client became paralyzed from his chest down and confined to a wheelchair. Moody Law recovered $3,050,000.00 for the client.

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We held the doctors and the hospital responsible for birth-related injuries due to delayed diagnosis and failure to resuscitate the infant.

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We held oral surgeons responsible for the improper use of anesthesia, which caused partial paralysis of a 66-year-old man. We reached a medical malpractice settlement of $2,000,000.00.

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Following a birth-related brain injury caused by failure to diagnose and implement a caesarian section, our client collected a medical malpractice award of $1,700,000.00.

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This medical malpractice case involved a young man with a growth on his skin. The growth was removed by a surgeon. This was a medical error, as radiation or chemo should have been ordered. Sadly, our client died of cancer as his medical malpractice claim was progressing. A settlement was reached pre-trial.



An ultrasound diagnosis that a child was going to be born with severe deformities was not properly disclosed to our client, resulting in a wrongful life claim and medical malpractice lawsuit. Mr. Moody traveled from Florida to the University of California, San Francisco, to meet with a birth injury expert, who was retained to testify. Our client's financial award is believed to be the largest in Florida for this kind of case.

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A senior citizen went to a local medical clinic presenting classic stroke symptoms. However, the doctor on staff sent him home. Our client then suffered a devastating stroke. Moody Law helped our client receive a pre-trial settlement of $600,000.

The Healthcare Industry in Lakeland

There are more than a dozen nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Lakeland. In addition, the city has hospitals, rehab facilities, pharmacies, medical centers, and private practitioners here to serve the 110,000 residents of Lakeland.

Although most doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals do their best to provide a good standard of care, medical negligence does occur. When this puts the health and safety of a patient at risk and causes injury, victims have a right to file a medical malpractice case. This very specific type of personal injury case calls for the help of a firm with a track record of success in helping victims collect the restitution they deserve.

Our Mission

Moody Law is a highly regarded and proven personal injury law firm. The lawyers and staff members of Moody Law work diligently as a TEAM to maximize the recovery for each individual client. We choose to handle only select cases so that we may facilitate individualized quality service to our clients. You can be assured that you and your case will be treated with high priority and distinction.  The Moody Law Team

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Let Us Review Your Medical Malpractice Case

Daniel D. Moody has handled a number of high-profile cases, and has appeared on NBC's Today Show and in other media. While he will work to settle your case quickly with a favorable award, he is not afraid to take your case to court and advocate for your rights in a trial by jury. When it becomes necessary, we are prepared to fight for justice through aggressive and competent representation in the courtroom.

We have offices in Lakeland and Bartow and serve Winter Haven and surrounding areas. To schedule your free consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer, contact us online or call us at:

(863) 733-9090

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Benefits a Medical Malpractice
Attorney Can Provide

Here are several ways the medical malpractice lawyers at Moody Law can help you when it comes to filing a medical malpractice case based on the medical errors committed by a medical professional. 

Focus on Your Health

Your attorney can shoulder the burden of the legal process so that you can focus on your health. Our office in Lakeland is conveniently located for consultations, and our office in Bartow is located next to the courthouse.

A Better Outcome

Although medical organizations can draw on significant resources to oppose your claim, we can create a strategy to overcome this challenge.

Secure Compensation

The life-long effects of your injuries can be expensive. We work with medical experts to pursue the amount of compensation you will need in order to cope. 

Fight Cheap Insurance Companies

A medical provider's malpractice insurance company will probably offer you a lowball settlement, hoping you will accept quickly. Daniel D. Moody has nearly 40 years of experience dealing with insurance companies. He and his legal team will fight to get you a fair financial settlement.

Familiarity With the Legal System 

Our law firm knows how to navigate the complicated legal waters of Florida medical malpractice cases, and has a vast knowledge of our state's court system. Our Lakeland, FL, law firm is fully equipped to handle your medical malpractice case and any other legal needs you or your family may have.

Contact Moody Law to find out more ways our legal team can assist you and your family during this difficult time.

"Very Professional and Friendly" More Praise for Our  Law Firm


Jeff Layne


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Very professional and friendly.  Dan and his paralegal Debbie were wonderful.  Always picked up the phone and answered all of my questions at anytime, from the first day to the day we closed. 5 stars forever.

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Michael S


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Easily the most professional, detailed, service minded offices my family and I have ever dealt with. No questions from us were too big or small, and we were always treated as a top priority. Would recommend with no hesitation whatsoever.

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The Cost of Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Many people avoid filing a medical malpractice lawsuit because they worry that they can't afford a lawyer. At our law firm, we offer free medical malpractice consultations so we can review the details of your case and advise you of your legal options.

In addition, for personal injury and wrongful death claims, no attorney fees are charged until a recovery is obtained. Because there are no upfront costs associated with pursuing your medical malpractice claim, you have nothing to lose by consulting a medical malpractice lawyer.

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Florida Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitations

Lawsuits must be filed within 2 years from the date the malpractice was discovered
*There are some exceptions to this rule:

1. The statute of limitations may be extended to four years if the medical malpractice was not immediately discovered.
2. If fraud was involved, the victim has two years from the date of discovery of fraud to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, the case would need to be filed within seven years of the initial date of malpractice.
3. Medical malpractice claims involving minors can be filed within two years of learning of the malpractice; this holds true until the child is eight years old. 

Don't Wait to File a Medical Malpractice Claim Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Right Away

While it is true you may have two years to file a claim after you were injured due to medical negligence, the sooner you contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Moody Law, the sooner our Lakeland, FL, legal team can begin building your case.

This is important because you can rest assured the medical provider's attorneys will immediately try to downplay their client's medical errors and prove that negligence did not play a factor in your injury or a loved one's injury or death.

If you or a loved one have been hurt by the negligence of a medical professional, contact our law firm right away to request a free consultation about filing a medical malpractice claim. Please do this while the facts are fresh in you and your family's minds, and in the minds of any potential witnesses. 

Requesting a consultation at our Lakeland, FL, law firm office is easy. Just give us a call or fill out our simple online form.

(863) 733-9090

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Your Needs Come First

"I recommend everyone to Dan Moody and his team to represent them.  They treat you with kindness and respect and they care.  They treat you like they have known you for years."
Jennifer Malone, 5-Star Google Review

More Important Reasons to Choose Moody Law

  • Our legal team is also highly experienced in handling personal injury cases involving commercial truck accidents, auto accidents, aviation accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, and defective products.
  • We only take on select cases so our attorneys can devote as much time and personalized attention to our clients as possible. High-volume law firms do not offer the quality, individualized legal advice that our team does.
  • Need to get ahold of your Moody Law attorney right away? Your phone call will be returned in a timely, professional manner, no matter what time of day it is.
  • Many of our new clients are referrals we have received from former clients in the Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Bartow, FL, areas. A referral from a satisfied client is one of the greatest gifts we can get.
  • The attorneys and staff at our personal injury law firm work together as a team. This can ensure that your medical malpractice case will benefit from all the combined legal knowledge and experience Moody Law has to offer.

"Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership."


Caron Watkins


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Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. With Moody Law we got all these and more. We are always treated like family by everyone at the firm with genuine caring and compassion while assisting us with our case. They are truly professional and "results' oriented, exceeding all of our expectations. We highly recommend Moody Law!

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Gina Tetter


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Moody law is a 5 star firm. Debbie is an amazing woman to work with, she is a major asset to the company, very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this law firm for any legal matters. Great law firm, Mr. Moody was very pleasurable and easy to work with.

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Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

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“Our experience with Moody Law has been awesome, from the first day of calling and talking with the front desk staff and meeting with everyone through the whole process, everyone has been helpful in helping us to resolve this matter.”

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