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Winter Haven Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Winter Haven, FL, is home to many healthcare facilities. Patients have a right to expect a satisfactory standard of care.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice is a common cause of injury. When this occurs, most people don't know what to do next.

A medical malpractice lawyer at Moody Law can help you file a lawsuit and seek compensation for all damages related to your injuries.

Reach Out to a Lawyer Today

Medical malpractice can have devastating lifelong consequences that lead to financial ruin, immense strain on your entire family, and other insurmountable hardships. Don't let your loved ones pay the price for careless acts on the part of the medical professionals we trust. Get in touch with Daniel D. Moody and his team today to start pursuing justice.

Our firm is prepared to begin pursuing maximum compensation for your physical injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and every other loss resulting from negligent medical care. Because we work on contingency, you don't have to worry about whether you can afford our services—if we take your case, it's because we believe we will win, and you won't owe us a dime unless we secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf. To book your free consultation, please complete our request form or give us a call:

(863) 733-9090

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The medical malpractice attorneys at our welcoming office can help you hold negligent medical professionals responsible. If you're suffering from a medical error, contact our lawyers to discuss a medical malpractice claim.

The Healthcare Industry in Winter Haven, Florida

More than 43,000 people live in Winter Haven, and there are dozens of hospitals, medical offices, labs, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities to meet the healthcare needs of people who live and work in the area. While most patients can expect to receive quality care, medical malpractice is an ongoing problem.

Negligent actions on the part of healthcare professionals and companies can lead to serious patient injuries. In these cases, patients have the right to enlist the help of an attorney and file a medical malpractice lawsuit to obtain compensation for all of the expenses and emotional trauma related to the incident.

We Stand With Winter Haven Victims Our Offices in Bartow and Lakeland Are Close to You

You don't need to look to Orlando or Tampa for the high-caliber legal representation your case deserves. Moody Law has offices conveniently located in Bartow and Lakeland to help people in Winter Haven and surrounding communities take legal action when medical errors result in severe injury and wrongful death.

Our Bartow law office is located just 20 minutes from Winter Haven via US-17. You can reach our Lakeland law office from Winter Haven in just 22 minutes via FL-540. If you are unable to meet us at either location, our medical malpractice attorneys can arrange to meet you at home, in the hospital, or any location that is more feasible for you.

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Our medical malpractice attorneys can arrange to meet at any location convenient for you.

$9,500,000 Recovery
Medical Malpractice 

Our client, a 29-year-old woman, went to the hospital due to a headache, weakness, confusion, and dizziness. She was seen in the ER and then admitted to the hospital floor. The next day, she suffered a massive ischemic stroke leaving her in a permanent vegetative state. We outlined how doctors and nurses in the ER department failed to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition and treat her in a timely manner.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice lawyer Daniel D. Moody has more than 30 years of experience practicing law. He has obtained millions of dollars in financial compensation for clients, and he has handled many high-profile cases featured in the media. His reputation of success has helped him earn the highest “AV-Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the most prestigious legal rating agency in the country.

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Daniel D. Moody will investigate your medical malpractice incident and work to hold the Winter Haven medical professional or facility accountable for your injuries. For a complimentary personal injury case consultation, contact our practice online or call us at:

(863) 733-9090

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Robbie Van Druten

Tampa, FL


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Overall, I would highly recommend Moody Law to anyone seeking legal assistance. Their team of skilled professionals genuinely cares about their clients, and their top-notch legal services have exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Moody Law team, for all your help!

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Christian Joy

Bartow, FL


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I would like to thank Moody Law, and especially Debbie for being so helpful in my case! She went above and beyond for me! Highly recommended this firm!

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Understanding Medical Malpractice Law

Medical malpractice lawyer Daniel D. Moody can help you file a lawsuit and seek compensation for all damages related to your injuries. He has been handling cases that involve failure to diagnose, surgical errors, birth injury, pharmaceutical errors, nursing home neglect, and more for decades.
Medical malpractice lawyer Daniel D. Moody can help you file a lawsuit and seek compensation for all damages related to your injuries. He has been handling cases that involve failure to diagnose, surgical errors, birth injury, pharmaceutical errors, nursing home neglect, and more for decades.

Medical Malpractice and Nursing Homes

Florida's Senior Population

It's no secret that Florida, and the community of Winter Haven, is home to a large population of seniors. The warm weather and relatively low cost of living have a long history of attracting retirees from other areas of the country. But as the population ages, an increasing number of people require additional care throughout the day. Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities meet the needs of senior patients that require anything from full-time care to some assistance with daily tasks.

Neglect and Abuse

Sadly, some nursing homes and assisted-living facilities fail to meet a decent standard of care. In some cases, the neglect or abuse comes from a single individual. In other cases, these institutions may attempt to cut corners by hiring inexperienced staff, not hiring enough staff, or engaging in other negligent practices. Any form of neglect or abuse in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities in Winter Haven can be grounds for filing a medical malpractice case.

Your Loved Ones Need You  Take Action Today

As health complications escalate and the need for costly treatment by competent doctors increases, the single most important thing you can do for your loved one in need is to enlist the help of a legal advocate who can devote their time and energy to holding the negligent party responsible. 

Since 1985, Daniel D. Moody and his team have helped victims throughout Winter Haven and beyond achieve justice when medical malpractice changes the course of their lives. A medical malpractice attorney with Moody Law can begin gathering invaluable evidence in order to prove who is responsible for your losses, the true extent of those losses, and the amount of compensation needed to restore your loved one's health and quality of life. 

If you are feeling helpless after a loved one has suffered an act of medical negligence, we want you to know that you aren't. Taking meaningful action against those who have placed your loved one's future in jeopardy is as simple as completing our consultation request form or calling our offices directly:

(863) 733-9090

Florida Patients  File Many Successful Malpractice Claims

The National Practitioner Databank compiles medical malpractice statistics for each state. They found that in 2022, Florida defendants paid 1,249 separate medical malpractice payments. This amounted to more than 10% of all medical malpractice across America in 2022. These payments can be significant. In 2022, 73 medical malpractice payments in Florida were for $1 million or more. 

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Debi Eason

Bartow, FL


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We called Moody Law after my husband was injured in a car accident and are thankful we did. Caroline and Debbie were awesome in helping us, keeping us informed and worked hard to resolve our case quickly. I definitely recommend them.

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Gina Oliver

Bartow, FL


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Mr. Moody, Miss Debbie and Miss Mendy Y'all are amazingly beautiful people. Always cheerful and friendly and treat you like family.. Happy Holidays

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Who Can a Medical Malpractice
Claim Be Filed Against?

A malpractice lawsuit can be filed against an individual or entity when medical negligence results in serious injury. The medical malpractice claim may name:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Lab technicians
  • Radiology technicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Nursing homes
Medical providers

$3,050,000.00 Medical Malpractice Award

Our client arrived at the ER via ambulance due to leg weakness. He was later moved to a hospital room for observation, where he became numb and paralyzed from the chest down. After a few days, doctors diagnosed an epidural abscess, which was compressing the spine. Surgery was performed, but because of the delay in diagnosis and treatment, our client remains paralyzed from the chest down.

Contact Our Law Firm about Your Medical Malpractice Case

To find out if you have a medical malpractice case, reach out to our office to schedule a free consultation. We have two office locations: the main office is located in Bartow, next to the courthouse. The Lakeland office is available for consultations. These locations are conveniently located near Winter Haven, making it easy for us to investigate and handle medical malpractice lawsuits involving medical professionals or facilities in this community.

Contact our practice online or call us at:

(863) 733-9090

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"I had a bad accident, and was recommended to see Drew Moody for my case. He was extremely helpful, and fought me. He got me a great settlement. I recommend him to anyone who needs a great attorney." William Ferguson, 5-Star Google Review, 2022

How Soon Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Lawsuits must be filed within 2 years of the date the malpractice was discovered

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case

Four elements must be established to prove that medical malpractice occurred. Our attorney works with medical experts to build a strong case and hold the medical professional or institution accountable for your injuries.


The person or party that was treating you must have a duty of care or a doctor-patient relationship with you.
Number 1

Breach of Duty

The provider or institution failed to provide you with the recognized standard of care due to negligent behavior or inaction.
Number 2

Direct Cause

Your condition worsened or you experienced other injuries as a direct result of a provider or institution's medical negligence.
Number 3


Your injuries caused financial and emotional losses that should be recovered.
Number 4

"much greater than the lowball offer"


Paradise Is KSV

Lakeland, FL


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This firm is so awesome and was very patient with our case. They were able to get my mom the best result and kept her informed every step of the way! I highly recommend them.

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BIll Moffatt

Bartow, FL


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From the initial consultation we felt as if we were part of the family. Every detail was explained up front and throughout the entire process the staff was quick to respond to questions and there were many. Through their effort we received a fair settlement that was much greater than the lowball offer the insurance company initially presented 

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Medical Malpractice FAQ

Booking a consultation at our offices in Lakeland or Bartow can provide significant peace of mind as we analyze your case, answer your questions, and recommend a way forward. In the meantime, we welcome you to explore some answers to frequently asked questions regarding medical malpractice in Florida:

My Doctor Thinks I'm Having Complications Resulting from a Surgery I Underwent Years Ago. Can I Still Take Legal Action Against the Surgeon?

Possibly. There are two laws to consider: First is the statute of limitations regarding personal injury lawsuits in Florida, which gives victims two years from either the act of negligence or the discovery of the act of negligence; the second is the statute of response, which limits you to four years following the act of negligence, regardless of when it was discovered. In other words, if it took longer than four years to discover the effects of negligence, you cannot file a personal injury claim.

What If the Doctor Tried to Cover Up the Act of Negligence, and This Delayed Discovery of the Negligent Act?

In this case, you would have up to seven years to take legal action. Of course, being granted this extended window in which to file a lawsuit also requires proving that concealment or other tactics are to blame for the delay in discovering the true effects of the act in question. As with any set of circumstances relating to medical malpractice, the sooner you reach out to an attorney, the better.

I Am Unhappy With the Outcome of My Treatment. Can I Sue?

It ultimately depends on whether the provider breached the standard of care owed to you due to negligence. To put it another way, if you underwent rhinoplasty and do not like the way your nose looks after you have healed, you don't likely have a case. However, if it can be proven that the surgery resulted in a compromised ability to breathe, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.

Our Medical Bills Are Astronomical, and My Family Is Not Wealthy. How Can We Possibly Afford an Attorney?

Everyone can afford the services of Moody Law because we won't collect a penny from you unless and until we win your case. Your initial consultation is free, and the only fee we will charge is a percentage of your damages. You have absolutely nothing to lose by consulting our attorneys. The more important question is whether you can afford to avoid looking into legal action altogether. If your losses are the result of medical negligence, you could be entitled to restitution that covers all related expenses. If you don't take prompt action, you could be stuck shouldering the burden of someone else's careless actions for a lifetime.

Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

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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