Florida Civil Trial Lawyers Resolving Disputes and Defending Clients’ Rights and Interests
At McEwan, Martinez, Dukes, Hall & Vancol, PA, we are fully committed to serving our clients’ needs in the areas of medical malpractice defense, health law, and a wide range of civil litigation trial and appellate matters in the state of Florida. Our focus is on the protection of our clients’ rights and interests, defending them to the fullest and resolving matters through the most effective manner, be it negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation.
This page highlights some of the firm’s primary areas of practice. Contact our office for advice and representation in any of the following matters:
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Health Law
- Insurance Defense
- Civil Litigation and Appeals
- Products Liability
- Construction Law
- Government Agency Proceedings
Medical Malpractice Defense
Medical professionals face the daunting yet admirable task of healing the sick. Perhaps because the art of medicine is so little understood by the average person, we tend to think of doctors as miracle workers. Therefore, when a patient does not completely heal, the doctor becomes an easy target for blame. At McEwan, Martinez, Dukes, Hall & Vancol, PA, we take great pride in representing the members of the medical community. Litigation may be a fact of life in the medical profession, but we work hard to protect the reputations and livelihoods of doctors, hospitals and healthcare professionals, defending them against claims of medical negligence so they can focus on their primary mission of helping the sick and injured to be well.
Our firm represents healthcare providers in the most complex medical malpractice cases. Our clients have included physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, hospitals, and large multi-specialty medical groups. Our attorneys have significant experience defending these complex cases through trial and on appeal.
In the field of health law, you will find us representing clients in matters of general health care, peer review and license matters, including Florida Department of Health licensing for healthcare professionals and permits for regulated facilities. We provide a broad scope of advice and representation related to the operation and development of health care organizations, including:
- Legislative and regulatory issues
- Patient/resident issues
- Medical staff issues
- Certificates of need
- Third party payments
- Alternative health care delivery systems
- Licensing and accreditation
- Institutional review
- Policy and procedure development and implementation
- Physician contracts and compensation
- Medicare and Medicaid compliance
- The full range of organizational issues incidental to health care delivery
We represent policyholders across all lines of insurance and all types of claims, including personal injury, property damage, medical malpractice, automobile negligence, premises liability, bad faith litigation, construction disputes, real estate disputes, coverage disputes, unfair competition, libel and slander. With a team of attorneys whose experience also includes claims adjustment, we are able to offer valuable advice regarding risk management and loss mitigation, as well as providing strong representation in first party coverage issues, defense of third party claims, and allegations of insurance bad faith.
Civil Litigation and Appeals
As dedicated trial lawyers with decades of experience litigating matters in state and federal courtrooms and before administrative agencies, our trial and appellate practice spans the depth and breadth of civil litigation in Florida. We represent insurance companies, small businesses, professionals, domestic and foreign corporations, industrial companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions in matters ranging from small claims actions to highly complex civil litigation.
Our representation begins at the earliest stages of potential litigation, presenting reasonable alternatives to trial, including mediation and arbitration, where appropriate. When litigation is necessary or is the best option for achieving client goals, our firm has a reputation for competence and integrity in bench and jury trials in Central Florida and statewide.
Products liability claims can do significant harm to a company’s reputation as well as its bottom line. McEwan, Martinez, Dukes, Hall & Vancol, PA defends lawsuits brought against companies across the supply chain and throughout the stream of commerce, from large manufacturers to small business retailers. Our representation has included mass torts and complex litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and chemicals used in the workplace. Our practice encompasses not only litigation in state and federal courts, including class actions and multi-district litigation, but also counseling clients on risk management and the avoidance of product liability lawsuits.
We represent clients in all aspects of construction law, including construction disputes in state and federal courts as well as AAA and private arbitration proceedings. Our attorneys have provided advice during projects to several Florida construction companies and litigated a wide range of construction law matters, including:
- Bid protests
- Contractor and designer claims for extras
- Architect and engineer malpractice claims
- Declaratory judgment actions on insurance coverage
- Defective work claims
- Personal injury defense
Government Agency Proceedings
Government regulation exists at every level, and businesses may find themselves before any number of local, state or federal agencies on regulatory matters ranging from land use and zoning to professional licensing. Governmental regulation touches on every aspect of business and professional life, and our comprehensive representation and litigation experience leaves us equipped to provide sound advice and effective representation no matter the issue, venue or forum.
Your Florida Law Firm for Medical Malpractice Defense, Health Law and Civil Litigation
For sound professional advice and effective representation in any medical malpractice or insurance defense, health law or other civil litigation matter in the state of Florida, contact McEwan, Martinez, Dukes, Hall & Vancol, PA