Vinas & DeLuca, PLLC

Vinas & DeLuca, PLLC

Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Wrongful Death. Work directly with your attorney.

Firm Overview

Experienced Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers.

Our firm handles personal injury and wrongful death matters throughout Florida, with offices in Miami, Palm Beach, and Tampa. Contact us if you or someone you know has suffered an injury, death, or financial loss due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others. Our firm handles person injury claims related to medical malpractice, dangerous products, automobile defects, car and truck accidents, and all forms of personal injury matters resulting in significant injury or death.

Main Office

Main Office
9200 S. Dadeland Blvd.
Suite 400
Miami FL 33156

Phone

(305) 372-3650

Fax

(305) 541-5074

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. We do not charge attorneys fees or costs unless we are able to help our clients obtain a financial recovery.

Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English & Spanish

Other Offices

Palm Beach County Office
105 East Palmetto Park Rd.
Boca Raton

Tampa Office
506 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa

Medical Malpractice

Our practice is dedicated to representing people and businesses that have suffered significant loss due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others.

Medical malpractice is a specialized and complex area of personal injury law. Because special statutes and procedures govern these cases, they are often expensive to litigate and commonly raise complex legal and medical issues. If you believe you or a loved one may have a claim for medical malpractice, it is important that you find an attorney experienced in this area of the law. It is also important that you seek legal advice sooner rather than later as these cases have a two-year statute of limitations in Florida and regularly require considerable time to properly evaluate.

Before a medical malpractice case can be filed, medical records must be obtained and reviewed by a medical expert. Unlike other personal injury cases, medical malpractice actions cannot be filed in Florida without a verified written medical expert opinion corroborating reasonable grounds to support a claim of medical negligence. So, time must be allotted for an expert to review all pertinent medical records after they are obtained. This can be time consuming and expensive. If a medical malpractice lawsuit is initiated, the parties are first required to participate in a 90-day "presuit period," during which time the parties exchange information, review and investigate the claim, and explore a resolution of the case. If the case is not resolved during the 90-day period, a formal lawsuit can be filed.

Although the legal and factual complexity of medical malpractice cases often drives up litigation expenses, at Vinas & DeLuca there is never a fee for attorney's time or a charge for litigation costs unless we are able to make a recovery for our client.

Patients and their families are often unsure whether medical negligence is to blame for an injury or death. More commonly, patients simply suspect a medical error has occurred. This is not surprising as medical errors are sometimes committed while patients are under anesthesia or in surgery, and may be hard to detect absent specialized medical knowledge. The lawyers at Vinas & DeLuca have experience investigating, reviewing, and successfully pursuing medical malpractice and birth injury cases. Our goal in each medical malpractice case is to bring clarity and transparency to the facts and circumstances that caused injury and help our clients received the justice they deserve.

Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer:

Medical malpractice actions are extremely complex. Attorneys handling these claims must have a comprehensive knowledge of the numerous Florida Statutes governing malpractice claims and an understanding of the medical issues involved in each claim. Our law firm often hires nurse paralegals and investigators to thoroughly review records in medical malpractice cases to ensure our lawyers have the necessary appreciations for the medical issues of each case.

If you or a loved one suffered injury or loss due to medical negligence, contact Vinas & DeLuca for a free and confidential consultation by calling (305) 372-3650

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When clients put their trust and confidence in our firm after a catastrophic injury or financial loss, we take that responsibility seriously. We limit the number of cases we accept so we can devote more time to each client and remain easily accessible to them.

If your lawsuit is not settled out of court, you can be confident the lawyers at Vinas & DeLuca have devoted the necessary time, attention, and resources to carefully prepare your case for trial. We know that putting the pieces back together after a serious physical or financial loss can be extremely difficult. Let us help.

We are committed to earning the respect of our clients and adversaries. We know this can be achieved only though skilled legal representation, careful case preparation, unwavering dedication to our clients and above all-hard work. We strive to remain assessable to our clients, answer their questions, and stand by them through each step of the litigation process. We also know that results matter and we are committed to being zealous and stalwart advocates for our clients.

At Vinas & DeLuca, we believe effective legal representation requires personal attention, consideration of each client's unique circumstances, and an exhaustive command of the facts, details and legal issues in each case. This is especially true in cases involving complex business, medical or legal issues. That's why Vinas & DeLuca accepts only a fraction of the cases which are referred to its lawyers. We feel our commitment to handling fewer cases helps ensure that our clients receive the focused representation they deserve and the necessary time, effort and resources to best position them to win their cases.

Jarrett DeLuca

Vinas & DeLuca, PLLC

Jarrett DeLuca focuses his practice on complex personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death litigation. He has consistently been recognized by his peers in the area of plaintiff's personal injury law, has published articles in both state and national legal journals, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar awards and settlements for his clients. From 2012 -2018, Jarrett was listed by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of plaintiff's personal injury litigation - a recognition given to only 2.5% of Florida's lawyers. He was also named by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, an invitation only professional association comprised of the top trial attorneys in each state under the age of 40. In 2015, he was given an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability law. This is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, given for high ethical standards and legal ability.

From 2008 to 2011, he served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas School of Law where he lectured and worked with law students on the St. Thomas Trial Team. During that time, he also tried multiple personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits with members of his former law firm. Two of those trials resulted in confidential settlements while another resulted in a $20,000,000.00 verdict against three of America's largest tobacco companies. That verdict followed a four-week wrongful death trial involving three adult children who lost their mother to a tobacco related illness in the mid 1990's. In 2012, Jarrett was involved in a complex product liability trial against Ford Motor Company as well as a trial against CSX Transportation, Inc. which resulted in a $472,819.00 verdict for a railroad employee injured during a train derailment.

Jarrett has written articles for state and national legal publications discussing trial strategy, arbitration agreements, cruise ship liability and other legal topics. He is the Past Chair of the Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Board and also serves on the Florida Justice Association's medical malpractice committee. He also regularly participates in lobbying efforts at the state legislative level to help preserve legal rights for those hurt by medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, nursing home neglect, and defective products.

Before attending law school, Jarrett graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration with a degree in Finance and interned with the Commercial Service at the United States Embassy in Paris, France. As a law student, he clerked for judges at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court where he worked on a variety civil litigation cases and had the opportunity to view trials from the judges' perspective. He then started his legal career as an associate with a full-service civil litigation law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, litigating cases related to corporate fraud, shareholder disputes, local government authority, breach of contract, eminent domain, patent and copyright infringement, and other complex commercial disputes and business torts.

Education:

University of Florida, Levin College of Law
Juris Doctor
Trial Team
Moot Court

University of Florida Warrington College of Business
Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Finance

Bar Admissions

Florida State Courts
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

Organizations

Florida Justice Association
Medical Malpractice Committee, 2012-Present
Young Lawyers Board of Directors, 2009-2015
Chair, Young Lawyers Board, 2013-2014
Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers Board, 2012-2013
Board of Directors, 2012-2014

American Association for Justice
Business Torts Section
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Section
Products Liability Section

Dade County Bar Association
DCBA Young Lawyers Schools Committee, 2012
Miami Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association

Publications

Recovering Tort Damages Against HMOs and Health Insurers
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, March/April 2016, at 61-62.

The Wake of the 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act
The Sidebar, American Association for Justice, Spring 2014, at 4-5.

Remedies for Spoliation of Evidence
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, July/August 2013, at 40-42.

Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, December 2012, at 44-47.

Protecting Your Verdict from Juror Misconduct
Journal of the Florida Justice Association, May/June 2011, at 58-59.

Basic Rules Governing Compulsory Medical Examinations
Journal of the Florida Justice

License

Bar Number: 025878
Florida, 2006

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2006

Francisco "Frank" Vinas

Vinas & DeLuca, PLLC

Francisco (Frank) Vinas has been practicing civil litigation since 1997. While insurance companies and large corporations often attempt to delay or avoid being held accountable for their negligence or wrongdoing, Mr. Vinas has devoted his career to "uncovering the truth" for this clients and pursuing justice and compensation for their losses. In recent decades, the public has been flooded with misleading commercials, information, and other propaganda aimed at convincing people that all lawsuits are frivolous. Mr. Vinas has made it his professional mission to expose this falsehood and uncover the truth one client at a time.

Early in his career, Mr. Vinas defended insurance companies, product manufacturers, nursing home owners, and large hospital conglomerates. He knows first hand how these well-funded companies defend against lawsuits and often try to manipulate the legal system in their favor. He also knows what it takes to uncover the truth for his clients and effectively combat these defense litigation tactics. The moment an injury occurs, corporate defendants with vast resources can and often do hire teams of lawyers and investigators to gather favorable statements, admissions, videos, photographs, and other evidence which can be used against an injured person during litigation. On many occasions, Frank has seen victims unknowing waive their legal rights and critical evidence destroyed, hidden, lost, and stolen. That is why Mr. Vinas goes to work early for his clients, thoroughly investigating claims, gathering and preserving essential evidence, documenting the facts of a case, and guarding against any defense attempts to limit his client's rights or ability to prevail at trial.

Mr. Vinas has nearly 20 years of experience representing people and businesses who have needlessly suffered harm and loss due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others. While representing people throughout Florida, he has handled cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, construction site injuries, boating and personal watercraft injuries, hospital and nursing home neglect, product liability, negligent security, assaults, and slip/trip and falls accidents.

Frank began his legal career in 1995 as a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Jefferson County, Florida, representing victims of crime on behalf of the State of Florida. He learned early in his career the suffering his clients felt after being victimized. After years of representing insurance companies to defend claims, Frank established his own law firm in 2002 and returned to representing those victimized and harmed by the wrongful conduct of others.

Mr. Vinas attended the University of South Florida (USF) and Florida International University (FIU), where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance in 1992. He then attended law school at Florida State University (FSU), earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1995.

Frank is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and is a former Board of Director for the Miami-Dade County Justice Association. Frank is fluent in English and Spanish and currently resides in Miami with his wife and two daughters.

Education

Florida State College of Law, Juris Doctor

Florida International University
University of South Florida

Organizations

Florida Justice Association

American Association for Justice

Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyers Association

Cuban American Bar Association (Former Board of Directors)

License

Bar Number: 76228
Florida, 1996

Jarrett DeLuca

Vinas & DeLuca, PLLC

Jarrett DeLuca

Vinas & DeLuca, PLLC

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