Bradley P. Blystone: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Bradley P. Blystone

Bradley P. Blystone joined Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in 2005 as a shareholder in its Orlando, Florida, office, where he practices in the areas of medical negligence, premises liability, automobile liability, and professional negligence. In 2008, he assumed the role of supervising attorney for the Healthcare Liability Group in the firm's Florida offices.
Shareholder; Supervising Attorney for Health Care Liability Group - Florida Offices
Orlando,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone(407) 420-4406

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Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Amusement
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Health Care Liability
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Medical Device & Pharmaceutical
  • Long-Term Care
  • Professional Negligence
  • Automobile Liability
 
University University of Miami, Miami, Florida, B.A., cum laude, 1988 Golden Key Honor Society
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, J.D., 1991
 
Admitted1991, Florida; 1991, U.S District Court Middle District of Florida; 1991, U.S District Court Southern District of Florida; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships
•American Bar Association
•Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council
•Defense Research Institute
•Florida Bar
•Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
•Florida Defense Lawyers Association
•Orange County Bar Association

 
Biography

Bradley joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in 2005 as a shareholder in the Orlando office, where he practices in the areas of medical negligence, amusement, sports and entertainment liability, premises liability, automobile liability and professional negligence. In 2008, Brad assumed the role of supervising attorney for the Health Care Liability Practice Group in the firm's Florida offices.

Brad has 22 years of experience handling high-exposure medical malpractice cases in Florida. He has litigated numerous multi-party actions, particularly those involving medical negligence claims. In one instance, he brought a complex, multi-party actuarial case to successful resolution with a low payment by his client. The initial exposure was estimated in excess of $10 million. In another, he resolved a brain- damaged baby case after successfully striking the plaintiffs' expert with a Frye motion on the eve of trial. The plaintiffs initially demanded in excess of $23 million, and the case was resolved for a low six-figure amount.

Brad has successfully qualified multiple catastrophic brain-damaged baby cases under Florida's Birth-Related Neurologically Injured Compensation Act. Each case had a potential of millions to tens of millions of dollars in exposure to his client. There were no indemnity payments by his clients on any of the cases.

He handled an appeal that established the law in the state of Florida that an administrative law judge applying the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act has exclusive jurisdiction to decide notice, as well as compensability issues. Additionally, Brad established applicable law in the state of Florida extending Florida birth-related neurological injury compensation benefits to infants suffering post-birth resuscitative injuries, thereby precluding lawsuits against hospitals for those injuries.

Brad has handled matters for a multitude of clients, including: a multi-facility hospital chain in Orlando for 19 years, a large multi-national human resources consulting firm, the largest ambulance service in Central Florida, a city in auto liability cases for four years, the largest medical center in Volusia County for seven years, various property management companies in premises liability cases, a specialty insurance company in mental health claims and a large professional liability insurance company in long-term health claims.

For more than 10 years, Brad has also represented the Walt Disney World Company on behalf of their theme parks, water parks and resorts. He has substantial experience handling high exposure claims involving general liability, premises liability, and retail theft. His experience in the industry includes all facets of amusement, sports and recreation litigation as well as crisis management needs. In one instance, he successfully litigated a claim on behalf of a theme park where the plaintiff alleged serious brain damage and lifetime disability following a nighttime altercation in a parking lot at park closing. Brad also lectures on various issues of interest to sports, recreation and entertainment venues, including water parks and amusement parks.

He is a frequent lecturer on medical topics, including confidentiality of medical records, informed consent and end of life issues. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. In 2011, Brad was named a Top Lawyer in the field of health care law by Orlando Home & Leisure magazine.

Brad obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami in 1988, graduating cum laude with general honors. While majoring in English and politics and public affairs, Brad's scholastic achievements were recognized by his induction as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Following his undergraduate studies, Brad attended the University of Florida College of Law, earning his juris doctor in 1991. In law school, he earned a Book Award in legal research and writing and also acted as a teaching fellow in criminal law.

Brad was a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida for a number of years. He is also a coach for the Catholic Youth League Flag Football and the Catholic Youth League Basketball.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Legal Roundtable Discussion on Safety in the Industry, Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers (AIMS) Conference, 2012

Winning the Battle of the Experts, Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, 2012.

Surviving a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, 2010

The Attorney-Client Privilege: An Impenetrable Shield, American Society of Healthcare Risk Mangers, 2010

To Be or Not to Be - Advance Directives and End of Life Issues, Village on the Green, 2010

Legal Implications of Charting, Orlando Health, 2010

Power of Attorney, Village on the Green, 2009

Risk/Liability Issues in the Front Office, Physician Office Managers Association of America, 2009

Ediscovery, Orlando Health, 2009

Informed Consent, Orlando Health, 2008

Published Works

•A Statuatory Primer: Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act, Florida Medical Business, March/April 2012

•Florida's Birth-Related Neurological Compensation Plan - A Statutory Primer, Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety Quarterly Newsletter, 2008

•Protecting Your Business from Frivolous Lawsuits, Human Resources, 2004

Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
•Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, Top Lawyer, Health Care Law, 2011

Fraternities/Sororities
•Phi Beta Kappa
•Phi Kappa Phi

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Cases: O'Leary v. Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association, 757 So.2d 624 (Fla. 5 DCA 2000); Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Inc. v. Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association, 33 Fla. L. Weekly D2563; Published Works: A Statuatory Primer: Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act, Florida Medical Business, March/April 2012; Florida's Birth-Related Neurological Compensation Plan - A Statutory Primer, Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety Quarterly Newsletter, 2008; Protecting Your Business from Frivolous Lawsuits, Human Resources, 2004
 
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Bradley P. Blystone

315 East Robinson Street, Suite 550
OrlandoFL 32801




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