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Charles "Kip" Sinclair

Sinclair Law Offices
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury
  • Florida
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law

Aggressively representing victims of medical and hospital malpractice and nursing home abuse and their families for more than 30 years. Our goal is to hold doctors, hospitals, nurses and nursing home administrators responsible for their negligence and mistakes and pursue justice for our clients.

University of Miami
J.D. (1976) | Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (1969) | Journalism
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Professional Experience
Sinclair Law Offices
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Professional Associations
Florida Justice Association
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Martindale Hubbell
AV Rated
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Florida State Bar  # 0245364
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Trial Lawyer Board of Regents
Nominee for 2014 Litigator Award
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    You pay no fees or costs unless and until we win your case.
Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. When suing a surgeon for medical battery, do I name him or name of his practice as the dependent of the case?
A: You sue both the doctor and his practice. His practice, as his employer, is also negligent for the doctor's negligence.
Q. can a surviving spouse sue for malpractice individually or must the deceased estate sue.I’m told only the estate
A: That's accurate. The estate is the entity that must bring the lawsuit. However, as surviving husband, you would most likely be the personal representative of the estate, and thus you would control things. Also, as the surviving spouse, you, through the estate, would have a claim for the loss of your wife.

Sorry for your loss. A medical malpractice lawyer can guide you through this.
Q. How many times can a medical professional get a malpractice complaint before losing their license in Florida?
A: Florida has a "Three Strikes" rule, but to get a "strike," the doctor has to lose a malpractice trial and get a judgment against him. Claims don't count unless they go all the way to trial and the doctor loses. Settlements don't count either. Settlements have to be reported to both the Board of Medicine and the National Practitioner Data Bank, but unless the settlement amount is over $100,000, the public can't find out about it. And information from the National Practitioneer Data Bank is not available to the public, either.

All verdicts against a health care professional must be reported to the Florida Board of Medicine. In my experience, it take a lot of convincing for the Board of Medicine to take any action against a doctor. ... Read More
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2164 Reserve Park Trace
Port St Lucie, FL 34986
Telephone: (772) 489-3600