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Andrea L. Diederich

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Landmark Center One
315 E. Robinson Street, Suite 550
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 420-4412
(407) 839-3008 - Fax
aldiederich@mdwcg.com

Andrea Diederich is a shareholder in the Health Care Department in the firms' Orlando office. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, Andrea focuses her practice on the defense of matters involving medical malpractice, premises liability and long-term care. She represents hospitals, physicians, nurses, therapists and assisted living facilities in health care liability matters. Andrea is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association and the Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council. 

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Andrea was a defense attorney with the law firm of Wicker Smith, focusing her practice on high-exposure medical malpractice cases, premises liability and automobile negligence. Andrea was also a paralegal for seven years at a plaintiff's law firm specializing in complex medical malpractice cases.

Andrea is native of Peru and is fluent in Spanish. She has traveled extensively and studied in Madrid, Spain. In 2001, Andrea earned a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and foreign languages from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She received her juris doctor from Florida A&M University College of Law in December of 2007.

Published Works

Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida (J.D., 2007)

  • Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida (B.A., 2001)

    Major: International Relations and Foreign Languages 

Pages

Law Alerts January 19, 2018
In a sharply divided 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court struck in its entirety § 766.1065(3)(E) of the mandatory HIPAA authorization which a plaintiff is required to provide to a defendant during pre-suit. The section at issue permitted ex..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts July 1, 2017
The plaintiffs, two profoundly deaf patients, alleged that on numerous occasions they presented at the defendants’ hospitals but could not communicate effectively with hospital staff because of the absence of certain auxiliary aids or services..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2017 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 19, 2016
The Second District Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of the plaintiff’s medical malpractice complaint as untimely because she failed to file it within two years of when she became aware of the possibility that medical negligence had..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2016 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 6, 2015
A trip-and-fall plaintiff petitioned the court for a writ of certiorari regarding the trial court’s order that required her to produce information regarding the referral relationships between her treating physicians and her attorneys. The..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2015
  Key Points: After applying the 5 percent inflation increase, the new caps are actually a decrease from the prior caps, allowing a plaintiff to recover less. The caps do not apply in cases involving culpable negligence or willful..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
The plaintiffs appealed an order issued in the Circuit Court of Orange County which compelled arbitration in a medical malpractice action pursuant to a private arbitration agreement that did not adopt the necessary statutory provisions of Chapter..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Law Alerts January 11, 2013
In examining the relationship between plaintiffs and treating physicians who also offer expert opinions in personal injury actions (“hybrid witness”), the court noted that a treating physician, like any other witness, is subject to..., Case Law Alert - 1st Quarter 2013
Law Alerts July 1, 2012
The plaintiff appealed the enforcement of a proposal for settlement on the basis that it failed to apportion the offer between two separately named defendants. The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure provide that a joint proposal for settlement shall..., Case Law Alert - 3rd Qtr 2012
Law Alerts January 1, 2012
The plaintiff, an indigent inmate acting pro se, asserted that he was relieved of the requirement to provide a corroborating medical expert opinion prior to filing his medical malpractice complaint because the doctors and operator of the corrections..., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2012

Pages

Apr 21, 2016
Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a major Orlando theme park following a seven-day jury trial. The plaintiff alleged that he slipped and fell on the handle of an unattended dustpan in the bathroom of a park pavilion. He was subsequently...
January 2, 2019
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 13 associates and two special counsel have been elevated to shareholder. Additionally, the firm has promoted four associates to the position of special counsel. These new shareholders and special counsel represent the firm's...

Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Rollins College (B.A., 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2013

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, Inc.
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Year Joined Organization: 2010


Languages

  • Spanish

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