You or your loved one may be a victim of medical malpractice if a medical professional caused an injury during medical practice. As a victim, you shouldn’t have to handle the medical bills and other losses without compensation, and you can get compensation by pursuing medical malpractice damages. A Plantation medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can help you with your claim or lawsuit.
Let us help you with your case. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can investigate your case, compile evidence to support it, and help you prove the other party’s negligence. Take your first step by connecting with our firm today.
The Damages You Could Recover in Your Plantation Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases can differ from one another greatly. One case may involve very different damages than another. However, many medical malpractice cases involve damages like:
- Medical costs, such as hospital fees
- Prescription costs, such as the cost of a prescription painkiller
- The costs involved in rehabilitation, like physical therapy appointments
- Any ongoing care costs, like inpatient care costs
- Emergency transportation costs
- Lost work wages and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity due to a reduced ability to work
- Pain and suffering
Additionally, if you lost a family member due to medical malpractice in Plantation, FL, a lawyer from our firm may be able to pursue wrongful death damages to cover family income costs, funeral costs, burial or cremation costs, your loss of consortium, and other damages.
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Understanding Medical Malpractice in Florida
In Florida, medical malpractice is a health care provider’s negligence that results in an injury or death. If that describes an experience you or a loved one had, you may be eligible for damages. The state of Florida guarantees your right to pursue damages if you believe you deserve them.
The Different Types of Medical Malpractice
When a medical provider, like a doctor or surgeon, fails to uphold their duty of care, they may be guilty of negligence and liable for any injuries that occur as a result. The provider may be vulnerable to a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
In Florida, there are some common cases of medical malpractice, such as:
- Misdiagnoses or delayed diagnoses, resulting in patient harm
- Surgeries performed incorrectly, resulting in patient injuries
- Birthings performed improperly, causing injuries
- Dosages of medication administered incorrectly, causing injuries
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine whether your case is a medical malpractice case.
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How to Determine Liability in a Medical Malpractice Case
With medical malpractice cases, it’s necessary to prove liability. Proving liability means establishing the other party’s negligence. There are four components in establishing negligence:
- Proving duty of care – It’s necessary to prove that the medical provider owed the patient a duty of care, or an obligation to act in a manner that’s safe and reasonable.
- Proving breach of duty – It’s also necessary to establish that the provider did not fulfill their duty of care, such as by making a hasty and faulty diagnosis.
- Establishing causation – This means showing that the provider’s breach of duty resulted in the patient getting hurt.
- Showing damages – Finally, the patient must be able to show they suffered injuries, expenses, and other damages.
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How Your Plantation Medical Malpractice Lawyer will Help You
It can be very difficult for an individual to prove another party’s negligence and liability. However, a lawyer from our firm is more than capable of doing so. Our team will educate you on what exactly medical malpractice is so we can be sure if you qualify for compensation. One of our lawyers can navigate all of the difficulties and complexities of your claim or lawsuit and help you obtain the damages you’re owed. You’ll be able to focus on recovering from your injuries and taking care of your family.
We’ll Manage Communications for You
You won’t have to worry about communications with the other party or their team. We’ll communicate with them on your behalf.
We’ll Collect Evidence to Support Your Case
A member of our team will help you gather the medical records, reports, statements, and other materials you’ll need for your case. To support your case even further, we can refer to medical experts who may be able to demonstrate how your medical provider acted negligently.
We’ll Go to Court for You If We Have to
If the other party, their insurer, or their lawyer is unwilling to settle your case, we will take it to court. We’ll do our absolute best to ensure you get the compensation you’re owed.
We’ll Advise You During Your Free Consultation
Your initial consultation with us will be completely free and with no obligation. We’ll go over your case with you and help you decide how to proceed. You can be sure we’ll consider all of the circumstances in your case and advise you accordingly.
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You Should Consider Consulting a Lawyer From Our Firm Soon
You may decide to file a medical malpractice lawsuit instead of a claim. If so, you’ll have only two years from the date of the incident to file the lawsuit, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(b). Alternatively, you may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one. In this case, you’ll also have two years to file, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
By hiring one of our lawyers right away, you’ll give them the opportunity to meet the deadline that applies to your case. You’ll also let your lawyer begin collecting evidence, like camera footage, before it can expire.
Connect with Us at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers
Our firm’s lawyers personally handle all of our firm’s cases, so you’ll be able to speak with one of them directly. You won’t have to speak to an associate. We’re sure that when you talk to one of our lawyers, you’ll find them very attentive and caring. You can be sure they’ll provide you with personalized legal counsel and treat you as a member of our family. You won’t feel like you’re just another client.
During your consultation with us, we’ll tell you all about how we can help you with your case, and we can also tell you about the many other people we’ve already helped. Your consultation will be free of charge, so you have nothing to lose by calling us and sitting down with a team member.
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