If you or someone you love has been hurt because of negligence or wrongdoing by a medical provider, you could be eligible to recover substantial compensation for your injuries. Medical malpractice is a leading cause of death and severe injury in America. Medical providers who commit malpractice and injure their patients deserve to be held liable. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of injured clients, helping them recover the compensation they deserve.
Our Sarasota medical malpractice attorneys have a long and successful track record of winning compensation for our clients. We can help you receive money to pay for your medical bills, lost work, pain and suffering and inconvenience, and other expenses. When you work with a Sarasota medical malpractice lawyer from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, you never pay us a fee until we win your case. To set up a free case evaluation with a member of our staff today, call our Sarasota office at (941) 315-4404.
Medical Malpractice Injuries in Sarasota, FL
Medical errors are a leading cause of death and severe injury in America, but an attorney can help you evaluate your case and let you know if the injury you suffered amounts to medical malpractice. Not everyone injured under a doctor’s care is a victim of medical malpractice, but those who are may be eligible for substantial compensation.
A successful medical malpractice claim features the following elements:
A Duty of Care
To win a medical malpractice claim, we must demonstrate that the medical provider owed you a duty of care. If you had an active doctor-patient relationship with the provider, or if the provider was an employee of a doctor with whom you had a doctor-patient relationship, a duty of care is implied.
A medical provider’s duty of care states that they must pass the “reasonable person” standard when treating patients. In other words, if a reasonable person in the same position would be expected to provide higher-quality care or not make the same error as your provider, we can show that they violated their duty of care.
Breach of Duty
The next element of a successful medical malpractice claim is showing a breach of duty. We must demonstrate that your doctor or medical provider did not uphold their duty of care to you. We make this case by presenting evidence that the provider fell short of their duty. This evidence may include:
- Medical records
- Statements from other doctors
- Statements from other medical staff members
- Photos and videos
- The provider’s statements
We can also bring in medical expert witnesses to examine the evidence and play the role of the “reasonable person.” These witnesses can offer insight into how your provider should have handled the situation and why their behavior amounts to a breach of duty.
Injury Caused by Breach
We must show that your doctor or medical provider’s breach of duty caused you to suffer harm. In other words, we must draw a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the provider’s actions, or lack of action, and your injuries.
Economic and Noneconomic Damages
Finally, we lay out the total economic and noneconomic damages that you suffered as a result of your medical malpractice injury. The sooner we get to work on your case after your injury, the easier it will be to tie your financial losses and other damages to the medical malpractice you suffered.
To learn more about how a Sarasota medical malpractice lawyer from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you recover compensation for your medical malpractice injury in Sarasota in accordance with FL § 766.118, call our office today at (941) 315-4404.
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Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Helps You Recover the Compensation You Deserve
You may be eligible to receive several forms of damages for your Sarasota medical malpractice injury. We go after medical providers and their insurers for both economic and noneconomic losses suffered by our clients.
Medical malpractice cases have low success rates, but you can improve your chances working with a medical malpractice attorney. We help medical malpractice victims collect compensation for the following and more:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost income from work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If your loved one died from injuries suffered due to medical malpractice, we can pursue a wrongful death claim on their behalf. You may be eligible to collect money for losses such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of your loved one’s future income.
To find out more about how our attorneys can help you win damages, and to set up a free case evaluation to discuss your injury, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at (941) 315-4404.
The Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Claims in Sarasota
In Florida, medical malpractice victims generally have four years to take legal action under FL § 95.11. If your injury involved fraud or intentional concealment by the provider, this deadline may be extended to seven years. Every case is different, however, so it is important to discuss yours with a Sarasota medical malpractice lawyer who can inform you of any deadlines or restrictions that apply.
If necessary, we can file a quick lawsuit to ensure that the statute of limitations does not run out on your claim.
Call Today for a Free Sarasota Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation
To speak with a lawyer today about your Sarasota medical malpractice injury, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation and never collect a fee from you until we win your case. You can reach a member of our legal staff by calling (941) 315-4404.