If you or someone you love suffered harm because a doctor or medical provider committed malpractice, you may be eligible to recover compensation from the provider and their insurer. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers help victims in St. Petersburg collect for their medical malpractice injuries.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers takes on medical providers and their insurers, fighting them for the damages our clients deserve. We are so confident in our abilities that we never charge a fee until our clients get paid. That means you can have us on our side without having to worry about paying us out of pocket. We get paid when you do. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of our St. Petersburg medical malpractice team, call us today at (855) 529-0269.
Medical Malpractice Claims in St. Petersburg
According to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), it is difficult to win a medical malpractice lawsuit. But plaintiffs who prevail are compensated well. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help your chances of a positive outcome by putting our resources available toward your medical malpractice claim.
With fewer than 25% of plaintiffs prevailing in medical malpractice claims, it is important to have the evidence necessary to convince a jury to rule in your favor. We have a dedicated investigative staff that will begin digging into your case on day one. We will gather every available piece of evidence showing that the medical provider is financially liable for your injuries. The evidence we may use to prove your claim includes:
- Subsequent medical evaluations
- Video surveillance
- Eyewitness testimony
- Statements from other medical providers
- Statements from medical staff members
- Statements from the provider himself or herself
- Expert witness testimony
Expert witnesses can be instrumental. Medical providers in Florida must follow the “reasonable person” standard, which states that they must provide as good as or better care than one would expect from a reasonable person with the same background and training in the same position.
We can bolster your claim by bringing in medical professionals to serve as expert witnesses to your claim. These witnesses will evaluate your injury, review the evidence, and then testify as to how they would have handled the same situation. This is powerful evidence, as it draws a vivid picture of how your provider fell short of their professional standard.
Insurance Company Negotiation
Most doctors carry malpractice insurance precisely because of situations such as yours. So, to collect compensation for your injuries, we typically must go through an insurance company.
We know how to take on insurers and make sure they pay our clients the damages they deserve. Never speak with an insurance company representative before speaking to us, as they may elicit a statement or comment from you that they can use to deny or reduce your claim.
Jury Trial Experience
If we need to, our attorneys will file a lawsuit and try your case in front of a jury. This is a challenging process, but the payoff can be substantial. Typically, medical malpractice jury verdicts are on average 17 times higher than other tort case judgments entered. With us on your side, you can be confident with our attorneys.
For a free, no-risk case evaluation, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers to speak with a St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyer at (855) 529-0269. And know that you will never pay us a fee until we win.
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The Elements of a Winning Medical Malpractice Claim
A winning medical malpractice claim must prove a few things. We must make the following four items clear:
The Provider Owed You a Duty of Care
We first must show that the doctor or medical provider owed you a duty of care. We can usually demonstrate this by providing evidence of an existing doctor-patient relationship. This type of relationship automatically implies a duty of care. If the provider was a nurse, physician’s assistant, or other medical staff member working for a doctor with whom you had an active doctor-patient relationship, that staff member also owed you a duty of care.
The Provider Breached Their Duty of Care
We next demonstrate that the provider breached their duty of care by failing to uphold the reasonable person standard. In other words, the level of care they provided you was of a lower quality than one would expect from a reasonable person with the same background and training in the same situation.
You Suffered Injuries as a Result
The next step is tying your injuries to the provider’s breach of care. We will present evidence to make the cause-and-effect relationship clear.
You Incurred Economic and Noneconomic Losses
Finally, we will enumerate the economic and noneconomic losses you suffered because of your injury, and we will pursue the provider and their insurer for the full amount.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Fights for the Fair Compensation You Deserve
A St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyer can help you win the following economic and noneconomic damages for your medical malpractice injury:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Statute of Limitations
Florida medical malpractice victims generally have four years to file a lawsuit under FL § 95.11. However, every case is different, so you should speak with a lawyer about the specifics of yours.
Call for a Free St. Petersburg Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are ready to get to work on your case today. You can work directly with one of our partners, and you never pay us a fee until we win. For a free, no-risk case evaluation, call a St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyer at (855) 529-0269.