Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Miami, FL
You entrust your health and well-being to a medical provider. If that medical provider makes a mistake, it could cause or worsen a serious health condition.
If a medical professional made a mistake that caused you harm, a medical malpractice lawyer in Miami, FL at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve to get medical care, pay your bills, and account for your pain and suffering.
Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases
Some of the types of medical negligence that may constitute a malpractice case include:
- Negligence during childbirth
- Birth injuries
- Lack of education or hospital protocols
- Anesthesiologist errors
- Prescription drug errors
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
- Retained foreign objects
Any medical negligence that causes harm to a patient may constitute a medical malpractice case. Talk to a lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine about your case for help taking legal action.
Let Us Investigate Your Medical Malpractice Case
We will handle all investigations and identify which party is liable. Some of the documents we may retrieve and review to establish liability include:
- Medical records
- Physician statements
- Patient statements
- Expert witnesses
A medical malpractice case must establish these four elements:
- Duty of care: The defendant owed you a duty of care. (All doctors owe their patients a duty of care.)
- Breach of standard of care: Doctors and other medical professionals must follow an acceptable standard of care.
- Causation: Your case must prove the doctor’s negligence caused or worsened your medical condition.
- Damages: We must demonstrate that you experienced damages, which may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Recover the Damages Caused by a Negligent Medical Professional
A severe medical mistake can leave you with physical, financial, and emotional damages. Some of the types of damages for which you may recover compensation include:
- Medical costs
- Surgical costs
- Home or vehicle modifications
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
Every medical malpractice case is different. Speak with a lawyer about the specific details of your case. We can determine the best legal steps to take to prove the value of your medical malpractice damages.
We may use medical records, wage statements, vocational specialist testimony, medical expert testimony, and other evidence to prove the value of your case.
Call one of our lawyers today at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at 305-944-2035.
Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations
You have to take legal action before Florida’s statute of limitations expires. If you do not, you may be unable to file a lawsuit and get compensation.
Florida requires that you file your medical malpractice lawsuit within two years from the date of the mistake, or two years from the date you discovered your injuries. The maximum amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice case is four years.
With limited exceptions, if you fail to act within the statute of limitations, you will be unable to file your lawsuit and recover compensation. So act quickly if you developed a health condition or your health condition worsened because of a medical mistake. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at 305-944-2035.
Work With a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Miami, FL
Florida has specific requirements for filing a medical malpractice case. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers will assist you with the legal process so you can focus on getting better.
While it might not be possible to reverse the harm you suffered as a result of a medical mistake, it may be possible to collect compensation from the responsible party for your damages.
Get a Complimentary Consultation
Having a lot of questions after a medical mistake is normal. You might wonder who will cover the increasing medical costs, especially when you are unable to work. You also might wonder who is to blame for the mistake. A complimentary and confidential consultation gives us the opportunity to get to know you and the details of your case.
Contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. Call us at 305-944-2035 for a free case evaluation.