Sarasota Birth Injury Lawyer
The birth of a baby is one of the most amazing experiences that parents can share. That is what makes a birth injury so traumatic for both mother and infant.
Birth injuries occur in seven out of every 1,000 births, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare Costs and Utilization Project. Some birth injuries result in serious physical, emotional, and financial harm. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers have helped many families who suffered birth injuries. For a free consultation with our Sarasota birth injury lawyers, please call (855) 529-0269.
How a Sarasota Birth Injury Lawyer Protects Your Rights
Birth injuries occur for a variety of reasons. When birth injuries are caused by medical negligence, you may choose to hold the responsible party accountable.
Proving medical negligence in a birth injury can be complicated. That is why you should consider a law firm that accepts birth injury cases. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers have the staff and resources to investigate and pursue potential compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Our Sarasota Birth Injury Lawyers Accept a Variety of Birth Injury Cases, Including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Bone fractures
- Perinatal asphyxia
- Facial paralysis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Caput succedaneum
- Fetal lacerations
- Infant brain damage
- Wrongful death
A Sarasota birth injury lawyer can determine if you qualify to recover damages. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe attorney fees unless we are successful in getting you the compensation you could receive.
For a free consultation at our office, your home, or the hospital, please call (855) 529-0269.
Our Family Fighting for Your Family
Debi and Jason Chalik are board certified lawyers who are also husband and wife. Our family firm is committed to helping your family recover compensation for birth injuries and other catastrophic events. You will always work with either Debi or Jason. We understand that this is an emotional time for you and your newborn. That is why our first consultation can be at your home or in the hospital. It is also why we keep you informed throughout your case.
What a Sarasota Birth Injury Lawyer Does for You and Your Infant
Our first action is to determine if medical negligence caused the birth injury. We will look at several factors that may include:
- Did the medical providers and/or facility uphold a standard of care to avoid injury during delivery?
- Did you know that there could be a possibility of a birth injury due to the size of your baby, known health complications, or other conditions?
- If you delivered by Cesarean, was this planned or due to last minute complications?
- Does the healthcare provider and/or facility have a history of birth injuries?
- What is the expected prognosis for you and your infant?
- Do you have physical, emotional, or financial damages from your injuries?
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there were 157,700 preventable birth injuries in 2006 alone. A Sarasota birth injury lawyer can find out if your birth injury was avoidable or predictable.
Birth injury cases are complex, but we have successfully resolved many cases for injured mothers and their infants. We will do all we can to get you the compensation you may be entitled to receive. For a free consultation with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, please call (855) 529-0269 or use our online contact form.
We Understand Florida Malpractice Laws
Our birth injury lawyers have proven liability in other cases, and we successfully recovered compensation for our clients. The process for determining medical negligence includes:
- Reviewing medical records
- Interviewing witnesses
- Consulting medical experts
Each birth injury case is different. There may have been one or more causes that led to you or your infant’s injury.
In our experience, the most common medical errors include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition in mother or infant
- Clinical errors during Cesarean-section
- Improper use of vacuum extraction or forceps
- Unsanitary conditions and/or medical equipment
- Inadequate training and supervision
If you or your baby suffered needlessly during birth, you have the right to hold the negligent party responsible. In some cases, both the healthcare provider and the facility share the blame. For a free consultation with a Sarasota birth injury lawyer, please call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269.
We Will Pursue Compensation for You and Your Family
Debi and Jason Chalik founded our firm with one purpose: to fight for injured and disabled men, women, and children. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including a $450,000 settlement for a baby with Erb’s palsy. While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, a Sarasota birth injury lawyer from our firm will aggressively pursue your rightful compensation.
The Kind of Compensation You Could Receive
A Sarasota birth injury lawyer will seek compensation for damages that could include:
- Medical expenses including the past, present, and estimated future costs
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost wages if a parent loses employment or must work fewer hours to care for the injured infant
- Costs of special education, in-home care, and related costs
- Pain and suffering
Healthcare providers and facilities have medical malpractice insurance. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will pursue compensation from this coverage. Often, a doctor or hospital will want to avoid the publicity of a trial and will work towards an agreeable settlement. However, we can take your case to court if we cannot negotiate with the insurance company.
For a free consultation with a Sarasota birth injury lawyer, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269.