Florida Personal Injury Attorney
The law office of The Nurse Attorney, PLLC in Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota Bradenton area) handles a wide range of personal injury matters throughout Florida. Below is a brief overview of the firm’s major areas of practice and how The Nurse Attorney can help. For immediate assistance, contact The Nurse Attorney’s office for a free consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated Sarasota Bradenton personal injury attorney.
- Sarasota Bradenton Brain Damage
- Sarasota Bradenton Contaminated Blood & Platelet Transfusion
- Sarasota Bradenton Pulmonary Embolism
- Sarasota Bradenton Car Accident
- Sarasota Bradenton Medical Malpractice
- Sarasota Bradenton Motorcycle Accident
- Sarasota Bradenton Nursing Home Abuse
- Sarasota Bradenton Workers’ Compensation
- Sarasota Bradenton Wrongful Death
Representing Injured Victims Throughout Florida for Personal Injury Matters
The law office of The Nurse Attorney, PLLC in Lakewood Ranch, Florida (Sarasota Bradenton area) handles a wide range of personal injury matters throughout Florida. Below is a brief overview of the firm’s major areas of practice and how The Nurse Attorney can help. Click on a topic for more information, or for immediate assistance, contact The Nurse Attorney for a free consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated personal injury lawyer.
Medical Malpractice – We put our health and our very lives in the hands of professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat us correctly. When hospitals, doctors and other health care professionals fail to exercise the proper standard of care, they can and should be held accountable for their negligence or incompetence. As a former Critical Care Registered Nurse who worked in numerous hospitals before becoming an attorney, Marjorie Chalfant understands what goes on “behind the scenes” and how doctors and hospitals react to medical errors. The Nurse Attorney, PLLC represents victims of the most complex and complicated forms of medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis, failure to treat, failure to monitor and examine, medication errors, failure to communicate, contamination, sepsis, and hospital acquired infections, incompetent or inadequate staffing issues, birth injuries, and death, to name a few.
Auto Accidents – Thousands of people die every year in Florida traffic crashes, and hundreds of thousands more are injured. Florida’s no-fault insurance law provides some measure of compensation for your medical expenses, but these benefits may be as little as only $2,500. The Nurse Attorney Marjorie Chalfant can help you get the maximum PIP benefits and can represent you in a lawsuit against the negligent driver if you are seriously injured. A “serious injury” in Florida is both a medical and a legal definition. The Nurse Attorney’s deep level of understanding of the medical nature of your injuries is invaluable for successful claims and financial recovery against an at-fault driver.
Motorcycle Accidents – Motorcyclists are many more times more likely to be injured or killed in a traffic accident than a driver or passenger of a car or truck. To make matters worse, many jurors harbor unconscious biases against bikers and are prone to assign blame to the rider in any given accident. As an experienced courtroom attorney, Nurse Attorney Marjorie Chalfant is adept in evaluating and proving serious injury claims.
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse – We entrust our elders and loved ones to the care of professionals when they can no longer care for themselves, and their care is beyond our capabilities to provide. Sadly, the quality of nursing home care varies greatly from place to place, and even within a facility over time due to high staff turnover and inadequate supervision. When a resident is injured, nursing homes may offer excuses and may blame the injury or death the patient’s own physical or mental condition. Prior to becoming an attorney, Marjorie Chalfant worked in nursing homes as a nursing assistant, an L.P.N, and as a registered nurse. Her insight into nursing home operations and patient care has proven invaluable in representing victims of medical malpractice.
Negligent Security and Premises Liability – Property owners have a duty to keep their premises in safe condition for their customers, workers, or members of the public lawfully on their property. This duty includes making reasonable inspections of the property and promptly fixing or cleaning up any hazardous condition, or posting a warning about the danger until it can be fixed. Property owners who fail to live up to this duty can be liable for slip and fall injuries which occur on their premises, or thefts and assaults which occur due to inadequate security. Premises liability cases can be challenging to prove; however, with over 30 years of litigation and court room experience, The Nurse Attorney Marjorie Chalfant knows how to investigate and prosecute premises liability cases.
Brain Damage – A brain injury can cause permanent, life-altering disabilities. It can also be a difficult injury to diagnose and treat properly. With experience as a critical care nurse in numerous Florida hospitals and nursing homes, as well as decades of legal practice handling serious and catastrophic personal injuries, Nurse Attorney Marjorie Chalfant understands the difficult medical and legal issues involving brain damage cases.
Wrongful Death – When a negligent, intentional or careless act takes the life of another, financial compensation for surviving spouses, children and/or parents include emotional pain and suffering, loss of future earnings and support, and other damages. Florida laws for wrongful death cases can be complex and certain rules apply as to who can bring a wrongful death action and what financial damages can be recovered. The Nurse Attorney Marjorie Chalfant has decades of experience in personal injury and wrongful death matters to provide sound legal advice and professional representation to help grieving and struggling families get the financial help they need.
Contact the Experienced Sarasota Bradenton Personal Injury Attorney
Call The Nurse Attorney, PLLC at the Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota Bradenton area) office to schedule a free consultation regarding your case. Marjorie Chalfant, RN, JD represents clients throughout the State of Florida and beyond, and in fact, she is also hired by lawyers in other states throughout the U.S. to help them with their out-of-state injury cases. Let the Florida Nurse Attorney help you today.