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When the negligence of a doctor or medical practitioner leads to the death of a loved one

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Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney

When the negligence of a doctor or medical practitioner leads to the death of a loved one

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Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney

When the negligence of a doctor or medical practitioner leads to the death of a loved one

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Personal Injury FAQs

Learn about Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law and what makes our firm uniquely to represent you. We have decades of experience fighting companies who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We see ourselves as “courtroom warriors” for our clients and take great pride in working tirelessly to help those who have been wronged.


  • HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO BRING A CLAIM/WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS?

You have two years to bring most personal injury claims in Nevada.  However, you must carefully consult with an attorney about your claim.  Some claims, such as fraud claims, have longer statutes of limitation.  Other claims, such as medical malpractice claims, have shorter statutes of limitations (one year).

  • HOW MANY AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT CASES HAVE YOU WORKED ON?

Easily hundreds if not more than a thousand.  Be careful of part-time injury attorneys, do-it-yourself paralegals, “notaries,” and family law or probate attorneys trying to dabble in personal injury cases hoping for a quick, easy settlement.

  • I WAS JUST IN AN ACCIDENT AND THE OTHER INSURANCE COMPANY WANTS MY RECORDED STATEMENT.  SHOULD I GIVE ONE?

Absolutely not.  The only reason an insurance company wants to take your recorded statement is to find a reason to deny your claim.  Recorded statements are taken for the sole purpose of utilizing your own words against you at a later date.  Even a seemingly innocent comment or failure to remember a small detail can be twisted against you and used to deny payment on your claim.

  • HOW SOON SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

As soon as possible.  The day of the accident is best.  We can help you preserve evidence, locate doctors, find witnesses, obtain the police report, and many other things.  We can help you avoid classic “rookie” mistakes, like not taking photos of your injuries, giving recorded statements, waiting too long to seek medical treatment and others.

  • HOW ARE YOU PAID?

In most cases we work on a contingency fee, meaning we are paid a percentage of the total amount you recover at the conclusion of your case.

  • WILL YOU PAY FOR COSTS OF THE LAWSUIT?

In most cases, once we accept and file a case we will advance reasonable litigation costs.  This means the costs are paid at no up front cost to you and reimbursed once your case resolves.

  • HOW LONG DOES AN INJURY CASE TAKE TO CONCLUDE?

Be weary of attorneys promising a “quick” or easy out of court settlement.  Any attorney could settle your case quickly for 50% of what it is worth.  Fair settlements are few and far between.  Many cases can take up to two years to resolve.

  • DO YOU ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES?

Yes, but understand this:  Unless you have a written contract with your employer or are a union member, Nevada is an at-will employment state.  An employer can refuse to hire you or terminate you for any non-discriminatory reason.  This means any reason other than race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin.  If the employment decision wasn’t based on one of these factors, you probably do not have a good case.


Malpractice FAQs

  • DO YOU DO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?

Yes, we do.  Changes to Nevada law in 2005 made medical malpractice a very challenging area of law. Some attorneys won’t take medical malpractice cases, but we are not afraid of them.

  • HOW LONG TO I HAVE TO FILE A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM?

This is complex under the current law, but it is safest to assume you have only one year from the date of the malpractice.  You may have longer, but don’t rely on it.

  • I HAVE A WEEK TO FILE BY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM.  CAN YOU HELP?

This would be difficult because it routinely takes months to assemble records, retain a reviewing expert, have the expert prepare a report and draft a complaint.  I routinely have to turn down potential cases where the client first contacts me too close to the statute of limitations expiration date.  Please call us as soon as possible, don’t wait until the last minute.

  • I THINK MY RELATIVE’S DOCTORS CAUSED HIS/HER DEATH BUT I CAN’T GET MEDICAL RECORDS, DEATH RECORDS, BILLS OR ANYTHING.  CAN YOU HELP?

Yes, we can help.  Almost all death cases start like this.  We can have you appointed administrator to obtain all of your relative’s records and file a case for their Estate if it is advisable.  These are probate court filings that go along with the case.

  • DOES NEVADA HAVE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE “CAPS?”

Yes.  For non-economic damages such as pain, suffering, disfigurement, permanent injury, the cap is $350,000.  There is no cap for economic damages such as lost income, past medical bills, or future medical bills.

  • WILL YOU PAY FOR EXPERTS?

Nevada law requires that to even file a case, another physician must execute an affidavit attesting to the malpractice.  Sometimes these reviews cost $10,000 or more.  In many cases, we can advance these costs for you.

  • WILL YOU PAY FOR COSTS OF THE LAWSUIT?

In most cases, once we accept and file a case we will advance reasonable litigation costs.  This means the costs are paid at no up front cost to you and reimbursed once your case resolves.

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Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers

BREEDEN Malpractice & Injury Law

376 E. Warm Springs Rd., Suite 120 Las Vegas, NV 89119-4262

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