There are laws in place that make it possible for injured patients to recoup compensation for injuries that result from subpar or sub-standard medical treatment. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence in Las Vegas, it is crucial to seek legal counsel with an attorney in a timely manner due to the strict statute of limitation laws. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, you can contact Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney Adam Breeden today.
Medical malpractice occurs due to negligence, either through action or failure to act, and when medical care does not meet the accepted standard of care. This “standard of care” is generally defined as what a “reasonably qualified health care provider is required to do under similar circumstances involving the treatment of a patient.”
This standard of care applies to all medical practitioners, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, hospitals, nursing homes, and many other professionals and entities.
When injuries or deaths occur at the hands of negligent doctors or healthcare providers, it creates a nightmare for patients and their families. After all, you look to doctors and health care providers to assist you in recovering your health, the last thing that you would expect is to sustain injuries or permanent damage, aggravating your health condition even further.
All doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other health care providers are legally obligated to provide a specific standard of medical care. They are not, however, responsible for all the harm that patients experience.
On the other hand, with the help of an attorney, they can be held legally liable if their patients suffer injuries or harm because they deviated from the standard of medical care that’s commonly expected in the same or similar circumstances.
To pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are four key elements of your case that must be proven in court:
A qualified lawyer with experience in medical malpractice litigation can review your case to figure out whether your claim is valid and actionable. Keep in mind that dissatisfaction with a treatment’s results isn’t considered negligence. That being said, here are common situations involving medical negligence that could lead to a malpractice case:
Under the medical malpractice laws in Nevada, the statute of limitations or deadline for filing a medical malpractice case will expire three years following the injury date or a year after the patient discovered the injury. While the time limits may seem clear and simple, in practice, the application of the time limits in medical malpractice claims are not always straightforward and will always be specific to the discovery or date of occurrence, especially when it becomes contested.
Likewise, a patient’s injury may not be discovered for several months or years in some cases. In these cases, a lawyer will have less time to review the case, get all the necessary evidence, have experts prove the merit of the case, and file a claim. Therefore, the moment you suspect a medical error, you need to move quickly to secure your legal right to receive compensation.
Litigation surrounding a medical malpractice case can be complex and requires outstanding legal representation and expert medical testimony. The attorneys at Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law are experienced in handling all aspects of a medical malpractice claim, including:
The lawyers and professionals at Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law bring to the table exemplary skill and experience in both the legal and medical fields and can provide a personalized level of service and counsel that is difficult to find at other law firms. We are recognized for our continued success in medical malpractice lawsuits of all types and stand ready to provide you with help in your case.
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