If you believe a physician or other medical provider negligent care left you with serious medical conditions or a disability, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries.
Sadly, far too many people across Nevada find themselves the victims of medical malpractice and must pursue a claim against their health care provider to receive the financial resources they need for subsequent treatments, therapy, time off from work, disability, and emotional distress. Whether your doctor made a mistake during surgery or failed to provide you with an accurate diagnosis, the toll of a medical mistake can have a substantial impact on your life. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your damages.
Preventable Mistakes and Medical Malpractice
One of the most important components of your medical malpractice claim in Nevada is the determination of whether the physician or health care provider in question deviated from what another professional in their position would have done.
The facts surrounding your case must be carefully evaluated by an experienced medical malpractice attorney, and possibly an expert medical witness, to identify whether your health care provider’s mistakes deviated from a reasonable standard of care ordinarily used by professionals of similar training or experience under the circumstances.
As a plaintiff in a malpractice case, you will have the burden of proving that your health care professional committed professional negligence by a preponderance of the evidence. This is a higher standard than a typical negligence claim because a medical provider is held to the standard of conduct or care that would be employed by a professional in their field of similar experience and training. They have a higher duty of care than a person without their training or experience.
If you are able to prove that the health care provider was professionally negligent, you must then prove that their negligence was the actual and proximate cause of your injury and that it resulted in damages to you. These damages may be monetary and/or non-monetary.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
It is reported that at least 250,000 people every single year are killed as a result of medical errors and many more suffer illnesses and injuries that could have been prevented if the doctor had given you the appropriate level of care. Medical malpractice can involve any situation in which a doctor’s conduct fell under the professional standard of care that they had a legal duty to provide to you. This can look different from case to case, but most medical malpractice cases include one or more of the following:
- Releasing you from care too soon
- Delayed treatment
- Surgical errors
- Failed to run appropriate tests
- Failed to refer you to a specialist
- Failed to diagnose you
- Medication errors
Knowing how to proceed with a case and some of the challenges you might encounter when pursuing a claim for recovering is essential. During this difficult time, it is crucial to obtain the representation of an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney to explore your options and help you to develop a comprehensive case strategy.
Preparing a Legal Case for Medical Malpractice
Filing a lawsuit against a hospital or physician means that you will be up against insurance companies that successfully defend against claims just like yours every day. These insurance companies typically have extensive teams of lawyers that are thoroughly experienced in defending medical malpractice.
Likewise, you need to have the support of an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney to help guide you through the process and assertively pursue your claim to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
To receive compensation, you must file your claim within three years after the date of the incident to file a claim against the accused doctor. Waiting beyond this time period means the case will be thrown out.
Do Not Face a Hospital or Insurance Company Alone
An experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney can assist you with the more complicated aspects of your claim. Medical malpractice claims can be difficult to prove, particularly when they involve an understanding of complex medical facts or allegations of wrongful death, birth injuries, or catastrophic injuries.
If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, The Law Offices of Gina M. Corena, PLLC is available to help. We will use our years of experience helping countless medical malpractice victims to form a comprehensive case strategy to recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Gina Corena is a skilled litigator that has practiced in Nevada her entire career. Ms. Corena prides herself in her devotion to representing injured clients and has acquired millions in settlements and litigation awards for her clients since founding The Law Offices of Gina M. Corena, PLLC. Named a Top 40 under 40 Attorney by the American Society of Legal Advocates and one of the “Ten Best Attorneys” in Nevada for her exceptional and outstanding client services, Gina Corena is a litigator that will fight for you.
For a consultation and review of your case, contact us online or by phone at (702) 680-1111.