Most patients expect medical professionals to meet high standards—and so does the law. When doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals violate these standards, patients can pursue justice for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice causes many people to suffer injuries and illnesses that they never would have experienced otherwise. If a Nevada healthcare professional injured you, call the Nevada medical malpractice lawyers at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, to see if you can seek compensation.
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If you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice, this guide may help you recognize that it’s time to seek legal help. If you have not faced this issue yet, this guide will prepare you and teach you how to identify and address medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals fail to uphold their standards of care. The law sets this standard by assessing what other qualified, medical professionals would have done in a given situation. If a healthcare provider fails to do what another would have done (or would have been reasonably expected to do) in a patient setting under similar circumstances, it may qualify as medical malpractice.
For injured patients to succeed in a medical malpractice case, they must prove that malpractice occurred. A victim needs to present legal claims (or complaints) that show a medical provider was negligent or engaged in malpractice. This process is sometimes quite expensive due to the experts needed to prove causality.
Nevada law requires that someone bringing a medical malpractice claim prove all of the following:
If you reside in Nevada and wish to take legal action against a medical professional for medical malpractice, you generally must file your action either:
The statute of limitations still technically allows injured individuals to file a claim if they miss this time period. The court, however, will likely dismiss the case due to the delayed filing.
First, damages are the losses you experienced due to medical malpractice.
Medical bills, for example, are one type of damage.
In Nevada, the non-economic damage cap for medical malpractice cases is $350,000.
Several parties may face liability for an instance of medical malpractice. A hospital usually isn’t responsible for the actions of doctors who work there, for example. However, there are three primary exceptions to this rule.
If any of these apply to your case, you may qualify to pursue damages from the doctor as well as the hospital:
Partner with a reliable attorney who can help you with the legal process and in determining how to handle your claim.
You can work with a medical malpractice attorney to gather the required materials for filing a claim, including:
Medical malpractice has the potential to change survivors’ lives forever. If a negligent Nevada doctor or other medical professional victimized you, you may pursue compensation for the losses you faced due to your injuries.
If you want to learn more about medical malpractice law and how it may apply to your circumstances, we can help. Contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, today or call us at (702) 382-9797 to speak to a qualified Nevada personal injury attorney about your case.
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