Shook & Stone has a team of skilled injury attorneys who can help medical negligence victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a negligent medical professional’s actions, a Henderson medical malpractice lawyer can investigate your claim, determine who is at fault, and fight for the maximum financial recovery.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a healthcare provider in which the care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.
To prove medical malpractice, the patient must show that the healthcare provider:
- Owed a duty of care to the patient
- Breached the standard of care owed to the patient
- Caused an injury to the patient
- The breach of duty and resulting injury must have caused damages.
In other words, the healthcare provider must have been negligent in their treatment of the patient, which must have caused the patient harm. The harm can be physical, emotional, or financial.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases
Our seasoned medical error lawyers in Henderson have experience handling a variety of cases, including but not limited to:
Birth injuries are some of the most devastating medical malpractice cases. They can occur due to a variety of factors, such as the use of too much force during delivery, failure to monitor the baby’s heart rate, or failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner.
Surgical errors can occur due to a variety of factors, such as performing surgery on the wrong body part, leaving foreign objects inside the patient’s body, or making surgical mistakes.
Anesthesia errors can occur when the health care provider administering the anesthesia is not properly trained or fails to monitor the patient’s vital signs. This can often result in serious injuries or even death.
Medication errors can occur when a healthcare provider prescribes the wrong medication or dosage or fails to properly monitor the patient’s reaction to the medication.
Emergency room errors
Emergency room errors can occur due to a variety of factors, such as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to properly treat a patient’s condition.
If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Henderson, contact Shook & Stone today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options. If we believe you have a valid claim, we will aggressively pursue the responsible parties to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Don’t wait – call Shook & Stone now to speak with a medical negligence lawyer in Henderson.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?
In most cases, the healthcare provider who was directly involved in the negligent treatment can be held liable. This could be:
- Physician’s assistant
- Health care providers
What Are the Statutes of Limitations for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim?
The statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a medical malpractice claim. In Nevada, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury or four years from the date of the act of medical malpractice, whichever occurs first.
This means that if you do not file your claim within two years of the date of your injury, you will most likely be barred from doing so. If you do not file your claim within four years of the date of the act of medical malpractice, you will most likely be barred from doing so.
It is important to note that there are some exceptions to the statute of limitations. For instance, if the patient is a minor, the statute of limitations may be extended. If the health care provider fraudulently concealed the act of medical malpractice, the statute of limitations may also be extended. If you are unsure whether the statute of limitations applies to your case, you should contact a Henderson medical malpractice attorney who can advise you of your legal options.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Medical Negligence Lawyer?
At Shook & Stone, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf. This allows us to provide high-quality legal representation to all our clients, regardless of their financial situation.
Speak With a Henderson Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact a Henderson medical malpractice lawyer at Shook & Stone today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. If we believe you have a claim, we will aggressively pursue it, fighting for the compensation you need and deserve.
Don’t wait – call Shook & Stone today.