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Nevada Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Were you injured by a doctor, dentist, chiropractor, surgeon, nurse, hospital or other medical provider? Determining if one of these healthcare providers' mistake could have been prevented is an essential step in formulating a case against the provider. It is very daunting to think about the care you were supposed to receive and why you were not treated properly.

Determining possible prevention of mistakes requires careful consideration, analysis, and a detailed review of medical records that ONLY an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can achieve. Our medical malpractice lawyers are experienced and dedicated to helping you seek the justice you deserve. We ensure that you are treated fairly when your trust has been violated by a medical provider.

If your healthcare provider breached your trust and was negligent or engaged in misconduct that caused you harm or injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation and fair justice.

You may have a medical malpractice claim if you were:

  • Delayed or denied treatment
  • Not to referred to a specialist
  • Denied appropriate tests
  • Harmed during a surgery or other procedure
  • Issued a misdiagnosis
  • Treated with mishandled, faulty, or broken equipment
  • Prescribed the wrong medication, wrong dosage, or had adverse side effects from medication
  • Released from care too soon

If you think you may have a case, contact our team of legal professionals for a FREE CONSULTATION today to find out. Don't wait, you do not want to miss out on the ability to file a claim in the required time frame!

If you or someone you know has been injured by a doctor, dentist, chiropractor, hospital or another medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses,
  • Occupational or physical therapy,
  • Psychological counseling,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Spousal pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Disfigurement,
  • Wrongful birth, and/or
  • Wrongful death
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Do you know constitutes medical malpractice in Nevada?

Medical malpractice is another form of “professional negligence.” Nevada's law on professional negligence is codified in a statute (NRS 41A.015) and it says:

“Professional negligence” means the failure of a provider of health care, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar circumstances by similarly trained and experienced providers of health care.

A “Provider of health care” includes doctors, psychologists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, optometrists, physical therapists, podiatrists, physician assistants, medical laboratory directors and technicians, and dietitians. Licensed hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, physicians' professional corporations and group practices are also included.

How much money can I recover if I was harmed by a provider of health care?

Nevada law allows for monetary compensation for pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement and other non-pecuniary damages.

Medical Malpractice claims in Nevada for pain, suffering and other non-economic damages are capped at $350,000.

Types of Medical Malpractice in Nevada

  • Lack of informed consent to a medical procedure.
  • Failure to refer to a specialist.
  • Failure to properly treat complications of care like infections and worsening of conditions
  • Failure to diagnose various conditions
  • Failure to properly treat diseases
  • Failure to properly oversee medical staff
  • Improper anesthesia and anesthesia accidents.
  • Prescribed the wrong medication, dosage, or had adverse side effects from medication
  • Death during surgery.

Nevada law requires most medical malpractice victims to file suit within three (3) years of when the injury allegedly occurred.

However, injuries resulting from medical malpractice often don't manifest themselves until far later. In such situations, victims may file suit by the earlier of:

  • One (1) year from discovering the injury, or
  • One (1) year from the date on which he or she should have discovered the injury through the use of reasonable diligence.

If you think you may have a case, contact our team of legal professionals for a FREE CONSULTATION today to find out. Don't wait, you do not want to miss out on the ability to file a claim in the required time frame!

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