Trust in one’s doctor or other health care provider is an essential factor in the patient-practitioner relationship. As vulnerable patients, we may be entrusting our very lives to these professionals and expect to be treated with the highest standards of care and expertise. When that care turns out to be negligent—leading to injury, health damage, or death—the right to pursue legal recourse may follow against the responsible doctor, clinic, or hospital.
At Hofland & Tomsheck, our medical malpractice lawyers in Las Vegas provide experienced and dedicated legal representation to those who have been harmed through medical error or a deviation from accepted standards of health care. That negligence may have occurred as an action or lack of action on the part of a doctor, nurse, therapist, surgeon, dentist, psychiatrist, or any other health care practitioner.Types of Nevada Medical Malpractice
According to information published by the Nevada Bar, medical malpractice consists of the “failure of a physician, hospital, or employee of a hospital, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar circumstances.”
Medical malpractice may occur in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or lack of diagnosis
- Surgical errors, such as surgery on the wrong patient, wrong organ, or wrong body site
- Hospital infections
- Birth injuries due to negligence during pregnancy or childbirth
- Medication or pharmacy errors, such as wrong medication, wrong dose, or medication delivered to the patient through improper means or channels
- Anesthesia errors, including excessive anesthesia, failure to monitor vital signs during anesthesia, or failure to properly handle patient distress
- Wrong or improper treatment for the patient’s condition
Medical malpractice cases are generally very technical and specialized and are often strongly defended by the opposing party. Such cases involve expert testimony from other medical authorities and require an attorney who has the necessary skills to prevail in court. At Hofland & Tomsheck, a Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney can review your case to determine its validity, relevant legal factors, what to expect, and the best way to proceed. Our firm has been handling injury and wrongful death cases based on negligence since 1997; we are highly experienced civil case litigators.Contact a Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Lawyer
In any medical malpractice case, you have a limited amount of time to file your claim. The statute of limitations in these cases requires that the claim be filed within three years of the incident which caused the injury or within one year of when the injury was discovered. If you fail to file within those time periods, you lose your right to seek legal compensation for damages, which can include medical expenses, lost income or wages, pain, suffering, and more. The sooner you bring your case to our firm, the sooner we can begin investigating and preparing it. Since we offer a free consultation and take injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you have nothing to lose by contacting one of our Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers to get started.