When a patient who suffered an injury or is experiencing severe symptoms visits a hospital, they expect to receive prompt, competent medical treatment that addresses their condition. Unfortunately, emergency room wait times seem to be growing longer every year, and patients don’t always receive the medical care they need in a reasonable time frame. Worse yet, when an unreasonable delay in treatment occurs, patients’ conditions may worsen.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to an unreasonably delay in treatment from a negligent medical professional, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Contact our Nevada law firm today to schedule a consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer!
Much like any other medical negligence claim, delayed medical treatment claims can be difficult to prove without the assistance of a skilled medical malpractice attorney. This is because there are several hurdles victims must overcome to bring a successful medical malpractice claim. While the specifics of each case will vary, there are certain elements claimants will need to prove before they can hold a medical professional liable for malpractice. Generally, claimants must:
In the case of delayed medical treatment, victims would need to show they suffered injury or had a condition exacerbated as a direct result of a medical professional failing to provide treatment in a reasonable time frame.
Victims of delayed medical treatment may be able to seek compensation for various economic and non-economic damages. Some of the most common compensable damages include the following.
Those who suffer losses due to malpractice deserve compensation. Providing malpractice victims with the compensation they are due is our goal as experienced litigation attorneys. The legal team with our Las Vegas law firm has extensive knowledge of Nevada medical law. Our attorneys can help you sort through the evidence, determine who should be held accountable, and provide crucial guidance during settlement negotiations. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer!