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Medical Malpractice Attorneys In Nevada

All patients are entitled to a certain standard of care from healthcare providers. When medical professionals fail to achieve that standard of care, it can have disastrous results. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the actions (or inaction) of a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare professional, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP can help you pursue your case.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to an injury, illness, or disability that occurs due to the careless or negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, psychiatrist, podiatrist, hospital, or any other medical care provider. If a healthcare provider is determined legally responsible for the injury, he or she is responsible for monetary compensation to the injured party. A medical malpractice lawyer with a civil litigation law firm can help prove responsibility and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Common Types Of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs fails to provide an acceptable standard of care, resulting in injury. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled in handling cases concerning a number of forms of medical malpractice.

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose: Failure to diagnose an illness can have long-term, even fatal consequences for patients. This can also include a diagnosis that was delayed significantly.
  • Ineffective or delayed treatment: If a medical professional fails to meet the standards of care that another professional with similar knowledge and skills would offer, this could qualify as medical malpractice.
  • Anesthesia errors: Anesthesiologists may fail to adequately educate their patients regarding eating and drinking before surgery, fail to note relevant allergies, or fail to properly monitor a patient’s vital signs.
  • Medical device error: This occurs when a medical professional misuses a medical device, or the device itself is defective.
  • Operating room or surgical errors: These errors could include improper sterilization of equipment, performing the wrong procedure, or improper care leading to complications such as blood clots.
  • Emergency room errors: Because emergency rooms are hectic by nature, professionals may misread charts, X-rays, or test results; misdiagnose complaints; or make medication errors.
  • Post-operative negligence: Healthcare providers have a responsibility to monitor their patients following an operation for complications such as post-surgical infections.
  • Birth-related injuries: This type of medical malpractice includes improper prenatal care, failure to perform a C-section, or improper use of forceps during delivery.
  • Medication or pharmacy errors: When doctors, nurses, or pharmacists provide medications that negatively interact with others the patient is taking or trigger known allergies, this can be considered malpractice.
  • Healthcare facility or hospital errors: In some cases, the hospital where the patient was injured can be included in the suit. For example, if the hospital hired a medical professional who was under-qualified.
  • Nursing home negligence: Nursing home residents rely on staff to provide them with care, and when that care is insufficient, the results can be disastrous. Signs of nursing home neglect and abuse can include unsanitary living conditions, unexplained injuries, bedsores, or inadequate nutrition.
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Proving Medical Malpractice In Las Vegas

Your medical malpractice attorney’s job is to prove that your injury is the result of malpractice. We prepare your case so that you can focus on your recovery. Our Las Vegas attorneys review medical reports and collect relevant evidence to establish whether you have a claim, determine the compensation you are eligible to receive, determine who should be held liable, and explain your options to you. In order to prove medical malpractice, your lawyer must prove that the medical professional in question failed to meet the expected standard of care and that this directly led to an injury that is worth compensation. Depending on the injury, damages might include medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Our experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys will stand by your side and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation.

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