Suffering after trusting a medical professional with your safety and well-being can feel like a betrayal. You might be able to pursue damages to compensate you for your losses related to your medical malpractice injuries, however.
A financial award cannot resolve the situation completely, yet, compensation can pay for many of your injury-related losses. Consider calling Bernstein & Poisson at (702) 633-3333 today. We offer all of our prospective clients free initial consultations wherein we can explain how our Enterprise medical malpractice lawyers can help you.
Types of Compensation We Can Help You Secure
The circumstances of your unique situation will determine the kinds of damages to which you are entitled. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for losses that you did not even consider. Your Enterprise medical malpractice lawyer can help you seek an award to cover the following costs:
- Follow-up medical appointments
- Any services you had to hire for help while you recovered (e.g., a housekeeper)
- Prescriptions or bandages you had to purchase for yourself
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Lost wages, benefits, and tips that you would have made if you could attend work
Non-economic damages are also relevant in this situation. Right now, you might be feeling very stressed and weak. Life might look different than it did before your medical team failed to keep you safe.
You could collect the following damages:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Past and future pain and suffering
- The loss of one or more limbs
- Loss of consortium
After learning about the details of your situation, our law firm can explain whether you could be entitled to collect additional types of damages.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Enterprise, call (702) 997-6999
Forms of Medical Malpractice that We Can Help You With
Medical malpractice cases are varied and different. Anything from tools or sponges left in a patient’s body, misdiagnosis, or operation on the wrong body part could qualify for compensation.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
Negative Drug Interactions or Reactions
Some drugs are not right for everyone. When a medical professional fails to check a patient’s medical history, they may administer a drug that contraindicates various aspects of their health. In older patients, this can be incredibly dangerous, as elderly patients could take many medications for several health issues.
Their doctors should inform patients of the reactions that could occur. Doctors should also be aware of how the medications they prescribe could negatively interact with the ones that the patient is already taking. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affirms how dangerous this can be.
Physical Harm from Being Mishandled
Additionally, nurses, physical therapists, technicians, and doctors should be gentle with the people they treat. An Enterprise medical malpractice lawyer can help if you or a loved one suffered:
- Bruising, scratches, or cuts after your attending staff did not handle you safely; or,
- A broken bone or traumatic brain injury due to an unsupervised fall.
Call (702) 633-3333 to talk to the Bernstein & Poisson team about your legal options.
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What the Insurance Claims Process Involves
If this is your first time having to fight for compensation, you might be confused about what lies ahead of you. Do not worry. Our firm has helped many people like you since 1997.
We can promote your legal interests by:
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
We can help you file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company. Your representative will negotiate for a settlement that covers your current and past out-of-pocket losses, as well as account for your expected future losses.
If the insurance company does not want to pay you, we can file a lawsuit and continue to negotiate until your court date. If the insurance company agrees to settle prior to that day, you will not have to go to court.
Litigating Your Case
However, if we cannot secure an out-of-court settlement for you, we can litigate on your behalf. We can represent your interests before a judge and jury.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
You might be curious about how a lawyer from our firm could help you. As discussed above, our main driving force is to get you fair compensation.
However, we will also do other things, such as:
Communicate with the Insurance Company for You
After you retain our services, we will manage all communications with the insurer. You will not have to hold your tongue in tense conversations with adjusters. We can relay your side of the story for you inasmuch as when victims speak directly with the insurer, they risk having their words taken out of context.
Additionally, you might be suffering from a weakened mental state while recovering from your injuries. Do not allow the insurer to try to get you to accept an unfair settlement that does not fully account for your losses. An Enterprise medical malpractice lawyer can stand between you and the insurance company.
Secure Evidence to Prove Liability
There might be more than one party liable for your injuries. Our aim is to hold all responsible parties accountable.
We can collect the following forms of evidence (if they exist):
- Security footage showing how you or a loved one was injured
- Documents that confirm elements of your testimony
- Any prescriptions that you received
- Expert medical witnesses who can testify to their field’s accepted “standard of care,” per the Legal Information Institute (LII)
- Eyewitness accounts from other medical staff or patients
There could be other pieces of information that your legal team can use to build your case.
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Retain a Lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson
An Enterprise medical malpractice lawyer will provide you with the attention that you deserve. Call us at (702) 633-3333. We can discuss how your case might have relevant timelines that could limit how long you have to file a lawsuit.