If you were the victim of medical malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The medical malpractice lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson understand the magnitude of what you are experiencing. We want to handle your legal matters so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Our founding partners, Scott Bernstein and Jack Poisson, have six decades of experience in the legal field. If you were injured as a result of medical malpractice, call (702) 633-3333 to speak with a member of our team for free. From there, we work on a contingency-fee-basis and collect nothing unless we win your case.
Medical Malpractice Laws in North Las Vegas
NRS §41A.015 notes that professional negligence is when a health care provider fails to use the “reasonable care, skill or knowledge” expected of another professional in the same situation. To secure compensation for your injury-related losses, you will need to supplement your case with evidence. When you work with Bernstein & Poisson, we can consult with third-party field experts regarding your health and quality of care.
We can also cite your medical records to prove how you were injured and why.
The Statute of Limitations
You may have a short period of time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit if one is deemed necessary. Per NRS §41A.097, you have one year to file a lawsuit. Call our law firm today to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving North Las Vegas, call (702) 997-6999
Compensable Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case
Everyone deserves to walk out of a medical facility knowing that they have received the best care possible. When this does not happen, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. Some compensable damages in your case may include:
- Your medical expenses, including medications, medical appointments, surgical procedures, physical therapy, and hospitalization
- Your lost past, present, and future income
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future pain and suffering and mental anguish
- Costs associated with wrongful death, including the decedent’s funeral and burial expenses
You may be able to recover compensation for damages not included here. A medical malpractice lawyer does more than negotiate on your behalf; they will compile evidence, stand up to large insurance companies, and act as your legal advocate.
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Examples of Medical Malpractice
Victims of medical malpractice are often confused, overwhelmed, and unsure as to whether they have legal options. While every medical malpractice case is different, and every victim’s story is unique, some examples of medical errors include:
Failing to Properly Diagnose a Condition
The failure to properly diagnose a condition can result in medication errors, delays in life-saving treatments, and fatalities. Our team has handled cases in which failure to diagnose has led to:
- Catastrophic brain bleeds
- Diabetic coma
- Heart attack
When a medical professional fails to perform the right tests, carry out a thorough examination, or run the right testing, they could improperly diagnose a patient’s condition.
Labor and Birth Negligence
Few things are more fraught with emotion than pregnancy and childbirth. Patients put their future in their medical providers’ hands.
Failure to make life-saving decisions regarding testing, treatment, and postpartum care can result in life-threatening conditions for the mother and child. Common injuries that occur due to an obstetrician or midwife’s negligence include cerebral palsy and shoulder dystocia.
Going under the knife can bring out anxiety in even the most trusting of patients. However, not all procedures go as expected. Commonly seen surgical errors include:
- Leaving a foreign object inside of the patient’s body
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Failing to provide post-surgical care
A North Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer can review your situation and determine if you have the basis for a claim or lawsuit.
Prescription Drug Errors
Over or under-medicating a patient can put their health in jeopardy. Fault in these situations rests on a case-by-case basis.
For instance, you may have been prescribed the wrong prescription by your doctor. You may have had the prescription incorrectly filled by a pharmacy. In either case, you could have a case for compensation.
If you suspect that you suffered injuries because of medical malpractice, trust your instincts. Bernstein & Poisson can review your case, answer your questions, and advise you on how to proceed.
Explore Your Options in a Free Case Review
If you suffered harm as a result of a medical professional’s error or negligence, the time to act is today. A North Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson can get started building your case as soon as you give our team a call.
- Collect evidence to corroborate your allegations
- Consult with field experts regarding your treatment and damages
- Calculate the cost of your damages
- Negotiate a settlement
- Advise you on the fairness of any settlement offers
- Manage communications with the involved parties
- Fight for your rights in court, if necessary
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Call an Attorney Today for Help
Our legal team is committed to protecting your legal rights. You do not need to pursue compensation on your own. Call (702) 633-3333 to learn more.