When a medical provider breaches the standard of care necessary to keep patients safe and causes your injury, you can hold them accountable for your losses. You should not have to pay the expenses for an injury that someone else caused you.
A Sunrise Manor medical malpractice lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson might be able to take on your claim against the medical professional. Call a member of our team today at (702) 633-3333 for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can see how we can help.
What You Can Recover in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
The compensation you may be entitled to depends on your losses in your specific case. However, you might be entitled to recover compensation for the following damages in a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit:
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medications
- Corrective surgery
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
This list is not exhaustive, and you might be able to recover compensation for any losses you suffered as a result of the medical provider’s negligence. A lawyer can give you an estimate of what they consider fair compensation in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Sunrise Manor, call (702) 997-6999
Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Nevada has a deadline of one year (with limited exceptions) for filing medical malpractice claims, according to NRS §41A.097(2). This means that you have one year from the date the healthcare provider injured you to file a lawsuit.
The statute of limitations can be confusing, and a lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson can help you understand it. We can also ensure we file your claim on time to get you the compensation you might be entitled to. Call a member of our law firm today at (702) 633-3333 to see if a medical malpractice lawyer can take on your case.
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How a Sunrise Manor Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
Some medical malpractice injury victims choose to hire a lawyer to handle their case for them because doing so on their own can be difficult. Gathering evidence, building a case, complying with the law, and negotiating a settlement can be strenuous work for the average person, let alone someone who just suffered an injury.
Here are some of the ways in which a lawyer from our firm can help you with your case:
Obtain Evidence to Build Your Case
A lawyer can gather all of the evidence they need to show that the medical provider negligently caused your injuries.
You will need your past and future medical records to show that you did not previously have your injury and that the healthcare professional’s negligence caused it.
Your lawyer can also seek an expert witness’s testimony to show that the medical provider breached their standard of care. This means they did not act in a way that another professional would have in the same situation.
They can also compile all of your bills to show how much you deserve in losses.
Prove You Deserve Compensation from the Medical Provider
Your medical malpractice lawyer will also need to show that you deserve compensation because the medical provider was negligent. After we prove they breached their standard of care that they owed you, we need to show how it caused your injuries and that you suffered material losses as a result.
This can include both medical bills and how the injury has affected your life.
Negotiate a Settlement
A lawyer can also take on all communications in your case. This includes communicating with the negligent party, their employer (if applicable), their legal representatives, and their insurance company. Your lawyer will attempt to negotiate a settlement that adequately compensates you for your losses.
Take Your Case to Court
While most civil cases settle outside of court, the medical provider might not want to compensate you fairly. If your lawyer thinks you deserve compensation, they will suggest arguing for your case at a trial.
It is ultimately up to you whether to accept any settlement offers or take your case to trial, but your attorney should have enough experience to know what is best.
A Lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson Can Help You
If you were injured by a medical provider in Sunrise Manor, Nevada, a lawyer from our firm might be able to help you file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Call a member of the Bernstein & Poisson team at (702) 633-3333. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations and can tell you whether you are entitled to compensation.