If a Winchester doctor violated the medical standard of care and caused your injuries, you do not have to let them get away with it while you suffer the financial consequences.
A Winchester medical malpractice lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson might be able to help you file a claim against the medical professional or their employer to hold them accountable for the losses they caused you. Jack Bernstein and Scott Poisson have more than 60 years of combined experience serving injury victims, and we want to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Call a member of our legal team today at (702) 633-3333 for a free, no-obligation consultation to see if we can help you.
How a Winchester Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You
Many medical malpractice victims choose to hire a lawyer to handle their case for them because doing so on their own can impede their recovery progress. If you decide to hire a medical malpractice attorney in your case, here are some of the things they can do for you:
Investigate Your Case
A medical malpractice attorney can investigate your case and gather all of the necessary evidence to prove the medical provider’s negligence. Some of the evidence they might use includes:
- Your medical records
- Testimony from expert witnesses
- Eyewitness accounts of the negligence
- Photo or video footage of the incident
- Photos and X-rays of your injuries
They will also need all of your bills for expenses you sustained from your injuries to make sure they know how much you are entitled to seek in a settlement offer or verdict.
Keep You Updated
A lawyer will make sure to keep you informed about your case as it progresses. They can also give you the option to be as involved as you want—which means you can determine how much of a hand you have in the claim. This can also allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries as much as possible.
There are many parties to communicate with during a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Doing so on your own could be difficult. Instead, a lawyer can handle all communications for you. This includes communicating with the negligent party, their employer, the liable insurance company, and their legal representatives on your behalf.
Negotiate for You
They will also negotiate for you. A lawyer can portray your case to show the other parties that you deserve to seek compensation for your losses. Most civil cases settle by other means than a trial, which means you could be compensated without having to file a lawsuit. However, there is a chance that the liable party will not agree to compensate you fairly.
Take Your Case to Trial
If the party responsible for compensating you does not offer you a fair settlement, your lawyer can take your medical malpractice case to trial.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Winchester, call (702) 997-6999
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Nevada
In Nevada, you generally have one year following the date that the malpractice occurred to file a lawsuit against the negligent healthcare provider or their employer, according to NRS §41A.097(2). If you lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, you generally have more time to file suit, however.
If you wait too long to file your lawsuit for medical malpractice, the courts could bar you from seeking any compensation. There may be certain exceptions to this rule that might apply in your case, and a lawyer can explain these to you.
A medical malpractice lawyer can also help make sure you file your lawsuit on time. Call a team member from Bernstein & Poisson today for a free consultation at (702) 633-3333. The sooner you call our legal team, the sooner we can get started on your medical malpractice claim.
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Knowing Whether You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim
If you’re questioning whether you qualify to file a medical malpractice claim, a lawyer can definitively tell you. However, if the following circumstances apply to your case, you should be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a healthcare provider:
- Duty of care: Everyone in the medical field has a standard of care that they must follow to ensure their patients’ safety. If you were in the care of the medical professional that injured you, they owed you that same standard of care.
- Breach of duty: You must show that the medical professional somehow deviated from the acceptable standard of care. Other healthcare professionals might be able to testify, saying that they would have acted differently had they been in the same position.
- Causation: You also must show a link between the doctor’s breach of duty and your injuries. Put simply, you have to show the doctor caused your injury.
- Proof of damages: Your injury must have caused significant physical, emotional, or financial repercussions.
If you can show all of the above, you might be entitled to seek compensation for the losses that the healthcare provider caused you.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
According to National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), one of the most common medical errors in 2014 was adverse drug events, which happens when someone reacts poorly to medication due to a healthcare professional’s negligence.
There are many ways in which a medical provider can commit medical malpractice. Some of the most common medical malpractice claims include:
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Treatment errors
- Surgery errors
- Operating on the wrong side of the body
- Leaving a foreign object inside a patient
- Prescribing or administering an incorrect medication
- Administering too much or too little medication
This list is not exhaustive, and you could be entitled to pursue compensation for virtually any medical negligence that caused you or your loved one harm.
Call Bernstein & Poisson Today for a Free Consultation
If a healthcare professional injured you by violating the medical standard of care, you can hold them accountable. Bernstein & Poisson might be able to help you. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you do not have to pay us unless we secure compensation for you. Call an attorney from Bernstein & Poisson to learn more about what we can do for you during your free consultation at (702) 633-3333.