Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Attorney
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Every year, thousands of people are injured at the hands of the doctors and other healthcare professionals that have practiced medicine in a negligent manner. We’ve all heard the horror stories of doctors amputating the wrong limb or leaving foreign objects in their patients during surgery. These are extreme and clear examples of medical malpractice but there are many other, less obvious, ways that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals engage in medical malpractice. These lesser-known types of malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Negligent diagnosis
- Using unsterile environments or tools
- Prescribing wrong or dangerous medicine
Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers owe their patients a certain duty of care. When the doctors, nurses, or other healthcare providers breach that duty of care, then they are responsible for the resulting damages. However, it is very important to pick the right attorney to represent you in a medical malpractice matter.
How Difficult Is It To Win A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Medical malpractice cases are inherently difficult due to Nevada’s Legislature adopting several laws that actually protect doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers from being effectively sued for their negligent actions. The first hurdle that a medical malpractice plaintiff must overcome is obtaining an affidavit from an expert in the field of practice of the negligent doctor, nurse, or other healthcare providers. This is inherently difficult due to most doctors and nurses not wanting to testify against their brethren and due to the extreme difficulty in showing that the doctor or nurse was actually negligent based on the available evidence, which consists almost entirely of the negligent doctor’s own records. The second hurdle that the plaintiff must cross is filing their lawsuit within one year of the accrual of the cause of action. This is known as the statute of limitations and is not forgiving. The statute of limitations is very short in medical malpractice cases and is problematic because often times people injured at the hands of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider is not even fully recovered from the injuries, sustained as a result of the negligence, one year after the injury. Many medical malpractice plaintiffs are not even sufficiently cognizant one year after the injury for purposes of retaining an attorney and pursuing their claim.
Although these legal difficulties are quite burdensome, they are nothing that a diligent attorney could not overcome. Therefore, if you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, it is imperative that you contact the Injury Firm Las Vegas car accident lawyer as soon as possible, especially considering the short statute of limitations that you are dealing with in a medical malpractice case.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, yes! In fact, you can’t afford to NOT hire us. By working with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, you can rest assured knowing you will receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We do not charge a fee up-front, and we do not collect payment until AFTER we have settled your case. We will NEVER make more than our clients. That said, there is really no reason why you should not hire an attorney!
Every case is unique; however, we will work diligently to get you your maximum financial compensation as quickly as possible. By working with Brian M. Boyer, you will never be left in the dark. You can text or call him 24/7, and he and his dedicated staff will provide you with case updates as your claim progresses.
We can’t predict the future; however, we can tell you that we are determined to win. Our skilled medical malpractice attorney understands personal injury law and he has succesfully recovered millions for his injured clients. By hiring Brian, you are hiring the best option available for your personal injury needs.
Meet Our Medical Malpractice Attorney
Brian M. Boyer has been practicing in the area of personal injury for over a decade. Throughout his career, he has helped hundreds of injured Las Vegas residents seek financial compensation for their accident-related injuries. His area of expertise include Las Vegas car accidents, slip and falls, casino injury, medical malpractice, brain injury, and more.
In 2019, he was recognized as the BEST Las Vegas car accident lawyer by Attorney At Law Magazine. This highly-sought after award demonstrates his dedication, compassion, and commitment to his clients as well as the Las Vegas Valley.
If you or a loved one has been injured in Las Vegas, contact Brian 24/7 at (702) 800-0988 for a free and confidential case review. If he cannot help you, he will point you in the best direction for your specific needs.
Remember, if you have been injured, the longer you wait, the less chance you have at achieving a successful recovery. We never make more than our clients. All consultations are free, and if you decide to hire Brian, you will not pay a dime until you’ve received your settlement. Thank you for taking the time to review our website and we hope to speak with you soon!