Medical Malpractice Lawyer Las Vegas
What qualifies as a medical malpractice? When most of us hear the term we immediately think “The surgeon made a mistake during an operation.”While this is one significant aspect of malpractice cases, this classification can also include a range of other issues, including misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening diseases, medication errors, problems with anesthesia and more.
If you or a family member is suffering because a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist or other health care professional made a mistake that they’re not honoring, Drummond Law Firm’s medical malpractice lawyers in Las Vegas would like to hear from you. We’ll be honest, medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove – they’re more challenging than many types of personal injury claims, but the settlements awarded to well-represented clients can be substantial, truly helping compensate for pain, suffering, time lost from work and other challenges resulting from medical malpractice claims.
The simple definition of medical malpractice (courtesy of Wikipedia) helps people outside the medical profession better understand what it is. Wikipedia defines it as “professional negligence by act or OMISSION (our emphasis) by a health care provider in which the treatment falls before the accepted standard…” Malpractice results in serious injury or even death to the patient and most cases do involve medical error by doctors, nurses and hospitals and other health care providers.
According to the highly respected publication Becker’s Hospital Review, the severity of injury involved in medical malpractice claims is high, with over 30 percent of claims brought after the patient’s death and about 12% with the patient becoming a quadriplegic requiring lifelong care.
Nineteen percent of cases involve a “significant” permanent injury and eighteen percent “major” permanent injury.
One reason malpractice cases are hard to prove and win is that not all mistakes made by doctors, nurses, etc. qualify as “malpractice.”The medical provider must be negligent in some way, incompetent or lacking in reasonable skill. If you believe a medical professional has harmed you, our legal team can help you compile evidence and research your case. If we don’t believe there’s significant evidence to move forward with a medical malpractice claim, we’ll tell you so.
Justice for Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Victims
No one enjoys the process of suing for medical malpractice, but sometimes asking for legal help is necessary. We understand your worries, but understand that we put our clients first, especially those who are suffering. If you or a family member is suffering because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other medical staff, Drummond Law Firm’s Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers may be able to help. Your initial consultation is free and we take many cases on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay us after we win your case. Please contact us online or call 702-4-INJURY / (702) 446-5879 now to speak with an attorney about your case.