Reno, NV Medical Malpractice Attorney
Throughout life, we are constantly putting our trust in medical professionals when we experience an accident or suffer an illness. Although these professionals rarely intend to cause injury, mistakes often occur. Unfortunately, when medical errors take place, serious harm usually results to the patient.
If you believe that medical malpractice has affected the quality of your life or caused you to lose a loved one, call Richard Harris Law Firm in Reno, NV, at (775) 210-1722 for a free consultation with our attorneys.
Our firm has extensive experience in several practice areas, including medical malpractice. For decades, we have been helping injured families in Reno receive fair compensation for their claims.
Medical Malpractice in Nevada
Doctors and other health professionals, as well as healthcare facilities in Reno, Nevada, are legally required to perform what is known as the standard of care. This means that a trained healthcare provider, such as a doctor, will perform (to a reasonable degree) the same level of care to a patient that would be expected of other health professionals in similar circumstances.
If a healthcare provider or facility negligently fails to provide this standard of care and the patient is harmed, or death results, this is considered to be medical malpractice. Sadly, medical malpractice cases are seen across the nation on a regular basis. According to one report, medical errors account for more than 250,000 deaths each year nationwide.
The following are some common examples of medical malpractice in Nevada:
- Birth injuries (mother or fetus)
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Radiology errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Failure to warn of possible risks
- Data errors on patient’s medical record
- Violating patient’s privacy (HIPAA)
- Hospital infections
- Failure in follow-up care
- Premature discharge
These are just a few examples. Of course, there are many other negligent acts that occur in the health industry in Nevada. In fact, in 2020, there were 402 medical malpractice payment and adverse action reports filed in our state alone.
This highlights the need for you to work with an experienced Reno, NV, attorney to fight to get you fair legal compensation. Richard Harris Law Firm has the resources to gather, examine, and use the evidence to prove liability and get you a satisfactory settlement.
Why You Need the Assistance of a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you feel that you or your loved one has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, it’s only right that you seek compensation for your losses. However, going up against a medical establishment can be an extremely difficult legal process.
Save yourself the stress of attempting this on your own. Healthcare providers, including doctors and surgeons and healthcare facilities, will do everything in their power to save their reputation by disputing your claim – and they have the lawyers to back them up.
In fact, the entire litigation process of pursuing a medical malpractice claim is rather intense. Gathering numerous copies of medical records, conducting extensive research, interviewing witnesses, and consulting medical experts is complicated and takes resources and energy. Filing a claim on your own can leave you feeling extremely exhausted emotionally and physically, but not if you work with Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm.
If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair award for damages for your claim, your attorney will file a claim. If the case must go to trial, your lawyer will argue the matter in court on your behalf. Either way, our attorneys will fight to get you every penny you deserve!
The Richard Harris medical malpractice lawyers serving Reno have extensive legal experience in handling medical malpractice claims and other personal injury law cases. Our legal team is thus well equipped to help you get a fair settlement while you focus on healing.
Nevada’s Rule of Modified Comparative Negligence
Nevada is one of several states that have adopted the rule of “Modified Comparative Negligence” regarding personal injury. In this state in particular, this means that if it is found that the injured party is more than 50 percent at fault, then he or she cannot recover any compensation for injuries.
This is an additional reason why it is wise to have a Reno medical malpractice lawyer experienced with these sorts of claims in your corner. Your Richard Harris attorney can strengthen your claim of negligence on the part of the health professional or institution and fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive for your losses.
Compensation You May be Entitled to Receive
When even a seemingly minor accident happens at a healthcare facility, the results to the patient can be life-changing or perhaps fatal. As such, your attorney will pursue compensation, for both incurred and future losses.
Some examples include:
- Present and future lost income
- Present and future medical expenses
- Household renovation for disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and emotional suffering
- Wrongful death
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with Richard Harris’s full-service law firm serving Las Vegas, NV, and beyond. We will examine your case and explain what compensation you can expect to receive.
Contact Our Law Office Serving Reno and Las Vegas, NV
The change in circumstances that comes from experiencing a personal injury due to medical malpractice can leave you feeling totally overwhelmed. You have the legal right to be compensated by the health professional or hospital that shares liability for your injuries.
Unfortunately, the insurance company is likely to initially offer you a low settlement for your medical malpractice claim, knowing that you want to put this ordeal behind you as soon as possible. Don’t be fooled.
Our Reno medical malpractice attorneys, who are experienced with these types of claims, know what you are legally entitled to receive. We won’t accept anything less than fair compensation on your behalf. Let us handle the difficult litigation process for you.
It is important that you contact us as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for pursuing medical malpractice cases in Nevada is either 3 years from the date the patient suffered injuries or 1 year after the patient discovered (or should have discovered) the injuries.
There is no time to lose! Get legal advice right away. Contact Richard Harris Law Firm at (775) 210-1722 for a free consultation with our Reno medical malpractice lawyers. Remember, you don’t pay us a cent unless we win your case.