Medical malpractice claims are an unfortunate reality for doctors, healthcare groups, and hospitals in the United States. Patients often lay poor outcomes at their health care provider’s feet, even when negligence was not a factor. If you are a medical professional facing a malpractice claim, you need the best defense possible to protect your reputation, license, and livelihood. Contact The Janda Law Firm today to speak with our experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice defense attorney.
At The Janda Law Firm, Dr. Paul Janda can provide the defense you need with a level of understanding that few other attorneys can match. As the only board-certified neurologist-attorney in Nevada, Dr. Janda knows how serious a medical malpractice charge is. He understands the complex process, the evidentiary standards involved and all the tactics that plaintiff attorneys – as well as other defense attorneys – employ in these cases. However, Dr. Janda is uniquely qualified in being able to put himself in your shoes, understand what you are going through, and what you are fighting to protect. Who better to defend you than a fellow medical professional?
At The Janda Law Firm, we represent medical professionals who are facing medical malpractice claims, co-counsel with other law firms on their medical malpractice defense cases and offer consulting services to individuals and entities within the healthcare industry. We represent:
A medical malpractice claim can arise from a poor outcome in any type of medical procedure or healthcare setting, but commonly involve:
According to a law known as the statute of limitations, patients only have a limited time following the alleged malpractice to file a lawsuit. Generally, Nevada enforces a three-year deadline for filing medical malpractice claims; if a patient does not file within this time frame, the court will likely dismiss his or her case.
This law is important for several reasons, benefitting both the plaintiff and the defendant. First, it ensures that healthcare providers are not constantly under the threat of litigation from patients. Second, it ensures that evidence remains fresh and undamaged. Third, it ensures that witness testimonies remain relevant and reliable.
There are four facts that plaintiffs will need to prove in order to establish medical malpractice: duty of care; breach of duty; causation; and damages.
If you are facing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you need an attorney on your side who can defend you against these allegations and protect your reputation. At the Janda Law Firm, our Las Vegas medical malpractice defense attorney understands how complex these cases are and will employ trusted case strategies to protect your best interests.
There are several common defenses to medical malpractice claims:
We understand that a poor outcome does not equal malpractice. We also understand that successful defense requires dedication, commitment and expertise in the medical field. Contact The Janda Law Firm today for more information from our Las Vegas medical malpractice defense lawyer.