When you seek medical care in Nevada, you have the right to expect the correct treatment. For example, a doctor should conduct a physical exam, listen to your complaints, administer medical tests, diagnose a condition or recommend you to a specialist. When you go to a hospital or surgical center, the duties of care are the same. The hospital and its staff must treat you with due care under the law.
If a physician or health care center fails to correctly treat its patients, injuries, illnesses and deaths can occur. Hospital negligence and medical malpractice can cause a range of patient injuries. If you believe a doctor in Nevada improperly handled your treatment as a patient and this led to your injury, illness or health condition, contact The Janda Law Firm for a free legal consultation about your rights.
To determine whether you are the victim of incorrect treatment, you need to understand what the law deems correct and appropriate medical treatment. The precise standards of care will vary according to each patient and situation. However, every doctor has a duty to do what he or she believes is in the patient’s best interest. A doctor’s duty of care is to act as a reasonable and prudent physician would in the same circumstances.
It is often necessary to hire a medical expert to achieve compensation during a Nevada incorrect treatment claim. An expert can testify as to the standards of care according to the unique circumstances, as well as give insights into what a prudent doctor would have done in the same situation. An expert can also point out the places where the defendant allegedly went wrong. The Janda Law Firm has connections to medical experts in Nevada. Attorney Dr. Paul Janda served as an expert himself for the plaintiff on a case that won the largest single-plaintiff verdict in Nevada’s history. He understands what medical malpractice cases need to succeed, as well as how juries receive medical information.
An injured victim may need to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit so he or she can afford to pay for the many damages and expenses related to the mistake. At The Janda Law Firm, we do not believe injured patients should have to pay for the damages a doctor’s neglect or malpractice cause out of pocket. We believe in holding the at-fault party accountable for damages instead. Our lawyers can help you fight to recover fair compensation for all your losses.
Many medical malpractice suits in Nevada settle during pre-trial insurance negotiations. If you have a particularly complex or high-value case, however, your lawyer may need to take it to trial for fair compensation. Attorney Dr. Paul Janda prepares all cases as if they are going to trial. That way, they are in-depth, thorough and comprehensive enough to achieve the maximum possible compensation.
Medical malpractice, hospital negligence and improper treatment can cause life-changing patient injuries or fatalities. Every health care practitioner must fulfill his or her legal and ethical obligations to patients. If you believe a person or health care entity breached its duties of care to you through incorrect treatment, please contact The Janda Law Firm to discuss your legal options. One or more parties may owe you financial compensation for your damages. Call (702) 758-8888 today for a free consultation.