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Were you hurt during surgery? Did a doctor misdiagnose you? Did a child suffer a birth injury? Did a medical professional hurt you in any way? If you are the victim of medical negligence, you can seek compensation, but you need to be aware of Nebraska’s limitations on malpractice claims.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you need to get a second opinion. If you haven’t already, visit one of the hospitals below or visit one near you:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
S 42nd St & Emile St, Omaha, NE 68198
Regional West Medical Center
4021 Ave B, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
CHI Health Good Samaritan
10 E 31st St, Kearney, NE 68847
There are limits on medical malpractice claims in Nebraska that dictate how much compensation you can recover, how long you have to file your claim, and whether you have a valid case and should be allowed to proceed with civil action. It is important you understand the limitations imposed your medical negligence claim, or it could be in jeopardy.
Nebraska limits or “caps” the amount of compensation you can recover for medical negligence claims. Nebraska Revised Statute 44-2825 sets the caps which depend on when the medical malpractice occurred. They are:
There are time limits on every type of personal injury claim in Nebraska. Victims of medical malpractice must file their claim within two years of the date their injury occurred or one year from the date they discover their injury or their claims will be invalid.
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