Many deaths in the U.S. and Nevada are unintentional and usually the result of an accident including traffic crashes, accidental drownings and falls. Another common cause of accidental deaths is medical malpractice and negligence. After heart attacks and cancer, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to ProPublica. That equates to thousands and thousands of families who will know pain and anguish of losing a loved one because of a person’s negligence.
Wrongful Deaths Resulting from Medical Malpractice
A wrongful death is a death that occurs because of another person’s negligence. Family members of individuals who are killed in an accident or by medical negligence can seek compensation for the untimely death of their loved ones. If you lose a loved one, you need to act quickly because your medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years of their death.
The following medical mistakes can lead to a wrongful death:
Operations conducted on the wrong body part or organ.
Serious infections like sepsis.
Medical Malpractice Laws in Nevada
Before you can file you can seek compensation for a surgical mistake, misdiagnosis, or you must obtain an Affidavit of Merit signed by a medical expert who can attest to the victim’s injuries. Your Affidavit of Merit must be submitted with the claim you file with an insurer or in a Nevada civil court.
Civil Courts in Nevada:
Reno Justice Court
1 S Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501
Carson City District Court Clerk
885 E Musser St, Carson City, NV 89701
Canal Township Justice Court
565 E Main St, Fernley, NV 89408
If you have questions about the credentials of a hospital, physician, or medical professional
Nevada State Medical Association
3700 Barron Way, Reno, NV 89511
Consult with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Nevada
Forbes reports that 80 percent of medical malpractice claims filed in the U.S. don’t result in compensation. That speaks to the difficulties of proving medical negligence and makes the case for hiring an injury attorney. If you are asking yourself: What do I do now? Or, how can I get compensation? Let us connect you with an expert who knows how to handle medical malpractice claims.
USAttorneys.com has a dedicated team of medical malpractice lawyers in Nevada to assist you with your injury or wrongful death claim. You will not be able to recover compensation unless you can prove negligence or carelessness on behalf of the defendant.
To prove malpractice, you must show the following:
The defendant or defendants had a duty to the patient,
The defendant or defendants violated the acceptable standard of care for a medical professional, and
Their actions caused a patient’s injuries or death.
Call on of our dedicated legal professionals today and arrange a case evaluation. Our team in Nevada will take every possible step and explore all options to ensure you get a generous settlement. A short consultation will provide you with information that can help you make smart decisions about your case.