Category: Medical Malpractice

November 20, 2022
A hospital-acquired infection, also known as a healthcare-associated or nosocomial infection, is an infection you develop in a hospital environment and is not related to your original diagnosis or illness. You can acquire the infection in many different ways. You could get it during a quick hospital visit, outpatient procedure, or after days of exposure during a prolonged hospital stay.
October 28, 2022
In a civil wrongful death case, to be awarded damages, the plaintiff must provide evidence that proves that the action or inaction of the defendant is more than likely the cause of the death. This is different from a criminal court, where defendants have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the plaintiff can provide enough proof to show that the defendant is liable, then he or she will have a high chance of winning his or her case.
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March 21, 2022
A Nevada medical malpractice lawsuit has a one-year time limitation from the date of the malpractice, which may be extended up to three years from the date of the discovery of the malpractice, whichever happens first.  The court is likely to dismiss a lawsuit filed past the three-year deadline.
February 21, 2022
Patients can sue a hospital for getting sepsis while in the care of that facility. Sepsis is the cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, according to a 2020 report from the World Health Organization. Many of those cases are caused by infections caught in a hospital setting. How does one catch sepsis in a setting that is supposed to be healing the body, and when are those hospital settings liable for causing distress from sepsis?
December 14, 2021
Nevada law puts into place strict guidelines for how to file a claim for a hospital injury. These guidelines specify filing deadlines that must be met, requirements for expert testimony, rules about comparative negligence, and more. If you fail to follow the correct procedures, or miss critical steps when filing your medical malpractice claim, your case could be dismissed. 
Finding a dedicated local lawyer can be challenging. Many large law firms have set up satellite offices around Nevada,, so it can be hard to determine whether you are dealing with a local lawyer or not. A satellite office can make a legal professional appear local, but that doesn't mean the attorney will provide a local counsel's benefits. Therefore, be sure to ask where the attorney lives before making a decision. Seek referrals from friends and family members to avoid falling into the hands of lawyers not familiar with your territory.