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Common Defenses Against Medical Malpractice

By | Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury Blog

Going through medical treatment that you believe is negligent is both mentally and physically difficult. It can be difficult to prepare to file a medical malpractice claim in Las Vegas, making a bad situation worse. Even if you believe there is no doubt that your physician’s negligence caused additional harm or injury, you should expect him or her to bring…

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Breaches of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

By | Medical Malpractice

Doctor-patient confidentiality is the expectation and legal responsibility of a doctor to keep all patient information confidential. A doctor is not authorized to share this information with anyone unless first getting the patient’s consent. The responsibility also applies to nurses and any other medical staff members who communicate with the patient or have access to the patient’s records. Doctor-patient confidentiality…

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Did You Give Informed Consent?

By | Medical Malpractice

A growing form of medical malpractice lawsuits concerns the lack of informed consent. Whenever a doctor begins a treatment or procedure on a patient, he must first get consent. Normally, a doctor will have the patient sign a consent form which verifies that consent was given. However, it isn’t enough just to get consent from a patient; it must be…

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Does Nevada Have a Medical Malpractice Cap?

By | Medical Malpractice, Nevada

In one word, yes. Nevada has a state law that limits the amount of non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases. According to Nolo.com, Nevada Revised Statutes section 41A.035 sets the cap at $350,000. This is the maximum a plaintiff can receive for non-economic damages. What Are Non-Economic Damages? Non-economic damages refer to the types of damages…

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Do I Have a Strong Medical Malpractice Case?

By | Medical Malpractice

You’ve recently suffered an injury or an illness, and you think it was due to recent medical care or treatment that you received. At this point, you are wondering if you can get compensation to help pay for additional treatment or care, but you don’t know if your situation would qualify as medical malpractice. The most important thing is to…

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How to Prove Emotional Distress

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Blog, Wrongful Death

In a medical malpractice or personal injury suit, it is easiest to get compensation for damages that are easy to calculate. These include medical bills and lost wages. Getting compensation for emotional distress is much more difficult, because it is harder to quantify and harder to prove. Judges and juries are more reluctant to award large amounts of money for…

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