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Boulder City NV Medical Malpractice Lawyers



We Fight for the Rights of Medical Malpractice Victims in Boulder City

At High Stakes Injury Law, our Boulder City medical malpractice attorneys are skilled, experienced advocates for patients. We hold negligent doctors, negligent hospitals, and other negligent medical providers accountable. With deep knowledge and expertise of the medical malpractice laws in Nevada, our legal team is committed to personalized legal representation. If you have any specific questions about medical malpractice claims, we are here as a legal resource. Contact our Boulder City medical negligence lawyer today for your free, confidential case review. 

Medical Malpractice: Defined

As a starting point, it is useful to understand the legal definition of medical malpractice. Broadly explained, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional deviates from the standards of care and, as a consequence of that subpar care, a patient suffers harm. Malpractice can occur at any stage of the health process—from diagnosis to treatment to aftercare to health management. 

We Handle All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Boulder City

High Stakes Injury Law is a full service law firm that handles all types of medical malpractice claims in Boulder City, Clark County, and throughout Nevada. No matter the situation that you and your family are dealing with, we are more than ready to review your case and help you determine the best path forward. Along with other cases, our Boulder City medical malpractice lawyers have the skills and experience to handle: 

  • Diagnostic Errors: Diagnostic errors involve failures to correctly diagnose a patient’s condition, delayed diagnoses, or misdiagnoses, leading to incorrect or delayed treatment and potentially worsening the patient’s condition. These errors can result from misinterpretation of test results, failure to order appropriate tests, or neglecting patient history and symptoms. It is the most common type of medical neglect. 
  • Surgical Mistakes: Surgery is a big deal. People often prepare for weeks or months for non-emergency surgeries. An emergency operation can be even more stressful. Errors—such as operating on the wrong site, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or performing the incorrect procedure—can cause severe harm. Our Boulder City, NV medical malpractice lawyers handle surgery error claims. 
  • Medications Errors: Medication errors involve prescribing the wrong medication, incorrect dosages, or administering drugs that interact negatively with other medications the patient is taking. These errors can cause adverse reactions, ineffective treatment, or severe harm to patients. A key thing to remember with medications errors is that they are virtually always preventable. 
  • Hospital Infections: Also known as nosocomial infections, hospital infections are infections acquired by patients during their stay in hospitals or other healthcare facilities. An alarming number of serious infections can be traced back to hospitals or other health care facilities. A patient in Boulder City may develop an infection due to medical incompetence. 
  • Birth Injuries: Birth injuries refer to harm or injury to a baby that occurs during the delivery process. These injuries can range from minor bruises or fractures to more severe conditions such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, often resulting from physical pressure or the use of delivery tools. Birth injuries may be caused by medical negligence on the part of doctors or other health care providers. 

What to Know About Nevada’s Medical Malpractice Laws

A medical malpractice case in Boulder City or elsewhere in Clark County falls under Nevada law. These cases are filed against one or more health care providers. N.R.S. § 41A.017 defines a health care provider in a manner that includes both individual licensed health professionals (doctors, nurses, etc) and institutional medical providers (hospitals, clinics, etc). Any of these parties could potentially be named as a defendant in a medical negligence claim. 

  • You Must Establish Medical Negligence: Negligence is key in medical malpractice cases. In effect, a patient must prove that the harm that they suffered happened because they received subpar care. What constitutes substandard (negligence) care always depends on the specific nature of the case. If the care you received was worse than an ordinary provider would have offered under similar conditions, you could have a valid malpractice claim.  
  • Expert Witness Testimony is Required (Affidavit of Merit): In Nevada, you need an Affidavit of Merit to be eligible to pursue a medical malpractice claim. An Affidavit of Merit is simply a statement from a qualified expert witness that attests that you have a valid case. Without this document, your legal claim cannot proceed. 
  • Statute of Limitations is Often Two Years, May Be Three Years: In the Fall of 2023, a medical malpractice reform law was passed in Nevada. The law altered the state’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. A medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date that the patient knew or should have known about their injuries or within three years of the date of the incident that gave rise to the malpractice, whichever one comes first. 

Recovering Compensation for Medical Malpractice in Boulder City

How much financial compensation can be recovered in a medical negligence lawsuit in Nevada? It depends on a wide range of different factors—including liability and damages. Medical negligence claims are almost invariably defended by a medical malpractice lawyer with the insurance companies that have specialized expertise. They want to pay out as little as possible. Our Boulder City, NV medical malpractice lawyers fight aggressively to help patients and families secure the maximum settlement or verdict. You may be eligible to recover medical negligence compensation for: 

  • Emergency room care; 
  • Medical Expenses; 
  • Visits to specialists; 
  • Physical therapy; 
  • Mental health counseling; 
  • Lost wages or lost earning power; 
  • Pain and suffering; 
  • Emotional distress; 
  • Disability; 
  • Disfigurement; or 
  • Wrongful death. 

Special Limitation for Medical Malpractice Claims: Nevada caps non-economic damages for medical malpractice claims at $350,000. In other words, your non-economic damages—such as damages for pain and suffering—are limited to that amount. You can seek full compensation for economic damages. A reform bill was recently signed into law in the state (Nevada AB404). In 2024, the medical malpractice cap for non-economic damages will increase by 80,000 per year for five years. It will eventually reach a limit of $750,000. Contact our office for a free consultation and find out if you are positioned to file a negligence claim for the negligent actions of a medical professional.

Medical Malpractice Claims in Boulder City: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Is a Bad Outcome Always Medical Malpractice?

No. Unfortunately, a bad outcome does not always equate to medical malpractice. To bring a successful claim, it must be proven that the healthcare professional’s negligence directly led to the harm suffered by the patient. Contact our law firm for a free consultation and find out what options you have available to you.

Is Liability Difficult to Establish in Medical Malpractice Claims?

It can be. Medical malpractice is a highly technical area of law. Expert witness testimony is essential in these cases. Liability often hinges on nuanced details of healthcare standards and practices. This is especially true with wrongful death cases.

How Do I Find the Right Expert Witness for My Medical Malpractice Case?

Your malpractice lawyer can help. An attorney with experience handling medical malpractice cases in Nevada can review your claim and help you find the right expert witness for your specific situation.  We have extensive experience working with these kinds of personal injury cases and enjoy helping clients determine the best path to take in their unique situations.

Why Trust the Boulder City Medical Negligence Lawyers at High Stakes Injury Law

Medical malpractice claims are notoriously complex. They are governed by specialized laws. You need an attorney with medical malpractice expertise. Scott Poisson founded High Stakes Injury Law to help victims and families get justice in even the most complex of cases. More specifically, our Boulder City medical malpractice attorneys are prepared to: 

  • Conduct a free, comprehensive review and evaluation of your medical negligence claim;
  • Investigate the matter—gathering the evidence to prove medical negligence; 
  • Help you connect with the right expert witnesses to bring your legal claim; 
  • Advocate for you or your loved one in any medical malpractice settlement talks; and
  • Take aggressive action to help you secure the very best outcome in your case. 

We are committed to the principle that every medical incompetence claim is different. Personalized legal guidance and support is a must. We encourage you to review our client testimonials, review our history of case results, and to reach out to us directly with any specific questions about your Boulder City medical malpractice claim. 

We Handle Medical Malpractice Cases in Boulder City On Contingency

How much does it cost to hire a medical negligence attorney in Boulder City? With High Stakes Injury Law, you never need to worry about upfront costs or hourly bills. We know the profound impact of medical errors, committed by medical professionals, and strive to ensure you receive the justice you deserve without the burden of upfront legal fees. Our payment depends solely on achieving a successful outcome for your personal injury case. In other words, we only get paid if you get paid. Initial consultations for medical malpractice claims in Boulder City are free, fully confidential, and carry no obligations. 

Contact Our Boulder City Medical Malpractice Attorney Today 

At High Stakes Injury Law, our Boulder City medical malpractice attorneys are sophisticated, experienced advocates for patients. If you or your loved one was the victim of malpractice, our firm is here to help. Contact our legal team today for a free, completely confidential initial appointment. We handle medical malpractice claims in Boulder City and all across Clark County.

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If you or a loved one were injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, you’re no doubt feeling overwhelmed. It’s scary to think how quickly you can go from living your normal life to having everything upended. Even worse, your normal life is probably now replaced with growing medical expenses, ongoing therapy, and replacing damaged property at a time when being away from work is resulting in lost income. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help you face these difficulties head-on.

At High Stakes Injury Law, our personal injury lawyers have spent decades serving the people of Las Vegas, Clarke County, Nye County, and every corner of Nevada. We’re conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, and if you’re coming from Valley Hospital Medical Center, we’re less than 5 miles away. We’re also just a 17-minute drive from Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) along Interstate 15. Wherever you’re coming from, our personal injury lawyers in Nevada are ready to advocate on your behalf.