Previously, when someone dies as a result of medical malpractice, a formal claim would have to be presented to the Medical Dental Screening Panel (“the Panel”). The Panel would then consider the evidence submitted and issue one of three determinations.
(1) That there is a reasonable probability of medical malpractice;
(2) That there is no reasonable probability of medical malpractice; or
(3) That based on the evidence presented, no determination can be made one way or the other.
Now, the deceased’s Estate can skip the Panel entirely and file suit in District court.
Medical malpractice is one of the most complicated and expensive areas of the law and the deceased’s family should consult with an experienced attorney. Edward J. Achrem & Associates, Ltd. has been litigating cases for more than 40 years and we have the skills and resources necessary to help our clients in even the most complicated cases.
Call (702) 734-3936 today for a free consultation. If you’re outside Nevada, dial (888) 734-6789.