Professional negligence in this context essentially means the failure of a doctor and/or health care provider to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used by health care professionals under similar circumstances. If you or someone you know believe there were mistakes made during surgery, you may have a medical malpractice case against the doctor, the hospital, its employees, or all of them.
If your informed consent was not properly obtained for the procedure in advance, you may also have a separate cause of action against the medical providers.
In a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, the Academy noted there are close to 100,000 hospital deaths as a result of preventable medical errors every year.
While mistakes do happen, not all of them are actionable. In fact, the majority of doctors and medical providers are qualified and provide professional care. Unfortunately, a small percentage of them cause serious harm to their patients and should be held responsible for their acts and omissions.
Edward J. Achrem & Associates has been litigating serious injury cases for more than 43 years and we have the skills and resources necessary to help our clients in even the most complicated cases. Although we’re extremely selective in the cases we accept, if we can’t help you, we can refer you to a skilled law firm who can.
Call us today for a free consultation at (702) 734-3936. If you’re outside Nevada, dial (888) 734-6789.