Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Attorney

At the Cogburn Law Offices, an experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer will represent patients injured through negligent or reckless care and gross incompetence by medical professionals. The process of recovering against a doctor or hospital is complicated and can be overwhelming, but we understand this area of law and can help you through the process.

The financial hardships from your injury are crippling enough. With lost wages and medical expenses draining the resources you have, the last thing you need to worry about is the cost of an attorney. At the Cogburn Law Offices, our personal injury lawyers do not collect any personal injury fees unless we collect on your behalf.

Doctors have a sacred duty to protect the health and well-being of their patients. Most doctors follow their oath without fail, but some doctors put their patients at risk through negligence or poor decisions.

When a doctor harms a patient, the patient may be eligible for compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order for a Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer prove malpractice, the plaintiff must show the four elements of malpractice were present for the patient.

If the attorney can show all four elements were present in the plaintiff’s situation, the doctor can be held liable for his or her actions.

Types of Malpractice

There are many ways in which a doctor can potentially harm a patient, but there are four very broad categories a personal injury attorney uses when discussing a potential malpractice lawsuit.

Most medical malpractice claims will fall into one of the four major categories, but if your injury claim falls outside of these categories, you may still have a malpractice claim.

Going Beyond Doctors

Most doctors are not hospital employees; instead, they work as independent contractors who have staff privileges within a medical institution. For this reason, hospitals typically cannot be held responsible for the actions of the doctor.

In Nevada, there are some exceptions to the rule, that will allow you to pursue damages from both the doctor and the hospital.

Contact a Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer today for a free consultation.