Hold Negligent Health Providers Responsible

William R. Kendall is a medical malpractice attorney at the Law Office of William R. Kendall in Reno, NV. If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of a medical provider's negligence, you may have the right to pursue financial compensation for those injuries. Negligence on the behalf of a medical provider can have serious and even fatal effects. Mr. Kendall has been helping people pursue damages in personal injury cases since 1994 and offers a free consultation to help pinpoint what is best for your situation. 

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to a broad range of case types in which a doctor, hospital staff, or other healthcare professionals breach the expected standard of care by causing injury to a patient. This can occur in a number of different ways, including a failure to diagnose a condition, a misdiagnosis, or errors in treatment and aftercare. 

In order to make a viable claim for medical malpractice, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Violation of the Standard of Care: This means that when a doctor or other healthcare provider does not provide care at a level recognized by other medical professionals as competent, the standard of care has been breached. This establishes negligence. 
  • Injury Was Caused by Negligence: However, just because a provider was negligent does not necessarily mean your injury was caused by that negligence. In order to prove your case, you must demonstrate that the established negligence directly led to the injury. 
  • Injury Caused Significant Damage: Because litigation is expensive, it is usually only worth your time to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit if the injury caused considerable damage, such as disability, loss of income, unusual pain, or significant past and future medical bills. 

Your attorney can help you build a case by identifying and pulling out the pieces of evidence that prove these necessary elements of your claim. We do this through careful analysis of the case and by talking to witnesses and other parties with knowledge of your claim.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases take many shapes and forms. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Inaccurate interpretation of test results
  • Performing unnecessary surgery, or operating on the wrong body part
  • Improper medication for the condition
  • Failing to provide follow-up care

If you or a family member have suffered any of these medical mishaps, consider making a claim against the negligent physician or facility. With our help you can recover damages for the mistakes made.

Damages for Medical Malpractice

Victims of medical malpractice are entitled to seek compensation for the damages suffered, which can include:

  • Cost of the care provided
  • Cost of any care given by a third party to correct the mistakes made
  • Cost of any long term care needed as a result of the malpractice
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Funeral expenses, if the malpractice caused the wrongful death of the patient

In especially egregious cases, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. These cases present many challenges, but a qualified medical malpractice attorney will fight for a full recovery and apply the proper law to your case.

Contact Us

We have been representing victims and their families since 1994, providing excellent service and demanding maximum reimbursement. For help from a seasoned medical malpractice attorney, contact us online or call our office at (775) 324-6464 to schedule your free initial consultation. 

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