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Nebraska Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Justice for Victims of Medical Negligence Nationwide

We are not doctors – yet, we thoroughly read and digest medical records. We are not nurses – yet, we study and understand relevant protocol.

At Domina Law Group, our team of Nebraska medical malpractice attorneys know that there are times when the medical professionals we to trust make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is a serious issue and can result in serious harm. These types of cases are often difficult and require extensive work, but with skilled and dedicated attorneys on your side, you may be able to seek the compensation you need.

Our medical malpractice work includes cases tried to verdict and won, and settlements involving:

  • Failure to diagnose melanoma, breast cancer, brain cancer, anal cancer.
  • Anesthesia malpractice, including failure of intraoperative attention.
  • Surgical error, including devices left behind in the body, failure to identify anatomical structures, and ineptness.
  • Dental malpractice, including failure to protect the patient against objects fallen from the dentist's hands, denervation mistakes, and errors with anesthesia.
  • Pharmacy errors, including patient identification mix-ups, negligent dispensation of the wrong medication, failure to verify prescriptions, and failure to consult and inform pharmacy patients.
Contact Domina Law Group at (888) 387-4134 to speak to our experienced Nebraska medical malpractice lawyers during a free consultation.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice does not mean professional care yields a bad result. Good care can produce bad results, and things do not always turn out as planned. Professional persons must make difficult judgments about differential diagnoses, care options, and the benefits of a course of care to one aspect of health as contrasted with the risks or damage to another aspect.

Instead, malpractice is committed when a physician fails to conform to the standard of practice set by the average doctor in their specialty area and community, and the patient develops complications or new injuries as a result. A physician cannot be responsible for the original medical problem unless the malpractice act is a failure to diagnose what should have been diagnosed.

How to Identify If Malpractice Occurred

A Nebraska medical malpractice attorney responsible for handling a client's malpractice case must determine as quickly and efficiently as possible whether a good, actionable case exists. This is so because medical malpractice cases are often complex, expensive to pursue, and have a high risk of no recovery. They often have emotional components for the patient and the family as well.

Professional negligence is malpractice, it can occur in medical malpractice cases by:

  • Delay or failure to diagnose a condition.
  • A surgical or anesthesia-related mishap during an operative procedure.
  • Failure to teach the patient the risks and benefits of a treatment plan and failure to get the informed consent from the patient for care.
  • Failure to properly treat the disease process.
  • Misuse of Prescription Drugs or a Medical Device or Implant.

5 Steps of a Medical Malpractice Case

1. Investigation

In order to have a chance at success in a medical malpractice case, it needs to be shown that the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional acted in negligence. To prove this, our firm compiles various evidence from the investigation. We take the time to get to know the damages you sustained and work to determine the exact cause. If we can show that your doctor acted in negligence and made an error, it can go a long way towards helping your case.

2. Filing the Lawsuit

After we have determined if medical negligence was the cause for your injuries, we can file a lawsuit against the negligent party or parties. This is the time that we determine who is liable and if the hospital or medical facility itself holds any responsibility. In some situations, hospitals may fail to look into a doctor’s history to determine if he or she is fully qualified to provide care. This could make them responsible for damages caused.

3. Building a Case

We go through the motions of building the case for you. This means we get all evidence necessary such as written documents, witnesses, and expert witnesses. Expert witnesses can be used to help show that the doctor made a mistake or another medical professional made an error in their care of you.

4. Negotiations

Before we even move forward, we look to negotiate with the responsible party and come up with a suitable settlement. We try to help our clients avoid the hassle of court dates and the stress of trial. If a just settlement is offered, we can accept it on your behalf. If a settlement is denied, we move on to the next step of the process.

5. Trial

Finally, if we are unable to successfully negotiate a settlement, we go to trial with the negligent party. This is when we can present the evidence we have to a judge and jury, who will then make the final decision regarding the case. Our firm is experienced in trial matters and we know how to represent our clients’ best interests.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, you have two years starting from the date in which the act is said to have occured to file your claim. People who don't discover their injuries until after the two-year mark have one year to file their claim after discovering the injury. However, if a person was a minor at the time of their injury, they have until twenty-one years old to file their claim. Schedule a consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Nebraska today.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Depending on the specifics of the case, the answers may be quite different. This varies from case to case, but here are some of the more common damages you can recover.

  • Physical, emotional or mental suffering
  • Loss of wages and loss of earning potential
  • Medical expenses in the past, present and future

Recent Results

  • Medical Malpractice - Benign portion of implanted device separated in body unlikely to cause physical injury but produced significant anxiety in client. Pre-suit six-figure settlement.

  • Medical Malpractice – Orthopedic operation complications. $0 pre-suit offer by defendants. $450,000 settlement.

  • Medical Malpractice – Complications from D&C procedure. Six-figure pre-suit settlement.

Many technical rules favor the doctor or hospital over the patient. Contact us today if you are in search of guidance by a skilled Nebraska medical malpractice attorney.

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