Nebraska Doctor Error Attorneys
Contact Cullan & Cullan LLC If You've Suffered from a Physician Error
As both trial attorneys and physicians, the exceptional team at Cullan & Cullan LLC takes medical malpractice cases very seriously. We understand that when a physician fails to uphold his/her standard duty of care and causes more harm than help, such negligence is reprehensible. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a physician error, please do not wait to take action. You may be eligible for substantial compensation and can even help prevent the at-fault party from repeating the same mistake and harming another person in the future. Please contact us for a free and comprehensive case evaluation by dialing (402) 397-7600. We can help you find the justice you need and deserve.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case in Nebraska?
It is important to understand that in order to have a valid medical malpractice case in Nebraska, the injury or wrongful death incident must meet the following criteria:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed between the doctor and the victim
- The doctor was not reasonably skillful or careful
- The doctor's negligence caused injury to the victim
There are no guarantees in medicine and a negative outcome does not always necessitate legal action. Even the most highly trained and skilled physicians can make mistakes due to fatigue or poor working conditions, but there must be evidence that s/he failed to treat a patient with the same duty of care as any other competent doctor in order to have cause for a medical malpractice case.
Types of Medical Errors Made by Physicians
Some examples of medical errors that are commonly made by doctors include the following:
- Misdiagnosis - The doctor fails to identify an illness or condition that a competent doctor would have, resulting in worsening condition or irrevocable harm.
- Prescription Error - Prescribing the wrong medication or making a clerical error, such as writing the wrong dosage amount or wrong medication can lead to serious consequences for patients.
- Birth Injuries - Errors made before, during, or after childbirth can be incredibly dangerous for both the mother and the newborn.
- Failure to Warn of Known Risks - Doctors must always get a patient's informed consent before providing treatment and failing to warn the patient of potential risks of the treatment can constitute malpractice.
Who is Liable for a Doctor's Medical Error in Nebraska?
In most cases, doctors work as independent contractors and may be held solely accountable for making a serious medical error. If the doctor is considered a hospital employee, the hospital may also bear responsibility for the negligent doctor's actions.
Trusted Medical Malpractice Experience
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered due to negligent medical care from your doctor, please speak with an Omaha personal injury lawyer qualified to evaluate your case. At Cullan & Cullan LLC, our trial attorneys who are also physicians can provide the strong medical and legal guidance you need to pursue a medical malpractice case against your doctor. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more.
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