Medical Malpractice Claims
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Nebraska and Iowa Will Protect Your Rights.
For a patient injured while under physician care, the first step is to find the best medical malpractice lawyer in Nebraska or Iowa to handle the case. Medical malpractice is a specialized area of law that requires a lawyer with a background in the complexities of medical liability, and a detailed knowledge of insurance practices. The Ausman Law Firm is staffed with experienced personal injury attorneys who are prepared to listen to your story and begin the process to find a remedy for you and your loved ones.
Establishing the Basis for a Claim
To bring a claim for medical malpractice, three elements are necessary:
1. The existence of a doctor/patient relationship
2. Negligent acts or omissions by the physician
3. A resulting injury to the patient that causes some kind of damage
There are a wide variety of acts that can qualify as physician negligence, and in all cases the doctor will be held to a standard of reasonable care. This means that their actions will be evaluated against criteria of standard physician practices in their area of specialization, verified by experts in the medical field.
Violations of that standard can form the basis for a medical malpractice claim in Nebraska or Iowa. Those acts can include misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness, careless medical or surgical procedure, medical mistakes and failure to warn a patient of known risks.
Patient Compensation for Damages
Our medical malpractice lawyers will investigate the facts surrounding your injuries, the actual medical procedures used, and seek expert medical testimony on the standard to apply to determine liability. A patient is especially vulnerable in a medical setting, and we understand the trauma and harm that can result from a physician who fails to meet their professional standard. There are several types of damages that can be compensated in a claim of medical malpractice including:
• Medical bills, subsequent surgical procedures and hospitalization
• Lost income due to an inability to work
• Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering
In Nebraska, a victim of medical malpractice may bring a claim for damages up to $1.75 million for all types of economic and non-economic harm. In contrast, Iowa does not place a limit on awards for non-economic damages.
Our experience in the insurance industry will give you the best chance of full compensation for your injuries. We know the impact that medical malpractice can cause in your family and professional life, and we can be your legal ally in seeking the compensation that you deserve. Please contact our medical malpractice lawyer in Nebraska and Iowa for a free consultation.