Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The Nebraska Law Firm That Helps Those Harmed by Healthcare Professionals
When we're sick, we rely on medical professionals to help us get better. But when a medical professional is negligent, a patient can be left with a serious injury. This can leave you in much worse condition than before, and change your life in many ways. The medical malpractice attorneys at Ausman Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. help the injured recover compensation for these injuries.
Medical malpractice is a term used to describe mistakes made by medical professionals that result in serious injury or death. The mistake could have been made by a doctor, physician's assistant, nurse, anesthesiologist, pharmacist or another type of medical professional. These mistakes often involve reckless actions or negligent behavior.
Our firm has been helping the injured for more than 10 years. Medical malpractice can be difficult to prove. We know where to look for evidence to build the strongest possible case. We consult medical experts who can find examples of negligence and testify against the medical professional in court.
"Do I have a case?"
To bring a claim for medical malpractice, three elements are necessary:
- The existence of a doctor-patient relationship
- Negligent acts or omissions by the doctor
- A resulting injury to the patient that causes some kind of damage
There are many different acts that can qualify as negligence by a medical professional. These include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Hospital injuries
- Failure to warn patients about known risks
- Other medical mistakes
The standard used in these cases is reasonable care. This means their actions will be evaluated against standard medical practices, verified by experts in the medical field.
Doctors and hospitals probably won't accept responsibility for what happened to you. So our law firm conducts a thorough investigation into what happened. We'll examine all medical records and talk to witnesses. If we find the standard of care was not met, we will pursue the maximum compensation possible.
When a medical professional's negligence caused you harm, you are entitled to recover compensation for the damages you suffered. This can include compensation for past and future medical expenses related to your injury, lost income if you are unable to work, any disability or disfigurement, emotional distress and pain and suffering.
In Nebraska, a victim of medical malpractice may bring a claim for damages up to $1.75 million. Iowa does not a place a limit on awards for damages for non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering).
The Experience That Gets Results
Insurance companies don't like to pay medical malpractice claims. They will do everything they can to deny or reduce your claim. We know the tactics insurance companies use. That's because we used to work for them.
Now we work for people injured by medical professionals. We are fully prepared for any attempts by insurance companies to deny your claim. But we never forget the trauma and harm you suffered as a result of negligence. We are dedicated to holding negligent parties responsible and maximizing your compensation.
One reason we're able to do this is because we limit the number of cases we take at any one time. This helps us focus on your immediate, personal needs. We've found this approach gets better results for clients.
Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. But if they won't do the right thing, we will fight for you in court. We are proud of the victories we've won on behalf of clients over the past decade.
If you were a victim of medical malpractice, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side. Contact us today for a free consultation.