Nevada Medical Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: A med pro wrote a mental eval with direct lies in it One is obvious enough in court I think: Is that libel/malpractice

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Dec 20, 2018
Joel Gary Selik's answer
It is neither liable or legal malpractice. It may be another tort and you may be able to add your own notes to the record.

Even if we discuss your case further, I will not be your attorney until we both sign a fee agreement. There are strict time deadlines so that you must file your lawsuit in Court or take other action.

Q: In a malpractice case is it "required' to take the % off the net amount - settlement minus costs -Statute 7.095

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 2, 2018
Joel Gary Selik's answer
Unless it is a medical malpractice, the fee agreement determines when the percentage is calculated, before or after costs. If it does not say, then it is whatever benefits the client the most.

Q: Can a doctor do a pregnancy test on a 11 year old without a parents knowledge or consent in Nevada?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I can't speak for Nevada but as a general prinicpal the doctor may only do that which they are authorized to do by the patient or if a minor by the parents.

However when it comes to examination only (and non-invasive tests) Title X funding says no consent required for teens.

For an 11 year old it may be different. I'd suggest if you have a concern discuss it with the State Department of Health.

If you are asking is it malpractice, generally no.

Q: 2002 My Mother had a c-section and they FORGOT to take OUT the Cathether!!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You are right and I suggest you start a campaign to get your state to change it's statute of limitations, but the problem is that when she went and they found the catheter,she knew there was an issue--maybe not a dialysis level issue but there was an issue. The clock started running. She didn't consult an attorney then and it's too late to do it now.There oughta be a law? You are right. But there wont be one if people like you and your mom don't organize to change the law.

Q: Can another Dr. perform a Diskectomy surgery on you without your knowledge, when you go in for an L4L5 Fushion surgery?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Ask Justia to take this down, repost without names. Contact a member of the Nv. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles medical claims--they give free consults.

Usually you sign a number of documents, one of which authorizes various doctors some unnamed to assist in surgery. Very often back surgery has a neuro & an ortho. Most fusions involve diskectomies.

Q: Medical malpractice for Nevada Can a retired doctor still get sued even though he moved out of state?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Yes, though you may have a statute of limitations issue. Contact a member of the Nevada Justice Assn who handles medical negligence ASAP, as Nevada requires a medical opinion within that time.NJA members give free consultations.

Q: I just wrote everything that happened to me and it disappeared. I don't have the energy left for this. A victiof assault

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Criminal Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact the Nevada Civil Liberties Union--they may have a "cooperating attorney" who can figure out if you have a claim.

Q: Guidelines for Confidential Settlement ...

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
PTSD isn't usually worth much.Injuries to growth plates could be. Contact a member of the Nv Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults.

Q: Product liability, malpractice or something else?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 26, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You should contact a member of the Nevada Justice Assn who handles medical cases--they give free consultations. The problem you run into is sveralfold--starting with the burden of proof being on your side to show that it was Xarelto and not something else that caused your mother's death. Depending on her age another factor is that juries tend to award less for people who are statistically at the end of their lifespan, and if a case costs $85,000 to bring plus 3 years or more of work, and the...

Q: If the Board of Medical Examiners in my state finds in my favor, how do I benefit financially ?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
chances are no, as the statute of limitations would likely have run assuming you are over 20 years old.Why not contact a member of the Nevada Justice Association and get a free consult? Look for a NJA member who handles medical cases.

Q: More dental work was done on our child than authorized, can a dentist just go ahead with the work without our consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Nov 14, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Sounds fishy. Talk to a local lawyer. Ask them to review the situation and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get...

Q: Givin the wrong medication

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Jun 1, 2013
Charles Snyderman's answer
How were you harmed?

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