Las Vegas Medical Malpractice

Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Advocating for victims of catastrophic injuries caused by medical negligence in Nevada

Medical negligence and errors can cause catastrophic harm. For complex cases like these, you deserve a trial team with experience, resources, and a history of record-setting awards. The Las Vegas medical malpractice injury lawyers of Claggett & Sykes know what it takes to build a successful case, and to hold local and national healthcare companies accountable for their failings. Call today to get started.

Client Testimonial

“There really is no way to express my appreciation for this law firm. Their commitment and dedication to helping their clients is amazing. Whenever you have a question about your case, they will be there for you, every call or email with comfort and updates. I would recommend them to anyone I know; family and friends.” – Jay P.

What is a catastrophic medical malpractice injury?

A catastrophic medical malpractice injury is one with life-long, if not life-ending, repercussions. These types of injuries are ones which can lead to a lifetime of pain or discomfort, permanent brain damage or mobility issues, a shortened life expectancy, and other tragic outcomes. These are the types of cases Claggett & Sykes routinely handles on behalf of clients in and around Nevada. Contact us if your loved one suffered:

Birth injury claims in Las Vegas

Birth injuries, whether to the mother or the child, can have lifelong consequences. Injuries sustained in the womb, during delivery, or as a newborn can compound over time. This means parents can face a lifetime of financial hardships because of someone else’s negligence. Conditions like cerebral palsy or brain damage cannot be cured, only managed – and some conditions may require multiple surgeries or lifelong treatments. Our Las Vegas birth injury lawyers can help.

Nursing home abuse claims in Las Vegas

There are laws in Nevada to protect the elderly, but not all people follow these laws. When acts of nursing home negligence, neglect, or abuse lead to harm, our team of Las Vegas injury attorneys can help. Whether your loved one was denied necessary care or a victim of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, we can help you.

Case examples

Claggett & Sykes has secured millions on behalf of medical practice injury victims. Some illustrative cases include:

  • $46,900,000 jury verdict for on behalf of a woman rendered paralyzed with “locked in” syndrome.
  • $37,500,000 for a client who suffered a brain injury due to medical malpractice.

Can I afford a Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer?

At Claggett & Sykes, our medical malpractice lawyers work on contingency. That means you pay nothing until after we win your case. The initial consultation is entirely free. We cover all upfront costs associated with your lawsuit. When the case is over, your award is placed in trust so that all outstanding bills can be paid. We take our fee from this final award, which means you never put your hand in your pocket or write one check for our services.

How long do I have to file a medical negligence claim in Las Vegas?

There is a very strict statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing medical malpractice claims in Nevada. You have three years from the date of the injury, or one year after the date of the injury’s discovery, to bring this type of claim. In most cases, the one-year deadline applies so victims of medical malpractice must move fast to bring a claim.

If your case involves brain damage or a child’s birth defects, you have until your child’s 10th birthday to file your claim. Several factors can affect this deadline. One of the knowledgeable attorneys at Claggett & Sykes can provide more information about your specific case to avoid missing your opportunity.

How much is my Las Vegas medical malpractice claim worth?

Personal injury law allows you to seek financial compensation when you suffer losses due to another party’s negligence. Our attorneys determine the full scope of your injuries, including how they are affecting you both now and in the future – including the impact on your finances, career, life, and relationships. We also take into consideration the extent of the actions of the negligent party.

We tailor our demands for damages to your unique case and unique needs, so there is never a one-size-fits-all quote for any malpractice case. In general, however, we seek to recover losses for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages and ability to work, pain and suffering, loss of relationships, and loss of enjoyment of life. In the event of the death of a loved one, we also seek funeral and burial costs. We seek the maximum compensation allowed by law in order to hit medical professionals where it hurts the most when they harm their patients – in their profits.

Who may be liable in a medical malpractice claim in Las Vegas?

After an injury or loss caused by medical malpractice, one or more parties may be held responsible. Depending on the circumstances, potential liable parties can include your physician, surgeon, the hospital in which you were treated, other medical facilities, nurses, other staff, pharmacies, pharmacists, obstetricians and other specialists, paramedics and EMTs, and more.

Our Las Vegas medical negligence attorneys launch a thorough investigation into your case, ensuring we identify and name each and every party that contributed to your injuries.

How do you prove medical malpractice occurred?

Not all errors or negative outcomes rise to the level of medical malpractice. In other words, to bring a successful claim, you need to show that someone was negligent, and that negligence caused harm. In Nevada, there are four elements to a medical malpractice case:

  1. Proof of a doctor/patient relationship. This is typically easy to prove if the defendant was your doctor, hospital, or healthcare provider at the time of your alleged injury.
  2. Breach of the standard of care. Medical professionals owe high duties of care to their patients, which requires them to meet the standard of care for the treatment they provide A “breach” is any act of negligence, recklessness, or criminal act that went against the industry’s typical standards of care – meaning what a competent and reasonable medical professional would have done in the same situation.
  3. Injuries or losses from the breach. Proof of the defendant’s breach of duty alone is not enough to bring a lawsuit. The defendant’s breach of duty must have caused your injuries or at least significantly contributed to them.
  4. Damages resulting from the losses. You must show that you sustained damages because of the incident. This can include your injuries, your child’s injuries, a disability, physical pain, emotional suffering, and medical bills.

Do you have a Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney near me?

Claggett & Sykes is located on Meadows Lane in Las Vegas, at Valley View and the 95, near Springs Preserve and Meadows Mall. We can also meet with clients via phone or video call if they are unable to come to our office.

Get legal help from a Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney

If you, your child, or a loved one suffered harm at the hands of medical professionals, don’t wait any longer to consult with the injury lawyers at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm. We can investigate your claim, determine liability, and advocate for you and your family. Trust your case with us and see the difference experienced lawyers can make. Call 702-333-7777 or fill out our contact form today to set up a free consultation in our Las Vegas office.