Achieve Justice in the Case of Medical Malpractice
Dedicated lawyer Greg Garland appreciates the magnitude of the medical malpractice problem in this country because he has been representing malpractice victims for more than 20 years. If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligence of a medical professional, it is important to take legal action to improve our health care system and to ensure that others do not suffer from the same mistakes. Greg Garland is an accomplished medical malpractice attorney. Primarily serving Nebraska and Iowa, he has the resources and experience to help victims throughout the United States understand their rights and pursue their malpractice claims.
The Facts About Medical Malpractice
+ Medical malpractice is the 8 th leading cause of death in the United States
+ 80,000 to 120,000 people each year [200-300 every day] die because of mistakes made by a hospital or doctor
+ The U.S. Government General Accounting Office [GAO] has reported that rising medical malpractice liability and insurance costs have not significantly reduced access to healthcare
+ Medical malpractice insurance premiums paid by doctors and hospitals account for less than 1% of all medical costs in the United States
While many people are affected by medical malpractice, most are not aware that they have any recourse, or they are hesitant to take action against their healthcare providers. However, if you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, consulting a skilled lawyer is the most important step you can take. Distinguished medical malpractice lawyer Greg Garland is uniquely qualified to assist residents of Nebraska and Iowa, as well as victims throughout the United States.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
It is important to understand that not all undesirable medical results are considered medical malpractice. Negligence must be present for medical malpractice to have occurred. The negligence can be either an overt act or a failure to act. The large majority of medical malpractice cases result from negligence in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients’ illnesses. Errors committed during laparoscopic surgery or other surgical procedures, the failure to diagnose serious conditions, and mistakes that result in birth injuries or other types of personal injury are just some examples of situations where medical malpractice may be present.
Medical malpractice claims can be filed against many possible parties, including the individual medical professionals who were involved with the patient’s care, the hospital where the patient received the care, and the agencies that operate the hospital. As a result, medical malpractice litigation is typically very involved and complex. It is highly advisable to consult with an attorney if you suspect that you or a relative has been the victim of medical malpractice. Lawyer Greg Garland and his staff have been successfully representing medical malpractice victims and their families for more than twenty years. In Nebraska, Iowa, and throughout the United States, victims can turn to them for dedicated, professional legal counsel.
Pursuing Your Case
Time is of the essence in medical malpractice cases. In most states, there is a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that the lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date at which the medical malpractice occurred or one year from the point at which the medical malpractice was discovered. However, almost every state requires that all factors be considered when determining if a specific case is within the statute of limitations. In Nebraska, there are some notable additions to the standard time frames. For example, if the defendant is employed by the state or by a county hospital, the statute of limitations is only one year.
It can be difficult to determine precisely when the statute of limitations clock begins to run, especially when a length of time passes between when the medical malpractice occurs and when the patient learns he or she has suffered harm, as is common in failure to diagnose cases. An effective medical malpractice lawyer understands the importance of taking timely action in these cases, and can interview witnesses and take depositions, subpoena documents, initiate settlement negotiations and file the court documents required to pursue a claim.
If you suspect that you or a relative has been harmed by the negligence of a medical professional, contact our office as soon as possible to discuss your case. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer, Greg Garland can help victims in Nebraska, Iowa, and throughout the United States.
"Greg did a fantastic job in our family's medical malpractice case. He earned us a settlement in a timely manner. He looks out for the best interests of his clients and goes to bat for them."-Actual Client