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Knowledgeable Omaha Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Omaha, Nebraska

Have you or a loved one experienced an injury because of negligent health care or a medical error? National statistics show that preventable medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death and serious injury. If you or a loved one suffered a medical injury due to negligence, now is the time to let us investigate your medical malpractice claim.

Health care providers must follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards of care that are intended to ensure patients are not exposed to unreasonable or unnecessary health risks. If health care providers do not follow important patient safety rules, guidelines, and standards, and a patient is injured or killed, the health care provider has committed medical negligence and malpractice.

Nebraska Medical Malpractice Laws

Firmly establishing what exactly those rules, guidelines, and standards are can be complicated. An experienced medical malpractice attorney in Omaha understands how to define the applicable rules, guidelines, and standards, illustrate the violation of those rules, guidelines, and standards and clearly show the link between the violation and the injury.

Nebraska Statute of Limitations and Damage Caps:

  • The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case in Nebraska is 2 years; except for in cases where "the malpractice is not discovered and could not reasonably be discovered" within the 2-year time frame. In this situation the action must be commenced within 1 year of the discovery.
  • The state of Nebraska enforces a total cap on damages that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. This cap depends on the year in which the malpractice occurred:
    • After December 31, 2014 - $2.25M cap
    • After December 31, 2003 but before December 31, 2014 - $1.75M cap
    • After December 31, 1992 but before December 31, 2003 - $1.25M cap

We Make Complex Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Simple

Unfortunately, we have found many health care providers and doctors do not admit fault, which means we will have to investigate the case extensively. This may include:

  • Requesting records and copies of procedures
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Hiring experts
  • Securing any other type of evidence to fully evaluate the claim

New drugs and medical technologies are emerging with ever-increasing speed. As healthcare practice becomes more complex, medical errors become more difficult to describe to a jury. If jury members do not understand the violation of the standard of care, they cannot compensate the injured.

One great strength of our Omaha medical malpractice team is our ability to explain complex medical issues in a way that everyone can understand. We identify exactly where and how errors occurred and then clearly describe the violation. We explain how particular communication breakdowns between health care providers and/or between doctors and patients have had devastating consequences. We refuse to let ambiguity, complexity, and confusion hurt your case.

If a health care provider’s negligence injures you, you need to act. You will not only be doing it for yourself, you will bring much-needed attention to medical errors that are injuring and killing thousands of people each year.

Our Omaha medical malpractice lawyers are here for you. To share your story, please contact our offices in Omaha or Lincoln for a free evaluation by calling (402) 909-0026.

What Sets Us Apart

Watson & Carroll Attorneys Bring Unique Experience to Every Case
  • Esteemed Attorney & Registered Nurse

    John F. Carroll, President of Watson & Carroll, is a licensed registered nurse and attorney.

  • Collaborative
    Team Approach

    Our team approach helps us achieve successful outcomes for our clients and their families.

  • Sharing Our
    Client's Story

    Our team helps clients connect to and share their story in a caring, compassionate, & nurturing way.

  • Trial Lawyers
    College Graduate

    John F. Carroll is a graduate and participating member of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.