When a patient suffers unnecessary harm due to a doctor or any other medical provider's negligence, the patient should be compensated for his or her injuries and suffering. At Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht P.C., L.L.O., our medical malpractice lawyers pursue accountability on behalf of victims and their families throughout Nebraska.
We are passionate about helping individuals and families through difficult times, whether that means helping parents pursue compensation to care for a child suffering from severe birth injuries, or it means guiding a family through a lawsuit following a loved one's premature death following a delayed cancer diagnosis. To discuss the specific details of your case with an experienced and sympathetic lawyer, please call 402-371-4300 for a consultation.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
There are unfortunate circumstances where regardless of the quality care they receive, patients still suffer serious illnesses, injuries, infections and even death while under the care of skilled doctor. However, when the patient's suffering is the result of medical negligence — where the level of care provided is substandard — the medical provider should be held financially responsible.
Our injury lawyers provide caring and supportive guidance to individuals and families throughout Nebraska in medical malpractice cases involving:
- Birth injuries: When your child suffers significant trauma during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or post-childbirth, lifetime injuries can result. When a child suffers from cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, or other birth injury, our attorneys help families find answers. Factors such as a delayed cesarean section, a doctor's failure to recognize signs of fetal distress, or evidence of any other negligence may be reason for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose: There are some health conditions that naturally do not surface until they have advanced to late stages. However, there are other conditions that can be identified through reasonable care. Failure to consider family medical history during exams, failure to refer to a specialist when medically appropriate, inaccurate reading of test results, failure to consider the symptoms brought up by the patient, and other forms of negligence can result in misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or a failure to diagnose cancer or other medical complications or illnesses. When this occurs, the medical professional may be held accountable.
- Hospital malpractice: Busy emergency room staff may fail to recognize signs of a serious heath risk and send a patient home, only to have the patient later suffer a massive heart attack or stroke. Negligent nurses may administer the wrong medication to a patient, causing serious medical complications. An anesthesiologist may administer too much medication during surgery, resulting in anesthesia overdose and causing the patient to suffer brain damage. A surgeon may make surgical mistakes or errors, causing the patient to suffer serious injury, infection, or death. When these types of medical mistakes occur, not only do we hold the negligent medical professionals accountable, we also pursue full accountability for hospital negligence and the practices or policies that contributed to the incident.
When medical professionals provide substandard care — whether it involves medication errors, misdiagnosis or other negligence — and patients suffer considerable harm as a result, we put our experience and resources to work investigating the incident and pursuing justice.
Contact Our Nebraska Medical Negligence Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the medical negligence of a doctor, nurse, or medical facility, please call 402-371-4300 or contact Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht P.C., L.L.O., online to discuss your situation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. We serve clients in Lincoln, and cities throughout the state of Nebraska from our two offices in Omaha and Norfolk.