Malpractice Qs

 

Why should I hire you for my case?

What if your attorney knew as much as your doctor? If your attorney invested thousands of classroom hours to study the same courses your physician did, and then put that knowledge to use in a clinical setting for several decades, he would very likely understand your injury the same way your physician does.

Jeffrey D. Andrews, D.C., Esq. has studied the same subjects that your physician did to earn his doctoral degree (e.g., anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, diagnosis, and radiology, etc.). Because of this, and his decades of clinical experience, Dr. Andrews is uniquely qualified to understand your injury, and the nitty-gritty consequences of that injury. This is crucial to properly assigning a reasonable value to the losses and harms that injury created in you.

With a proper understanding of the injury you have suffered, and a proper understanding of the complications and consequences of that injury, Dr. Andrews can be the best advocate for you when it comes time to explain that injury and demand the proper compensation.

Whether that compensation demand is made to an insurance adjustor, a defense attorney working for the insurance company, an arbitrator, a judge or a jury, Dr. Andrews has the education, clinical background, and experience to:

  • explain the technical components of your injury,
  • explain the consequences (harms and losses) that injury has created in you, 
  • conform that explanation to the procedural requirements of the legal system, and 
  • do all of it in a way that an everyday person can clearly understand and relate to.

Once the adjustor, arbitrator or jury understands your injury and what it means to your life, they are much more likely to give an amount of money that reasonably equals the value of loss you have suffered.

Get the best of both worlds! Call Andrews Law Firm today at 479-1400, and let Jeffrey D. Andrews, D.C., Esq. combine his clinical knowledge of your injury with his legal skills and powers of persuasion to get the result you deserve.

 

What can I do to change the currently unfair law?

The law controlling medical and dental malpractice suits in Nevada (NRS Chapter 41A) currently requires an affidavit from another doctor whose expertise is “substantially similar” to the doctor who injured you, unfairly shortens the statute of limitations, and arbitrarily limits the value of your “pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement and other nonpecuniary damages” to $350,000 for the remainder of your entire life. For the law to adequately hold the offending doctor accountable for his or her negligence, it must be changed by the Nevada State Legislature.

Write and call your Assembly Representative and your state Senator, telling them the current state of the malpractice law is unacceptable. To find out exactly who your Assembly Representative and Senator are, go to: http://mapserve.leg.state.nv.us/website/lcb/viewer.htm.