There are times when the people we should trust the most are the people who cause the most
serious injuries. Although medical doctors are usually highly trained and respected, they can
make mistakes that cause serious injuries or even death.
We have all heard of unbelievable stories of obvious medical negligence (e.g., where a doctor
removes the wrong leg or provides medications that cause a severe allergic reaction, etc.).
However, there are a lot of injuries caused by medical professionals that are not obviously
negligent yet a person is entitled to financial recovery for damages.
One example that occurs with some frequency is when a doctor provides the wrong diagnosis
and, as a result, serious injuries occur from the lack of proper medical care or incorrect medical
care. Another example is when a doctor prescribes medications without fully considering the
physical and/or mental side-effects caused by those medications. Finally, another situation occurs
where a baby is born with a disease or birth defect that is caused by a mistake or oversight during prenatal care or during labor. Some of the most common birth defects resulting from medical
negligence are cerebral palsy, mental retardation, Erb’s Palsy, Klumpke’s Palsy, and Brachial
Plexus, just to name a few. Tragically, many of the worst birth injuries could be prevented had
proper medical care been provided.
There are time limits to file lawsuits against medical professionals who cause injuries. In the
State of Nebraska, most lawsuits must be filed within four years from the date of the injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor or other medical professional, you need a law
firm on your team that has the experience necessary to fight. The attorneys at the Berry Law
Firm are not intimidated by insurance companies or the lawyers who represent medical doctors.
Contact our office for a free evaluation and consultation.