Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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, Mason & Werth 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 guiding a family through a lawsuit following a loved one’s premature death following a delayed cancer diagnosis.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

There are unfortunate circumstances where, regardless of the quality care they receive, patients 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 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 another 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.

Let Our Attorneys Help You

Whether you or a family member has been injured or are in need of personal injury or business law assistance. Contact Copple, Rockey, Schlecht, Mason & Werth P.C., L.L.O. We will combine our experience, persistence, and meticulous research to ensure that you receive superior service. Our firm will hit the ground running for you and your family so you can get help as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.