Nevada Methadone Overdose Death Could be Medical Malpractice

If your loved one dies in Nevada from a prescription drug overdose or complication stemming from an interaction of multiple prescription medications, it’s worth asking why and how this happened. It may just have been bad luck, unforeseen and accidental. But it may also be the fault of an entirely foreseeable and preventable set of circumstances. If that’s the case, you could easily have cause to bring suit against a pharmaceutical company, hospital, or doctor to help you cover the costs of medical bills, funeral costs, the costs associated with settling an estate, your lost time and wages at work, and perhaps most of all, your pain and suffering.

One of the main things that can help reduce extra stress and worry and heartache in this situation is having a lawyer who understands what you’re going through, and understands how to help. Above all, it’s about taking the details off of your plate. You’ve just lost a loved one, the absolute last thing you want to have to worry about is fighting an insurance company or jumping through legal hoops yourself. That’s why Benson & Bingham take such great pride in the recommendations we have from families who have lost loved ones and turned to us for help. It matters a great deal to us that these people recommend us to others, because it means we’ve helped. At an extraordinarily difficult time, our top Reno and Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys have been able to offer a measure of comfort to families in need.

We are reminded of cases of medical malpractice in Nevada as more news comes out about the untimely death of a candidate for Mayor of Reno. By all accounts, the man died of an overdose of the drug methadone. This is a drug that people off use to help kick opiate-family drug addictions, like heroin or morphine. However, it has been leading to a number of deaths around the country, and people are beginning to ask questions about its possible over prescription and availability. If you’ve had a loved one die from an overdose of methadone in Nevada, contact Benson & Bingham today. We offer free consultations, and are happy to sit with you and learn the specific details of your situation, and offer our best legal counsel.

Fiery Car Accident Injures 1 in Sparks

A recent car accident in Sparks injured the driver of the vehicle and set a house ablaze in an almost Hollywood imagined crash scene. The driver of the vehicle, a minivan made by Ford, is reported to have had some type of medical issue which precipitated the crash by causing her to lose control. Her gold Ford went barreling in the house full tilt. The car then had the bad luck to sever a gas line and start quite a fire going in this Northern Nevada accident. The driver was fortunately said to have only sustained generally minor injuries, despite her having been needing rescuing from the vehicle, which fortunately was being followed by her boyfriend who was able to pull her out. The fire burned fairly heatedly, which we suppose is not hard to believe given that it was started by a broken gas line set aflame. Luckily the family whose house it is was not home at the moment of impact.

It can be tough to know where to turn to be made whole after an injury car crash in the Reno area like this. This woman could have lost control for any number of reasons, both her fault and not. An incorrect dosage of a prescription drug or an adverse and predictable drug reaction, for example, are easily attributed to a doctor or pharmacy’s medical malpractice in Southern Nevada for ways this could not be the woman’s fault. Depending on how the facts come to light about this, though, even your own insurance could try to refuse to pay out a claim, for one reason or another. In that case, you need to talk to a top Northern Nevada car accident lawyer like Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law.

Our attorneys at Benson & Bingham have been practicing car accident in Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada, so no matter where you or a loved one are injured, we can help. We have decades of combined experience, and we’ve seen it all, and know just how to help you recover the best compensation possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.

More Medical Malpractice Coming to Reno?

The new healthcare law that is really just coming into effect – the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, whatever you want to call it – will likely have profound effects on our healthcare system, or hospitals, our nursing homes, hospice care centers, and community health clinics. As more and more people get medical coverage, more and more people will be visiting all of the above listed health care facilities. One of the negatives that is rarely discussed is that this could lead to even more medical malpractice in Northern Nevada. This is simply because of the law of large numbers – hospital negligence in the Reno area happens, unfortunately, and the more people visit hospitals and care centers the more opportunity there is for bad actors to do their worst, or good people to make simple mistakes that lead to average citizens getting the short end of the statistical stick. If you or a loved one is the victim of medical negligence in Washoe County and need a Lawyer, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help.

The other aspect of this is that a lot of the people who are newly getting health insurance and working class, working poor, or newly eligible Medicaid recipients. This recent news could mean more cases of nursing home abuse and negligence in Reno as well, given that bad actors often look to pray on people of less means because they are believed to have less time to investigate their rights or fight for their care. This is just another example of a way that federal programs and issues have an effect on us locally, like stories about how the government shutdown may have been a factor in the cases of Salmonella food poisoning from Foster Farms chicken in Las Vegas.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice in Northern Nevada and need a lawyer, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We offer free consultations so you can talk through your case with us without worry, and we have trained medical staff as well as lawyers to help you understand your rights and possibilities to collect compensation. If you have a claim, Benson & Bingham can get you the best compensation possible – we have a solid track record of top settlements and awards, many in excess of a million dollars. Call us today for a free consultation.

More on the ACA/Obamacare, for a good explanation of the law and how it may work: