The Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim in Nevada

Here are the elements of a medical malpractice claim in Nevada:

1. Defendant physician, hospital or employee of a hospital, failed, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used in similar circumstances;

2. Defendant's conduct was the actual and proximate cause of plaintiff's injury; and,

3. Plaintiff suffered damages.

NRS 41A.009; See, Prabhu v. Levine, 112 Nev. 1538, 930 P.2d 103 (1996).

In order to prevail in a medical malpractice claim in Nevada each of the foregoing elements must be proved.