Medical Malpractice Attorney
Injured by the negligence of a medical professional?
From 2009 to 2013, there were more than 1,000 medical malpractice payments recorded in New Mexico, per the National Practitioner Data Bank. Unfortunately, this statistic just serves to prove the serious problem in our healthcare industry: medical professionals who fail to uphold their duty to their patients. Boiled down to its simplest terms, medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers from a medical professional who does not competently perform his or her duties. It is a form of professional negligence and can be the result of direct action or failure to act.
Typically, the following elements will need to be fulfilled to file a claim:
- There was a patient-doctor relationship established;
- The doctor behaved negligently in some manner;
- That negligence caused the patient's injury; and
- The patient's injury resulted in specific damages.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can manifest in many ways; however, some types are more common than others.
Below, we list out some common types of medical malpractice:
- Failure to diagnose & misdiagnosis
- Improper treatment
- Failure to warn of known risks
- Drug & medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room & surgical errors
Contact Arnold & Itkin Today to File a Claim: (888) 493-1629
Due to the complexity of medical malpractice cases, contact a reliable legal professional as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim. Throughout the years, our firm has been successful in helping victims get their lives back on track, and we are ready to help you too. Although our past victories are not guarantees of future results, we do feel that they are indicative of our skill and commitment to the success of our clients.
Do not hesitate to contact Arnold & Itkin today to request your free case evaluation.