New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Helping Those Harmed by Malpractice in Albuquerque, NM & Nationwide
From 2009 to 2013, there were more than 1,000 medical malpractice payments recorded in New Mexico, per the National Practitioner Data Bank. This statistic 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. Our Albuquerque medical malpractice attorneys are here to help patients and families of patients who have suffered irreparable harm because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional or healthcare facility. We hold at-fault parties to the high standards that are rightfully expected of them.
Below, we've listed out some common types of medical malpractice:
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis
- Improper treatment
- Failure to warn of known risks
- Drug and medication errors
- Surgical and anesthesia errors
- Emergency room mistakes
Contact a New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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 Albuquerque 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 our New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys today for your free consultation.