New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney
By definition, medical malpractice is professional negligence by a health care provider in which the care provided both fails to meet the accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient.
Most of the time an injury or death is not due to negligence, and legal activity is not warranted. However, if you or a loved one suspect medical malpractice, it is important to act quickly. While no amount of money can ever replace a loved one or ease the stress of dealing with a long-term injury, medical doctors and health care personnel who act negligently must be held accountable for their actions and for the damages they caused.
Filing a Claim for Medical Malpractice in New Mexico
Doctors, nurses, technicians, and therapists have a duty to perform their jobs safely and with a high level of care. When they fail to do so, their negligence can cause serious and even fatal injuries. When this occurs, the injured party or the family of the injured party has a right to seek compensation.
A plaintiff must prove the following in a medical malpractice claim:
- A duty was owed: a legal duty exists whenever a hospital or health care provider undertakes care or treatment of a patient.
- A duty was breached: the provider failed to provide to the relevant standard of care.
- The breach of that duty caused an injury, or death.
In New Mexico, any medical malpractice action for injury or wrongful death must be brought within three years from the date when the alleged malpractice occurred. If a lawsuit is not brought within this time frame, injured parties may forfeit their right to obtain compensation.
If you suspect that you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice, do not delay. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case, prepare the elements of a claim, provide for expert testimony, and explain damage caps, if any, specific to New Mexico law and your case.
At Brusuelas and Rane, LLC, our experienced and compassionate medical malpractice attorneys understand the complexities surrounding medical malpractice cases. As such, we give each of our clients the personal attention they deserve during the entire legal process. Through a combination of skillful negotiation and litigation, we ensure that our clients and their families receive the maximum compensation. Contact Kimberly Brusuelas today at 1-505-247-9333 for a Free Initial Consultation.