Defining Medical Malpractice

As with nearly any legal matter, medical malpractice cases can get quite complex. You may feel more at ease with the process and better able to find a capable attorney when you understand the basics.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined in the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act as “any cause of action arising […] against a health care provider for medical treatment, lack of medical treatment or other claimed departure from accepted standards of health care which proximately results in injury to the patient.”

As the plaintiff in the case, you must demonstrate that medical malpractice occurred. To do so, you will need expert testimony.

Who Is Involved in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

A medical malpractice claim can be brought up against individuals and institutions involved in delivering health care, such as:

  • Medical doctors
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Counselors
  • Paramedics
  • Psychotherapists
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics

Medical malpractice claims cannot be made against individuals who are not licensed medical professionals who may have attempted to deliver medical treatment. However, if injury resulted, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against that individual.

Finding a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Albuquerque

Medical malpractice is a highly specialized area of law. For the best chance of a successful outcome, you need an attorney with the right case experience. The lawyers at Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. have been helping victims of medical malpractice fight for the compensation they deserve for more than 25 years. We have the knowledge and network of expert medical witnesses you need. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

Call (505) TUF-HELP to speak to an experienced attorney about your medical malpractice claim.

 Hinkle Rides. Hinkle Knows.