You seek medical care to improve your health and well-being, but that is not always the outcome. Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. in Albuquerque, NM provides expert, aggressive representation for anyone who has suffered physical or emotional injury as a result of a medical malpractice.
Common Malpractice Injuries
The medical field encompasses a wide range of specialties, procedures and treatments. Consequently, the types of injuries that can result from medical malpractice are just as varied. Statistically, the most common injuries arising from medical malpractice include:
- Injuries to a newborn, including brain injuries that lead to cerebral palsy or epilepsy
- Injuries to the mother during delivery, many of which lead to infection that can impair the ability to have children in the future
- Side effects of medications resulting from incorrect dosing
- Adverse effects resulting from administering or prescribing medications with contraindications
Many medical malpractice injuries are internal and difficult to diagnose. In such cases, the only observable “injury” is slow recovery, persistence of symptoms or the development of new symptoms.
Compensation for Physical Injuries and Emotional Damages
Victims of medical malpractice do not just suffer physically. Emotional pain and suffering takes a toll, too, and often complicates physical recovery. According to the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act, you can claim compensation for both physical and emotional damages.
Compensation for physical injuries is not limited. In other words, you could recover every dollar you spent on medical care required to address injuries caused by medical malpractice. However, compensation for emotional damages is capped.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Albuquerque
Medical malpractice claims are complicated. The burden of proof is on the sufferer, and the Court requires expert testimony. To get the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
The attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices have the experience you need. We have been helping victims of medical malpractice for more than 25 years. In addition to our knowledge of medical malpractice law, we know the kind of personal attention and compassion you need throughout the legal process. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.