Studies from the early 2000s indicate that 400,000 unnecessary deaths occur in hospitals as a result of medical negligence and/or error. Better reporting and statistical analyses are likely to show that number is even higher. When a medical professional who has taken an oath to “Do no harm” causes harm, you should not have to suffer financially. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. will fight for justice in your medical malpractice case.
Defining Terms: Medical Negligence & Medical Error
The legal definition of medical negligence is “improper, unskilled or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.”
Medical error can be understood as a specific type of medical negligence as it entails a “preventable adverse effect” of improper treatment. Medical errors include:
- Inaccurate diagnosis
- Incomplete diagnosis
- Inaccurate treatment
- Improperly administered treatment
Injury or harm from medical negligence is not always evident immediately. Adverse effects and/or consequences of an inaccurate diagnosis may develop over time and require additional medical consultations to discover.
Fighting for Justice after Suffering Medical Negligence
Medical negligence may cause further physical harm. The stress of chronic pain and/or illness may cause emotional harm. Additional medical consultations and treatments to address medical error introduce financial burdens as well. You deserve compensation for all your suffering.
The attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices have years of experience with all types of medical malpractice cases. They know how to investigate the care you received and have a network of experts in Albuquerque and beyond who can testify regarding the standard of care you should have received. They will prepare a claim that provides adequate compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
The attorneys at The Hinkle Law Office, P.C. will give you the personal attention you deserve after suffering medical negligence. They will fight aggressively on your behalf so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
To start your fight for justice, contact Hinkle Law Offices. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your medical negligence case.