When you visit a licensed medical practitioner, you expect the highest quality of care. You expect your treatment to reduce symptoms, bring ease and facilitate a full recovery. When you experience physical and/or emotional pain and suffering, injury or worse, you deserve compensation.
A medical malpractice claim may be your best option for recovering damages.
Necessary vs. Elective Medical Malpractice
The New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act makes no distinction between care that was delivered for a medically necessary procedure versus an elective procedure. That means medical malpractice claims may be brought against plastic and cosmetic surgeons as well as practitioners delivering preventative care, such as dentists performing routine dental exams and cleanings.
Common Medical Malpractice Claims
While no medical practice area is immune from negligent practitioners, medical malpractice claims are most commonly filed for:
- Birth and obstetrics (injuries to the mother or infant during labor and delivery)
- Surgical errors
- Diagnostic errors
- Prescription drug errors
A number of medical malpractice claims may arise simply because the practitioner did not deliver sufficient patient education or follow protocols for patient safety or privacy.
Your Medical Malpractice Claim
If you have suffered because of the treatment or lack of treatment you received from a health care provider, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. in Albuquerque, NM can help you understand your rights and file your medical malpractice claim. We fight to get you the full compensation you deserve, and we are not afraid to take your case to court.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation.