How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit For Botched Cosmetic Procedures in New Mexico

by | Jun 7, 2023 | Medical Malpractice | 0 comments

Undergoing a cosmetic procedure is a personal decision that involves placing trust in the hands of medical professionals. Unfortunately, when cosmetic procedures go wrong due to negligence or substandard care, the physical, emotional, and financial toll on the patient can be devastating. If you or a loved one have experienced a botched cosmetic procedure in New Mexico, it is essential to understand the steps involved in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

Attorney Paul M. Dominguez has represented numerous victims of medical malpractice, advocating for their interests and guiding them every step of the way. Whether you or someone you care about suffered an injury during a cosmetic procedure, you can count on Mr. Dominguez to work tirelessly to recover the justice you and your family deserve.

Understanding Medical Malpractice For Cosmetic Procedures in New Mexico

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional’s negligence or failure to adhere to the appropriate standard of care leads to harm or injury to a patient.

This principle may also apply to cosmetic procedures, such as:

  • Plastic surgery
  • Dermal fillers
  • Botox injections
  • Other aesthetic treatments

If a healthcare professional’s actions or omissions during your cosmetic procedure result in injury, disfigurement, or other adverse effects, you may be entitled to compensation under New Mexico state law for medical malpractice.

However, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, within which you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Mexico. Failing to file within the specified period can result in the forfeiture of your right to seek legal recourse. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in New Mexico is generally three years from the date the injury occurred or the date it was discovered (or should have been discovered) through reasonable diligence. Exceptions to this rule may apply, such as in cases involving minors or instances of fraudulent concealment.

Proving Medical Malpractice After a Botched Cosmetic Procedure in New Mexico

To build a strong medical malpractice case, it is crucial to gather relevant evidence to support your claim. This may include medical records, photographs documenting your injuries, expert opinions from other healthcare professionals, and testimonies from witnesses. Your attorney will guide you through the process of collecting and organizing the necessary evidence to establish negligence and prove the extent of your damages.

In a medical malpractice case, it must also be established that the healthcare professional breached the standard of care expected within the cosmetic procedure industry. This typically involves demonstrating that the actions of the healthcare professional deviated from what a reasonably skilled and competent professional would have done under similar circumstances. 

If your medical malpractice claim is successful, you may be entitled to various types of damages, including monetary compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, including future medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages, including future lost wages
  • Mental anguish

Your attorney will help you understand the types of damages you may be eligible for based on the specifics of your case and will advocate on your behalf to recover a fair settlement for the harm you have suffered.

Consult a New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorney After a Botched Cosmetic Procedure

When considering a medical malpractice lawsuit, it is crucial to consult with a qualified personal injury lawyer who understands medical malpractice cases. Attorney Paul M. Dominguez possesses the legal experience and knowledge necessary to assess the merits of your claims and guide you through the complex legal process. When you partner with Dominguez Law, we will evaluate your case and help you build a strong argument to pursue compensation for your injuries and related damages.

Contact our compassionate and aggressive team today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique case. Call (505) 850-5854 or submit a completed contact form to get started today. Se habla español.