We Fight For Victims Of Medical Malpractice
All of us must receive medical attention at some point in our lives. Whether it is a routine procedure, or specialized treatment for a serious condition, we place our trust and well-being in our doctors’ hands
Unfortunately, there are occasions when a patient suffers harm at the hands of a health care provider. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Incorrect prescription
The medical malpractice attorneys at Dominguez Law are skilled in asserting the rights of individuals in Los Ranchos and the Albuquerque area. By combining our considerable trial experience with cutting-edge technology, we know how to enhance your chances of getting the compensation you need.
What You Need To Know About Medical Malpractice Claims
Doctors and other professionals must conform to the recognized standards of practice in their community. However, since the medical field is wide-ranging, the appropriate level of care can vary. The standard for a specialist is different than the standard for a general physician.
Because of the complexity involved in medical negligence cases, one of the most important considerations is securing an expert to give opinions before and during trial. This individual can discuss technical aspects of treatment and give an opinion about what a similarly situated health care provider would have done in the same situation.
A person may not fully discover the extent of his or her injuries until long after an accident or a flawed procedure. In the case of qualified health care providers, who pay into the state insurance fund, a patient must take legal action within three years of the medical error, regardless of whether he or she was aware of it. For all other doctors and hospitals, you can file suit within three years of when the malpractice was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered.
It is important to know that state law also limits the amount of compensation you can recover in a malpractice case. A patient cannot recover more than $600,000 for any single instance; however, this cap does not include punitive damages or damages for treatment needed because of the malpractice. In other words, the limitation only affects forms of compensation such as lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of earning capacity.
Protect Your Rights by Contacting A Lawyer
The lawyers at Dominguez Law are compassionate, professional and prepared to assert your right in court. To speak with an attorney and discuss the circumstances of your case, call us today at 505-850-5854, or contact us online.
We take cases throughout New Mexico.