A surgical mistake, a botched birth, or a misdiagnosis can be devastating for an individual. Too many people are severely injured or killed by medical negligence each year in the U.S. Victims of malpractice, or their surviving family members may decide to file a medical negligence claim, but before they can get the compensation necessary, they need to be able to prove their claim.
Get a Second Opinion
Victims injured by medical negligence, need to get a second opinion by visiting one of the hospitals listed below or visit a local hospital.
Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
405 W Country Club Rd, Roswell, NM 88201
Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico
4441 E Lohman Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Heart Hospital of New Mexico
504 Elm St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
UNM Health System
2211 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Proving Medical Negligence
The biggest challenge of any medical malpractice or personal injury claims is proving a physician’s or medical professional’s negligence caused your injuries, disability, chronic illness or the death of a loved one. Your claim will not be successful if you cannot prove the following:
1)There was a doctor-patient relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant. That ensures you aren’t filing a claim against the wrong party.
2) A medical professional was negligent and violated their duty of care. You cannot file a medical negligence claim simply because you don’t like the outcome of your treatment. Instead, you must the defendant was careless.
3) You suffered harm because of a medical professional’s negligence.
4) You suffered economic losses because of your injuries or misdiagnosis.
New Mexico Medical Malpractice Laws
Each state has different laws that impact how you resolve your claim, how long you have to file for compensation and how much you are allowed to recover. As a victim of medical malpractice, you need to be aware of New Mexico’s medical malpractice laws, or you may not get the compensation you deserve.
Time Limits on Claims
Your claim must be submitted with two years of the date of your injury or the date you discover your injury to file your claim.
You need to provide expert testimony attesting to the nature of your injuries and their cause for your claim to prevail.
Limits on Damages
New Mexico limits the amount you can recover for medical malpractice to $200,000.
Retain a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in New Mexico
USAttorneys has a dedicated team of attorneys to assist you with all stages of your medical malpractice claim. We can help you locate a medical malpractice lawyer near your New Mexico location, so you can recover the amount of compensation you deserve. Don’t put off getting legal assistance for your medical malpractice claim. When you retain one of our lawyers, you have a better chance of winning your medical malpractice claims. Call and set up a consultation today and learn what steps you need to take to get the compensation you deserve.