Going to the hospital for a surgical procedure or to receive treatment for a serious medical condition can be scary enough without adding the possibility of medical malpractice to the mix. We trust healthcare providers to fix what ails us – not cause us more pain and suffering. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors and nurses make mistakes. When those mistakes lead to injury, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be in order.
Medical malpractice is the legal term used to define any time a healthcare professional or facility causes injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. Errors in diagnosis, after-procedure care, or mismanagement of a medical condition are all causes of medical malpractice.
Even when an injury occurs at the hands of a trusted medical provider, medical malpractice is tricky to prove. Injured patients must demonstrate a medical practitioner acted negligently and that their carelessness caused the injury. A qualified New Mexico medical malpractice attorney like Bill Russell can help victims navigate complicated malpractice laws.
There are four elements of New Mexico state law for consideration when filing a medical malpractice claim.
Proving medical malpractice in New Mexico is difficult, but not impossible. When you work with a personal injury lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice law, you will be advised of the following requirements for providing your case.
Most medical malpractice lawsuits settle out of court. This is best for the victims, who will be spared the trauma of recounting their experience. It also is in the best interest of medical providers and healthcare facilities who otherwise would endure a public trial that could hurt their bottom lines. Whether you opt to agree to a settlement or pursue a trial, it is important you work with a medical malpractice attorney who can get you a fair settlement.
Malpractice laws in New Mexico are complex. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can help increase your chances of winning your case. Bill Russell has represented injured people and their families for many years throughout the state of New Mexico. Before he transitioned to personal injury law, Bill Russell worked at an insurance defense firm as a law clerk. That insider knowledge of how the “other side” thinks during a medical malpractice lawsuit works to his advantage.
Do not wait if you think you or a loved one are the victims of medical malpractice. The sooner you consult with a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney, the better your chances of securing fair compensation. Give Bill Russell a call at 505-218-7844 or contact him online to schedule your no-obligation consultation today.
Bill Russell and Marcus Cameron are the faces behind Cameron & Russell. We go the extra mile for our clients to pursue personal injury claims and provide criminal defense. We approach every case with a fresh eye to detail and the determination to represent our clients to the fullest extent the law allows. We passionately defend clients facing criminal charges, and relentlessly seek out fair compensation for personal injury claims. No matter your situation, we promise to tirelessly represent your legal needs.
500 Marquette Ave NW Suite 1200
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm