Farmington Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When you or a family member suffer an injury because a healthcare provider acted improperly, you should contact the Farmington medical malpractice attorneys at The Fine Law Firm. We believe in holding negligent healthcare providers accountable for preventable harm they cause patients.
The medical malpractice attorneys at The Fine Law Firm are:
- Proud to offer individual attention to each of our clients;
- Experienced and possess the needed resources to pursue healthcare providers and their insurance companies; and
- Aggressive fighters for our clients’ physical and financial recovery.
The Fine Law Firm wants to help guide you through the medical malpractice claim process and assist you in making the best decisions possible to rebuild your life. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. If you are unable to come to our office, we will travel to you.
What a Farmington Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Do for You
Victims of medical malpractice often face extraordinary medical expenses, additional healing time, and prolonged medical care due to their injuries. An experienced medical malpractice attorney, like ours at The Fine Law Firm, works tirelessly to demand compensation for these losses from the health provider’s insurance company.
Our Farmington medical malpractice attorneys establish fault for your injuries and build a strong case for you to recover. We do this by:
- Requesting and analyzing your medical records;
- Consulting with medical experts;
- Advising you on your best legal options; and
- Fighting for compensation through negotiations or a lawsuit.
Most claims settle before trial. However, at The Fine Law Firm, we are trial-ready and will go to court if needed.
Common Medical Malpractice Settings
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider injures a patient either through their actions or inactions. This may happen in any setting where a patient receives treatment, including:
- Emergency rooms;
- Operating rooms;
- Doctors’ offices;
- Outpatient surgical centers;
- Birthing centers;
- Cosmetic surgery centers;
- Rehabilitation centers;
- Diagnostic labs;
- Pharmacies; and
- Chiropractors’ offices.
Not all mistakes made by a health care provider are medical malpractice.
Common Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice only occurs when a health care provider fails to follow the recognized standard of care in a particular situation and causes a preventable injury as a result. Conditions commonly seen in medical malpractice cases are:
- Anesthesia error;
- Birth trauma;
- Cerebral hypoxia;
- Delayed diagnosis;
- Emergency room error;
- Failure to get informed consent;
- Failure to monitor patient;
- Failure to order appropriate tests or treatments;
- Improper reading of x-rays;
- Surgical infections;
- Medication errors;
- Misdiagnosis of a life-threatening condition;
- Misuse of a medical device or implant; and
- Surgical error.
A patient injured by medical malpractice in New Mexico has three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. This time limit is the statute of limitations. A patient who fails to bring a lawsuit within this timeframe may lose their right to sue for compensation.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
Compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit depends upon the extent and severity of the patient’s injuries as well as their potential for recovery. A patient may demand any of the following:
- All related medical bills, both present, and future;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future earning capacity;
- Physical pain and suffering;
- Mental and emotional trauma;
- Permanent disability;
- Disfigurement; and
- Punitive damages (when available).
Medical malpractice cases are complicated, time-consuming to prepare, and are under strict time limits for filing. At The Fine Law Firm, we recommend you seek the advice of one of our skilled medical malpractice attorneys right away to begin your claim. Rest assured, we will never charge you any upfront costs or fees unless we win compensation for you.