Gallup Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When a physician or other healthcare professional harms you or a loved one, you could have a medical malpractice claim. Medical mistakes happen more often than patients might think. At The Fine Law Firm, our Gallup medical malpractice attorneys can review your injury claim for preventable medical error and explain any available options for accident compensation.
The Fine Law Firm has:
- Over forty years of experience representing injured victims in New Mexico;
- A wide range of resources available to aid clients in accident recovery; and
- The skills, knowledge, and experts needed to win complex medical malpractice claims.
Our Gallup medical malpractice attorneys will fight to get you the compensation needed for your claim. The Fine Law Firm never charges upfront fees, and your claim evaluation is free. Call today and schedule to meet with one of our attorneys.
How a Gallup Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help You
Medical malpractice claims are complex and require time and money to pursue. As soon as you retain The Fine Law Firm, our Gallup medical malpractice attorneys will start work on your claim. We will build your claim and represent your interests through the following:
- Investigating your injuries;
- Interviewing any witnesses;
- Obtaining your medical records;
- Reviewing your records with experts;
- Filing your claim and any court documents;
- Attempt to mediate or negotiate your claim; and
- If negotiations are unsuccessful, proceed to court.
At The Fine Law Firm, we want to take the burden of legal filings, insurance claims, and deadlines off of your shoulders. You should focus on your health and the well-being of your family. Contact us today to learn more about the filing process and timelines involved in a medical malpractice claim.
What is Medical Malpractice?
When medical professionals fail to exercise a reasonable standard of care in diagnosing and treating their patients, and that failure causes their patient harm, they are subject to a medical malpractice claim. A reasonable standard of care is what another medical professional would do under the same or similar circumstances.
Medical malpractice requires that a patient suffer injuries from the medical professional’s deviation from a reasonable standard of care. There are several types of medical malpractice claims. Among the more common are:
- Delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis;
- Failure to inform of risks;
- Failure to provide treatment;
- Providing the wrong treatment;
- Performing unnecessary or improper surgery;
- Surgical mistakes or infections;
- Birthing errors;
- Anesthesia errors;
- Nursing errors;
- Inadequate staffing or staff training; and
- Prescription errors.
Compensation for Medical Negligence
Most medical professionals mean well, and not all medical mistakes constitute medical malpractice. Although all medical treatments come with risk, no patient should be worse after medical treatment than before. Especially if the medical professional was:
- Intoxicated or impaired;
- Overwhelmed by patients; or
- Inattentive for any reason.
When medical professionals are negligent, it is important to hold them accountable. Victims of medical malpractice can receive compensation for their injuries. The amount of damages directly reflects the patient’s injuries and prognosis for recovery.
There are specific types of recovery common to these medical malpractice claims. These include:
- All medical costs needed to correct the mistake;
- All current and future medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning ability;
- Mental and emotional trauma;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
If a medical professional severely injured you or a loved one, call The Fine Law Firm. We will do everything possible to help you move forward with your life. Our medical malpractice attorneys take pride in representing victims of medical mistakes get the compensation they need.
Call The Fine Law Firm today to learn more about medical malpractice, compensation, and proving a medical malpractice claim. If you cannot come to our office, one of our skilled Gallup personal injury lawyers will travel to you.