We turn to our doctors and other medical professionals in times of need. We depend on these professionals to provide reliable care. We trust them with our health. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors fail to exercise the level of care required of them by the law. The lapse in the qualify of care you deserve as a patient can have serious consequences for your health and well-being. You may develop health issues you may not otherwise have developed. You may have an injury or illness that is made worse. Either way, the impact on your health can be severe and have far-reaching consequences. On top of all of this, you will have medical bills and other expenses to cover This will leave you wondering about who will pay for all of this. Fortunately, you may have some legal recourse through bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
When Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice?
In New Mexico, you have the right to sue doctors, medical facilities, and other medical professionals whose negligent actions or inactions have directly caused you to suffer injury or illness. This is referred to as a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to be successful in your suit for malpractice, you must be able to show that the medical professional, such as the doctor, was negligent. In order to prove negligence, you must be able to demonstrate that he or she violated the prevailing standard of care. The prevailing standard of care is the way a similarly situated medical professional under comparable circumstances would have acted. You must also be able to prove that the negligence was the direct cause of the harm you have suffered.
Depending on who was involved in the negligence that caused your damages, you may be able to file suit against different parties. You may be able to sue the doctor. You may be able to sue the hospital. You may also be able to sue other medical staff members such as nurses or technicians. In some cases, you can file suit against just one of these people and in others you may be able to file suit against multiple parties.
It is crucial to also be aware of the fact that you only have a limited amount of time to file a medical malpractice suit. You must file your lawsuit prior to the running of the statute of limitations.passed.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If a medical professional or medical facility failed to provide you with care at a standard they are legally required to provide and you suffered as a result, Hunt Law Firm is here to help you enforce your legal rights and get you the compensation you deserve. These parties need to be held responsible and cover your medical expenses and other losses you have sustained. Contact us today.