medical malpractice

Damages Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice cases arise when doctors and other health care professionals fail to uphold their professional duty to their patients and the patients suffer harm as a result. More specifically, there are four things that need to be established in a personal injury claim. First, it needs to be shown that a professional duty was […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Arising from Violent Acts

Q: Can you sue a murderer for wrongful death? New Mexico wrongful death attorneys generally handle wrongful death cases involving victims who were killed as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of somebody else. Common scenarios include deaths resulting from car accidents, dangerous or faulty consumer products, and medical malpractice. But wrongful death […]

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Nurse Malpractice

Q: Who can commit medical malpractice? When most people hear the words “medical malpractice”, they likely envision a doctor or surgeon making a grievous mistake that killed or seriously injured a patient. But New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys know that medical malpractice isn’t confined to doctors. It can be committed by other licensed medical professionals–such […]

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Doctor treating burn injury from car accident.

What Is Considered to be a Catastrophic Injury?

While being involved in an accident resulting in injury can have far-reaching impacts on a person’s life, some injuries are so severe in nature that the consequences can be considerably devastating. Catastrophic injury law centers on those injuries which, even under the best of circumstances, will forever change a person’s life. The unique nature of […]

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Swim Toy Dangers

Q: Are swim toy manufacturers liable for children’s injuries?  Sadly, Santa Fe personal injury attorneys know all too well that summer fun and warm weather can bring an increase in injuries and deaths in any number of situations—from hot car tragedies and drowning episodes to motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.  Sometimes, these tragedies stem from the […]

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When Does Poor Emergency Room Care Become Medical Malpractice?

Patients enter emergency rooms under pressing circumstances, without making appointments or checking medical credentials. They seek resolution to urgent problems, such as deep cuts, burns, serious infections, or broken bones and, most of the time, they are well taken care of. Nonetheless, when emergency rooms fail their patients, the results may be catastrophic. If you […]

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Coronavirus and Nursing Homes

Q: Can nursing homes be sued if residents get the coronavirus? Santa Fe nursing home neglect attorneys protect and seek restitution for residents who suffer abuse or neglect at the hands of those entrusted with their care. Sadly, vulnerable senior citizens frequently face elder abuse– which can be physical, emotional, and/or financial in nature.  Seniors […]

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Who Is Entitled to a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under New Mexico law, wrongful death is defined as a death “caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” A wrongful death action allows surviving family members to be compensated when the negligent or intentional acts of another caused a loved one’s death. Through a wrongful death claim, survivors may receive compensation to […]

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