New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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When you’re seriously injured, you often turn to trusted medical professionals for their opinion, evaluation, and treatment. However, when a healthcare provider fails to treat you according to established medical standards, you may suffer from infections, require additional surgeries, or endure ongoing complications.

A medical malpractice injury can leave victims and their loved ones with significant financial burdens, physical pain, and permanent disabilities. No matter what type of injury you’ve suffered, our personal injury lawyers are ready to assist you if a healthcare professional’s carelessness or negligence contributed to your injuries.

At Zinda Law Group, we have experience representing medical malpractice victims and helping them seek the compensation they may deserve. Call us today at (800)-863-5312 for a free attorney consultation with one of our New Mexico medical injury lawyers.

what is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice can arise from a variety of medical situations. In general, in order to bring a claim, a patient will need to prove that a specific medical professional was negligent in their course of treatment. To prove this, the actions of the medical professional will be examined to see if they followed the appropriate standard of care in that field.

In a medical malpractice case, a victim must also show that they were damaged as a result of the medical professional failing to meet the standard of care. This could include a physical injury, emotional distress, or a victim’s inability to work because of long-lasting damage.

Awards & Recognition

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA, JOE CAPUTO, BURGESS WILLIAMS, NEIL SOLOMON, & JASON ALDRIDGE

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice

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I contacted Zinda Law Group after getting nowhere on my own with a personal injury case. I am so thankful I did. They took it off my plate and handled everything from appointments, to phone calls, and emails.

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common medical malpractice Cases

While there are many ways in which healthcare professionals can be accountable for medical malpractice, some of the most common cases occur under the following circumstances:

Childbirth Injuries

Injuries that occur during childbirth can have serious consequences for both mothers and babies. Birth injuries may be caused by poor prenatal care, improper use of forceps, and failure to perform a C-section when necessary; these are just some of the reasons childbirth injuries may occur.

Failure to Treat

The failure to properly treat a patient is a broad category that could include failing to order the appropriate medical tests, not providing patients with follow-up care instructions, neglecting to consider a patient’s medical history, or releasing a patient too soon from the hospital. While it can happen for a number of reasons, it commonly happens when medical professionals have more patients than they have the capacity to treat and their patients receive the incorrect treatment plan for their injuries.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. When a doctor fails to recognize symptoms, order further testing, or refer the patient to a specialist, a diagnosis that could have been caught may go untreated and cause further complications. A misdiagnosis may also result in patients taking the wrong drugs, undergoing unnecessary surgery, and further delaying the proper treatment needed to deal with their medical condition.

Prescription Drug Errors

When patients are prescribed the wrong medicine or an incorrect dosage, their treatment may be delayed, ineffective, or dangerous. When a patient has a known allergy or is prescribed several different types of medicine, a doctor’s failure to take this into account can cause serious or life-threatening damage.

Surgical or Procedural Errors

Many errors can occur during surgery. This may include performing surgery on the wrong part of the body or on the wrong patient. In some cases, tools and other medical devices that should have been removed may be left inside of patients after surgery.

What to do after a medical malpractice injury

If you suspect that you are a victim of medical malpractice and are experiencing an injury or complication, you should take the following steps to ensure that you receive the medical treatment you need and can pursue a legal case against the party responsible for your injuries. These steps include:

Seek Medical Attention

Your health comes first, and if you believe that a surgery, birth, prescription, or rehabilitation was incorrectly carried out, you should consult with your doctor; in some cases, a course of treatment may not be working and it may need to be adjusted, which does not automatically mean that medical malpractice occurred. However, you should be skeptical if you continue to suffer, feel as though your doctor is not taking your concerns into consideration, and alternative approaches to your treatment are not considered. You should continue to advocate for yourself, and when necessary, you may need to seek a second opinion in order to receive the correct treatment.

Save Your Documents

A medical malpractice case requires a deep dive into your medical history, symptoms, course of treatment, surgeries, drugs prescribed, follow-up appointments, visits to specialists, and rehabilitation. You should save all documents and bills related to your medical visits and request copies of your medical records. Additionally, for injuries that are external and physically visible, you should take pictures of your injuries throughout the course of treatment.

Speak with an Attorney

Our New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers are here to help walk you through every step of the process. Most damages from a medical malpractice claim will be taken care of by the doctor’s or hospital’s insurance policy. Insurance adjusters will often attempt to persuade you that an attorney is not necessary, because it is their job to save money, but hiring an attorney helps to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Once hired, an attorney will investigate the malpractice incident, and seek to prove liability by the hospital or doctor. In most cases, the insurer will want to negotiate a settlement in order to avoid a costly trial; a personal injury lawyer near you may negotiate and evaluate a settlement offer to make sure it is fair and covers your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other related damages. If a settlement offer cannot be reached, our attorneys may take your case to trial.

Who May be held liable for your injuries

A medical error can occur at several points during your treatment. In fact, depending on how your injury occurred, more than one party may be responsible for your injuries. Some of the parties most frequently involved in medical malpractice cases include:

Hospitals

Many healthcare professionals are directly employed by the hospital. This means that in some cases, when the employees of the hospital make a costly error in the course of their work, the hospital may be partially liable for your injuries. The hospital’s insurance company will be involved in negotiation and settlement discussions.

Doctors

Doctors may be liable if they do not perform their duties in accordance with the acceptable standard of care; for example, if a doctor fails to warn their patient about the side effects or dangers of a drug and the patient is then injured, the doctor may be held liable. Doctors are usually considered independent contractors, although in some cases, they may be considered employees of the hospital. Regardless of their classification, the doctor’s insurance company will likely be involved in the case.

Health Care Providers

There are many other health care providers who can be involved in medical malpractice cases, including nurses, physician assistants, anesthesiologists, and pharmacists. Health care providers and their employers may also be involved in negotiation and settlement discussions.

FAQS

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

If you were hurt in New Mexico in a medical malpractice accident and want to file a lawsuit against the other party, you need to be aware of the time limits, or statutes of limitations, that are in place. In New Mexico, you have three years from the date your injuries are discovered or should have been discovered. It is best to contact an injury attorney near you as soon as possible to make sure you get the money you deserve.  

What Compensation May I Recover?

After a medical malpractice case, you may be able to recover hospital bills, time taken off work for treatment, travel expenses related to your medical treatment, and other medical expenses related to your injury. You may also be able to recover for your pain and suffering and future lost income, especially if the medical malpractice left you with a serious disability or life-altering injury. The circumstances of each case are unique, and a skilled New Mexico personal injury attorney will know best how to help you seek the compensation you should be rewarded.

CONtact a medical malpractice lawyer today

At Zinda Law Group, our personal injury attorneys have helped many victims get the compensation they deserved after suffering from injury at the hands of a medical professional. We recognize the impact that injuries can have on victims and will work to help our clients seek compensation for hospital bills, time taken off work, pain and suffering, and much more.

We believe that victims should never have to worry about being able to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

If you were injured in a medical malpractice case, call Zinda Law Group at (800)-863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced New Mexico personal injury lawyers.

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