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Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice? Signs of Hospital or Doctor Negligence

A 2016 study from Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed that the third leading cause of death in the United States is medical malpractice. As patients experience severe injury and even death across the country and right here in New Mexico, it's essential to understand what medical malpractice is and how to recognize it.

If you or a loved one has recently been injured after receiving medical treatment from a hospital or health professional, signs of hospital or doctor negligence must be identified to bring a lawsuit to action.

Identifying Medical Malpractice

Duty Owed

The first element in identifying medical malpractice is to note a clear duty owed by the hospital or doctor. The relationship between doctor and patient is one based on a deep level of trust. Medical professionals must act in the best interests of their patients with the highest degree of integrity and skill.

Duty Breached

The second element of medical malpractice identifies how the doctor or hospital violated the duty it owed to the patient. You must demonstrate that there was a failure on the part of the doctor or hospital to act prudently and according to the expected standard of care.

Proximate Cause

Once the duty owed and breached are identified, you will need to show that the negligent actions resulted in the injury suffered. It could be that the original condition which led you to seek the initial course of treatment worsened or that you developed a new condition.


Damages are the medical expenses and lost wages you incur from medical malpractice. You may also consider the mental anguish you experienced as a part of your claim for damages.

If each of these elements is present, you likely have cause to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Finding a medical malpractice attorney in New Mexico who understand the complexities of this area of the law is your priority.

Any personal injury claim poses challenges for the victims, but New Mexico medical malpractice claims are particularly difficult to navigate without competent legal help.

Why You Need an Attorney

Proving New Mexico doctor negligence is no easy task. That's why the law office of Carabin Shaw has assembled a team of New Mexico hospital negligence attorneys with the experience and skill necessary to help those victimized by medical malpractice.

We believe strongly that no victim of medical malpractice should face the legal process without a strong voice advocating for their rights. Everyone should have access to the very best legal counsel available.

When you need a personal injury lawyer in New Mexico, Carabin Shaw is prepared to do all that is necessary to prevail when the medical community has let you down.

Carabin Shaw New Mexico Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Do you suspect medical malpractice? Signs of hospital or doctor negligence as outlined above are best addressed in consultation with one of our attorneys. Your first step is to schedule a no-obligation initial consultation at no charge. We will review the facts of your case to determine the presence of the elements of medical malpractice.

Once we determine you have reason to initiate a medical malpractice claim, we will advise you how best to proceed. And when you decide to let us work on your behalf, be assured that we will work hard to help you recover any compensation to which you are entitled. All of our attorneys work on a strict contingency fee basis. You will never be assessed any fees until we win your case.

When you need a personal injury lawyer in New Mexico after a medical malpractice injury, call the law offices of Carabin Shaw. It will be our highest privilege to work to protect your rights.

Call us today. In New Mexico, dial 915-779-2301.

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