How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice? New Mexico Attorneys Can Help
Medical malpractice is a serious and growing problem, resulting in hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths every year. In fact, medical malpractice causes an average of 700 preventable deaths nationwide every single day. If you are reading this, there is a high likelihood that you or someone you know has been affected by medical malpractice, and you may be wondering what your options are in the aftermath of such an incident in New Mexico. If you’re wondering, “How do you prove medical malpractice?” New Mexico attorneys can help. To learn how to prove medical malpractice in New Mexico, read on to learn what our New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers have to say.What Must Be Proven to Establish Medical Malpractice?
In order to prove medical malpractice occurred, your attorney must be able to prove all of the following:
1. A Doctor-Patient Relationship Existed.
The first thing your lawyer must prove in a medical malpractice claim is that the injured patient was under the care of the doctor being sued.
2. The Doctor Was Negligent.
Just because you are dissatisfied with the care you received from your doctor does not mean that you have a medical malpractice claim. Your attorney must be able to prove that the doctor was acting in a negligent way. Put differently, your lawyer must be able to prove that a competent doctor in the same field who was treating your condition “reasonably skillfully and carefully” would not have acted as your doctor did. In order to prove this, you will need an expert medical witness to determine the appropriate standard of care, and explain how your doctor deviated from this standard.
3. Your Injuries Were Caused by the Doctor’s Negligence.
It is not enough to prove that your doctor was negligent; if your doctor was negligent but you were not harmed, you still cannot sue for medical malpractice in New Mexico. Your lawyer must prove that your injuries were caused or exacerbated by your doctor’s negligence or wrongdoing in order to have a successful malpractice claim.How to Choose the Right Lawyer to Handle Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
When choosing a personal injury attorney to handle your malpractice claim, you will need a lawyer who has extensive experience with medical malpractice cases, which are frequently complex and difficult, requiring specialized knowledge of the hospital industry. You will also want to choose a law firm that has enough lawyers—and resources—to take on a hospital’s sizeable legal team; a small firm with only a handful of lawyers will likely not stand a chance. Finally, you want to choose representation you can trust.
Fortunately, our lawyers at Carabin Shaw meet all the above criteria and more. We’ve been handling medical malpractice claims for more than two decades, and each of our attorneys have extensive legal experience. So far, we’ve recovered more than $500 million in compensation for our clients, because we know how to best maximize the value of any personal injury claim.Free Initial Consultation
If you’re ready to take action, don’t wait—give us a call now. We offer all new clients a free and confidential consultation so you can discover whether or not our firm is right for you. So call our New Mexico office today at 915-779-2301 to find out what our experienced New Mexico hospital negligence attorneys at Carabin Shaw can do for you. Being injured due to a doctor’s negligence can be a devastating and traumatic experience, but our New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers can help you get your life back on track after experiencing medical malpractice in New Mexico.