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How Much is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

Medical malpractice is shockingly common in the United States. In fact, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death each year among Americans. Medication errors alone injure 1.3 million patients in the U.S., while surgical errors and incorrect diagnoses injure thousands more. Despite these staggering numbers, studies have found that only 2.9% of malpractice victims actually file claims. At Carabin Shaw, we believe that negligent New Mexico doctors and hospitals should be held accountable for their errors, and we want to help victims of malpractice who want to learn their legal options.

If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice in New Mexico and want to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to receive, our New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers are here to help. If you’re wondering, “How much is my medical malpractice case worth?” then read on to learn more.

How to Estimate the Worth of Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Although only a qualified attorney can give you an accurate estimate of the true value of your medical malpractice lawsuit, you can obtain a rough estimate by adding together the following values:

1. Medical Bills/ Expenses

First, add up the total cost of all of your medical bills. You should include the cost of hospital stays, appointments with doctors, medications, procedures performed, and any other medical expense you incurred due to the medical error.

2. Lost Wages

Next, you should add the amount of wages you lost from missed work to your total. If you are currently unable to work, estimate how much income you expect to lose and add this number as well.

3. Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering is not easily quantifiable, and to determine your pain and suffering damages, you will need to enlist the expertise of a qualified attorney. But it is possible to use a multiplier to get an idea of your claim’s worth before you are ready to consult a lawyer. As a general rule, the more that your injuries have impacted your life, the more compensation you will receive for pain and suffering. However, to obtain a rough estimate, multiply your total from numbers 1 and 2 by a number between 1.5 and 5 (use a lower multiplier if your injuries were less severe).

Have You Experienced Medical Malpractice in New Mexico? Consult Our New Mexico Hospital Negligence Attorneys Today

If you’ve suffered due to a doctor’s negligence, your best course of action is to consult with a qualified lawyer to determine your next steps.

Fortunately, our attorneys at Carabin Shaw have decades of experience handling medical malpractice claims, and we want to help you. Our attorneys have a combined 200 years of legal experience, and our law firm was named by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top personal injury firms in 2018 based on client satisfaction. So far, we’ve recovered more than $500 million in compensation for our satisfied clients—and we are experts in maximizing the value of personal injury settlements. Medical malpractice claims are often complex and difficult for victims to win, but we’ve won these cases many times before and will fight diligently for you at every step of the legal process.

If you’re ready to discuss your options, you should know that we offer all new clients a free initial consultation. So call our office serving New Mexico today at 915-779-2301 for your free consultation with one of our New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers and find out how we can help. Let us help you get your life back on track after suffering medical malpractice in New Mexico.

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