When you check into a hospital or make an appointment with a doctor, you expect that you are going to receive high quality medical care. After all, medical professionals undergo many years of intensive training in preparation to treat patients like you. You put a lot of faith into the hands of your doctor and medical provider.
But sometimes, negligent doctors, nurses and hospitals cause tremendous physical damage to patients. When medical negligence causes you harm, you have been a victim of medical malpractice. At Flores, Tawney & Acosta P.C., we fight for the legal rights and financial interests of malpractice victims in Southern New Mexico and West Texas.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s negligence or healthcare provider’s negligence causes real harm to one of their patients. To prove medical malpractice under New Mexico law or under Texas law, an attorney will need to be able to establish the following four things:
- A legally valid doctor-patient relationship actually existed;
The medical professional (or hospital) breached their duty of care;
- A causal link exists that connects the breach of duty (negligence) to the victim’s injuries; and
- The affected patient sustained real damages.
From anesthesia errors to surgical mistakes to a doctor’s failure to diagnose, medical malpractice takes many forms. If you received substandard care, and you suffered any kind of injuries, or any worsening of your medical condition as a result, you have legal rights. You need to take action to hold the negligent party accountable. These cases are complex, so you should not go through the legal process all on your own.
Victims Deserve Compensation
If you were a victim of medical malpractice in New Mexico or Texas, you may have suffered a tremendous amount of damage. To ensure that you are able to maximize your financial recovery for these damages, you should get an experienced attorney by your side as soon as possible. Doctors and hospitals are represented by big insurance companies. You should not accept anything less than you deserve. You deserve full compensation. Our team can help you seek financial relief for:
- All of your medical bills;
- Any costs associated with physical rehabilitation;
- Required psychological counseling;
- Any other incidental economic damages;
- Lost current and future wages;
- Short-term or long-term disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent physical damage, including disfigurement;
- Mental anguish and emotional distress; and
- Wrongful death damages.
Were You a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
For medical malpractice lawyers in Las Cruces, please call our office today at (915) 308-1000. At Flores, Tawney & Acosta P.C., we have helped many victims of medical malpractice in Las Cruces obtain the full and fair compensation they deserve.
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