New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice occurs whenever a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional fails to provide proper treatment under the accepted standard of care.

When medical practitioners act negligently, the consequences can be serious and far-reaching, often requiring unanticipated ongoing medical treatment, temporary or permanent inability to return to work, and severe emotional distress.

In very grave cases, medical negligence can even result in death.

At Harmonson Law Firm, our dedicated New Mexico medical malpractice attorney understands just how difficult it is to discover that a trusted medical provider has failed to carry out their duty to keep you or your loved one reasonably safe. We work hard to fight for the fair compensation our clients are owed after they are harmed by medical negligence. Whether your injuries were caused by carelessness, errors, or intentional misconduct, our firm can help you understand your options and work toward the recovery you need.

Get in touch with us today to get started with a free case evaluation. Call (915) 584-8777 to learn more.

Were Your Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice?

If you or your loved one were harmed by a mistake made by a healthcare provider, you may have grounds for legal action. However, in order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, it’s important to establish a few key points.

Firstly, you must prove that a doctor, nurse, or other medical practitioner acted negligently in some way. It’s important that you are able to show that, had you received the same treatment from another competent healthcare professional, you would not have suffered the injuries you suffered.

Conversely, if your doctor provided outdated treatment no longer accepted as standard by most other competent healthcare practitioners, you may have a case for medical malpractice. Secondly, you must prove that you were injured and that those injuries were caused by the actions or inactions of your healthcare provider.

Examples of medical malpractice include, but are certainly not limited to the following:

  • Infant Brain Damage
  • Birth errors/injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed treatment
  • Surgical errors
  • Transportation without consent
  • Experimental therapy
  • Extravasation/burn injuries
  • Foreign object/surgical sponge retention
  • Lab errors
  • Mislabeling
  • Incorrect dosage/overdosage
  • Inadequate medication
  • Drug reaction complications
  • Improper treatment
  • Intentional misconduct
  • Bed sores/pressure ulcers
  • Infant Brain Damage
  • Birth errors/injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed treatment
  • Surgical errors
  • Transportation without consent
  • Experimental therapy
  • Extravasation/burn injuries
  • Foreign object/surgical sponge retention
  • Lab errors
  • Mislabeling
  • Incorrect dosage/overdosage
  • Inadequate medication
  • Drug reaction complications
  • Improper treatment
  • Intentional misconduct
  • Bed sores/pressure ulcers

Medical malpractice often has serious implications, including life-long health issues, permanently disabling injuries, and death. It’s important to remember that, when such instances occur, it is not your fault. Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide proper care and keep their patients reasonably safe from harm. If they fail to do so, you shouldn’t have to suffer alone.

Clark Harmonson is especially proud of the work he has done representing the families of infants who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a delayed c-section and delivery.

Hospital Negligence

Despite our blind faith in trusting hospitals as a source of healing, treatment, and care, this trust is not always warranted as many patients fall victim to hospital negligence, leaving them in worse condition than ever before. Unfortunately, hospital negligence is a rising epidemic throughout the United States and shows no signs of slowing down. Hospitals are supposed to be a safe haven for injured or ill patients, protecting them from harm at their most vulnerable. When a hospital causes or worsens your injury, it can and must be held liable for its physicians, nurses, emergency room doctors, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and other health professionals. Combating these injustices and wrongdoings is best accomplished with the guidance and advocacy of an El Paso hospital negligence attorney with the experience and skill you can rely on, such as ours at Harmonson Law Firm.

Slips, Trips, & Falls

Because patients are in a weakened state, they are very likely to suffer from slip and fall injuries, especially when a hospital and its staff do not take the necessary protective precautions. They may occur as a result of external factors such as wet floors, a lack of patient assistance, inadequate railings, and other hazards. Falls from hospital beds or wheelchairs are also extremely dangerous though preventable by properly securing and monitoring the patient.

Anesthesia Errors

If the patient is given too much or too little anesthesia, he or she is likely to suffer irreparable damages. A common form of negligence is when anesthesiologists failed to properly monitor and recognize complications before it is too late.

Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

Countless individuals have suffered for longer than they should have at the hands of a medical professional who fails to adequately diagnose a patient in a timely manner. The general rule when determining responsibility under the circumstances is to compare your doctor’s care to that of any other professional with the same level of training and equal access to the information. If another doctor would not have reasonably made the same mistake, this may be considered negligence. However, this cannot be distinguished as such if your conditions or symptoms presented themselves in extraordinary ways.

Surgical Errors

Surgery is one of the most crucial aspects of a patient’s healing, which is why surgical errors are so devastating when they occur. Patients may suffer from the consequences of a lack of care before during or after the surgery. Other illustrations of how debilitating these errors include failure to control bleeding, failure to monitor a patient’s vital signs, and other unsafe procedures which cause severe and often permanent damage.

Leading the Charge in Healthcare Safety

At Harmonson Law Firm, we are committed to helping our clients fight for the just compensation they are owed after medical negligence leaves them injured or their loved ones killed.

No matter how complex or difficult your case, we are prepared to take on the responsible parties and fight for your rights in settlement or trial.

Our New Mexico medical malpractice attorney has an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb (a service of Avvo, Inc.) and, with more than 13 years of legal experience, understands how to navigate the complicated legal process involved in these types of cases.

Call our firm today at 915-584-8777 to learn more about how we can help you. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis so you don’t have to worry about legal costs unless we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf. Our contingency fees are computed before the deduction of case expenses.

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