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Throughout the medical industry, all medical-related workers are expected to adhere, operate, and perform duties to a certain level of care defined as “what any other reasonably prudent, experienced medical professional would do under the same circumstances.” Failing to provide medical care, treatments, or services of the highest standard and to the best of one’s ability is considered an act of negligence, inability, or lack of competence. Any medical worker who deviates from the accepted norms or standards that results in a patient suffering injuries, damages, illness, or death, has committed medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence, can occur at the hands of any medical-related worker. Although we turn to healthcare providers and professionals such as doctors, nurses, hospitals, dentists, technicians, administrators, etc., with the belief that they will provide us with the utmost care, they sometimes fail to do so. Are you a victim of medical malpractice and ready to seek compensation? Having successfully assessed and litigated a multitude of Albuquerque medical malpractice cases, the The Dinelli Law Firm has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to represent you and fight for the justice you deserve!

Medical Malpractice Regulations

In order for a medical malpractice case to be brought to court, the following must be included in the claim:

Violation of or Failure to Provide Proper or Standard Care: Medical practice laws declare that a medical professional must adhere to the accepted standards of care and failing to do so is an act of negligence.

Injury as a Result of Negligence: A medical malpractice claim is only verified if a patient directly suffered because of a provider’s negligence and if there had been no such negligence, would have not have endured any harm or injuries. It is not considered a medical malpractice case if a provider’s negligence did not result in any harm.

Injury Resulted in Significant Consequence: Considerable damage was caused to the patient because of the injury, or harm induced by the provider’s negligence.

The leading types of medical malpractice cases are:

  • A Lack of Informed Consent
  • Failure to Treat
  • Missed or Delayed Diagnosis
  • Surgical Errors
  • Improper Treatment
  • Medication Errors

Successful Representation: The Dinelli Law Firm

Medical malpractice cases can be technical and complex enough on their own, however, with the coaction of state laws, further complications are presented. The attorneys at The Dinelli Law Firm in Albuquerque are well versed regarding the New Mexico laws surrounding medical malpractice. Being that the statute of limitation in New Mexico is three years and sometimes even shorter from when the initial medical malpractice act occurred, we understand the need to work quickly yet meticulously in order to properly construct a successful case. With a joint effort, our team presents a case that proves:

  1. The defendant has a duty to the plaintiff.
  2. The defendant breached this legal duty.
  3. The breach caused the plaintiff’s injury.
  4. The defendants failure to meet the industry’s standard of care caused harm to the plaintiff.

If you’re ready to seek justice for a medical malpractice case, you require an expert personal injury attorney who will advocate for you and proper compensation. Call (505) 582-2157 for The Dinelli Law Firm – the best in medical malpractice representation!