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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims are often incredibly complex, highly-nuanced cases that demand a detailed knowledge of both proper medical and legal standards. To prove a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to show that the medical professional provided substandard care and that the substandard care directly caused you harm. Our skilled legal team is here to help through this complex process, and will keep you informed and involved throughout the progress of your case.

Proving a medical malpractice claim is a difficult process. Simply receiving a bad outcome as a result of medical care is not enough to prove the medical professional or institution is responsible for the harm you suffered. You must be able to show that the medical professional performed his or her duty to you in a negligent manner. This process entails expert testimony of other professionals in the medical field to show how a practitioner's actions did not meet the standard level of care. For this reason, it is important to hire a law firm with the experience and resources necessary to bring such a claim on your behalf.


Medical malpractice occurs in many forms, including failure to diagnose or treat, misdiagnosis, errors in medication, birth injuries, surgical errors and nursing home neglect.


Auto & Trucking Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for a vast number of serious injuries and deaths annually. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 2.24 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2010; another 32,885 were killed in such accidents. In New Mexico alone, 346 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2010.

Although there are many reasons car accidents occur, most involve negligence in some form or another by the driver. The most common cause of motor vehicle accidents is driver error, though automobile accidents can also occur due to defective products (i.e., tires, vehicle parts, etc.), poor street maintenance, DUI, improperly performed vehicle repairs or maintenance, and many other reasons.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident, truck accident or any other motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, you may have legal right to recover money that you may have lost as a result of another driver’s negligence.


Nursing Home Negligence


As loved ones age and are no longer able to personally care for themselves, families struggle to find the best care possible for their aging loved one. Although no one favors leaving loved ones in a nursing home, unfortunately, nursing homes are most often the best option for families that simply cannot provide the constant daily care that many elderly need.

When it comes time to choose the right nursing home, we understand the great care families take in choosing the best facility for their loved one. Despite the rigorous research, nursing home abuse and negligence can still occur to those we leave in their care.

Abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is a systemic problem as many nursing homes are understaffed with employees who are undertrained, overworked and underpaid. Common tell-tale signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:

Malnutrition
Dehydration
Bed Sores
Broken Bones
Bruises
Depression


Defective Products

Each year, thousands of consumers are seriously injured or killed as a result of defective and unsafe products. Manufacturers and distributors have legal obligations and standards to sell products that are safe for their intended use. When a product does not meet applicable safety standards or fails to communicate adequate warning of potential harm beforehand, the results can be devastating.

Victims of unsafe and dangerous products may have legal recourse to seek monetary compensation for their injuries. Generally, there are three types of defective product or product liability claims:

Defect in Design
Defect in Manufacturing
Defect in Marketing (i.e., improper labeling, inadequate warning, etc.)

Manufacturers, installers and distributors may all be held legally responsible for the defective products they produce or sell to unknowing consumers.


Personal Injury


A personal injury lawsuit is a legal claim filed by an individual who has suffered physical injury or death because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another individual, company or government entity. Any situation in which a person suffers physical injuries or death because of the fault of another person, company or government can be a personal injury case.


Wrongful Death


Wrongful death is the loss of life due to another's reckless, negligent or intentional act. Our legal team is aware of the tremendous grief families experience when their loved one is unexpectedly taken from them. We work sensitively with families to pursue justice on their behalf. We work diligently to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions and seek the maximum compensation to which you may be legally entitled, including compensation for:

Pain and Suffering
Medical Bills
Funeral Expenses
Loss of Income and Anticipated Future Income
Loss of Companionship
Emotional Distress
Punitive Damages

Sexual Assault & Abuse


Often victims of crimes are left with life-long emotional injuries. Many times, it was not just the criminal offender who caused the harm, but it was the corporation or entity that allowed the crime to happen. We have successfully pursued the following types of cases:

Housing complex rape arising from negligent security
Sexual abuse of children
Rape of child by peer at residential treatment centers

Rape of patient at hospital


Legal & Professional Malpractice


If your lawyer didn't represent you properly, and you were harmed in the process, your lawyer might be liable to you for your loss.