Trusted Professionals Still Make Mistakes
Many of us trust health care workers such as nurses and doctors implicitly. We trust that they are educated, that they know what they are doing and that they are working in our best interest. When a doctor makes a mistake, it can be jarring. More than that, it can have severe physical consequences that can last the rest of your life. Fortunately, medical professionals are held to a standard of care for their patients. This means that if you have been hurt by their mistake, you can seek compensation through the justice system with the help of a lawyer.
Getting What You Deserve After Malpractice
There are several main areas of medical malpractice. They include:
- Misdiagnosis of illness or failure to diagnose. If your doctor mistakenly diagnoses you with the wrong illness, you may have problems later in life. You will not be treated for the correct illness, and there can be ramifications for your health if you are treated for the wrong one.
- Anesthesia or medication error. Medications today are strong, which means they are effective at treating the correct illness – but receiving the wrong one can be devastating to your health.
- Surgical error. When you go into surgery, you are placing the utmost trust in your surgeon and their team. If that trust is betrayed by their serious mistake, you deserve compensation to cover your needs.
- Negligence that affects pregnancy or causes birth injury. Having a baby can be the most exciting time of your life. You should be able to trust your doctor that they will protect your child.
At Garrett Law, our founder has dedicated his career in New Mexico to personal injury and workers’ compensation. He knows that it can be nerve-wracking to think of bringing a lawsuit, especially when you may already be facing extensive corrective medical care, bills and even potentially lost wages while you are recovering from their mistake. The hospital or doctor’s office may also be trying to convince you that you do not need to bring charges. Remember that it is your decision, and you deserve compensation.
We Will Be Your Voice In Court
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Some types of medical malpractice have statutes of limitations, which means that you may seek compensation only within a certain time period after the incident. To discuss your case with someone who can help, call our Albuquerque office at 505-633-8837 today. You have nothing to lose: our services are free unless we win.
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