Albuquerque Medical Malpractice FAQ
Medical malpractice cases can be more difficult to win than other types of personal injury cases. They are complex, and the laws are more stringent. It’s in your interests to talk with an attorney about your medical malpractice case. When you speak to a lawyer at Will Ferguson & Associates during a free case assessment, you can get your questions answered.
You can also read through the following frequently asked questions our firm receives about ABQ medical malpractice claims.
- 1 How long do you have to bring a medical malpractice claim in Albuquerque?
- 2 What is the New Mexico Medical Review Commission?
- 3 Do all medical errors qualify you to file a medical malpractice case?
- 4 What types of damages could you receive for a medical injury?
- 5 What if I can’t afford to pay an attorney right now?
- 6 Learn More about Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in ABQ
How long do you have to bring a medical malpractice claim in Albuquerque?
When filing a malpractice claim against a healthcare provider, the state of New Mexico gives you three years.
What is the New Mexico Medical Review Commission?
The New Mexico Medical Review Commission is a panel of medical professionals who evaluate all medical malpractice claims to see whether they have merit. Your claim or lawsuit can’t move forward without being approved by the review commission.
Do all medical errors qualify you to file a medical malpractice case?
No, not every error a doctor makes will qualify you to file a malpractice claim. Your medical injuries must have been caused by negligence. Negligence is when the doctor’s behavior doesn’t fall within what would be considered reasonable behavior for your medical situation. If you are injured because of those careless or wrongful mistakes, you could have a claim.
What types of damages could you receive for a medical injury?
A medical injury could cause you to suffer extensive damages, such as lost income, medical care costs, physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of life enjoyment. Your medical malpractice case could result in a financial award that will compensate you for these monetary and non-monetary losses.
What if I can’t afford to pay an attorney right now?
The attorneys at our Albuquerque firm could work out a contingency fee situation with you. You won’t pay for your attorney’s services unless your medical negligence case is won.
Learn More about Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in ABQ
If you have further questions about bringing a claim against a negligent medical practitioner, contact Will Ferguson & Associates to speak to a malpractice attorney. Dial 505-633-0750 or fill out the form below to reach our firm and take advantage of our free case consultation offer.