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If you've been injured because of negligence by a doctor or hospital, then you need to contact our award-winning injury firm as soon as possible. The Law Office of James H. Wood has won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and we can assist you in recovering compensation. Our attorneys have been top-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and the National Association of Trial Lawyers, so you can trust our legal counsel.

You won't have to pay any fees until you win. Call our firm at (505) 906-6774 or fill out an online form to schedule a FREE consultation!

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as negligence by either an action or inaction by a professional health care provider in which the treatment or lack thereof failed to comply with accepted standards of the medical community and either caused injury or death to the patient.

In caring for a patient a healthcare provider has a duty or a responsibility to use the skill and care ordinarily used by a reasonably well-qualified healthcare provider. A healthcare provider who fails to do so is negligent.

  • If a treating doctor knows or should know that another doctor with other or better qualifications is needed for the patient to receive better medical treatment, the treating doctor must tell the patient.
  • A doctor has a duty or responsibility to inform or tell a patient about alternatives for treatment and the likely result if a medical condition remains untreated.
  • Consent is not a defense to negligent medical care or treatment.

What Are Common Forms of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a serious form of negligence that happens all too frequently. According to a report released by HealthGrades, a healthcare quality company, an average of 200,000 Americans die yearly due to medical malpractice. Institute of Medicine statistics reveal that medical malpractice usually occurs in midsize and large hospitals, but can occur in any type of healthcare facility.

There are several types of medical malpractice, these include but are not limited to:

Information About Medical Malpractice Claims

The types of medical malpractice injuries listed above are just a few cases we have seen through our years as a personal injury firm. All of the aforementioned scenarios can qualify for a claim. If you are interested in filing a claim for the medical malpractice injury you sustained, it is crucial that you are informed of all legal requirements and restrictions. Depending on the type of medical malpractice you suffered, you will need to make the appropriate claim.

Call Our Albuquerque Medical Malpractice Firm!

An attorney at our firm can help gather vital information and guide you to making the best informed decision for your situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice or you have sustained an injury from your procedure or stay in a hospital.

We look forward to serving you and making your claim or lawsuit go as smoothly as possible. Contact us at (505) 906-6774 today.

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