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Medical Malpractice Law

Medical MalpracticeWe all make mistakes, but some mistakes can prove very harmful, debilitating, and sometimes even deadly if made under a certain set of circumstances. This is the case with doctors, surgeons, nurses, and any other profession in the medical field. Mistakes made in a medical environment can negatively affect the rest of your life just as easily as medicine can save it. Mistakes such as mismanaged or improper medication, surgical mistakes, negligence, or misdiagnosis can be harmful to you. If a doctor makes a mistakes and it truly harms you, then you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is a doctor or other medical professional’s act that harms a patient or failure to act to help a patient. Failure to respond to a patient’s needs is known as omission. It does not always have to be a doctor that makes this mistake. Nurses and other medical professionals are just as capable of making mistakes that are grounds for medical negligence.

Standard of Care

The standard of care for a patient is an important basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The standard of care is the basic regiment of treatment that would be given to a particular person for his or her gender, age, physical condition, and other physical characteristics. Standard of care establishes that all patients deserve the same level and type of care. If for any reason, you have received medical care that falls short of what you believe a standard patient would receive, then you can sue that healthcare provider for medical malpractice.


The other necessary part of a medical malpractice lawsuit is showing that medical negligence not only occurred but that it also did real harm to you. You must be able to show and prove this harm and connect it to your poor medical care. Only then will you have grounds for a medical negligence lawsuit.

Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C.’s medical malpractice attorneys have a great deal of experience in helping New Mexico’s victims of medical negligence and substandard healthcare to seek justice for their injuries. If you believe that you have suffered as a result of poor medical care, we can help you get proper compensation to get your life back on track.