Medical Malpractice

Have You or a Loved One Suffered Harm Due to Medical Negligence?

If you or a loved one experienced serious harm or death due to a medical professional’s error, action, or failure to act, you may have grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice claim. The lawyers at Bencoe & LaCour Law PC have been helping patients and families in New Mexico since 1993. Medical negligence can occur in any medical specialty, and our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate your claim. Contact us to see if your case qualifies for a free consultation or merit evaluation.

Proving Medical Negligence in New Mexico

In New Mexico, patients or their legal representatives must prove medical negligence against a healthcare provider by presenting evidence and testimony. This typically includes:

  • The patient’s medical records and imaging studies
  • Testimony from the patient, the providers being sued, and other fact witnesses

To win a trial, the patient must prove three key elements:

  1. Breach of Duty: Expert testimony that the defendant failed to meet the standard of care expected of reasonably well-qualified medical providers in the same specialty, indicating negligence.
  2. Causation: Expert testimony that the defendant’s negligence was more likely than not the cause of harm to the patient.
  3. Damages: Proof of the nature, extent, and duration of the harm or damages suffered.
Types of Medical Negligence

There are numerous types of medical negligence, corresponding to the many medical specialties. Some common examples include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to treat
Our Commitment to Justice

At Bencoe & LaCour Law PC, we work with qualified medical experts to prosecute your case and hold negligent parties accountable. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve for the harm caused by medical negligence.

Contact Us Today

For more information about medical negligence and malpractice claims, explore our Case Results and Practice Areas on our website. If you believe you have a claim, contact Bencoe & LaCour Law PC today for a free consultation. Let us help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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