Physician Negligence

Were You or a Loved One Injured by Physician Negligence?

If you or a family member suffered harm due to the negligence of a medical doctor (MD), physician assistant (PA-C), doctor of osteopathy (DO), doctor of medical dentistry (DMD), or chiropractor (DC), you may have grounds for a legal claim. These healthcare providers are licensed and governed by professional boards in New Mexico, but these boards rarely take action for negligence. Instead, patient claims for medical negligence are typically addressed in the civil court system.

Understanding Physician Negligence

Physicians of all specialties owe their patients a duty of care defined by their specific medical practice. Whether treated by an MD, DO, or any other licensed physician, patients have the right to expect competent and careful medical care. To win a negligence claim, the patient must provide expert testimony from a qualified medical professional who can attest that the physician in question failed to meet the required standard of care. Without such expert testimony, a claim may be dismissed before trial.

Examples of Physician Negligence

Physician negligence can occur in various forms and specialties, including:

  • Family Practice: Failure to diagnose or treat common illnesses
  • Surgery: Errors during surgical procedures
  • Radiology: Misinterpretation of imaging results
  • Neurology: Misdiagnosis or improper treatment of neurological conditions
Our Commitment to Justice

At Bencoe & LaCour Law PC, our experienced attorneys work with qualified medical experts in many specialties to prosecute negligence cases. We are dedicated to helping patients and their families secure the compensation they deserve for serious or fatal injuries caused by physician negligence.

Our Commitment to Justice

If you believe you or a loved one received negligent care from a physician and it resulted in serious harm or death, contact Bencoe & LaCour Law PC today. Our highly selective team offers free consultations and merit evaluations to determine if we can represent your case and seek justice on your behalf.

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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