When you submit to the care of a doctor when you are ill or injured, it is with the expectation that you will receive quality care, a proper diagnosis and the right treatment. Most doctors do their due diligence and provide care that allows a patient to get better, but there are times that mistakes are made, leading to the suffering of innocent individuals.
If you believe that you are the victim of a mistake made by a New Mexico doctor, misdiagnosis or other type of preventable error, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Financial compensation cannot reverse what happened to you, but it can help you deal with your financial losses, as well as compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Proving that you suffered from negligence
Building a strong medical malpractice claim is not an easy process, even if you believe that you have a valid case against a doctor, surgeon, nurse or other type of care provider. Most cases of medical malpractice stem from an occurrence of negligence, and in order to prove that you suffered due to negligent actions, you must be able to prove the following:
- The health care professional owed you care that met generally acceptable standards.
- The health care professional violated his or her duty to you, and that deviation resulted in your injury.
- The violation of the acceptable standard of care is directly linked to your injuries and suffering.
In addition to these things, you must also have evidence and documentation of the existence of an injury or additional suffering as the result of medical negligence. You may be able to use your medical records, bills, photo documentation and even witness statements to validate and strengthen your medical malpractice claim.
Suffering from medical negligence or malpractice of any kind is a direct threat to your physical and financial well-being. From wrong-site surgery to post-operative infection, you do not have to suffer the negative consequences alone.
Fighting for the full recovery you deserve
You deserve a full and fair recovery after experiencing medical malpractice of any kind. It can be a daunting prospect to think about navigating this process while you are sick and recovering, but you do not have to do it alone.
With the right support and guidance, you can work toward holding the appropriate parties accountable for the physical pain and suffering and emotional trauma you experienced. Through a medical malpractice claim, you may be able to secure the compensation you deserve after suffering from improper medical practices.