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Medical Malpractice in New Mexico

Healthcare professionals pledge to follow the Hippocratic Oath, promising to do no harm to their patients. But sometimes patients are injured or killed as a result of a doctor's mistakes. If you or a loved one has been hurt while in a medical practitioner's care, talk to a medical malpractice attorney immediately. New Mexico medical malpractice and personal injury laws allow you to recover money for your injuries.

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Lawyer

Before hiring a medical malpractice lawyer, schedule a preliminary meeting, also known as an initial consultation, with the lawyer.

This meeting—which is usually free of charge—gives you the chance to share the details of your situation with the attorney, while also learning more about the lawyer's approach to practicing medical malpractice law. Know that even if you decide to hire a different med mal lawyer, the information you share will remain confidential under New Mexico lawyer confidentiality laws.

Before the meeting, make a list of the questions you'd like the attorney to answer. Focus on topics that will help you decide whether you want to hire the lawyer. Typical questions might include:

  • How long have you practiced medical malpractice law in New Mexico?
  • Do you only represent medical malpractice victims or do you also do other types of personal injury work?
  • What's your assessment of my case? How much money am I likely to recover if my medical malpractice claim is successful?
  • If I hire you, what approach or strategy would you recommend for resolving my claim?
  • How do you charge for your services? Can you provide an estimate of my total legal bill?
  • Are you the only lawyer who would be handling my case or would others be involved? What are their backgrounds and experience? Can I meet them?

Find & Hire Local Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Mexico

Under New Mexico law, you have three years from the date of your injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible doctor or healthcare provider. But it takes time to prepare a med mal claim, so you should hire an attorney as quickly as possible.

If you need help locating a medical malpractice lawyer in your area, Attorneys.com can help you. Whether you live in Albuquerque, Santa Fe or elsewhere in New Mexico, we have a local network of med mal lawyers. To use our free service, fill out the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222.

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