Medical malpractice causes life-changing injuries and death every day in New Mexico and throughout the United States. In fact, according to a 2016 study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, preventable medical mistakes kill 250,000 Americans every year. That makes medical malpractice the third largest cause of deaths in the U.S, behind only heart disease and cancer. That equals 700 deaths a day. That also equals 700 families left in shock and grief every day, wondering why and how things went so wrong.
Uniquely Qualified to Help You Win
At Doughty Alcaraz, we have extensive experience with complex medical malpractice cases and work with a network of highly-credentialed medical experts who can get you the answers you need and provide the evidence and testimony that can play a crucial role in getting you the compensation you deserve. After years of defending doctors, we know how doctors and insurance companies litigate. With knowledge of both sides, Doughty Alcaraz has become the top firm for plaintiffs cases against doctors.
Starting over 18 years ago defending doctors when they were sued, our firm knows the game and is uniquely qualified to win against doctors that have committed medical malpractice and the high-powered insurance companies that represent them.
Experienced Representation for All Acts of Medical Malpractice
Almost every treatment or procedure can involve an act of medical malpractice, and the types of injuries and losses a patient may suffer are vast, from infections to amputations to illnesses and diseases left untreated. Our medical malpractice law firm handles cases involving medical errors of every kind and degree, including:
- Surgical errors
- Hospital infection
- Dental/Oral errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room negligence
- Delayed diagnosis
New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Committed to Your Well-Being
If you have suffered health problems, been injured, or lost a family member because of a tragic medical mistake, the medical professionals at fault can and should be held accountable. You may have a right to compensation for the physical, financial, and practical tolls these errors take on you and those you love.
Our New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys are committed to helping those who have been hurt by acts of medical malpractice. We combine our experience, knowledge, legal skill, and determined representation with compassion for the struggles faced by New Mexico medical malpractice victims and their families. We give every client our personal pledge to do everything possible to get them the compensation, resources, and assistance that can help them move forward after a tragic medical mistake.
Trust Doughty Alcaraz to Represent You
We’ve defended doctors against exactly the types of claims we’re now pursuing on behalf of victims. We know what it takes to win and understand how to build a case against doctors and their insurance companies. This is what makes Doughty Alcaraz the most qualified firm in New Mexico to represent you in your malpractice case.
Our experience on both sides of medical malpractice claims will give you peace of mind that no detail goes unaccounted for. We build cases to stand up at trial and are prepared to fight tooth and nail for your best interests. We know that litigation against massive insurance companies is never easy, but understanding what it takes to win, what to watch out for, and how to present medical evidence at trial goes a long way toward getting you the result you deserve.
Don’t Get Left Questioning What Comes Next
The practice and science of medicine have come a long way over the years. But despite new drugs, techniques, and technologies, doctors can’t cure every disease or fix all injuries. Even the best doctors doing everything right may sometimes not be able to make a patient well. Not every bad patient outcome is someone’s fault or the result of a doctor’s error.
However, many bad results are due to medical malpractice, which is when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professional fails to use the accepted and required standard of care when treating a patient and injury or death results because of that failure.
But it can be extremely difficult for patients and their families to know whether an unfortunate outcome was the result of a mistake or not. Most people lack the specialized medical knowledge to understand what happened. They need to rely on the words of doctors and others who may be more concerned about protecting themselves from liability than telling patients the full truth.
That is why it is so critical to speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer if you suspect that you or a family member was the victim of a medical mistake.
Call Our New Mexico Medical Malpractice Law Firm Today
When doctors break their patients’ trust, when they fail to do their jobs with the skill and care the law and their oath require, patients suffer and families grieve. No one should go through such a painful ordeal alone. When you retain Doughty Alcaraz, we will be by your side at every step, providing you with answers and peace of mind while we fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation available.
To arrange for your free initial consultation to discuss your medical malpractice questions and concerns, and for an evaluation of your claims, please call us at (505) 242-7070 or contact us to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. Se Habla Español.