EVEN GOOD DOCTORS MAKE MISTAKES SOMETIMES.
We trust our lives and the lives of our loved ones with doctors and nurses. There are many, many good doctors and nurses–highly educated and skilled–who care deeply about the lives and health of their patients. But even good doctors and nurses make very bad mistakes. And when doctors and nurses make mistakes, people get hurt–and sometimes even die.
NOT EVERY MISTAKE IS MALPRACTICE.
Sometimes mistakes happen but don’t cause lasting harm. And sometimes mistakes are just that–mistakes. But some mistakes rise to the level called “negligence” under the law. And when doctors and nurses hurt or kill people due to their negligence or bad conduct, they need to be held accountable.
SOME SPECIAL LAWS MAY APPLY TO YOUR MALPRACTICE CLAIM.
If you have a claim against the University of New Mexico Hospital or another state or federal clinic, hospital, or doctor, special laws may apply to your claim. There may be different statutes of limitation that apply, for example, or notice requirements that could bar your claim if you fail to follow them. Generally, you must also have an expert witness to support your case for malpractice, or your claim may be dismissed. Expert witnesses can be very expensive and difficult to find without an attorney. Many laypeople aren’t even aware of these requirements, so speaking with an attorney as soon as possible after you feel a doctor or nurse has made a mistake is extremely important!
YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED LAWYER TO EVALUATE YOUR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE.
A medical malpractice or nursing home negligence case requires that the injured person prove that the doctors or nurses made a mistake; that the mistake was negligent; and that they suffered real harm as a result. Not all bad things that happen in hospitals or nursing homes make for viable legal cases! You need experienced, intelligent lawyers who can tell you the truth about your claim. The last thing you need after being injured is to end up in a court case that goes nowhere because your attorney was too busy or too inexperienced to know the difference between a viable and non-viable claim!
BLAZEJEWSKI & HANSEN UNDERSTAND.
We understand what makes a medical malpractice or nursing home negligence case viable, and we can analyze your case from the beginning to determine your chances of recovery. We pull no punches with our clients, because we feel that you are entitled to understand the good and bad about your potential claim. And when we determine that you’ve been damaged by medical or nursing home negligence, we understand how to build your case to maximize the compensation (in the form of money) to which you are entitled, in order to help them you put the pieces of your shattered lives back together.
If you have been injured due to a medical mistake or nursing home abuse or neglect, call Blazejewski & Hansen today for your free consultation.
Blazejewski & Hansen PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS.
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