Category: Medical Negligence

Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Case

Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Case When a personal representative files a wrongful death claim in New Mexico, perhaps the most important aspect of the process is determining liability. The personal representative’s goal is to recover compensation for the estate and for the deceased’s surviving family members, and determining liability is the only way… read more

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Laws

When individuals sustain an injury or illness caused by the negligent actions of a medical provider, they may be able to recover compensation for their losses. If there was loss of life due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, a wrongful death claim may be warranted. Here, we want to examine some of… read more

Medical Malpractice Reform Should Focus On Patient Safety

Medical Malpractice reform has been receiving much attention recently with the introduction of H.R. 5, which seeks to impose national tort reform measures, including the imposition of caps on non-economic damages as well as potentially taking away the right to trial by jury in some medical malpractice cases. As New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers, we… read more

Malpractice “Reforms” Unrelated To The Practice Of Defensive Medicine

In direct contradiction to claims that medical malpractice caps are necessary on pain and suffering in order to reduce the costs of doctors practicing “defensive medicine, ” a recent study released in the policy journal Health Affairs found that many of the popular proposals suggested for reducing medical malpractice are unrelated to the practice of… read more

Grants Awarded To Study Medical Malpractice

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services announced millions of dollars in grants to states to address medical malpractice. These grants will go to state health departments, universities, and medical centers for demonstration projects designed to reduce injuries, decrease the numbers of lawsuits, improve doctor/patient communication, and lower liability insurance premiums. These funds… read more