Albuquerque Medical Malpractice Attorney

Patients bringing medical malpractice claims face a daunting challenge. Medical malpractice litigation is highly complex and expensive, and selecting a skilled attorney to represent your claim is important in reaching a successful resolution.

At the Branch Law Firm®, our Albuquerque medical malpractice attorneys have both the knowledge to litigate these claims and the experience to help our clients through difficult times. Drawing on the combined experience of Turner W. Branch and Margaret Moses Branch, we can take these cases to a successful resolution. Call the Branch Law Firm® to speak with an attorney today.

Why Choose Our Medical Malpractice Attorney? 

Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Our medical negligence attorneys handle cases that involve:

Types Damages Available 

Victims of medical negligence have the right to obtain compensation for their losses. There are two types of recoverable damages: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Non-Economic Damages

In cases that involve outrageous or malicious conduct by the defendant, punitive damages may be awarded. This type of compensation is meant to punish the defendant. 

What to Do if You Believe You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim

There are some critical steps to take if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury as a result of medical negligence:

New Mexico Medical Malpractice Laws

Other laws relevant to medical malpractice claims include: 

Affidavit of Merit

New Mexico does not require an affidavit of merit to pursue a medical malpractice claim, but nearly all cases must have an expert testify. 

Damage Caps

The state has set a limit on the amount of non-economic damages (e.g., pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc.) that a victim can receive to $600,000. This cap does not apply to economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income. However, victims can only recover damages for future medical care for bills they actually receive rather than for an amount based on an estimate. 

Compensation Fund

Medical malpractice defendants must only pay up to $200,000 in total damages under New Mexico law, even if the amount a victim is awarded exceeds that. The difference will be paid from New Mexico’s Patient Compensation Fund. 

We Can Help You

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse, or other health care practitioner, contact our Albuquerque malpractice lawyers for a free consultation. There are no attorney’s fees until you recover.