Medical Negligence

Doctors and nurses aren’t perfect and sometimes they make serious mistakes.  Medical negligence (medical malpractice) cases occur when a patient is injured by his or her doctor or other healthcare professional.  The mistake can be a failure to properly diagnose or recognize symptoms, a failure to order appropriate testing, or conducting unnecessary surgery or performing surgery on the wrong part of the body.

However, not all mistakes rise to the level of medical negligence and it takes an experienced medical malpractice attorney to navigate these very difficult cases.  The attorneys at Ellis & Estes have the experience you need if you believe you’ve been injured because of a doctor’s negligence.  Please call or email us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.


What is a personal injury?

A personal injury is a harmful act to a person as a result of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury law can involve many types of accidents including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, workplace accidents and injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, amputations, pharmaceutical negligence, birth and neonatal injuries, wrongful death, toxic torts, failure to diagnose cancer, and child abuse.

What is my case worth?

Initially, it is always difficult to estimate the value of your case as there are a number of factors that will influence the potential payout, which is why your lawyer will need to research your particular case thoroughly, past verdicts in similar cases and settlement data. Pain and suffering, therapy, rehabilitation costs, past medical bills, future medical costs, lost wages and future income will all be factored into what you could potentially receive.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is negligent treatment by medical providers, such as a doctor, nurse, therapist, chiropractor, other medical practitioner or hospital. If a medical practitioner fails to act in accordance with accepted standards of practice in the diagnosis or treatment of a condition, they may be responsible for all damages that result, including medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, or a death. Hiring a medical malpractice attorney in Albuquerque NM can help you deal your medical malpractice case.

What kind of mistakes can result in medical malpractice?

There are wide ranges of mistakes that may constitute medical malpractice, and it includes:

  • Not performing the appropriate diagnostic testing,
  • Not determining the proper diagnosis of your specific condition,
  • Not informing you about the risks before treating you,
  • Not properly treating your condition,
  • Fail to administer the medications properly,
  • Not anticipating a problem which they should have,
  • Not performing the operation properly,
  • Fail to manage a pregnancy or deliver a baby in a safe manner, and more.

In such cases, you need to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Albuquerque to deal your case.

How can I find out if I have a medical malpractice case?

As the medical malpractice law is very complex, the best way to know is by talking to Albuquerque medical malpractice attorneys. Be sure to tell the lawyer exactly what happened to you, from the first time you visited your doctor through your last contact. Also, you need to discuss

  • What were the circumstances surrounding your illness or injury?
  • How was it treated?
  • What were you told about your treatment?
  • Did you follow the doctor’s instructions?
  • What happened to you?