Hospital administrators in New Mexico are under tight budgetary guidelines, and they are often searching for any way to cut costs and achieve more with less money. This cost-cutting kind of situation can have a disastrous effect on hospitals, and some see it as the institutions caring more about saving money than they do about saving lives. In situations where an accident occurs and a surgical doctor or hospital staff commits medical malpractice and/or surgical errors during the birth of a baby, the employing hospital may be liable for damages.
At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC, we aggressively pursue cases of medical negligence against hospitals that seemingly failed in their duty to provide the appropriate medical care for their patients. We also help clients who have medical negligence claims against health clinics and outpatient facilities. Another area we focus on is nursing home abuse.
At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, LLC, we know that hospital staff and hospitals rarely admit to having made a dangerous mistake. A hospital staff member might conceal a mistake in order to preserve their employment, or the institution might do it as another cost-saving strategy to avoid the expense of legal claims and potentially expensive settlements. However, not admitting to a mistake, it can have the effect of worsening an injury or even resulting in death. The lawyers at our firm work closely with medical experts and doctors to expose this kind of negligence and any violation of standard treatment protocols.
The decision to pursue a medical malpractice claim in New Mexico relating to a birth injury is a personal one, but it can also be a financial one. Indeed, the cost of medical care needed for an injured infant to recover from medical negligence can be financially crippling. The attorneys Harvey & Foote are here to help, and we are happy to discuss the viability of your claim and what legal options are available to assist you with your case.
Source: harveyfirm.com, “Albuquerque Surgery Error Attorney“, Sept. 2, 2014