For most of us, it is not a life or death situation if we make a mistake on-the-job. In the case of doctors in New Mexico, the actions they take can save a life or end a life in an instant. A doctor's actions can heal a serious injury just as easily as any mistakes can cause catastrophic injuries. For this reason, physicians need to be supported with a professional support staff, appropriate equipment and smoothly operating medical facilities to provide the high-level services that are expected and deserved.
Nevertheless, many physicians are struggling to do the best job they can in overcrowded and understaffed medical facilities, as the hospitals that employ them try to achieve more with less. This, as one might expect, can become a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, under-budgeted medical facilities are breading grounds for doctor mistakes.
At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, we know that a good doctor is only as good as the accompanying support staff and medical facilities. We have seen cases where an overburdened nurse simply cannot keep up with the needs of his or her patients and cannot follow through with a doctor's instructions adequately. We have seen cases where hospitals fail to maintain a hygienic environment and patients contract infections as a result. We have seen child injury cases where infants suffer birth injuries as a result of a medical facility's negligence.
New Mexico residents who suffer serious injury due to doctor and/or medical facility errors have the right to pursue financial restitution and justice in court. Those who have suffered harm from medical negligence may be able to achieve restitution for medical care, disability, loss of quality of life and other kinds of damages. At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, we represent those who have been victimized by hospital mistakes in this fashion, and we are available to help.