Hospital Negligence Your Experienced, Understanding And Responsive New Mexico Legal Advocates

Our New Mexico hospital negligence attorneys are aggressive in our pursuit of full compensation for injuries and deaths caused by hospital negligence.

Albuquerque Hospital Negligence Attorneys

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Hospitals, doctors, nurses and other hospital employees deliver the best care possible, but when injuries occur due to the negligence of a hospital or its workers, the hospital can be held accountable.

Harvey & Foote Law Firm provides aggressive and knowledgeable representation in medical negligence cases. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to represent victims and their families against individual medical care providers, as well as institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, health clinics and outpatient surgical facilities across New Mexico.

Why Choose Us?

When seeking justice and compensation for hospital negligence, choosing the right legal representation is paramount. At Harvey & Foote, we understand the complexities of medical malpractice cases and are committed to advocating tirelessly for our clients. 

With our expertise, dedication, and track record of success, you can trust us to fight for your rights and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. Let us stand by your side, navigate the legal complexities, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. Your journey to justice starts with us.

We offer free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action. Call today (505) 295-2245, or contact us online. Se habla español.

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What is Hospital Negligence?

Hospital negligence refers to situations where a hospital or its staff fail to provide an appropriate standard of care, resulting in harm or injury to a patient. This can encompass a wide range of actions or inactions that deviate from the accepted medical standard. Examples may include misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgical mistakes, failure to monitor patients properly, inadequate staffing levels leading to compromised care, lack of informed consent, or disregard for patient safety protocols.

Negligence can occur at various levels within a hospital, involving doctors, nurses, technicians, administrative staff, or the institution itself. It's not always intentional harm but rather a failure to meet the expected duty of care. When such negligence leads to harm or injury, patients or their families may pursue legal action seeking compensation for damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

The Impact of Hospital Negligence

Hospital negligence can have significant and wide-ranging impacts on patients, their families, and the healthcare system as a whole:

  • Patient Harm: The primary impact of hospital negligence is the harm caused to patients. This can range from physical injuries, worsening of medical conditions, infections acquired during hospitalization, to psychological trauma. In severe cases, negligence can even result in disability or death.
  • Loss of Trust: Hospital negligence erodes trust in the healthcare system. When patients or their families experience substandard care or harm due to negligence, they may lose confidence in the ability of hospitals and healthcare providers to provide safe and effective treatment.
  • Emotional Distress: Patients and their families may experience significant emotional distress as a result of hospital negligence. Dealing with the consequences of medical errors or substandard care can lead to anxiety, depression, anger, and feelings of helplessness.
  • Financial Burden: Negligence-related injuries often result in additional medical expenses for patients and their families. This can include the cost of corrective treatments, ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, and lost wages if the patient is unable to work due to their injuries.
  • Legal Consequences: Hospital negligence can lead to costly legal battles for both patients and healthcare providers. Patients may pursue medical malpractice claims seeking compensation for damages, while hospitals may face lawsuits, reputational damage, and financial penalties.
  • Impact on Healthcare Providers: Hospital negligence can also affect healthcare providers directly. It can lead to professional consequences such as loss of licensure, damage to reputation, and increased scrutiny from regulatory bodies. It may also contribute to stress and burnout among healthcare staff, particularly if they feel overwhelmed by workload or inadequate support systems.
  • Quality of Care: Persistent incidents of hospital negligence can undermine the overall quality of care provided by healthcare institutions. It may lead to a culture of complacency or cover-up rather than a focus on continuous improvement and patient safety.
  • Systemic Issues: Hospital negligence often reveals systemic issues within healthcare systems, such as understaffing, inadequate training, poor communication among healthcare teams, or deficiencies in quality assurance and risk management protocols. Addressing these underlying issues is essential to preventing future incidents of negligence and improving patient outcomes.

Changes In Operations Can Lead To Poor Decisions

Hospital management companies and operators make hospital administrators face the same challenges as leaders at many other big businesses — controlling costs and achieving projected revenues.

The “do more with less” mentality that permeates U.S. companies of all sizes is being deployed at hospitals nationwide. Unfortunately, this can result in poor decisions based on a hospital’s bottom line rather than the quality of care provided to its patients.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or fatal injury as a result of the carelessness of a hospital, doctor, nurse, or other health care practitioner, our attorneys can help determine if you have a medical negligence or medical malpractice lawsuit.

Why Hire a Hospital Negligence Lawyer

Hiring a hospital negligence lawyer is imperative for several reasons:

  • Legal Expertise: Hospital negligence cases can be complex, involving medical and legal intricacies. A specialized lawyer with experience in medical malpractice and negligence cases will have the necessary legal expertise to navigate the complexities of your case, assess its merits, and develop a strong legal strategy on your behalf.
  • Investigation: Hospital negligence cases often require thorough investigation to gather evidence establishing negligence, such as medical records, witness statements, expert testimonies, and other relevant documentation. A skilled lawyer will know how to conduct a comprehensive investigation to uncover the facts and build a compelling case.
  • Understanding of Medical Standards: Hospital negligence lawyers have a deep understanding of medical standards and protocols. They can analyze your medical records and consult with medical experts to determine whether the treatment you received fell below the accepted standard of care, which is essential for proving negligence.
  • Legal Representation: A hospital negligence lawyer will serve as your advocate throughout the legal process. They will represent your interests, negotiate with insurance companies and hospital representatives on your behalf, and ensure that you receive fair compensation for the harm and losses you have suffered due to negligence.
  • Maximizing Compensation: Hospital negligence can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial damages. A skilled lawyer will work to maximize your compensation by accurately assessing the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and future care needs.
  • Navigating Legal Procedures: Hospital negligence cases often involve complex legal procedures and deadlines. A lawyer experienced in medical malpractice litigation will guide you through the legal process, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and on time, and that your rights are protected at every stage of the proceedings.
  • Peace of Mind: Dealing with the aftermath of hospital negligence can be overwhelming and stressful. Having a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer on your side can provide you with peace of mind, knowing that you have a dedicated advocate fighting for your rights and working to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Contact us today at (505) 295-2245 to schedule a free consultation with our team.


Representing Victims In A Wide Array Of Negligence Cases

A hospital’s personnel may not admit to making a mistake that results in further injuring you or a loved one, or even causing someone’s death. Our lawyers work with doctors and other medical specialists who can help expose negligence and violations of the standards of care that apply to hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

We represent victims and the families of victims throughout the state in a wide variety of hospital negligence cases, including:

Giving the Injured a Voice

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