Doctors and hospitals are required to comply with strict training, policies, procedures and guidelines. These rules are in place to protect patients and ensure that preventable errors do not occur and threaten people's lives and well-being.
When New Mexico residents become ill or injured, they go to see their doctor and/or enter a hospital. They expect their doctor to properly diagnose their illness or injury and treat it appropriately. They expect all the health care professionals with whom they come into contact to be knowledgeable, well trained and highly competent in their specific fields and duties. The last thing they expect is that professionals will act in a negligent manner that results in the patient dying from his or her illness or injury.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence, then you may have a wrongful death situation. Wrongful death is when the actions of one person causes the death of another person. At Harvey & Foote Law Firm, we see various wrongful death cases that run through a range of experiences, but one thing they all have in common is how heartbreaking they are. Such deaths could have almost always been prevented.