Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or provider violates the standard of care and an injury results from the doctor’s mistake.
On average 85,000+ medical malpractice lawsuits are filed per year due to wrongdoing or negligence. Doctors over the age of 55 are sued more frequently than younger doctors. What is more alarming is one third of doctors have been sued for malpractice at some point during their career.
If you have been the victim of a doctor’s negligence, we are here to help. Our attorneys know the difficult situation you are in and what it will take to move forward with your life. You are not alone.
Unfortunately half of doctors in their profession today have had two or more instances of malpractice. Some of these instances resulted in permanent disability or death and could be avoided had the doctor not been practicing in the medical field anymore. Male physicians are more likely to be sued than female physicians, a trend that has stayed consistent over time. Even worse is the fact that physicians must pay at least $10,000 for medical malpractice insurance to protect themselves from these costly lawsuits.
21% of American adults have suffered from a medical error and over 30% have been the victim of doctor negligence. Being a victim of a doctor’s mistake impacts both physical and emotional health. Hospital negligence is hurting the economy and costing the US over $19 billion in medical costs, training and quality improvements to avoid future malpractice lawsuits.
The average payout in a medical malpractice settlement in New Mexico is over $318,000 putting New Mexico in the lower half of the US in terms of highest settlement amounts. But the big surprise should be that 80% of medical malpractice lawsuits in the US result in no payout. So having a good personal injury lawyer is key to having positive results.
Reach out today with your medical malpractice case. Personal injury lawyers ready to fight for your rights until the end.