Holding New Mexico Doctors, Caregivers And Facilities Accountable For Injuries They Cause
We put ourselves in the hands of health care professionals and long-term care staff, trusting them when we are most vulnerable. Unfortunately, sometimes these people make mistakes that can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Attorney Joseph M. Romero has dedicated his legal career to representing people injured by medical malpractice and nursing home negligence. He understands that these incidents can leave people feeling helpless and angry. He also knows that these cases are usually quite complex, as proving malpractice or negligence is a lengthy process involving many parties.
With his experience as a former insurance defense attorney, Joseph has the ability to build strong cases for damages and to hold individuals and facilities liable for the harm they have caused. Let him advocate for the justice and compensation you seek. These cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless he gets compensation for you.
Medical Malpractice Can Be Devastating
You were already ill or injured; suffering an additional injury from medical malpractice can cause further damage or wrongful death. Some of the most common medical malpractice injuries are due to:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
- OB/GYN errors and birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
Do you think your doctor committed medical malpractice? Many people immediately call their doctor, which can be a mistake. It is typically better to contact a lawyer so you do not inadvertently damage a potential claim.
Additionally, if you have a case, make sure you file a lawsuit within three years of the malpractice occurring; that is the New Mexico statute of limitations for medical malpractice. It is also important to note that not every bad outcome is malpractice. Speak with a lawyer to learn how the law may apply to your case.
You Trusted The Nursing Home To Protect Your Loved One
Injuries in nursing homes are often caused by:
- Medication errors
- Failure to prevent bedsores
- Wandering and elopement
- Physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Understaffing and poorly trained staff
Nursing home negligence and abuse is unacceptable. If you think your family member suffered injuries caused by the facility’s negligence, speak with Joseph today. He has the experience to investigate the incident and hold the responsible parties accountable for their behavior.
What Can You Do In These Situations?
Watch for signs of negligence or abuse such as bedsores, unexplained bruising, broken bones, overmedication and weight loss. It’s also important to recognize symptoms like fearfulness, withdrawal from people, not wanting to talk to anyone and extreme agitation. In these cases, the person may be too traumatized by the abuse to talk about it. Contact a lawyer immediately if you notice these types of symptoms.
Standing Up For You And Your Family
Joseph M. Romero is committed to protecting the rights of injury victims and working to prevent medical malpractice and nursing home negligence from harming others. To speak with him in a free consultation, please call Joseph M. Romero Law in Albuquerque at 505-835-1892. You can also send an email if you prefer.