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Albuquerque Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Patients in New Mexico trust the expertise of doctors and other medical professionals when they are suffering from a medical issue. Unfortunately, that trust is sometimes misplaced. At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, our Albuquerque medical malpractice attorneys have seen time and time again how doctors fail their patients.

Unlike other types of personal injury cases, medical malpractice lawsuits can be exceptionally complex and may take years to fully settle. If you’ve been harmed because of a health care provider’s error, you’ll want to align yourself with a personal injury law office that prioritizes your case.

Buckingham & Vega Law Firm is conveniently located in Albuquerque, NM, serving both the surrounding area as well as the rest of the state. Our trial lawyers are standing by to speak with you during your free initial consultation.

Injured in New Mexico? Whether you were hurt at the doctor, in a car accident, or on someone's property, our attorneys have the experience it takes to handle your personal injury claim. Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out this form.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

Medical Malpractice in New Mexico

Medical malpractice is shockingly common. A 2016 study from Johns Hopkins determined that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America, outpaced only by heart disease and cancer. Approximately 250,000 deaths are caused by medical errors every year.

New Mexico health care providers are required to adhere to the accepted standards of care when treating patients. Adhering to the standard of care means that a doctor must act in accordance with how the majority of physicians would handle a similar situation when it comes to diagnosing and treating. If your doctor failed to treat you according to the standard of care and you were harmed as a result, you may be owed compensation for medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to negotiate and litigate because of the proof that’s required. A medical expert witness is almost always needed, which can be expensive and hard to find. The defendant in your particular claim could also vary or potentially include multiple people or entities, such as a doctor, hospital, medical facility, or more. The only way to successfully navigate this type of claim is to work with an Albuquerque medical malpractice attorney.

Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle

While the details of your medical malpractice case will certainly be unique to you and your situation, you can rest assured that our medical malpractice attorneys have worked on a wide variety of cases. Our years of representing clients harmed by a medical professional gives us the foundation and experience necessary to secure the compensation that our clients deserve. Below is an incomplete list of some of the most common medical malpractice claims that we handle.

Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic errors typically fall into one of two categories—misdiagnoses and missed diagnoses. Here is the difference between the two:

  • A misdiagnosis is when a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a patient with a condition they are not suffering from, typically mistaking their actual illness for another.
  • A missed diagnosis is when a doctor does not diagnose a patient as suffering from any type of health condition despite the presence of symptoms.

You might also hear these types of diagnostic errors referred to as a delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose. Any time that you are not correctly diagnosed creates an opportunity for further harm. You may miss out on small windows of opportunity to treat an illness early on, or may be prescribed medication that furthers existing health issues.

Surgical Errors

A surgical error is a medical error that occurs during surgery. The aftermath of such a medical error is often severe, and we have worked with victims who suffered injuries due to:

  • Wrong-site surgery (operating on the wrong body part)
  • Infections
  • Foreign objects left behind after surgery
  • Unnecessary surgeries
  • Failure to obtain informed consent

Birth Injuries

A birth injury can be a traumatizing event for an entire family, and may leave a newborn child with a lifetime of health issues, physical pain, and more. If a medical professional failed to monitor your child during labor or waited too long to perform a cesarean section, an experienced medical malpractice attorney will help you obtain compensation for the harm they caused, including:

  • Brachial palsy
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Forceps injuries
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage

Medication Errors

Medication is often a crucial part of medical treatment plans. When there is an error in prescribing, filling, or administering a prescription drug, serious injury can occur. You do not have to accept medical treatment mistakes as a necessary risk for seeking treatment with your doctor or at a hospital. Our law office will partner with medical experts to show how you were harmed and how that harm should have been prevented.

Medical Record Errors

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