Medical Information

Cases Calling For a Personal Injury Attorney

 When you hear that someone has been in an accident, you may immediately think about car accidents. While those types of accidents are very common, there are other types of accidents when you may need the representation of an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer.

Product Liability

If a product was sold and caused you any type of injury you may have a case against the manufacturer, distributor, and/or retailer of the product. There are many different courses of action in a product liability claim, including: defective design, defective manufacturing, and defective and/or misleading marketing. Because there are many laws in place to protect consumers, a product liability case can be difficult and you’ll want an Albuquerque defective products lawyer to represent your interests in seeking any possible compensation.

Medical Malpractice

When we’re ill we place our trust in physicians to do all they can to treat us and help us regain our health. However, when a medical professional makes a serious error that causes you serious harm, you may be entitled to legal action. When an error results in serious injury or death from improper treatment, misdiagnosis, or surgical errors, for example, you may be entitled to compensation for things like future medical expenses and for pain and suffering. If you believe you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you’ll want to contact an Albuquerque or Santa Fe medical malpractice attorney to review your case and determine what type of legal action, if any, you may be entitled to.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death applies to the loss of life due to the negligence and recklessness of someone else. This can be the result of anything from an auto accident to a faulty product and even medical malpractice. Whatever the cause of this unfortunate event, an Albuquerque or Santa Fe wrongful death attorney can review and investigate your case. If it is determined someone else is at fault, you may be able to seek compensation for current and future lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. Again, you’ll want to contact a Santa Fe or Albuquerque personal injury attorney to investigate and review your case.

An unfortunate reality of life is that accidents happen on a daily basis and can have long-lasting effects on your life. Personal injury attorneys can review your case after an accident and fight to get you fair compensation from an insurance company or liable party.

Medical Malpractice Information

When things go awry in life you often seek the advise, care or opinion of professionals who can help. Sometimes, you must entrust your very life to these professionals, such as when visiting a doctor or specialist. When you entrust your life to a medical professional, they assume responsibility for giving you proper care (see Tort Law). However, in some instances, a medical professional is negligent and can cause severe damage, injury or even death to those in their care. Continue reading

Medical Doctors, Chiropractors and your Personal Injury Claim

When you are involved in an accident that results in personal injuries caused by someone else (see Understanding Personal Injury Lawsuits), not only will you have to make decisions about the attorney you want to represent you, but you will most likely be confronted with decisions regarding proper medical care for your injuries. With many opportunities to seek care from alternative health professionals that may be less expensive or less intimidating than medical doctors, it is important to be aware of the consequences your choice can have on your ability to receive fair compensation for your injuries. Continue reading

Accessing Your Medical Records

The private health information contained in your medical records is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA was enacted to regulate healthcare service providers and protect information about your personal health. Under HIPAA regulations, you are the only person who has full access to your medical records. Continue reading