Medical Malpractice

An Assertive And Accomplished Advocate In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Last updated on August 16, 2021

We place a great deal of trust in medical professionals, and for good reason. Doctors, nurses and other health workers accomplish amazing things every day and put tremendous care into the work they do. Unfortunately, mistakes are made, and patients can suffer serious or even permanent injuries as a result. In some situations, a medical error leads to death.

At The Law Office of Amalia S. Lucero, L.L.C., we hold medical professionals and institutions accountable for errors that cause harm. Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely complex and typically aggressively defended. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medical error, it is important that you enlist the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney who understands how to build strong cases and litigate when necessary to recover the amount you deserve. Amalia Skogen-Lucero is that lawyer.

How We Fight For You

A bad outcome of a medical procedure does not automatically mean a medical malpractice lawsuit is warranted. It must be shown that a medical provider breached the duty owed to the patient to use the skill and care ordinarily used by reasonably well-qualified health care providers practicing under similar circumstances. In addition, it must be shown that a serious injury directly resulted from this action. Common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Medical product liability

These cases require significant resources and strong relationships with medical professionals who can testify on your behalf. Although there are similarities between many medical malpractice cases, each one has unique aspects that are complex and important to understand in minute detail. Ms. Skogen-Lucero has developed a network of highly regarded medical professionals who strengthen the cases she takes on.

Many malpractice lawsuits are resolved through negotiation. It is critical to enlist the services of a lawyer like Ms. Skogen-Lucero, who is as assertive in negotiations as she is when trying a case. She is always ready to go to trial if a fair agreement cannot be reached otherwise. Opposing counsel understands this, which allows her to negotiate from a position of strength.

It Costs Nothing To Pursue Your Claim

We accept all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay an attorney fee if we obtain a recovery on your behalf. It is important to contact us as soon as possible after an injury has occurred. New Mexico has a statute of limitations that requires that a person file a medical malpractice lawsuit within three years of the time of the injury. There are exceptions, including cases involving young children, but it is always best to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

We invite you to schedule a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case, answer your questions and recommend a course of action. Call 505-814-6254 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.