If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis or surgical error, or your child sustained a birth injury during delivery, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. Doctors have a duty to provide a certain standard of care, and any breach in that standard may be deemed negligence. Richard A. “Rick” Sandoval is an aggressive medical malpractice attorney in Santa Fe, NM. It is his goal to obtain the answers his clients need and the compensation they deserve. Time is of the essence when it comes to medical malpractice, and we urge you to call our office for your free case review at (505) 795-7790 or by contacting us online.
Cases We Handle
Medical malpractice occurs when negligence on the part of a healthcare professional causes injury to a patient. Malpractice cases can involve:
- Failure to treat
- Surgical errors
- Prescription errors
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Urgent care negligence
A malpractice suit can be filed against a negligent doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, technician, or any other professional directly involved in your injury.
In order to be considered medical malpractice under the law:
- The patient must have an established relationship with the doctor.
- The doctor must have violated the standard of care. In other words, another healthcare professional should have been able to diagnose the condition under similar circumstances.
- Negligence on the part of the doctor caused injury to the patient.
Medical malpractice can have serious side effects, including long-term injury and death. Injuries of this nature often require extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and modifications to the home. A qualified attorney can help you establish negligence and collect compensation to cover any and all damages.
Why Choose Us
To ensure you receive the damages you deserve, we work with life care planners who can help us calculate the resources you will need to care for your injury.
We understand the financial burden of medical care, which can be compounded by a lawsuit. As a result, we work on a contingency basis. We will only collect attorney's fees if you recover compensation. To ensure you receive the damages you deserve, we work with life care planners who can help us calculate the resources you will need to care for your injury.
Previous Malpractice Cases
In a recent case, a patient was incorrectly prescribed a drug that resulted in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. This affected her ability to work for the rest of her life. Alongside our life care planners, we outlined the type and extent of treatment this patient would need in the future. An economist then provided the most accurate dollar value for lifelong treatment. Medical experts and witnesses can strengthen your case, and we enlist the help of the very best in the country.
In another case, we represented the family of an individual who had undergone elective prostate surgery. The patient was cleared for surgery despite having a preexisting cardiac condition and was then given a medication that increased his susceptibility to bleeding. During surgery, the patient hemorrhaged. Following his death, our team advocated on behalf of his family to help them find the answers they needed and deserved.
We Advocate for Our Clients
If you have been injured as a result of a doctor's negligence, you need a strong and knowledgeable attorney by your side to protect your rights. Mr. Sandoval has been in practice for over 20 years and has a track record of success. He can help you and your family move forward after a debilitating injury. To schedule your free consultation at Sandoval Firm, call our office at (505) 795-7790 or contact us online.