Protecting Victims of Untreated Priapism

Proper sexual function is essential to a person's physical and emotional health. Tragically, when physicians fail to properly treat dangerous conditions such as priapism, victims can be left with lifelong penile deformities or dysfunction.

If you believe that your doctor failed to treat priapism in a timely and careful manner, you may be entitled to compensation. Richard "Rick" Sandoval has been representing victims of medical negligence in Greater Santa Fe, NM, for over 20 years. To discuss your priapism case with Rick Sandoval, request a free consultation online or call our law firm at (505) 795-7790. We have offices in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque to serve you.

Victims Deserve Compensation

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Priapism can have deeply harmful lifelong repercussions without timely diagnosis and treatment. Our firm is here to help you collect if a medical professional's negligence has affected you.

What Is Priapism?

Priapism is a painful medical condition that causes unwanted erections that last four hours or longer. While healthy erections are caused by sexual stimulation, priapism is caused by excessive blood flow or trapped blood in the penis. Priapism is a rare condition, but the American Urological Association considers it a serious medical emergency because it can cause permanent sexual dysfunction if left untreated. 

What Causes Priapism?

Priapism can be caused by: 

  • Erectile dysfunction drugs
  • Erectile dysfunction injections
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs

When prescribing these drugs, your doctor should provide a full explanation of the potential risks and symptoms of priapism so that you know when to seek treatment. Without proper treatment, priapism can cause infection, deformities, and permanent damage to the blood vessels and soft tissues of the penis. 

Rick Sandoval is an advocate for victims, and he has helped many clients protect their best interests against powerful corporations such as hospitals.

Should You Contact a Lawyer?

If you sought medical attention for priapism but your doctor failed to provide treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. When priapism is not addressed quickly or correctly, it can lead to serious long-term consequences, including permanent dysfunction and lifelong impotency. 

In order to qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to prove that: 

  • You explicitly hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to provide treatment
  • The doctor breached his or her "standard of care" by acting negligently
  • By acting negligently, the doctor caused your penile injury
  • The injury led to physical or emotional damages including medical bills, erectile dysfunction, or impotency

Medical malpractice lawsuits are incredibly complex, and these factors can be difficult to prove on your own. However, Rick Sandoval has the knowledge and resources to investigate your case and determine whether medical malpractice took place. 

Reasons to Choose Sandoval Firm

As our client, you can expect to benefit from:


Rick Sandoval has been practicing law for over two decades. As a personal injury lawyer, he has handled some of the largest cases in New Mexico. He is an advocate for victims, and he has helped many clients protect their best interests against powerful corporations like hospitals. 


Priapism is a painful condition that can take a toll on your physical and emotional well-being. From the start of your case to its resolution, Rick Sandoval will provide compassionate, one-on-one support. He will always do what is best for you and not the doctor, their hospital, or their insurance company. 


Over the past two decades, Rick Sandoval has recovered millions of dollars of compensation. As a result, he is a certified life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He will not settle your case until he believes that he has secured the maximum compensation possible.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one believe that your doctor failed to correctly or efficiently treat priapism, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. In New Mexico, there is a strict time limit of three years for victims who wish to pursue medical malpractice lawsuits.  

We want every client who has been injured due to the wrongdoing or negligence of a healthcare provider to receive the compensation they deserve. To help victims get the answers they need regarding their case, we offer free legal consultations. To talk to Rick Sandoval about your priapism case, request a consultation online or call our Santa Fe-based law firm at (505) 795-7790.

Attorney Rick Sandoval

Sandoval Firm

Rick Sandoval has been practicing law for more than 20 years, and he has recovered millions of dollars in positive settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. He is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Certified as life member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Certified as life member
  • American Association for Justice

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (505) 795-7790.

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