Medical Malpractice

We place our health and our lives into the care of doctors and medical professionals, whom we trust.

When health care providers violate that trust by acting negligently or recklessly, you most certainly may be entitled to compensation. Being the victim of medical errors is stressful for the injured patient and their family.  Medical mistakes result in serious, life altering injury or even death. Prince, Schmidt, Baca and Woods can provide support and guidance during the stressful and traumatic time following a medical error. Some of the situations in which you may qualify include:

  • Birth negligence
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Untimely or erroneous diagnosis and/or treatment
  • Prescribing errors

Medical malpractice cases are complex, requiring the testimony of medical experts. A favorable outcome requires successfully establishing the fact that there was a failure to provide a level of care commensurate with accepted standards, and that such failure was the cause of the injury. You can trust Prince, Schmidt, Baca & Woods us to fight for the compensation you deserve. You may be eligible for compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and coverage of  past and future medical bills.

Contacting Prince, Schmidt, Baca & Woods will ensure that you know your rights! Please call 505-982-5380 or 800-954-9555 today.

Like many states, New Mexico caps the amount of compensation that is available to an injured victim in a medical malpractice case.

New Mexico’s malpractice damages caps applies to noneconomic damages like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages. However, the cap specifically excludes compensation for past and future medical care and benefits. 

Hospitals and outpatient health care facilities that are controlled and owned primarily by a hospital have the following caps on damages, which are adjusted each year:


$4,000,000 in 2022

$4,500,000 in 2023

$5,000,000 in 2024

$5,500,000 in 2025, and

$6,000,000 in 2026.

See New Mexico Statutes Annotated section 41-5-6 which notes that these caps do not apply to compensation for any medical and rehabilitative care that is indicated due to defendant’s malpractice. New Mexico’s damage caps will apply to other economic compensation such as lost income. New Mexico’s cap also does not apply to punitive damages. 

Public hospitals, such as UNMH, are governed by the New Mexico Tort Claims Act.

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