Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

The medical malpractice defense team at Montgomery & Andrews, P.A. is committed to defending healthcare providers, both insured and self-insured. The firm has successfully defended cases at trial, arbitration and on appeal against:

  • Anesthetists
  • Dentists
  • Doctors
  • HMOs
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • PPOs
  • Psychiatrists
  • Surgeons
  • Surgical clinics
  • Other providers

Effective management of high stakes litigation with no caps on damages

Physicians continue to practice as independent contractors in hospitals where they exercise privileges to practice medicine, creating challenges of jointly defending the hospital and the provider. Since New Mexico law allows for uncapped recovery in negligence actions against private hospitals, the financial stakes are high. So, too, are the reputational stakes of the hospitals and their providers who have invested tremendous time, effort and money in their profession. All of these factors compel a hospital , healthcare provider or both to seek an established malpractice firm with a record of past successes in complex litigation.

Detailed understanding of healthcare protocols

M&A strives to provide a vigorous defense for its healthcare clients, including a comprehensive exploration and in-depth understanding of the hospital, medical and nursing topics at issue, defense of hospitals’ peer review documents under the New Mexico Review Organization Immunity Act and the engagement of top  as expert witnesses to defend the care in question. Private physicians are frequently codefendants, so M&A attorneys are familiar with plaintiff lawyers, insurers and issues for private physicians in New Mexico and the administrators of the New Mexico Patient’s Compensation Fund.

Numerous reputable healthcare institutions choose M&A for liability litigation services, including:

  • Alta Vista Regional Hospital, Las Vegas (54 beds; Community Health Systems, Inc.)
  • Plains Regional Medical Center, Clovis (106 beds; Presbyterian Healthcare Services)
  • Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Tucumcari (25 beds; Presbyterian Healthcare Services)
  • Renal Care Group South New Mexico, LLC (chronic dialysis)
  • Renal Care Group, Inc. (chronic and acute dialysis through its subsidiaries)
  • Fresenius Health Care North America (dialysis)
  • Union County General Hospital, Clayton (25-bed acute care hospital)
  • University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque (tertiary care facility; State of New Mexico)
  • Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Albuquerque (Presbyterian Healthcare Services)
  • Miners’ Colfax Hospital, Raton (33 beds; State of New Mexico)
  • New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, Las Vegas (psychiatric center; State of New Mexico)