Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What is Medical Malpractice?

To know if you have a good Med Mal case, as it is known in the industry, it is important to know what constitutes medical malpractice.  We often hear about it in the news and from others, but there are very specific guidelines that constitute a case. 

In the state of New Mexico medical malpractice may include…

1.)           Misdiagnosis or a complete failure to diagnose a medical problem
2.)           Mistakes that occur in hospitals and especially during medical procedures
3.)           Injury or death during birth
4.)           Infections that come from the hospital environment
5.)           Cancer that is improperly diagnosed or missed altogether
6.)           Errors that occur at the hospital or any pharmacy
7.)           Any mistake in prescriptions
8.)           The failure of a medical product

You or someone that you love may have been a victim of medical malpractice in New Mexico.  It is important to start with a lawyer who has had decades of experience dealing with med mal cases in the state.  You will also need a health care provider who is willing to stand up in court and verify your claim.  When you contact Ken Wagner Law in Albuquerque you have the team that you need to aggressively pursue your case.  Call them today at (505) 242-6300.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

How the McDonald's Hot Coffee Case Began


Plaintiff Stella Liebeck was born on December 14, 1912, and was 79 years old on the morning of February 27, 1992, when her grandson drove her to a McDonald's driveup window in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to get a cup of coffee. 


They purchased the coffee and parked in the McDonald's parking lot.  Stella began taking the lid off of the coffee cup to add sugar and cream and spilled the coffee in her lap.  She was in excruciating pain.


Stella suffered second and third degree burns on her perineum, upper inner thighs, buttocks, genital areas and lower abdominal wall including the left groin.  The burns were so severe that they required painful debridement and skin grafting.  She suffered enormously.

This eventually led to New Mexico personal injury attorney Ken Wagner becoming involved.  Attorney Wagner wants you to become informed about the history of this historic case.  We will share more information in the near future.  If you feel that you may have a personal injury or medical malpractice case in the State of New Mexico or elsewhere, please call the law office of Kenneth Wagner in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at (505) 242-6300.