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Medical Malpractice Defense

Experienced New Mexico Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys

We represent Albuquerque doctors and medical facilities accused of negligence

Licensed healthcare providers accused of harming their patients often face a physically exhausting and emotionally devastating process to clear their names. The attorneys at O'Brien & Padilla, P.C., have represented medical professionals in malpractice lawsuits and take pride in our track record of mitigating the damage to our clients’ professional reputations as well as losses to their insurers. If you are a medical care provider charged with negligence, you deserve the most vigorous defense possible to secure your good name, your livelihood and your professional license. We have experience in medical malpractice defense across a broad spectrum of areas, including such frequently litigated matters as:

  • Birth injury
  • Failure to diagnose
    • Ignoring warning signs
    • Neglecting to order tests
    • Misreading test results
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Prescription mistakes
    • Wrong medication
    • Wrong dosage
  • Failure to adhere to standards
  • Equipment misuse

Resourceful advocates with the assistance you need

Medical malpractice cases require attorneys to have specific knowledge about both law and complex issues related to medical terminology, treatment, and technology. Our lawyers have established professional relationships with leading physicians, pharmacists and other medical experts who assist us in offering the staunch defense you require.

Our experienced New Mexico attorneys have worked with many major insurers looking for aggressive litigants. As a result, our firm has defended a wide array of licensed medical specialties.

Cost-effective representation assuring due process

We have extensive experience negotiating and arbitrating settlements, litigating trials and appeals, and representing professionals before state licensing boards. Our depth of knowledge often allows us to arrive at beneficial resolutions in a timely manner.

Contact our medical malpractice defense firm today

Call O'Brien & Padilla, P.C. at 505-883-8181 or contact us online for a consultation on your case. Our office is conveniently located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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  • Albuquerque Location
    6000 Indian School Road N.E.
    Suite 200
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
    Phone: 505-883-8181
    Fax: 505-883-3232
  • Las Cruces Location
    256 W Las Cruces Avenue
    Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005