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Resource Links for New Mexico Drug Recalls and Medical Device Lawsuits:
- New Mexico Bad Drug Lawsuits & New Mexico Defective Medical Device Cases
- State of New Mexico Statute of Limitations
- New Mexico Medical Resources
- State of New Mexico Legal Resources
- State and City Bar Associations
- Legal Services for New Mexico Communities
New Mexico Bad Drug Lawsuits & New Mexico Defective Medical Device Cases
Victims of adverse reactions and serious side effects involving bad drugs and defective medical devices have the legal right to seek financial recovery for their damages. However, there is a specific statute of limitations that restricts the time the victim, or their surviving family member, must file a case against the defendants that could be the pharmaceutical company, medical device manufacturer, hospital, doctor, nurse, or other caregiver.
The victim filing a New Mexico bad drug lawsuit, medical malpractice claim, or New Mexico defective medical device case must prove their claim in a court of law. However, New Mexico tort law is complex and often requires courtroom experience and a comprehensive understanding of how personal injury, product liability, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases are handled at trial.
The links listed below provides victims and surviving family members a way to start a case against all defendants. The information below links the victim with the New Mexico statute of limitations, legal resources, the State Bar Association, and the availability of knowledgeable personal injury attorneys who specialize in these types of cases.
State of New Mexico Statute of Limitations
New Mexico Civil Statute of Limitations Laws — Code Provisions (Stat. § 41-5-13)
The New Mexico statute of limitations code was enacted to limit the amount of time that victims and surviving family members can file a lawsuit against defendants in the case involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, negligence or personal injury.
The plaintiff in the case must ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed in the appropriate New Mexico courthouse before the statute of limitations expires, otherwise, they must forgo their opportunity to take legal action against the defendants in seeking the compensation they likely deserve.
- Personal Injury / Negligence – 3 Years
- Product Liability – 3 Years
- Wrongful Death – 3 Years “from date of death (41-2-2) with Discovery Rule”
- Medical Malpractice – 3 Years “with Discovery Rule. If plaintiff is under age 6 at time of act, he/she has until 9th birthday to bring action. Damages limited to $600,000 excluding punitive damages.”
New Mexico Medical Resources
- New Mexico Medical Board
- New Mexico Department of Health
- New Mexico Office of Attorney General – Consumer Protection
State of New Mexico Legal Resources
Supreme Court Law Library
237 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
UNM Law Library
1117 Stanford Dr.
NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
State and City Bar Associations
State Bar of New Mexico
5121 Masthead St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Albuquerque Bar Association
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Legal Services for New Mexico Communities
Personal injury law firms that handle New Mexico defective medical device cases, medical mistake claims, and New Mexico bad drug lawsuits provide legal services to clients in every community, urban center and rural area in the state including:
- Las Cruces
- Sante Fe
- Rio Rancho