500 4th Street NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
Free Case Review
We offer a free case review. Each form or other contact from an injured patient is reviewed by at least one of our attorneys, often more than one.
If we believe there is something we can do to help the injured patient, then we conduct a much more thorough review. This will include a review of medical records by the attorneys. If the attorney then believes further evaluation is necessary, we run the case and relevant medical records by a medical expert.
Our Medical Malpractice Cases are Contingency Fee Only. This means there are no attorney fees unless we win your case.
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
English and Spanish
The partners at Collins & Collins, P.C. have both been practicing law for quite some time. Parrish Collins started the firm in 2000. Alysan Boothe Collins joined soon thereafter.
Parrish began his career out of law school with a major corporation. During law school, Parrish had clerked with a civil rights professor on summer. After beginning his own practice, he found that it was far more rewarding helping innocent personal injury victims than his work in the corporate world.
Like Parrish, Alysan began her law practice on the other side of the aisle in the personal injury practice. She worked for insurance defense oriented law firms for the most part for the first 10 years of her career. Once the opportunity arose to help those victims who had typically been on the other side of her cases, she was very happy to take on the challenge.
Alysan and Parrish have found their work helping victims very rewarding. This is never more so in the area of medical malpractice where innocent patients and their families' lives are turned upside down at no fault of their own.
To make matters worse, these same innocent victims are regularly vilified in the press as predatory and opportunistic plaintiffs just seeking to make a quick buck at the expense of the poor medical provider just doing his or her best to make the world better.
There is a societal bias against patients harmed by medical negligence in favor of those very medical providers that caused the harm. Reflecting this bias are numerous laws, including the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act, geared toward protecting medical providers (i.e. their insurance carriers) from responsibility. This leaves the burden, often catastrophic, entirely on the patient and family.
This is very hard on those harmed by medical malpractice. And the fact is that very few patients harmed by medical negligence actually file claims. Among those, very few are successful.
It is estimated that as many as 440,000 Americans are killed each year as a result of preventable medical error. It is estimated that 10 to 20 times that number suffer serious and/or permanent harm.
Yet the number of medical malpractice claims has been falling steadily over the last 20 years or so. Among those claims, a very small percentage results in payouts. The fact is many thousands of innocent patients are harmed or killed each year from medical negligence and only tiny fraction of those are ever compensated.
The fact is the laws are written to protect insurance companies. There is very little consideration of patients or their families in these laws.
Patients need and deserve a voice. That is why we chose our area of practice.
We at believe it is critical that clients educate themselves on their legal matters. We maintain open lines of communication with our clients so that they may contact us anytime with questions on their cases. We provide our clients with copies of everything coming in or leaving our office that relates to their case so they also know the status of their case. In addition, should our clients wish to learn more about the area of the law on their own, we gladly direct them to other sources of information such as, Justia, the Cornell Legal Information Institute, the State Bar of New Mexico, the State of New Mexico District Court Website, and others. This empowers our clients to learn as much about their cases as they desire. A knowledgeable client is good for at Collins & Collins, P.C. and more importantly, it is good for our clients.
Collins and Collins, P.C. does not generally review documents prepared by clients. This issue would rarely arise in the area of personal injury, and especially in the area of medical malpractice.
However, if after our initial case review we find that there are serious injuries that appear to be the result of medical negligence, we do review the medical records.
In addition, we also review the medical notes and diaries of both the medical provider and the injured patient as part of the case evaluation.
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