§ 41-5-1 Short title
§ 41-5-2 Purpose of act
§ 41-5-3 Definitions
§ 41-5-4 Ad damnum clause
§ 41-5-5 Qualifications
§ 41-5-6 Limitation of recovery
§ 41-5-7 Future medical expenses
§ 41-5-8 Medical benefits prior to judgment
§ 41-5-9 District court; continuing jurisdiction
§ 41-5-10 Patient; future examinations and hearings
§ 41-5-11 Set-off of advance payments
§ 41-5-12 Claims for compensation not assignable
§ 41-5-13 Limitations
§ 41-5-14 Medical review commission
§ 41-5-15 Commission decision required; application
§ 41-5-16 Application procedure
§ 41-5-17 Panel selection
§ 41-5-18 Time and place of hearing
§ 41-5-19 Hearing procedures
§ 41-5-20 Panel deliberations and decision
§ 41-5-21 Director; rules of procedure
§ 41-5-22 Tolling of statute of limitation
§ 41-5-23 Provision of expert witness
§ 41-5-24 Maintenance of records
§ 41-5-25 Patient’s compensation fund
§ 41-5-26 Malpractice coverage
§ 41-5-26.1 Birthing workforce retention fund created
§ 41-5-27 Report by district court clerks
§ 41-5-28 Payment of medical review commission expenses
§ 41-5-29 Reports

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 41 > Article 5 - Medical Malpractice Act

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.