2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41 - Torts
Article 5 - Medical Malpractice Act
Section 41-5-4 - Ad damnum clause.

NM Stat § 41-5-4 (2016) What's This?

41-5-4. Ad damnum clause.

A patient or his representative having a malpractice claim for bodily injury or death may file a complaint in any court of law having requisite jurisdiction and demand right of trial by jury. No dollar amount or figure shall be included in the demand in any complaint asserting a malpractice claim and filed after the effective date of this section, but the request shall be for such damages as are reasonable. This section shall not prevent a patient or his representative from alleging a requisite jurisdictional amount in a malpractice claim filed in a court requiring such an allegation.

History: 1953 Comp., 58-33-4, enacted by Laws 1976, ch. 2, 4; 1977, ch. 284, 2.

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