New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

July 2015 Archives

Man claims hosptial negligence after allegedly being burned by IV

Residents here in New Mexico have likely heard about wrong drugs being administered via IVs in the hospital. However, hospital negligence in regard to IVs can occur in a number of ways, and it does not have to be from the wrong drug. For instance, in one case from another state, a drug was administered via IV that resulted in skin burns.

Blood test helps doctors separate bacterial and viral infections

One of the difficulties that face doctors in emergency situations is how they can determine the difference between a viral and a bacterial infection. Differentiating between the two can be trying at times because symptoms that a patient may exhibit with a bacterial infection may be the same as those seen with a viral infection.

What to expect during discovery in medical malpractice cases

It may go without saying that bringing a medical malpractice claim can be a long, complicated and arduous process. Depending on the type of injury or sickness claimed, it may be months, or even more than a year before a case is heard before a jury or meaningful settlement talks begin.

When is the best time to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit

When you go to the doctor, you expect to be treated with care and given advice based on professional experience. When this doesn’t happen, it may be disappointing and frustrating, but you should understand that you have legal rights that enable you to seek compensation for the wrongs committed against you.

Increased care should be used with IV devices

If you have been hospitalized, chances are that use were administered medicines or nutrients through an IV (an intravenous device to deliver medicines directly into the bloodstream). The popularity of IVs being used with a PICC (a peripherally inserted central catheter) has increased with the ability to move liquid nutrition into the bloodstream as well as chemotherapy. While this may be a helpful and popular way to move medications into the body, it certainly comes with its risks.

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