New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

March 2016 Archives

New Mexico medical malpractice: An apology may ease litigation

In New Mexico, patients or their family members that require surgery or other medical treatment have a reasonable expectation that health care providers will treat them appropriately and accurately. Unfortunately, mistakes can be made during treatment, and they can sometimes result in grievous harm. In these situations, many file a medical malpractice lawsuit in order to rectify the physical, emotional and/or financial ramifications of these mistakes. It has been shown, however, that a simple apology from health care providers in these unfortunate situations can help litigation proceed more smoothly.

Family wins wrongful death suit re medication mix-up

Readers in New Mexico may be interested in a case involving a woman who was given improper medication in Dec. 2014. According to court records from the wrongful death lawsuit, the woman was a 65-year-old hospital patient. The specific reason she was in the hospital was not reported, but she was supposed to be provided with an anti-seizure medication. Unfortunately, she was given a paralyzing agent in her IV instead.

Seeking full recovery for losses re medical negligence

Any New Mexico resident that undergoes medical treatment understands that there is always a certain amount of risk inherently present. Particularly when surgery is involved, things do not always go as planned. However, when an injury or illness occurs due to medical negligence or surgical errors, a patient may be entitled to pursue justice by filing a malpractice claim in a civil court.

Doctor-patient confidentiality and medical malpractice

When most people in New Mexico think about medical negligence, they tend to think about surgical errors, a misdiagnosis, medication errors or a birth injury. However, medical malpractice can go well beyond that. In fact, it can involve doctor-patient confidentiality -- or at least the breach of that confidentiality.

What to do when you want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit

If you are a New Mexico resident who has been injured at the hands of a medical professional, you may be interested in holding him or her responsible for his or her actions. While you may understand that a mistake was made, the mistake may have cost you a lot -- emotionally, physically and mentally. Therefore, you may want to file a medical malpractice suit.

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