New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

August 2015 Archives

Surgical errors lead to life-long medical care for woman

When patients visit the hospital, they expect to be taken care of to the best of the doctor's and surgeon's ability. These medical professionals have gone through years of extensive medical school and hands-on training to learn the ins and outs of the medical field. With all of that knowledge and experience, one would think that mistakes would not happen often. Unfortunately, they do, but New Mexico victims can be compensated. This is evidenced in the fact that an out-of-state court recently awarded a significant settlement to a woman for the injuries that she had suffered in what was determined surgical errors and medical malpractice.

Doctor errors: Jury rules in favor of man left paralyzed

Medical professionals in New Mexico are held to a high standard of care. Although it is accepted that the results of medical treatment are not always what was wished for, doctor errors and negligence are unacceptable. Proper diagnosis is the start of successful medical treatment, and if further tests are not ordered when required, the consequences can be life-changing or worse.

Heroin withdrawal may have led to inmate's alleged wrongful death

Many people know that drugs can impact the way one's mind and body work. When a person comes off of those drugs, without having more drugs to take to get the next high, it can produce some alarming side effects. In some cases, these may need medical attention, which may have been the case with a female inmate in a county jail in a state outside of New Mexico who has recently died. As a result, the woman's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against numerous defendants, including the sheriff, the medical staff at the jail and others.

Negligence cited after fatal transfusion of wrong blood type

Medical malpractice can occur in a number of different ways in a New Mexico hospital setting. Many tend to think about surgical errors. However, wrong dosages and wrong medications are often also the subject of many medical negligence claims. A man who represents the deceased's estate has filed a legal claim against a hospital and some of its staff alleging medical malpractice resulted in the death of a patient in 2014.

EMT refused to help non-breathing baby, possible wrongful death

When New Mexico residents are at home and need medical help, it is not uncommon to pick up the phone and dial 911. In most cases, emergency personnel will come to the home quickly and provide medical assistance. Unfortunately, this does not always occur, which is what has opened up one city in another state to a potentially expensive wrongful death lawsuit.

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