New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

December 2015 Archives

A delayed diagnosis could constitute medical malpractice

A delayed diagnosis can have devastating consequences for the patient and the patient's family. Outside of New Mexico, a woman is blaming a doctor for delaying the proper examination and diagnosis of her sister's heart condition, which ultimately led to the sister's death. The woman has filed a lawsuit for wrongful death as well as medical malpractice, citing the doctor errors that were allegedly made.

Wife alleges medical negligence after error led to spouse's death

Finding out that a loved one has passed away in the hospital after a surgery can be devastating for New Mexico residents. However, that devastating news turns even more overwhelming when one finds out that negligence may have occurred during the surgery that led to the patient's passing. When it is discovered that the doctors may have lied about the actual cause of death, the news may be more than one can bear.  

Medical negligence alleged in death of non-English speaking man

Doctors nationwide, including here in New Mexico, have a responsibility to provide care of an acceptable standard to all patients. Medical procedures may not be carried out without the consent of the patient, and doctors must explain the risks involved before asking patients to sign consent forms. A medical facility and several physicians in another state were named as defendants in a recent lawsuit that was filed by a man alleging medical negligence.

Surgical errors lead to wrong site operation, award for family

New Mexico residents may be interested in hearing about a 15-year-old boy from another state who underwent brain surgery back in 2004. There was a lesion on one side of his brain that needed to be removed because it was thought to be part of the reason he was having seizures. Unfortunately, during the surgery, surgical errors occurred and led to permanent injuries for the young man.

Misdiagnosis of heart attack is common among doctor errors in US

Statistics show that roughly one in every 20 adults who seek medical attention in an outpatient facility experience a delayed or wrong diagnosis each year. Diagnostic errors account for roughly 10 percent of deaths among patients. As shown, doctor errors and misdiagnosis of conditions are both big problems here in the United States, including right here in New Mexico.

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