New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

September 2016 Archives

Recent report: medical malpractice lawsuits increasing

When people in New Mexico need medical care, they expect to receive expert, professional care from the physicians, hospitals and other treatment facilities they visit. However, in the past years, a recent article reported that an increasing number of people who have experienced wrongdoing by physicians or other healthcare entities are beginning to fight back. The article also disclosed statistics and other matters that patients should be aware of when dealing with the current medical malpractice environment.

VA health systems faced with high price of medical malpractice

The existence of hospitals and clinics that care for veterans is a vital part of the health care system in the United States. Most believe and hope that veterans will receive the utmost in skill and care after sacrificing for their country. However, it has become increasingly obvious there are significant deficits that should be addressed within the VA system. Issues with VA medical centers and other related entities have resulted in expensive medical malpractice lawsuits in New Mexico and elsewhere throughout the country.

Telemedicine could decrease medical malpractice lawsuits

In sparsely populated and remote areas, it can be difficult to get the care needed for critically ill patients, especially when seconds count. Because of this, there are times that patients do not receive the necessary care to save their lives, which can often result in medical malpractice lawsuits. Data collected by a neurosurgeon in Albuquerque has helped determine that telemedicine could be a way to give New Mexico residents the necessary level of care to save their lives, while allowing the patients to remain in the comfortable surroundings of their own local hospitals.

Woman sues for medical malpractice after losing arms and legs

When anyone decides to undergo surgery for an elective procedure, they generally understand that there are risks involved. However, when a routine gynecological surgery results in amputation, it is shocking. Readers in New Mexico may be interested in a case where a patient filed a medical malpractice claim against her health care providers after losing her arms and legs as a result of sepsis.

$4.25 million settlement reached in medical malpractice case

While there are many cases dealing with medical negligence, there are few that have the impact that the loss of unborn children creates. In most situations, the exact terms of financial settlements are not disclosed. However, New Mexico readers may be interested in the recent award of $4.25 million in a medical malpractice case involving twin fetuses.

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