New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Co.

December 2016 Archives

Medical malpractice could include making errors with medications

Advances in pharmaceuticals contribute to the fact that many New Mexico residents live longer and healthier lives. However, if a mistake is made in prescribing, dispensing or dosing a medication, a patient could suffer serious or fatal health consequences. More than a few medical malpractice claims have been filed because a health care practitioner made a crucial medication error.

Insufficient monitoring of newborns can lead to brain injuries

After spending nine months growing in relative comfort, an infant must travel through the birth canal and into the world. During this process, the baby's oxygen supply could be compromised in a variety of ways. If the New Mexico medical staff attending to the mother and infant during labor and delivery fails to sufficiently monitor them both and react quickly to any problems, the baby could suffer brain injuries.

Soldier's death blamed on hospital negligence

After the country's servicemen and women return home from armed conflict, they deserve to receive the best medical care possible. Many of New Mexico's retired service members make use of the VA hospitals throughout the state. Sadly, hospital negligence is not limited to civilian hospitals, and even after making it home uninjured, soldiers can suffer serious or fatal injuries.

Was negligence responsible for woman's torn esophagus?

An old maxim reminds New Mexico residents to be sure that they are using the right tool for the job they are doing. This sentiment could even apply to the medical profession. Certain tools are required in order to correctly and safely perform even minor surgical procedures. If a doctor fails to use the right equipment for a procedure, it could constitute negligence.

What doctor errors can occur during birth?

Most New Mexico parents hope their babies will be born happy and healthy. Sadly, the reality for some parents comes crashing down and crushes that dream. When a child comes into this world with an injury or debilitating condition, it can leave parents wondering whether doctor errors were the cause.

What people say about medical malpractice and why it's wrong

Some New Mexico residents may hesitate to take legal action after the death of a loved one in which a doctor, nurse or some other hospital personnel is suspected of making a mistake. You might be one of them. In many of those cases, it is because of unfounded rumors about medical malpractice claims. The fact of the matter is that you should not believe everything you hear. 

Overcoming the challenges of proving medical malpractice

After putting faith in a doctor or surgeon, it can be frustrating and frightening to discover that he or she could have made a mistake that caused serious, permanent or fatal injuries to a patient. A New Mexico resident might suspect that medical malpractice occurred. However, proving it could be a challenge.

Was performing controversial procedure medical malpractice?

Nerve damage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) interferes with the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Any of the body's systems can be affected, and the condition can be lifelong as MS patients here in New Mexico are already aware. Treatment can help with the symptoms, but there is no known cure. Even so, a doctor on the west coast believes that a controversial procedure could cure patients. The question before a court in his area is whether an injury to a patient during the procedure constitutes medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice and the statute of limitations

Before filing a negligence lawsuit, one of the first things that a person needs to consider is whether he or she is still within the allowed time to make a claim, which is called the statute of limitations. With regard to medical malpractice claims, another important consideration is what kind of negligence was committed, such as general negligence or medical malpractice negligence. Readers in New Mexico may be interested in a recent article about a neighboring state's Supreme Court ruling that may have far-reaching implications.

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