New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

December 2017 Archives

When a misdiagnosis proves fatal

People suffer at the hands of medical professionals in many ways and we have discussed a lot of them on this blog. From surgical errors to mistakes involving prescriptions, patients are seriously hurt and even lose their lives far too often because of this serious problem. Moreover, many people find their lives upended by misdiagnoses, which sometimes prove fatal and leave their families with an unbearable amount of loss as well as financial difficulties. Our New Mexico law office believes that people in Albuquerque and across the whole state who have suffered or seen their loved one suffer due to a misdiagnosis deserve justice.

Sleep deprivation and doctor errors

When it comes to doctor errors, there are all sorts of risk factors that can increase the chances of a physician making a serious mistake, thereby harming their patient. For example, a doctor who is intoxicated due to medication, inexperienced, or exhibiting poor communication may be more likely to make mistakes. In some instances, sleep deprivation can also cause them to make a mistake, putting their patients in harm's way. Even though some doctors may be very busy and their work may interfere with their sleep, there is no excuse for an avoidable error that causes a patient to suffer.

How does the court determine wrongful death damages?

If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one because of the careless or reckless actions of another person, you may be wondering how a New Mexico court would determine how much to award you. Of course, no amount of money can make up for the loss. However, there are many financial burdens associated with losing a family member, and the judge or jury will take these into consideration.

Taking a look at mistreatment in nursing homes

If you are searching for a nursing home for your loved one to live in or you are a resident of an assisted living facility, you might have a wide range of concerns. However, the mistreatment of patients by nursing home employees is an especially troubling problem that occurs far too frequently across the country. Sadly, there are workers who fail to respect their duties and provide patients with the care they need and deserve. Moreover, mistreatment in these facilities takes a wide variety of forms.

Recovering from a prescription error

Medical malpractice occurs far too often in the U.S., often leaving victims with serious hardships. From worsened medical conditions to unnecessary suffering and medical costs, far too many negligent medical professionals have upended the lives of patients who they were supposed to take care of. Currently, many people need to take prescription medication for various conditions. While these medications have been very helpful for many people, some have suffered due to medication errors, such as those which occur due to a doctor’s writing mistake.

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