New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

March 2018 Archives

Surgery and negligent operating room staff

When taking surgical errors into consideration, some people envision a negligent surgeon who fails to perform an operation properly. For example, a surgical operation may be performed on the wrong site or, in some istances, even the wrong patient. While this is terrifying, there are other ways in which surgical errors occur. Sometimes, negligent operating room staff are responsible for life-threatening mistakes. When this occurs, those who fail to live up to expectations because of negligent behavior have to be held responsible.

How common are diagnostic errors?

We go to the doctor expecting that we can trust the care we are receiving. When a doctor gives us a diagnosis and prescribes treatment, we trust what he or she is saying. After all, the doctor is the medical professional, the one who went through years of medical school and specialized training to get to where they are. With their knowledge, we have to put our health in their hands.

Taking action over delayed assistance

Medical professionals sometimes make honest mistakes, resulting in an incredible amount of unnecessary patient suffering. However, there are also negligent medical workers who intentionally show no regard for the well-being of patients, which can be particularly upsetting. Hospital negligence takes many forms and happens in all sorts of ways, from mistakes involving the prescription of medication to bed sores as a result of neglect. However, some patients experience a great deal of suffering because of delayed assistance.

Are dangerous VA doctors still practicing?

The largest integrated health care system in the United States is the Veterans Health Administration. Considering the fact that veterans literally put their lives on the line for their country, the government owes all veterans access to quality health care services. However, a recent report is showing that the care at these facilities is not always what it should be and patients are the ones paying the price.

When an infection is left untreated

On this blog, we have covered all sorts of examples of errors that medical professionals make, which can endanger the lives of patients they are supposed to be caring for. However, doctor errors manifest in many ways, which some people are not always aware of. Infections, for example, can be dangerous and may even result in the loss of life. Sadly, medical professionals do not always pay proper attention while taking care of patients, for an array of reasons such as inexperience and rushing. If you or someone in your family has developed an infection due to a medical professional's error, you should not have any hesitance with respect to taking action.

Robotic exoskeletons help paralyzed patients

For many individuals who suffer a catastrophic injury or debilitating disease that results in paralysis, the prognosis for returning function to their legs can be a dim one. However, recent advances in technology and medicine have seen some innovative applications that are helping some patients walk once again, which could give hope to those who have suffered from medical malpractice injuries.

How many TBIs are caused by traffic accidents?

From property damage to financial repercussions and emotional pain, motor vehicle collisions have a long list of potential consequences. However, some victims’ lives are upended because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that they suffered during an accident. TBIs can result in all sorts of problems and, in some cases, a head injury may even prove fatal. As a result, it is critical to realize just how many of the TBIs that people suffer are caused by motor vehicle collisions and take all precautionary measures to avoid an accident.

What are some signs of a concussion after a crash?

From a broken arm to back injuries, motor vehicle collisions have a number of consequences. Unfortunately, the full extent of a victim’s injuries may not be clear until a certain amount of time has passed. For example, someone may have suffered a concussion after hitting their head in a collision, even though they were unaware that such an injury occurred. It is important to assess the full extent of consequences following a crash, not only to recover properly but to hold irresponsible drivers fully responsible for any suffering they have caused.

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