New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

May 2018 Archives

Helping your child learn to live with a traumatic brain injury

Your child has recently returned home from the hospital after an extensive recovery for a traumatic brain injury. You are now entering a new phase of life where you and your family will need to work together to help your injured child learn how to live with the significant lifestyle changes that are a consequence of his or her TBI. At Curtis & Lucero Attorneys, we have helped many families in New Mexico to work through the legal process when their child has been the victim of a serious TBI. 

What patients should know about informed consent

When people in New Mexico discuss a medical condition with their doctors, many may have questions about their diagnosis and the recommended treatment plans. In many cases, according to the American Medical Association, doctors are required by the code of medical ethics to obtain informed consent from patients before proceeding with treatment.

Judge rules New Mexico’s medical malpractice cap unconstitutional

In a huge win for the patients of New Mexico – in a potentially precedent-setting court case – Judge Victor S. Lopez ruled that the medical malpractice cap of $600,000 is unconstitutional. At this time, the ruling is tied to just one woman’s case, but it does have the potential to apply to all medical malpractice cases throughout the state, now that the Defendants have appealed.

Under-reported medical errors and wrongful death

From cancer to heart disease and traffic collisions, there are many reasons why people pass way. Sadly, medical errors are another major cause of death in the U.S. and it can be especially painful for the loved ones of those who pass on to know that their death should never have happened. Medical errors can result in a wrongful death in many different ways and it is essential for those who have lost a family member due to the mistakes of a medical professional to stand up for their rights and seek justice.

The emotional toll of wrongful death

When it comes to medical malpractice, some people focus on the extent of a patient's unnecessary suffering or the actions of a negligent medical professional. While these are very upsetting facets of malpractice, it is important to remember that there are many more ways in which malpractice upends lives. In fact, medical malpractice can shatter the lives of those who may have never been in the hospital where the wrongdoing occurred, such as the friends and loved ones of a patient who passed away at the hands of a negligent medical professional.

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