New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Co.

July 2018 Archives

Registration errors can cause serious issues for patients

When you check in at a clinic or hospital in New Mexico, you will likely receive a clipboard with a sheaf of papers to read and fill out. You may speak to two or three people after you turn these in, but before you see a physician, and each of these communication opportunities also comes with the inherent risk of a mistake. At the law office of Curtis & Lucero, we recognize that errors in the registration process can make the difference in whether or not a patient receives the proper care.

Iatrogenic infections from contaminated endoscopes

Iatrogenic infections occur as a result of medical treatment. According to the American Bar Association, iatrogenic infections kill as many as 99,000 patients in the United States, including New Mexico, every year. These infections commonly occur as a result of improperly sterilized medical equipment coming in contact with bodily tissues.

Study looks to find correlations between doctor burnout and error

When people in New Mexico head to their doctor in search of solutions for discomforting symptoms, they rely heavily on their health care provider's ability to provide high quality and thorough care. Unfortunately, doctors can make mistakes at times which can leave patients fighting for their life or suffering diminished quality of life. Experts suggest that patients be an active advocate for their own health and wellbeing by going to their doctor prepared to ask questions and receive answers. 

Why can the brain bleed weeks after a head injury?

If you have been in an accident in New Mexico where your head slammed on a hard surface, be sure to mark the date. You might not have any problems -- no headache, no dizziness, no blurry vision -- but six weeks down the line, you might. That head injury could lead to a slow brain bleed, which will not show any outside symptoms right away. In fact, it might not even show up on a CT scan. 

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