New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

August 2018 Archives

Failure to obtain informed consent is a crime

As a patient in New Mexico, the choice to receive a particular medical treatment is entirely in your hands. Doctors are required by law to advise you about the procedure, its benefits and any anticipated side effects. This is called informed consent. At Curtis and Lucero, we represent clients who have not received the information they need to make a knowledgeable decision from their doctor.

Never events continue, despite universal protocol

For many people in New Mexico, the thought of undergoing even the most minor surgery is cause for concern. The idea that a medical error could have catastrophic results due to wrong site surgery can be terrifying. The National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine reports that never events such as wrong-site errors are rare when compared to other preventable medical errors. However, when they occur, the consequences may be disastrous.  

Can lack of oxygen during birth cause brain injuries?

“Fetal distress” typically refers to a soon-to-be-born child’s inadequate access to oxygen before, throughout and immediately after labor. If you believe your child suffers from a preventable brain injury that occurred during labor or near birth in New Mexico, you may have the basis for a lawsuit.

Hospital-acquired infections: More common than you may realize

Basic safety measures taken by hospitals should stop a patient from contracting a hospital-acquired infection. However, the sad truth is that corners are sometimes cut and certain measures are over-looked, leading to unnecessary pain and suffering, physical damage, and a tremendous amount of unnecessary medical bills for patients.

Misdiagnosis errors can result in death

The death of a family member is devastating, no matter what the circumstances. When death occurs as a result of a medical mistake or diagnostic error in New Mexico, it may be the basis for a lawsuit. At Curtis & Lucero, we often represent people whose loved ones have died as a result of a medical mistake 

Medication dispensing errors in hospitals cause serious harm

When you go to the hospital in New Mexico, it’s typically because you are sick or injured. You check in with the goal of receiving treatment to feel better and to ensure the injuries are attended to for proper healing. Unfortunately, in some cases, the situation not only doesn’t improve, it takes a turn for the worse. At Curtis & Lucero, we understand that if the hospital refuses responsibility for injuries caused while under their care, you need someone to fight for you.

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