New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Lucero

September 2018 Archives

Breaking down the Glasgow Coma Scale

The term "traumatic brain injury" seems to indicate an injury so severe that many might assume them to be rare. However, in this context, "traumatic" is meant to be more of an indicator of the cause of a brain injury rather than the severity of the injury itself. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that as recently as 2013, 2.8 million people in the U.S. suffered TBIs severe enough to require hospital treatment. The families and friends of those in Albuquerque who suffer such injuries no doubt want to know immediately what the lasting effects of them will be. 

Slick floors, unsafe conditions and negligence

In hospitals across the country, patients are mistreated in many ways, unfortunately. However, some examples of hospital negligence are less common and receive less attention, which is why patients and their loved ones should be aware of the many different ways in which hospital negligence may manifest in Albuquerque or another part of New Mexico. For example, someone who is staying in a hospital may be hurt due to falling down on a slick floor or as a result of some other unsafe property condition, such as a tripping hazard that was not addressed. Moreover, these accidents may constitute malpractice as well.

Unsafe hospital conditions can result in injuries

Generally speaking, New Mexico hospitals are places of healing. However, with the amount of foot traffic, both inpatient and visitor as well as bodily fluids and liquid supplies, you may come out of the medical facility more injured than when you entered. At Curtis & Lucero, we have experience representing individuals who have had a slip-and-fall injury in a hospital.

The risk of high-alert medications

When a loved one is in a New Mexico hospital, it can be a stressful experience. Even if the hospitalization is for a minor procedure, it can cause apprehension and fear. Medication mistakes are likely one of the last things on your mind. At Curtis & Lucero, we often represent clients whose loved ones’ wrongful death is the result of an overdose of high-alert medications.

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