New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys Curtis & Co.

November 2018 Archives

Protecting your loved one from delayed treatment

With your loved one's upcoming transition to a nursing home in New Mexico, you have been carefully comparing different facilities to find the one that is the best fit for your family member's needs. At Curtis Lucero Attorneys, we have helped protect many families and their vulnerable loved ones from suffering the unnecessary consequences of nursing home abuse. 

'Defensive medicine' leads to huge rise in cardiology malpractice

Have you heard of the term "defensive medicine"? It is used to describe when doctors make treatment decisions not based on what is necessarily in the patient's best interests, but instead in effort to protect the doctor from potential medical malpractice claims.

Do surgeons disclose everything that happened during surgery?

Having to have surgery in New Mexico is often a stressful situation. Most people are nervous about the procedure and worry about what may happen when he or she is under anesthesia. This may make you wonder if your doctor is going to be completely honest with you about everything that happens during your surgery. Knowing that your doctor will tell you what happened can greatly reduce your worry and stress.

Inexperienced physicians and mistakes

In a medical setting, mistakes happen for all sorts of reasons and even the most caring medical professionals may make an error. However, these mistakes can be incredibly disastrous for patients who are harmed and make life very tough for their families also. There are times when a physician may be even more likely to make an error, such as someone who does not have very much experience. Whether someone is performing a surgical operation that they do not have much familiarity with or a doctor simply has not worked with many patients in their brief career, inexperience can increase the probability of devastating errors.

Study: Doctor burnout leads to medical errors

Doctors have incredibly stressful jobs. Every day, they see patients and need to figure out what is wrong – if anything – and what the best course of action for treatment is. Needless to say, doing this day-in and day-out can lead to a high degree of burnout among physicians. And when this happens, the patients also suffer.

Surgical errors are an ongoing problem

When a person in New Mexico is told that they must undergo an operation, it is reasonable for that person to be concerned about their safety before, during and after the procedure. As with any course of treatment, there are generally risks associated with surgeries. However, in addition to what some may consider reasonable and understandable risks, there is also the potential that an error may be made.

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