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Doctor Errors

How common is medical misdiagnosis?

When you are sick and go to the doctor, you expect your physician will figure out your illness and help you feel better soon. However, sometimes, that doesn’t happen. Sometimes, a doctor will misdiagnose a patient or doesn’t find the right diagnosis quickly....

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What to know about medication errors

People rely on their medications to treat or manage their illnesses and health conditions, but what happens when something goes wrong? Medication errors refer to many mistakes in prescribing, dispensing or giving medications, and they injure thousands of people in the...

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Know the signs of postpartum preeclampsia

Many women may expect childbirth to be uneventful. Sometimes, though, women may develop complications after childbirth. When this happens, it is important for their doctor to diagnose the condition and begin treatment as soon as possible. One complication that women...

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Communication problems and medical errors

Residents in New Mexico should be able to trust that the information given to them by their doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers is always accurate and in their best interest. However, that is sadly not always the case. The fact of the matter remains...

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Medical errors due to doctor burnout

Many New Mexico residents have suffered misdiagnoses, botched surgery and even the death of loved ones due to medical errors. In several instances, the gross negligence of medical practitioners was identified as the reason for this. However, according to a CBS News...

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