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Why should you bring someone with you to a doctor's appointment?

When you are planning to visit your doctor in New Mexico, chances are you have previously done your research to find a health care provider that you trust and are comfortable working with. However, this does not adequately protect you from the mistakes that can sometimes happen when a doctor sees multiple patients each day or is fatigued or has received miscommunication. Fortunately, one of the ways that you can better protect yourself is to have someone you know and trust accompany you to your doctor's appointment. 

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.

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. 

What patients should know about informed consent

When people in New Mexico discuss a medical condition with their doctors, many may have questions about their diagnosis and the recommended treatment plans. In many cases, according to the American Medical Association, doctors are required by the code of medical ethics to obtain informed consent from patients before proceeding with treatment.

How common are diagnostic errors?

We go to the doctor expecting that we can trust the care we are receiving. When a doctor gives us a diagnosis and prescribes treatment, we trust what he or she is saying. After all, the doctor is the medical professional, the one who went through years of medical school and specialized training to get to where they are. With their knowledge, we have to put our health in their hands.

When an infection is left untreated

On this blog, we have covered all sorts of examples of errors that medical professionals make, which can endanger the lives of patients they are supposed to be caring for. However, doctor errors manifest in many ways, which some people are not always aware of. Infections, for example, can be dangerous and may even result in the loss of life. Sadly, medical professionals do not always pay proper attention while taking care of patients, for an array of reasons such as inexperience and rushing. If you or someone in your family has developed an infection due to a medical professional's error, you should not have any hesitance with respect to taking action.

Robotic exoskeletons help paralyzed patients

For many individuals who suffer a catastrophic injury or debilitating disease that results in paralysis, the prognosis for returning function to their legs can be a dim one. However, recent advances in technology and medicine have seen some innovative applications that are helping some patients walk once again, which could give hope to those who have suffered from medical malpractice injuries.

When your child is hurt by a doctor's mistake

For parents, seeing their children suffer due to injuries can be very hard. Worse, some are even more upset when they know that this suffering only exists because of another person's carelessness, especially when it is a medical professional. In Albuquerque, and through all cities in New Mexico, parents and their children who are struggling with the consequences of an injury that occurred because of a physician's error might be bothered by the fact that the injury might have been completely preventable. Moreover, a child may have his or her life upended in many ways because of the hardships they are facing.

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