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Hospital Negligence Archives

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.

Registration errors can cause serious issues for patients

When you check in at a clinic or hospital in New Mexico, you will likely receive a clipboard with a sheaf of papers to read and fill out. You may speak to two or three people after you turn these in, but before you see a physician, and each of these communication opportunities also comes with the inherent risk of a mistake. At the law office of Curtis & Lucero, we recognize that errors in the registration process can make the difference in whether or not a patient receives the proper care.

Delayed treatment is often deadly

When parents take their child to a New Mexico hospital, they expect to at least be seen by a doctor. However, according to U.S. News, one couple reportedly lost their 15-year-old son to an internal infection because he was not adequately screened. As a result of the mistake made that evening, their lawsuit states, they were told it would take eight hours before a doctor could come and examine the boy. He died the next day.

When an emergency room error takes place

We have covered many of the different forms of hospital negligence, which can be incredibly devastating for patients and those they love. It is important to realize some of the other ways in which hospital mistakes may take place. For example, a hospital error may occur while a person is in an emergency room. Sadly, those who are sent to the ER may be struggling with a serious injury or condition and when medical professionals make mistakes during this time, the consequences can be especially disastrous. In New Mexico, those who have suffered due to a mistake in an emergency department should immediately assess their options.

Hospital negligence and permanent disabilities

We have addressed many of the different ways in which hospital negligence occurs, from patients developing bed sores due to inadequate care to medical professional workers rushing or lacking the experience they need to perform their job duties properly. Unfortunately, these examples of negligent behavior can be especially hard for certain victims and those they love. In some cases, a patient who suffers as a result of hospital negligence may sustain a permanent injury, which can be incredibly upsetting and bring a number of hardships that will follow them for the rest of their life.

Taking action over delayed assistance

Medical professionals sometimes make honest mistakes, resulting in an incredible amount of unnecessary patient suffering. However, there are also negligent medical workers who intentionally show no regard for the well-being of patients, which can be particularly upsetting. Hospital negligence takes many forms and happens in all sorts of ways, from mistakes involving the prescription of medication to bed sores as a result of neglect. However, some patients experience a great deal of suffering because of delayed assistance.

Inexperience and medical professional negligence

Patients who receive care in hospitals across New Mexico expect that the medical professionals in charge of their well-being will perform their job responsibilities properly. Sadly, this is not always the case in Albuquerque and other parts of the state. Sometimes, hospital workers fail to provide patients with the quality of care they deserve because they are in a rush, do not care, or are confused (misreading information due to another person's poor handwriting, for example). However, some medical professionals make mistakes because they are inexperienced and have not encountered certain situations very often or ever before.

Taking a look at mistreatment in nursing homes

If you are searching for a nursing home for your loved one to live in or you are a resident of an assisted living facility, you might have a wide range of concerns. However, the mistreatment of patients by nursing home employees is an especially troubling problem that occurs far too frequently across the country. Sadly, there are workers who fail to respect their duties and provide patients with the care they need and deserve. Moreover, mistreatment in these facilities takes a wide variety of forms.

Wet floors, bed sores, and hospital negligence

There are many different ways in which patients are mistreated in hospitals, whether they suffer because of a surgeon's mistake during a procedure or are hurt by a medication error. However, patients may also fall victim to hospital negligence, which can take all sorts of forms in Albuquerque and across the state of New Mexico. From slippery floors that are left unattended to bed sores that develop because hospital staff failed to attend to a patient, hospital negligence happens in all sorts of ways and can be devastating for victims and those they love.

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