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Hospital Negligence 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. 

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.

Patient safety is everyone's responsibility

When people visit a hospital in New Mexico, they are placing a large amount of trust in their health care provider and the attending staff to give them high-quality care after completing a thorough examination to make a diagnosis. However, they are also responsible for guaranteeing their safety by implementing measures that will protect their wellbeing. 

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.

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.

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