Albuquerque Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Know the danger of hospital-acquired infections

Hospital-acquired infections include bacteria and viruses contracted by patients in a hospital, nursing home or other health care setting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 31 patients has at least one HAI at any given time. Learn more...

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What are WSPEs?

Wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors: When it comes to medical malpractice, any type of error can be devastating. However, the ones that have the most profound effects typically fall under the category of a never event. This designation means the error is...

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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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Get the facts about birth injuries

A birth injury affects the mother or her baby during labor, childbirth or the recovery period. While some birth injuries are minor, such as small scratches and bruises, others, such as brain and spinal cord injury, can be permanent or take life. Infection Some...

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