Like most New Mexico residents, you more than likely went to the emergency room due to an urgent medical issue of yours or a loved one. You expected the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to be professional, diligent and accurate in their diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, due to any number of factors, that does not always happen, and you or your loved one could have suffered serious or deadly health consequences because of negligence.
Advances in pharmaceuticals contribute to the fact that many New Mexico residents live longer and healthier lives. However, if a mistake is made in prescribing, dispensing or dosing a medication, a patient could suffer serious or fatal health consequences. More than a few medical malpractice claims have been filed because a health care practitioner made a crucial medication error.