Most in Albuquerque likely associate wrongful death lawsuits with action taken by a deceased person's representatives against those whose negligent actions contributed to one's death. Yet what about cases where your loved one was injured, yet did not immediately die (or later died from causes that might have only been loosely related to the injuries caused by an earlier incident)? Are you then allowed to bring action for the damages and losses your family member or friend incurred?
People unexpectedly lose loved ones for many reasons, from motor vehicle crashes to cancer. Sadly, so many of these deaths were totally preventable and only took place because of negligent behavior. In the medical world, wrongful death is especially concerning and so many patients have passed away because of careless physicians and avoidable errors. In this blog post, we will examine some of the challenges facing those who have lost a loved one due to surgical errors.
No one in New Mexico should die because of someone else’s negligence or mistakes. According to the New Mexico Alliance for Life, a New Mexico woman died after receiving an abortion, and her mother and sister sought an attorney to file a lawsuit against Southwestern Women’s Options and the University of New Mexico. The wrongful death suit also claims that the UNM Office of the Medical Investigator’s Pathologist conspired to cover-up the cause of death.
Many people in New Mexico may believe that the United States is one of the safest places to give birth. However, research shows this is simply not true. In fact, according to USA TODAY, complications in childbirth kill around 700 women each year, and about 50,000 more suffer serious harm. About half of those who die from complications could have been saved if their doctors had taken proper care to diagnose and treat those complications.
When a medical error occurs and harms a patient in New Mexico, the doctor or other medical professional who is responsible for the damages can typically be held liable. This is usually done through a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, if the patient dies, family members may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Although both types of lawsuit may arise from the same medical mistake, they are not the same legal actions.
Losing someone you love is never easy, but certain losses can be especially traumatic. For example, someone who loses a spouse, child or some other family member because of a medical professional's error may be devastated to know that the death was completely avoidable. Far too many people have passed away too soon as a result of medical professional negligence and there are all sorts of ways in which these errors transpire. In this post, we will look into wrongdoing involving prescription medication and some of the pain that this has caused families across New Mexico.
When a loved one is in a New Mexico hospital, it can be a stressful experience. Even if the hospitalization is for a minor procedure, it can cause apprehension and fear. Medication mistakes are likely one of the last things on your mind. At Curtis & Lucero, we often represent clients whose loved ones’ wrongful death is the result of an overdose of high-alert medications.
The death of a family member is devastating, no matter what the circumstances. When death occurs as a result of a medical mistake or diagnostic error in New Mexico, it may be the basis for a lawsuit. At Curtis & Lucero, we often represent people whose loved ones have died as a result of a medical mistake
If you have lost a sibling because of a medical mistake made at a New Mexico hospital, you may be wondering how the family will cover the resulting medical bills, the funeral expenses and the loss of income. At this time, your deceased loved one's personal representative may determine that it is best to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital, the doctor and any other parties whose negligence played a part in the tragedy.
From cancer to heart disease and traffic collisions, there are many reasons why people pass way. Sadly, medical errors are another major cause of death in the U.S. and it can be especially painful for the loved ones of those who pass on to know that their death should never have happened. Medical errors can result in a wrongful death in many different ways and it is essential for those who have lost a family member due to the mistakes of a medical professional to stand up for their rights and seek justice.