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Seeking full recovery for losses re medical negligence

Any New Mexico resident that undergoes medical treatment understands that there is always a certain amount of risk inherently present. Particularly when surgery is involved, things do not always go as planned. However, when an injury or illness occurs due to medical negligence or surgical errors, a patient may be entitled to pursue justice by filing a malpractice claim in a civil court.

Parents allege surgical errors caused toddler's death, file suit

A routine surgery recently went bad for a small child in state outside New Mexico. A couple took their toddler son for a basic tonsillectomy. He had a condition that is often called "hot potato mouth," which results in difficulty sleeping and problems with speech. Unfortunately, what should have been a safe, simple and routine procedure purportedly turned into numerous surgical errors that has now led to the couple filing a medical malpractice claim.

Wife alleges medical negligence after error led to spouse's death

Finding out that a loved one has passed away in the hospital after a surgery can be devastating for New Mexico residents. However, that devastating news turns even more overwhelming when one finds out that negligence may have occurred during the surgery that led to the patient's passing. When it is discovered that the doctors may have lied about the actual cause of death, the news may be more than one can bear.  

Surgical errors lead to wrong site operation, award for family

New Mexico residents may be interested in hearing about a 15-year-old boy from another state who underwent brain surgery back in 2004. There was a lesion on one side of his brain that needed to be removed because it was thought to be part of the reason he was having seizures. Unfortunately, during the surgery, surgical errors occurred and led to permanent injuries for the young man.

Man files lawsuit saying surgical errors caused permanent damage

New Mexico residents in need of medical treatment put their faith in the doctors and facilities tasked with treating their conditions. When surgery is required, the amount of faith one must have in his or her doctors is great. As a result, one expects to be in a better condition, not worse, after surgery. Unfortunately, surgical errors can result in the quite the opposite.

Jury finds medical malpractice, awards $9.1 million

In New Mexico and other states, it is often observed that a large medical negligence verdict contains within it the cost of future years of medical care for a severely disabled plaintiff. If the victim is totally immobile, or if there are vital treatments that must be continuously administered, the price tag on those services on a yearly basis for the rest of the patient's estimated life expectancy, can be a substantial amount. In a recent jury verdict for medical malpractice in another state, the award for $9.1 million to a 51-year-old man with spinal cord damage and partial paralysis, likely reflects future years of costly rehab therapy and medical care.

Potentially preventable surgical error results in negligence suit

When an individual needs to go in for a surgery here in New Mexico, he or she expects to come out better and improved. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially when potential negligence occurs. Two doctors along with a hospital at which they practice are the defendants in a recent medical negligence lawsuit in another state.

Medical malpractice suit won by football star who lost his future

New Mexico residents may be interested in hearing about a former college football star who has recently won a medical negligence suit that he filed. The medical malpractice suit was filed after a surgical error destroyed his football career. The football star was suffering from low back pain in 2009. He went in for an MRI that showed he had a herniated disc. The pain worsened, and he opted to undergo spinal surgery.

Surgical errors lead to life-long medical care for woman

When patients visit the hospital, they expect to be taken care of to the best of the doctor's and surgeon's ability. These medical professionals have gone through years of extensive medical school and hands-on training to learn the ins and outs of the medical field. With all of that knowledge and experience, one would think that mistakes would not happen often. Unfortunately, they do, but New Mexico victims can be compensated. This is evidenced in the fact that an out-of-state court recently awarded a significant settlement to a woman for the injuries that she had suffered in what was determined surgical errors and medical malpractice.

How equipment issues can lead to medical malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are commonly based on a physician’s failure to use reasonable care when diagnosing or treating a patient. When you think of malpractice, it is common to consider events where surgical tools are left inside a patient’s body or events where a patient is left unattended for extended amounts of time. Of course, these are the incidents that grab headlines, but they are not the only instances of medical negligence that can harm a patient.

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