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How Can I Prove a Misdiagnosis or a Failure to Diagnose?

You’ve just seen a doctor who incorrectly diagnosed you with an illness or disability that you didn’t actually have. This is known as a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, and often results in unnecessary and grave harms. You may wonder, “Can I sue my doctor for misdiagnosis or can you sue a hospital for misdiagnosis?” The short answer...

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What Is the Average Payout for Nerve Damage?

Nerve damage can have a lasting impact on your ability to live your life the way you want. Nerve damage settlement lawsuits can provide compensation to accident victims. If you are such a victim, you may wonder, What is the average payout for nerve damage? At Poulos & Coates, LLP, our experienced attorneys have successfully obtained compensation on behalf...

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What to Do If a Surgeon Makes a Mistake

Surgeons are some of the most highly-trained and highly-paid doctors. However, they are still human, and humans make mistakes. Often, a surgical error results in a patient experiencing severe injuries that may have a lasting impact on their life. At the law firm of Poulos & Coates, LLP, we proudly represent patients who experienced a surgery mistake. With our...

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Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury

When you visit a hospital for routine surgery or emergency medical treatment, you trust that the healthcare providers at the hospital will do everything possible to assist in your recovery. In most cases, this is a safe assumption. However, what happens if you develop a hospital-acquired pressure injury during your stay? Can you hold the hospital responsible for your...

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Lymphoma Misdiagnosis: Can I Sue?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a terrifying experience; however, not receiving a timely diagnosis can be even scarier once the cancer is eventually discovered. Lymphoma occurs in your blood and impacts your entire lymphatic system. It may be more challenging to treat when a doctor fails to diagnose lymphoma properly. If you are the victim of a lymphoma misdiagnosis,...

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I Was Misdiagnosed for Liver Cancer in New Mexico, Can I Sue?

No one ever wants to receive news that they have been diagnosed with cancer. Understandably, you might immediately wonder how severe your cancer is and how far it’s spread. Timely diagnosing cancer is crucial as it can impact your chances of recovery, and hopefully, remission. Did the doctor diagnose you timely, or was there a delay? What if you...

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Can I Sue My Doctor for Nerve Damage in New Mexico?

While any injury can be hard to live with, nerve damage is incredibly frustrating and painful. Often, nerve damage can be the result of something going wrong during a medical procedure, and in many cases, is also preventable. If you find yourself Googling “nerve damage after surgery lawsuit,” the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Poulos & Coates, LLP can...

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What Is Failure to Treat in New Mexico?

Medical errors account for an unnecessarily high number of deaths every year. In fact, some experts estimate that medical errors could be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Failure to treat in New Mexico is one of the main reasons prospective clients hire our firm and file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Failure to treat refers...

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Failure to Diagnose Cauda Equina in New Mexico

Cauda equina syndrome is a severe condition that requires immediate surgical intervention. Timely diagnosing cauda equina syndrome is crucial. Failure to get a patient into surgery could lead to permanent damage, such as paralysis and incontinence. If your doctor misdiagnosed you and that resulted in further injury, you could have the right to bring a claim for damages. Speak...

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Areas of the Spine That Are Most Commonly Injured

While your spine is strong, it can suffer injury or even permanent damage in an accident. Incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, etc., can result in catastrophic injuries. One of these devastating injuries can lead to permanent damage to your spinal cord. Do you know what area of the spinal cord is most commonly injured?...

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