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How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in New Mexico

If a medical professional whom you entrusted with your care has harmed you, we recognize how difficult this can be. It can be even more arduous to determine how to file a lawsuit while you are trying to recover. When learning how to file a medical malpractice claim, there are several steps involved in New Mexico. At times, it...

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What You Should Know About Birth Injury Claims in New Mexico

For many families, bringing a child into the world is one of the greatest joys life has to offer. However, for parents of a child born with a life-changing disability, this moment—while still joyous—is also marred by thoughts of what the child’s life will be like. At the medical malpractice law firm of Poulos & Coates, LLP, we proudly...

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Six Examples of Anesthesia Malpractice in New Mexico

Going under general anesthesia can be scary. You are likely scared of both the medical procedure you are undergoing and scared of getting the anesthesia itself. Patient fears about anesthesia are not unfounded, as anesthesia errors often leave patients with severe and lifelong disabilities. These medical mistakes are also more common than most people realize. For example, according to...

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Can You Sue for Misdiagnosing a Stroke in New Mexico?

A stroke is a medical term used to describe a situation where the brain suffers permanent injury due to an interruption of its blood supply. While some strokes occur without notice, many are detectable. Thus, after experiencing a stroke, many patients and their loved ones wonder whether the stroke was preventable. Indeed, misdiagnosis of a stroke is not uncommon,...

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Are Medical Malpractice Settlements Considered Taxable in New Mexico?

Chances are, if you suffered injuries due to medical negligence, the tax consequences of a medical malpractice settlement are not at the forefront of your mind. However, understanding medical malpractice settlements, taxable income, and how the two relate to one another are important considerations when deciding whether to accept a settlement. In some cases, a medical malpractice lawyer can...

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Can Prescription Errors Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?

When most people think about brain injuries, they imagine injuries resulting from a physical blow to the head. To be sure, many brain injuries are caused by car accidents, falls, and other incidents that result in an impact to the head. These are referred to as traumatic brain injuries. However, prescription errors can also lead to brain injuries. And...

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Can You Sue an Ambulance Company for Negligence in New Mexico?

Ambulance drivers and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are responsible for responding to the scene of an emergency, stabilizing patients, and transporting them to the hospital, where doctors can examine them. In most cases, both ambulance drivers and EMTs take pride in their jobs and do everything possible to ensure a safe trip to the hospital. Unfortunately, that is not...

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Can You File a Lawsuit for Emergency Room Negligence?

Going to the emergency room can be a terrifying experience—even when everything goes well. However, if a doctor or another medical professional makes a mistake in the emergency room, it can result in life-changing injuries. Patients injured due to emergency room negligence can pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the providers responsible for their injuries.  At the New Mexico...

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When Is a Pharmacy Liable for a Medication Error?

Pharmacists, like all medical professionals, owe a duty of care to their patients. One of the most important duties a pharmacist has is to fill prescriptions accurately. However, pharmacists have a tough job—especially these days—and it’s not uncommon for a pharmacist to make a mistake that drastically affects a patient’s life. Who Is at Fault for a Medication Error?...

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Can I Sue an Anesthesiologist in New Mexico?

New Mexico medical malpractice claims are one of the most complex types of personal injury lawsuits. These cases are inherently complicated because of the strict procedural, substantive, and evidentiary rules that govern these claims. In addition, the injuries that stem from medical negligence in New Mexico can wreak havoc on a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. While...

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