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Can I Recover Damages If My Doctor Fails to Properly Diagnose a Heart Attack?

Heart attacks and other heart conditions are the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart conditions are responsible for up to one in five deaths every year. On average, someone in the United States has a heart attack every forty seconds. Adults aged 65 and older are the most susceptible to heart attacks. With heart attacks being...

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

At least 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. As prevalent as they are, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Some signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can appear immediately, while others can take several hours, days, or weeks to appear. The signs and symptoms of a TBI can also be...

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Preventing Hospital Negligence: Steps Patients Can Take in New Mexico

Hospital negligence refers to situations where a healthcare facility fails to provide a reasonable standard of care, resulting in patient harm or injury. In New Mexico, as in other states, instances of hospital negligence can give rise to medical malpractice lawsuits. These lawsuits typically involve misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors, or inadequate patient monitoring. Preventing hospital negligence is crucial for safeguarding patient well-being and...

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Can I Sue for a Vaccine Injury in New Mexico?

Vaccines play a pivotal role in public health by preventing the spread of infectious diseases and saving countless lives. However, like any medical intervention, vaccines can carry risks, including the possibility of rare adverse events. Understanding what is a vaccine injury and how to file a vaccine injury claim is crucial. If you believe you have suffered injuries from...

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Areas of the Spine That Are Most Commonly Injured

Do you know the areas of the spinal cord that are most commonly injured? Your cervical or lumbar spine is most at risk for injury in a traumatic accident. 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...

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How Much Is a Wrongful Death Settlement Worth in NM?

A family member’s death is tragic and heartbreaking and a potential source of monetary hardship. No amount of compensation will soften the blow. But a wrongful death settlement may help surviving family members deal with a loved one’s absence. Wrongful death lawsuits for medical malpractice help support families of someone wrongfully or negligently killed by a hospital, doctor, or...

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Can an Urgent Care Clinic Be Sued for a Misdiagnosis in New Mexico?

Medical professionals strive to deliver immediate and efficient care in fast-paced urgent care clinics. However, despite their best intentions, they are not immune to mistakes. Sometimes errors can lead to significant harm because you receive a wrong diagnosis. If you’re asking, can you sue urgent care for misdiagnosis? The short answer is yes. But the process in New Mexico...

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord damage can be a life-altering injury. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury early on can improve the prognosis and quality of life for those affected. One of the most notable spinal cord injury symptoms is loss of sensation or movement. If you experience decreased sensation or movement of your limbs following a failed...

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How to Calculate Lost Wages from Medical Malpractice in New Mexico 

Navigating a medical malpractice claim in New Mexico involves several critical considerations, and one of the most significant factors is accurately calculating lost wages. The general formula multiplies your missed time from work with your regular salary to reach a value. However, a lost wages claim can be challenging to calculate if you work unusual hours, are self-employed, or...

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Can You Sue a Hospital or Doctor for Denying Medical Treatment in New Mexico?

In some instances, you might be able to sue the hospital for refusing medical treatment. Suing a doctor for denying medical treatment is not always possible. The ability to file a lawsuit depends heavily on the circumstances of your case and the facility where it happened. Federal law dictates that Medicare-approved private hospitals must offer emergency care to all...

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