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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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Understanding IV Filtration Injuries and Complications

IVs effectively administer fluids, medications, or blood products. However, there are risks associated with them, including IV infiltration. Signs of IV infiltration can include swelling, redness, puffiness, and pain around the IV site. IV infiltration could lead to serious harm if not identified and managed promptly. Read on to learn more about the meaning of IV filtration, potential IV...

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How to Sue a Hospital for Negligence in New Mexico

In the United States, knowing how to sue a hospital is crucial within the medical malpractice liability system. The liability system serves two primary objectives: to compensate patients who suffer injuries due to their healthcare providers’ negligence and to deter providers from engaging in negligent practices. However, navigating the medical malpractice system in New Mexico is challenging. In this...

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Types of Medical Malpractice Damages

If a doctor or medical practitioner caused you an injury or made an existing condition worse, you could be entitled to recover medical malpractice damages. If you are considering a legal claim, you might wonder about the types of damages you can pursue and what your claim value might be. The most reliable way to determine these answers is...

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Steps to Take After a Delayed Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in New Mexico

Receiving a delayed prostate cancer diagnosis can be a devastating and overwhelming experience. This delay may have caused unnecessary pain, suffering, and a potentially worse prognosis. If you believe your healthcare provider’s negligence led to your delayed diagnosis, you may have a valid medical malpractice prostate cancer claim. Knowing what to do next is vital if you plan to...

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Do You Have a Malpractice Claim for an Appendicitis Misdiagnosis in New Mexico?

Appendicitis is a severe medical emergency that requires immediate attention. If left untreated, it can cause the appendix to burst, potentially resulting in life-threatening complications such as peritonitis and sepsis. A doctor’s failure to properly diagnose appendicitis could lead to a medical malpractice claim in New Mexico. Medical malpractice claims arise when a healthcare provider’s negligence causes injury or...

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Can I Sue a Hospital for a Medication Error in New Mexico?

When someone is in the hospital, they expect their caregivers to administer the correct dosage and type of medication. Unfortunately, between 7,000 and 9,000 people die due to medication errors each year in the United States, while hundreds of thousands of others don’t report medicinal complications from errors. Hospital medication errors cost the United States more than $40 billion...

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Understanding Brain Hypoxia Birth Injuries

Hypoxia in the brain occurs when a baby does not receive adequate oxygen or blood flow to the brain during childbirth or pregnancy. Restricting oxygen and blood supply to the baby’s brain causes the brain cells to decay and die. Hypoxia in the brain is also referred to as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE can cause severe issues if not...

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Can You Sue for an Overdose of Anesthesia in New Mexico?

If you undergo surgery or another medical procedure, you may receive anesthesia during the operation that minimizes the pain you feel. Hospitals hire anesthesiologists to ensure anesthesia is administered properly and in the correct dosage. Still, mistakes can happen. Clients who come to our office fearing an overdose of anesthesia typically want to know: Our medical malpractice attorneys at...

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Is X-Ray Overexposure Considered Medical Malpractice in New Mexico?

Medical malpractice cases typically fall into one of the following categories: (1) failure to diagnose, (2) improper treatment, and (3) medical errors. Malpractice claims across the United States cost insurers billions of dollars, not to mention the harm suffered by the patients in these cases. One injury that can occur from negligence or malpractice is radiation sickness due to...

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