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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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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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How to Prove Misdiagnosis in a New Mexico Medical Malpractice Claim

When you seek medical treatment for an illness or pain complaint, you trust that the medical professionals will take care of you and accurately diagnose your condition. In most situations, they reach a proper diagnosis. However, there are times when that doesn’t happen. A condition that is complex and hard to diagnose may result in a failure to diagnose....

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New Mexico Gallbladder Surgery Errors

Gallbladder surgeries are much less invasive than years ago, but that doesn’t mean the risk of complications has disappeared. Even routine procedures have associated risks. However, known risks are different from preventable mistakes. When a medical provider makes a mistake that harms you as a patient, you could have the right to bring a malpractice claim. Understandably, prospective clients...

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Preeclampsia Medical Malpractice Claims

Pregnancy should be one of the happiest periods of your life. However, concern over medical issues and potential complications can cause you to worry. If you speak with your medical provider about symptoms you’re having, they should be diligent in providing appropriate treatment as necessary. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose certain conditions and risks are not uncommon. One commonly undiagnosed...

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Erb’s Palsy Malpractice Lawsuit in New Mexico

Erb’s Palsy can negatively affect a person’s quality of life. While children and adults can both suffer from Erb’s Palsy, the cause of the condition can vary. Erb’s palsy can arise when physicians breach the medical standards of care, leading to medical malpractice. If you wish to discuss your case with a New Mexico medical malpractice attorney, Poulos &...

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Understanding Group B Strep

Group B strep or GBS is a bacterial infection that can affect a baby before and during childbirth. When doctors and other medical professionals miss the signs that a baby is suffering from a GBS infection, the results can be life-threatening. That is one reason why group B strep malpractice is a common type of lawsuit in New Mexico....

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How Do I Prove a Misdiagnosis?

Any type of medical negligence is traumatic, but misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose malpractice claims can be especially traumatic. That means someone might not get the necessary treatment they require. That could make their condition worse or even cause their death in some instances.  If you or someone you love is the victim of a medical misdiagnosis, you could...

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Can I Sue My Doctor for Emotional Distress?

Can I sue my doctor for emotional distress? Yes, you can. Due to certain nuances in New Mexico law, however, you can only prevail in such a lawsuit under limited circumstances.  Can I sue a hospital for emotional distress? Well, you can name a hospital as a defendant in a lawsuit for emotional distress if the doctor was an...

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Failure to Diagnose Hydrocephalus in New Mexico

Hydrocephalus is when there’s a build-up of fluid in the brain. While many call this “water on the brain,” it’s cerebrospinal fluid or CSF that is building up. When left untreated, the patient can have severe consequences. People of any age can develop hydrocephalus; however, it’s more common in newborns. If you are concerned your baby has hydrocephalus, speak...

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