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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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Misdiagnosis of an Ovarian Cyst: What Should My Next Steps Be?

Most women experience ovarian cysts at some point in their lives. Usually benign, these fluid-filled sacs usually dissolve on their own without causing any noticeable symptoms or health issues. But in some cases, these cysts can become problematic, leading to pain, discomfort, cancer, and other complications. Sadly, misdiagnoses of ovarian cysts are not unheard of and can have serious...

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Can I Sue For Failed Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Spinal fusions are serious procedures that require months of rehabilitation and are often the last resort for patients experiencing severe back pain. Choosing to undergo any type of back surgery is a major decision. Unfortunately, when this procedure is performed incorrectly, it can lead to devastating results.  If you have experienced or believe you are experiencing failed spinal fusion...

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What Happens 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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The 5 Most Common Examples of Nursing Malpractice

When you visit a hospital or medical facility for injuries or illness, you trust you’ll be in good hands with the medical professionals. If you’re hospitalized, you’ll likely interact with nurses the most. A doctor will visit once or twice a day, but your main point of contact will be the nursing staff. While most nurses treat patients to...

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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. Anesthesia malpractice case examples that are explained within the article demonstrate that these concerns are not unfounded. Errors in anesthesia administration can result in severe and lifelong disabilities for patients. Surprisingly, these medical...

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6 Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Claims

It probably comes as no surprise to know that medical professionals can make grave mistakes. Some of these mistakes involve negligence, opening the door for a medical malpractice claim. Victims can suffer lifelong consequences when these mistakes happen. In severe cases, victims may even pass away due to the medical provider’s error. Some victims never pursue a claim, because...

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Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a Birth Injury?

Becoming a parent is life-changing. The early days can be both gratifying and overwhelming. This time can become even more stressful if you suspect that your infant sustained a birth injury. The responsibility and expenses of taking care of an injured infant can be difficult to manage. A birth injury could mean corrective surgeries, therapies, and long-lasting medical care....

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What Is the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act?

Every potential medical malpractice victim needs to know about the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act. This law sets forth the rules and requirements for anyone planning to pursue a malpractice claim in New Mexico. The provisions of this act can affect your ability to file a claim. If you’re the victim of medical malpractice, please contact the New Mexico...

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What Are the Chances of Winning a Lawsuit Against a Hospital in New Mexico?

If a doctor or other healthcare provider makes mistakes in treating your medical condition and causes injury, the aftermath can feel overwhelming. Even though medical malpractice lawsuits have the same burden of proof as other civil lawsuits, proving one is daunting. Medical malpractice suits are often expensive and complicated, requiring significant resources and expert testimony. Understanding what to expect...

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