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Lymphoma Misdiagnosis: Can I Sue?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a terrifying experience; however, not receiving a timely diagnosis can be even scarier once the cancer is eventually discovered. Lymphoma occurs in your blood and impacts your entire lymphatic system. It may be more challenging to treat when a doctor fails to diagnose lymphoma properly. If you are the victim of a lymphoma misdiagnosis,...

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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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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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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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What Are Signs of Bowel Injury After Surgery? 

Injuries suffered to the large and small bowel are painful and usually result in extended hospital stays, permanent disability, and sometimes death. Learning that you or a loved one’s bowel injury was due to a doctor’s negligence can be devastating. You may be dealing with substantial pain and suffering, coupled with a long road to recovery. Even minor surgeries...

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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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How to Get a Medical Malpractice Attorney to Take Your Case in NM

If you’re a victim of medical negligence, finding a skilled malpractice lawyer is your next critical step. But how do you get a malpractice attorney to take your case in New Mexico? Fortunately, finding the right lawyer doesn’t have to feel like a leap into the unknown. With the right approach and preparation, hiring a New Mexico medical malpractice...

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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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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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The 5 Most Common Examples of Malpractice in Nursing

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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