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What Is the Average Payout for Nerve Damage?

Nerve damage can have a lasting impact on your ability to live your life the way you want. If you are such a victim, you may wonder, What is the average payout for nerve damage? Nerve damage settlement lawsuits can provide compensation to accident victims. At Poulos & Coates, LLP, our experienced attorneys have successfully obtained compensation on behalf...

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What Are the Warning Signs That a Surgeon Left an Object Inside Your Body?

That a surgeon would leave something in your body sounds like something you hear only on investigative news shows. But it happens—and more often than you probably think. If you’ve undergone recent surgery, learning more about potential warning signs of a foreign object is crucial. You want to know these signs and seek additional medical treatment before it becomes...

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How Much is New Mexico Medical Malpractice Insurance?

Like any other insurance product, such as a car or homeowners insurance, the cost of medical malpractice insurance can vary widely. If you are wondering, How much is medical malpractice insurance? In New Mexico, medical malpractice insurance can range from several thousand dollars upwards of five figures. Premium costs will depend mainly on the type of doctor and practice....

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Can You Sue a Hospital for Emotional Distress in New Mexico?

Were you recently injured by a doctor or hospital and wondering, Can you sue for emotional distress? In New Mexico, as in most states, you cannot sue for emotional distress alone. Emotional distress is generally not a basis for a legal cause of action but rather a type of damages you can pursue.  Generally, three legal causes of action can...

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What Happens If a Traumatic Brain Injury Goes Untreated?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) shows itself in various ways, ranging from mild disruptions of consciousness to a severe and unrelenting state that can lead to death. There are many reasons one may not receive treatment for a TBI. But when the cause involves medical negligence, the injured person may have a claim for compensation under New Mexico’s medical malpractice...

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What Is an EMTALA Violation and Can You Sue a Hospital for It?

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal statute requiring hospitals that participate in Medicare to treat people who come into their emergency rooms, even if they do not have insurance or can pay for treatment. In 1986 and 1987, research at Cook County Hospital in Chicago indicated that the majority of transfers into the...

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New Mexico Medical Malpractice Laws Overview

We trust doctors and nurses to take good care of us. Most of the time, these professionals provide phenomenal service. But sometimes, providers make mistakes that cause people to get hurt. New Mexico’s medical malpractice laws allow patients to sue healthcare professionals who cause harm. Plaintiffs can recover damages to compensate for the costs associated with these medical mistakes. ...

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Can You Sue a Hospital for Pain and Suffering in New Mexico?

When you go to a hospital for medical care, you trust that the staff will care for you. But what happens when things go wrong? Medical malpractice occurs more often than you think and can turn your life upside down It can require you to undergo additional treatment, miss work, and spend more money than planned. In some cases,...

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Medical Malpractice for Failure to Treat a Medical Condition

Medical errors account for an unnecessarily high number of deaths every year. In fact, some experts estimate that medical errors could be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Failure to treat in New Mexico is one of the main reasons prospective clients hire our firm and file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Failure to treat refers...

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New Mexico Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice

The statute of limitations represents how much time someone has to start their case. It is very important to know and keep track of this date. If you try to begin your claim after the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely dismiss it.  Below, the medical malpractice lawyers at Poulos & Coates, LLP go over the the...

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