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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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Legal Issues with Telemedicine: What You Need to Know

Telemedicine refers to the practice of medicine where the doctor and the patient are remote from each other. Communication takes place through the use of technology such as the internet and videoconferencing. Telemedicine, already on the rise, saw further increases when the COVID-19 crisis stranded many people in their homes.  To help you find the best medical malpractice lawyer...

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New Mexico Cauda Equina Syndrome Malpractice Claims

Cauda equina syndrome is a painful condition for anyone to suffer from. The condition gets its name from the latin word for horsetail. The cauda equina are a group of nerves located at the base of our spine.  When you have cauda equina syndrome, these nerves become inflamed. This can bring a host of other problems, not the least...

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