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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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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 Medical Malpractice Insurance in New Mexico?

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 cost can range from several thousand dollars upwards of five figures. Premium costs will depend mainly on the type of doctor and...

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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? Symptoms of Untreated TBI

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 How to Report One

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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