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Can You Sue for an Infection After Surgery in New Mexico?

It can be difficult to handle an infection after going through surgery and attempting to determine whether you ought to file suit at the same time.  You may be wondering, can you sue if you get an infection after surgery? Part of the answer depends on the cause of your infection. In this article, the medical malpractice lawyers at...

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Can You File a Medical Malpractice Claim Without a Lawyer in NM?

Filing a medical malpractice suit can be strenuous while attempting to pay for continuing medical treatment. It is even more stressful if you are disabled or have an ongoing injury or illness due to malpractice but want to file the lawsuit yourself.  Overall, this is a tremendous challenge to take on without a lawyer. In fact, doing so may...

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How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in New Mexico

If a medical professional whom you entrusted with your care has harmed you, we recognize how difficult this can be. It can be even more arduous to determine how to file a lawsuit while you are trying to recover. When learning how to file a medical malpractice claim, there are several steps involved in New Mexico. At times, it...

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What You Should Know About Birth Injury Claims in New Mexico

For many families, bringing a child into the world is one of the greatest joys life has to offer. However, for parents of a child born with a life-changing disability, this moment—while still joyous—is also marred by thoughts of what the child’s life will be like. At the medical malpractice law firm of Poulos & Coates, LLP, we proudly...

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Can You Sue for Misdiagnosing a Stroke in New Mexico?

A stroke is a medical term used to describe a situation where the brain suffers permanent injury due to an interruption of its blood supply. While some strokes occur without notice, many are detectable. Thus, after experiencing a stroke, many patients and their loved ones wonder whether the stroke was preventable. Indeed, misdiagnosis of a stroke is not uncommon,...

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Are Medical Malpractice Settlements Considered Taxable in New Mexico?

Chances are, if you suffered injuries due to medical negligence, the tax consequences of a medical malpractice settlement are not at the forefront of your mind. However, understanding medical malpractice settlements, taxable income, and how the two relate to one another are important considerations when deciding whether to accept a settlement. In some cases, a medical malpractice lawyer can...

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Can Prescription Errors Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?

When most people think about brain injuries, they imagine injuries resulting from a physical blow to the head. To be sure, many brain injuries are caused by car accidents, falls, and other incidents that result in an impact to the head. These are referred to as traumatic brain injuries. However, prescription errors can also lead to brain injuries. And...

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Can You Sue an Ambulance Company for Negligence in New Mexico?

Ambulance drivers and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are responsible for responding to the scene of an emergency, stabilizing patients, and transporting them to the hospital, where doctors can examine them. In most cases, both ambulance drivers and EMTs take pride in their jobs and do everything possible to ensure a safe trip to the hospital. Unfortunately, that is not...

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Can You File a Lawsuit for Emergency Room Negligence?

Going to the emergency room can be a terrifying experience—even when everything goes well. However, if a doctor or another medical professional makes a mistake in the emergency room, it can result in life-changing injuries. Patients injured due to emergency room negligence can pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the providers responsible for their injuries.  At the New Mexico...

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Can I Sue an Anesthesiologist in New Mexico?

New Mexico medical malpractice claims are one of the most complex types of personal injury lawsuits. These cases are inherently complicated because of the strict procedural, substantive, and evidentiary rules that govern these claims. In addition, the injuries that stem from medical negligence in New Mexico can wreak havoc on a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. While...

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