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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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What Cases Qualify as Medical Malpractice in New Mexico?

When patients seek medical treatment from a medical provider, they fully trust their knowledge and expertise. Unfortunately, in some instances, providers make grave mistakes, leaving patients injured and facing immeasurable difficulties. In these situations, patients may have the option of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Nevertheless, it is crucial to understand what qualifies as medical malpractice. What Is Medical...

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Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice: Do I Have a Case?

Children with cerebral palsy typically develop it at birth or very early in life. Preventable medical mistakes often cause cerebral palsy during childbirth. These mistakes can amount to negligence, opening the door for a cerebral palsy malpractice lawsuit. If your baby has cerebral palsy and you suspect medical negligence is the cause, it’s important to speak with an experienced...

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Who Can Be Sued for a Medical Malpractice Case?

Patients typically seek the help of a trusted physician to help with medical needs. However, in some unfortunate cases, patients suffer an injury and feel the consequences. If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim, it is helpful to understand whom you can sue. Poulos and Coates, is ready to help you. Who Can Be Sued for a...

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What Are Compensatory Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case?

If a New Mexico doctor or medical practitioner harmed you or a loved one, you might have a valid medical malpractice claim. If you pursue legal action, you may seek compensation for the damages you suffered. But the types of compensatory damages you can claim will depend on the details of your case. Rest assured, however, that an experienced...

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Medical Malpractice vs. Negligence in New Mexico

Some states treat medical malpractice and negligence differently. New Mexico is not one of them. The New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys at Poulos & Coates, LLC will explain what you should know about negligence and malpractice. For immediate assistance, please don’t hesitate to send us a message or call (575) 523-4444 for a consultation. What is Malpractice vs. Negligence...

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Medical Malpractice in New Mexico: Can I Sue for Malpractice?

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be very challenging, especially in New Mexico. Understandably, many prospective clients come to us wanting to know, Can I sue for malpractice? The answer isn’t always a straightforward yes or no. Individual circumstances impact your claim and determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. First, you must file an application for review...

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