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Victor Poulos Reappointed to the Human Rights Commission in New Mexico

Poulos & Coates is proud to share that Victor Poulos will serve another three years on New Mexico’s Human Rights Commission. The Human Rights Commission was created to enforce New Mexico’s Human Rights Act. The Commission investigates claims of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical and mental handicap, serious medical condition, spousal affiliation,...

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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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Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

It probably comes as no surprise to know that medical professionals can make grave mistakes. Some of these mistakes involve negligence, opening the door for a medical malpractice claim. Victims can suffer lifelong consequences when these mistakes happen. In severe cases, victims may even pass away due to the medical provider’s error. Some victims never pursue a claim, because...

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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 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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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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Rights of Residents in Nursing Homes in New Mexico

Moving a loved one to a nursing home is a difficult decision. Understandably, you might have numerous questions about the process and be concerned about your family member’s well-being.  A nursing home should be adequately looking out for its residents and protecting them. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. This is the reason federal and state laws establish the rights...

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Medical Malpractice vs. Negligence: Defining Medical Malpractice in New Mexico

Some states treat medical malpractice and negligence differently. New Mexico is not one of them. Our NM medical malpractice attorneys 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. Malpractice vs. Negligence In New Mexico, there is no difference between...

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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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Types of Medical Malpractice Damages

If a doctor or medical practitioner caused you an injury or made an existing condition worse, you could be entitled to recover medical malpractice damages. If you are considering a legal claim, you might wonder about the types of damages you can pursue and what your claim value might be. The most reliable way to determine these answers is...

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