Emergency room corridor

When Does Poor Emergency Room Care Become Medical Malpractice?

Patients enter emergency rooms under pressing circumstances, without making appointments or checking medical credentials. They seek resolution to urgent problems, such as deep cuts, burns, serious infections, or broken bones and, most of the time, they are well taken care of. Nonetheless, when emergency rooms fail their patients, the results may be catastrophic. If you […]

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Woman and elderly woman walking outside of a nursing home.

Coronavirus and Nursing Homes

Q: Can nursing homes be sued if residents get the coronavirus? Santa Fe nursing home neglect attorneys protect and seek restitution for residents who suffer abuse or neglect at the hands of those entrusted with their care. Sadly, vulnerable senior citizens frequently face elder abuse– which can be physical, emotional, and/or financial in nature.  Seniors […]

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Man signing a wrongful death claim with attorney.

Who Is Entitled to a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under New Mexico law, wrongful death is defined as a death “caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” A wrongful death action allows surviving family members to be compensated when the negligent or intentional acts of another caused a loved one’s death. Through a wrongful death claim, survivors may receive compensation to […]

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Doctor prescribing medication, making a prescription error.

What Prescription Errors Constitute Medical Malpractice?

A medical malpractice claim can arise in a number of different circumstances. Any phase in a patient’s treatment is vulnerable to negligent action or inaction by medical professionals and could lead to the patient suffering harm as a result. For instance, errors in prescription medication are actually very common in medical malpractice claims. Prescription errors […]

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Man following social distancing guidelines, wiping down his car.

Social Distancing and Personal Injury Claims

Q: Will social distancing increase pedestrian accidents and lawsuits? Many states are moving toward staged reopenings after being in a near-complete lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, many people are working remotely or are unemployed and spending more time at home. To escape the monotony of confinement in their homes, many people are out […]

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Woman buying groceries at an essential business.

Lawsuits After Contracting the Coronavirus at Work

Q: Can an employer be liable if a worker contracts COVID-19 at work? The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has turned the nation upside down with government directives locking down most of the country for extended periods of time. While the race for effective treatments and a new vaccine continues, record numbers of victims have perished as […]

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Emergency room in a hospital

Bandage Over a Bullet Wound Leads to Malpractice Lawsuit

Q: Are emergency room errors grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit?  Santa Fe and Albuquerque New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys counsel victims on the many different types of medical malpractice.  What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare provider “deviates from the acceptable standard of care” and, as a result […]

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