medical malpractice

When Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice?

We turn to our doctors and other medical professionals in times of need. We depend on these professionals to provide reliable care. We trust them with our health. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors fail to exercise the level of care required of them by the law. The lapse in the qualify of care you deserve as a […]

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Hospital Errors Are Now a Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Medical malpractice may be more prominent and dangerous than most people realize. Things like hospital error can prove fatal to those who entrusted these facilities and their teams of medical professionals to provide them with dependable healthcare. Unfortunately, a Johns Hopkins study released in 2018 shows that hundreds of thousands of people are dying every […]

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Damages Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice cases arise when doctors and other health care professionals fail to uphold their professional duty to their patients and the patients suffer harm as a result. More specifically, there are four things that need to be established in a personal injury claim. First, it needs to be shown that a professional duty was […]

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nurse committing malpractice with swab and vial.

Nurse Malpractice

Q: Who can commit medical malpractice? When most people hear the words “medical malpractice”, they likely envision a doctor or surgeon making a grievous mistake that killed or seriously injured a patient. But New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys know that medical malpractice isn’t confined to doctors. It can be committed by other licensed medical professionals–such […]

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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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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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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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