5 Diseases Commonly Misdiagnosed by Doctors

Misdiagnosis is more than a mistake. It’s a decision that can have life-altering or even fatal consequences. Because it is such a serious issue, one might assume it is a problem doctors are desperate to avoid. That may be the case, but the fact remains that around 1 in 20 patients are misdiagnosed. Obviously, failing […]

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Can a Therapist Be Held Responsible for Malpractice in New Mexico?

When many people think of medical malpractice, they may think of doctors who handle physical care –- surgeons, specialists, or general practitioners. However, therapists and licensed counselors, who handle mental health concerns, are also subject to malpractice claims.  Although psychologist malpractice may be harder to spot than physical damage or bodily injury, it can be […]

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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 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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