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A recent study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revealed that medical mistakes rank very high as a cause of death in the United States with over 250,000 reported fatalities each year. The top causes of death in the country include these fatal incidents:

Medical Malpractices in New Mexico: All You Need to Know

When healthcare providers or medical practitioners provide substandard treatment that leads to further injuries, there is a legal avenue that you can use to receive monetary compensation. However, the facility is not responsible for all the harm that you might suffer or less favorable outcomes resulting from the provision of a therapy. There are numerous forms of medical malpractice. These include:

  1. Mistakes in Treatment

How Medical Malpractice Can Affect You as a Patient

Medical malpractice is widely considered a grave offense across the U.S. In Los Lunas, New Mexico, a negligent doctor is liable to a hefty penalty or considerable jail time if found guilty by the courts. When you show up to a hospital for treatment, it is everyone’s expectation that you will receive high-quality medical services. Unfortunately, not all surgical procedures proceed as planned.

Malpractice by hospitals and pharmaceutical companies

Anyone responsible for your healthcare can be charged with medical malpractice. Proving fault in medical malpractice cases can be quite difficult. Although doctors could face severe consequences, prosecuting attorneys are often unable to present any reliable evidence. Going through medical treatment can be an exhausting process, and if you feel that your healthcare provider was negligent towards your care, you have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Malpractice by hospitals and pharmaceutical companies

Anyone responsible for your healthcare can be charged with medical malpractice. Proving fault in medical malpractice cases can be quite difficult. Although doctors could face severe consequences, prosecuting attorneys are often unable to present any reliable evidence. Going through medical treatment can be an exhausting process, and if you feel that your healthcare provider was negligent towards your care, you have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Birth injuries and legal claims

A birth injury generally refers to any injury that the baby suffers from during labor or delivery. It may be caused by complications that arise during the labor or delivery process despite the best efforts and skills of the doctor. However, in cases where the injury occurs as a result of incompetence on the part of the doctor, you may be entitled to a legal claim against the doctor.

Medical malpractice: Do I have nerve damage from a blood draw?

Whether you are having tests done or donating blood, you might be among the numerous people living here in New Mexico who have a healthy fear of needles. For most people, the pain of having blood taken is over quickly. On the other hand, are you one of the unfortunate ones who still has pain in your arm days afterward?

How doctor-patient confidentiality can cause a malpractice suit

When you go to meet with your doctor and discuss the conditions that may or may not be affecting you, you do so with confidence and calm. Why is that? Well, you know that your doctor is duty-bound to protect your medical information and secrets and you also know that the medical facilities you go to are expected to uphold that same secrecy. Could you imagine a medical system without such an understanding? It would be a nightmare. No one would trust their doctors out of fear of having their personal medical conditions told to other people, leaving them embarrassed.

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