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Valencia man sues Walgreens after he's given the wrong medicine

A Valencia, New Mexico, man has filed a lawsuit against an Espanola area Walgreens. The suit was filed in Santa Fe's District Court on Nov. 2. In the filing, the man alleges that the store sent him home with something other than the muscle relaxer he was prescribed by his doctor in 2014. He claims that whatever drug he was sent home with made him suicidal instead of relieving the pain he suffered after becoming involved in a car accident.

'Standard of care:' How doctors must treat their patients

In the eyes of the law, doctors are expected to provide patients with a certain standard of care. The type of treatment they're expected to provide patients is intended to be consistent across doctor's working in the same community, under the same set of circumstances and with the same degree of expertise or skill.

A Farmington couple sues a doctor for their child's birth injury

A Farmington, New Mexico, couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on July 20 in the district court in Albuquerque. They have accused both the medical center where their daughter was born and the physician who delivered her of having caused her brain to hemorrhage, resulting in permanent injuries.

A Las Cruces oncologist is accused of medical malpractice

The New Mexico Medical Board suspended the medical license of an oncologist based out of Las Cruces on July 7. In seizing his medical license, the board cited a number of complaints that had been waged against the former New Hope Cancer Center doctor. He's been accused of not responding to patient medical records requests and of failing to render proper care of his patients.

Low-risk pregnant moms and C-section complications

During the past 20 years, there's been a marked increased in the number of mothers receiving C-sections. In fact, some estimates suggest that as much as one in every three births are cesarean ones. Perhaps even more alarming is that, as the rate of C-sections in this country has increased, so too has the country's maternal mortality rates.

How many doctors disclose surgical errors to their patients?

National guidelines suggest that doctors and hospitals should fully disclose any surgical error to both the patient and their family members as soon as possible after it occurs. A recent study published in JAMA Surgery found that doctors fell short in disclosing these indiscretions though.

A kind word might save your life

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

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