A previous post on this blog talked about medical complications that can lead to serious birth injuries if not properly cared for. Indeed, medical errors during pregnancy and childbirth are a very serious type of medical malpractice because they can affect two people, the mom and the baby. Moreover, it is very hard on a family to watch their newborn go through a long, sometimes lifelong, recovery process after a preventable injury.
However, there are lots of other ways doctors and other medical professionals whom Albuquerque residents entrust with their own lives and the lives of our loved ones can seriously let them down. For example, this blog has previously discussed medical malpractice and other acts of negligence that are all too common in New Mexico nursing homes. This type of carelessness can, in the worst case, cut short the life of a family's beloved relative.
Our law office handles other types of medical malpractice as well. We have handled cases against surgeons and other physicians, as well as nurses and other hospital staff which, more and more, play an important and even primary role in a patient's medical care. However, it's not just doctors and hospitals that give medical and other important care to patients in New Mexico. Pharmacists, for instance, do the vital work of dispensing the medications many of us desperately need, and a mistake on their part can wind up causing an overdose or other severe complications. Also, while one might not think of it, dentists and dental specialists like orthodontists also play a role in people's overall health care, and they, too, have an obligation to do their job skillfully and carefully.
Our office believes that New Mexico residents deserve proper care whenever a medical or dental professional treats them, no matter what role they play in the process. As a result, when these professionals make a mistake, we work hard to help our clients pursue the compensation they deserve and will likely need for their ongoing treatment and recovery.