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Do You Suspect You Received Negligent Care? Signs of Medical Malpractice

A doctor’s job is to promote your well-being. Whenever you are sick or injured, a visit to the doctor’s office or hospital in New Mexico should yield treatment that puts you on the road to recovery. Under the law, a doctor has what’s known as a “duty of care,” meaning healthcare professionals are legally obligated to treat you as any other reasonable doctor would. When they breach their duty of care, it could be medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in New Mexico, you need justice. At Carabin Shaw, we deliver a higher level of service than other law offices. As your attorney, we promise to put all our energy into making the most of your case.

Signs of Medical Malpractice

The sad truth is, hundreds of thousands of people are victims of negligent care every year. With the prevalence of medical malpractice in the United States, it’s more important than ever that patients can recognize the signs of improper care. Do you suspect you received negligent care? Signs of medical malpractice can tell you if you’ve been the victim of medical negligence:

  1. The hospital or office seems understaffed:A healthcare facility needs to be adequately staffed to properly meet the needs of each patient that walks through their doors. If you feel you or a loved one’s health has suffered because of understaffing, you should speak with New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers.
  2. Your treatment doesn’t work: When treatment doesn’t seem to be working, it could mean you were misdiagnosed. A misdiagnosis allows your condition to progress when it shouldn’t, which can be dangerous, even life-threatening. Additionally, the wrong medication can put your health in jeopardy. You might have a case for a medical malpractice lawsuit if you were misdiagnosed and given the incorrect treatment.
  3. A basic lab test was solely used to diagnose a serious condition:When a doctor in New Mexico is diagnosing a serious condition, he or she should use multiple methods to ensure their assessment is correct. This examination can include blood samples, urine samples, a thorough physical examination, x-rays, an investigation of your medical history, and an extensive dialogue with you about your symptoms. If a doctor makes a quick decision about your health, it could be a sign of negligence. Speak with a lawyer to learn more.
  4. An error occurred during surgery:One of the most apparent signs of medical malpractice in New Mexico is when surgery goes awry. If you’re experiencing pain or injury beyond the expected symptoms during your recovery from surgery, it may indicate the doctor made an error during surgery. A surgical error can constitute negligence. If you believe an error occurred during your operation, New Mexico hospital negligence attorneys can tell you the proper course of action.
  5. You’ve had a different second opinion:When the doctor does not do their job correctly, sometimes a patient’s best option is to get a second opinion. If the second doctor’s opinion contradicts or dramatically differs from your first visit, the first doctor may have breached their duty of care. A lawyer can further explain how a second opinion could help you prove that a healthcare provider was negligent.
How to Proceed

Medical negligence is more common than most people realize. At Carabin Shaw, we want justice for anyone who has been wronged. Every attorney at our firm fights tirelessly on behalf of those who have suffered because of negligent medical professionals. Get in touch today to discuss your case. Victims of medical malpractice in New Mexico must take action because doctors need to be held responsible for their negligence. New Mexico medical malpractice lawyers can be at your side.

Call us at 915-779-2301 or dial toll-free at 1-800-862-1260.

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