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August 2018 Archives

Seemingly minor hospital errors can have big consequences

You don't go to a hospital thinking that you are going to get substandard care. When you choose a hospital, you are likely going to pick one that is close and that can care for what you have wrong. Unfortunately, there are times when hospitals drop the ball. In some of these cases, patients are harmed in the process.

Pulmonary embolisms can lead to sudden death

Surgery comes with many risks. One of these is a pulmonary embolism. Because this is a known risk, doctors and other medical professionals should be watchful for signs of this occurring. When they aren't monitoring appropriately, there is a chance that the condition can be fatal.

Did you catch a superbug during your last hospital stay?

Like most other New Mexico residents, you not only ended up in the hospital due to a serious injury or illness but ended up getting even sicker. Hospitals are supposed to make you better. Right? So why did you, and so many other people, end up with infections that not only require you to need more medical attention but could also threaten your life?

Medication errors might require legal action if harm occurs

You count on doctors to provide you with a prescription that can help you combat the illnesses or conditions that you have. While this is what will happen in most cases, there are also times when you might fall victim to a medication error. We understand that you can't ever prepare for this happening. Instead, it will likely come as an unwelcome shock.

Brain injuries in high school students often go unnoticed

The causes of brain injuries vary greatly. Blows to the head can happen in a variety of circumstances, including car crashes or sports. Other factors, such as lack of oxygen or violent shaking can lead to them. It is imperative to do whatever you can to avoid situations that might result in this injury.

Learning your baby was injured is difficult

No woman goes into labor assuming that her baby is going to be injured during the birth process. Unfortunately, this is just something that too many women have to deal with that they aren't prepared for. We know that your world probably seemed to stop when you got the news. As hard as it is, you still have to move forward, even if it is only a minute-by-minute task.