Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski
Search
888-819-2544
Menu Contact

Medical errors and harm continue to be serious concern

Even with increased technology, innovative techniques and better medicine than ever before, people still suffer from medical mistakes every day. Mistakes and missteps in a medical setting can have grave physical, financial and emotional consequences for victims. Medical harm continues to be a serious concern for patients and care providers. 

According to the World Health Organization, five people die every minute due to various types of medical harm. In response to these troubling statistics, the WHO launched World Patient Safety Day. It hopes that this day will bring awareness to a troubling issue and make people aware of ways that they can protect themselves when they are seeking any type of medical care.

Unsafe care: a critical issue 

When you go to the doctor, submit to your doctor's recommendation for surgery or visit an emergency room for care, you expect that the people who are working there know what they are doing and have your best interests in mind. You probably also assume that the facility will be clean and that you will receive the right diagnosis and treatment. Even in modern times, doctors, medical professionals and health care facilities fall short of these expectations. As a result, innocent patients may suffer.

Medical errors happen for many reasons. From receiving the wrong diagnosis to getting the wrong type of medication, every mistake can have grave consequences. Some of the most common reasons for medical mistakes and unsafe care include:

  • Wrong prescriptions
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication mistakes

These are things that can cause serious harm to patients as they are trying to learn what is wrong with them or simply get better. Medical mistakes are not only harmful, but they are also expensive. Estimates suggest that mistakes in medication and high-risk surgeries cost billions of dollars. 

You can protect yourself by advocating for your needs, having a loved one with you and knowing your rights. You also have the right to seek compensation and hold liable parties accountable if you suffered harm due to a medical mistake. 

In the aftermath

If you believe you are the victim of any type of medical malpractice, you do not have to walk through the aftermath alone. An evaluation of your case can help you understand what legal options may be available to you, which may include a civil claim. You may find it helpful to seek an explanation of the remedies you may pursue according to New Mexico state law.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski today to learn more about how we can help you.

Call our firm at 505-349-4003 or toll free at 888-819-2544.

Email Us For A Response

Get Help Today

Get Help Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Map + Driving Directions
Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski

100 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87102-3476

Toll Free: 888-819-2544
Phone: 505-349-4003
Fax: 505-314-1419
Albuquerque Law Office

888-819-2544
Review Us