Medical Malpractice Archives

How do New Mexico hospitals rate for patient safety?

Hospital safety is a critical issue for both patients and hospitals. For patients, it impacts their well-being during (and possibly well after) hospital stays. For hospitals, it impacts their reputation, liability exposure and ability to serve their mission of helping patients. So, how hospitals in the state are doing when it comes to patient safety matters considerably.

Preventing medical mistakes by scrutinizing medical records

People may not know that they can review their own medical records. However, doing so can be crucial in being an advocate for yourself and preventing treatment mistakes and medical errors. As such, patients would be wise to request and review their medical records periodically.

Albuquerque child psychiatrist charged with death of 36 patients

The New Mexico police are investigating an Albuquerque psychiatrist in relation to drug overdose deaths of 36 patients. The 74-year-old psychiatrist was most commonly known for his work with children. However, authorities have not yet commented on whether any of the deaths involved minors.

How hospitals can reduce adverse impact of ICU stays on patients

When a patient is admitted to any Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in New Mexico, he or she should receive close, constant medical attention. Patients and their families should expect round-the-clock care and sufficient staffing resources capable of treating such high-risk patients.

Lawsuit: Technicians stuck drummer 40 times looking for vein

When people undergo routine medical procedures, hospital staff members typically assure them not to be concerned. After all, if it is something the doctors and nurses have successfully done numerous times and unlikely to present any complications, there should be no reason to be nervous.

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