While incarceration leads to a loss of certain privileges, prisoners still have basic human rights. This includes the right to decent living conditions. And it includes the right to receive proper medical treatment.
Sometimes when you are not feeling well, you might try to work through your pain. In many cases, an upset stomach might ease over a day or two. And some pain may come and go.
Any time a child gets sick or suffers fatal injuries unexpectedly, there is cause for concern. This is especially true in cases where a child was in the care of medical professionals at the time.
Specificity and accuracy are critical components of practicing medicine. Everything from a surgical procedure to a patient prescription depends on precise measurements and instructions.
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.
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.
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.
Medical malpractice cases are typically complex, and they often require extensive investigation into surgical policies and procedures. That said, sometimes the mistakes that trigger these claims are quite blatant.
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.
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.