People in New Mexico enter a hospital with the expectation of receiving medical care that will remediate the condition they have been admitted for. Conditions can include mental and physical illness, broken bones or pregnancy, to name a few. Doctors are human, but a physician’s failure to successfully treat a patient can result in a medical malpractice case.
Many malpractice suits stem from complications during childbirth. Such instances can include a failure to diagnose a problem early in the pregnancy. Early diagnosis of complicating factors such as anemia, gestational diabetes or hypoglycemia can allow obstetricians to treat the condition, lessening the chance of injury to the mother or unborn child.
Among the most dangerous of malpractice suits are those involving the use of anesthesia. Administering too much anesthesia can result in serious brain damage. Close monitoring of a patient’s vital signs is critical to ensure that the proper level of anesthesia is administered. Moreover, medication in general can cause other problems, such as improper dosing, being unaware of drug interactions or administering the wrong medication.
When a person entering a medical facility does not get the care needed and the result to the patient is continued suffering, a medical malpractice suit may be warranted. Someone in New Mexico who believes a loved one may not have received adequate medical care could benefit from consulting with a professional well-versed in personal injury law. A lawyer can review the facts of the case and inform the client as to whether or not a medical malpractice suit is a viable legal option.