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New Mexico Emergency Room Malpractice

Emergency room negligence cases are a unique sort of medical malpractice case. Unlike other types of medical malpractice claims such as surgical errors, emergency room malpractice cases typically do not involve massive amounts of medical records. By there very nature, emergency room malpractice tends to occur within a very short period of time and involve a limited number of medical records.

Although emergency room malpractice cases may not involve volumes of medical records, they can be just as complex as any other case. Typical emergency room malpractice cases involve a failure to properly diagnose and treat a condition, overmedication errors, reaction to medication errors, inappropriate discharge, and even birth malpractice. They can also involve the credentialing of the emergency room staff and whether the hospital has reasonable policies and procedures. Emergency room negligence cases, like all medical malpractice cases typically require an expert witness to testify. With respect to emergency room malpractice cases, it is often necessary to hire an emergency room physician or nurse to serve as an expert witness.

The medical malpractice attorneys at the Fine Law Firm has successfully pursued various medical malpractice cases ranging from premature discharge, failure to monitor, overmedication, and poisoning claims.