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Serious accident may lead to brain injuries requiring treatment

Brain injuries can take a toll on a person's memory and on his or her sense of self-confidence. These types of injuries can result from a serious accident in New Mexico, such as a vehicle crash or a slip-and-fall accident on someone's property. Medical experts recently revealed that hyperbaric medicine, however, may be helpful in improving the memory of brain injury victims.

Nursing home neglect allegedly causes man's pressure sores

When nursing home staff in New Mexico fail to properly care for a resident, the result may be dire. One elderly man, along with his family members, are suing one convalescent home after they claimed the facility was negligent in its care. They said the alleged nursing home neglect caused the man to develop multiple bed sores in the buttocks and hip areas.

Nursing home neglect may lead to injuries

Nursing homes in New Mexico offer the benefit of caring for elderly people who have deteriorating mental and/or physical conditions. However, sometimes these individuals end up getting psychologically or physically harmed due to the negligence of nursing home workers. Nursing homes can be held liable for nursing home neglect leading to a resident's injuries.

Moving around may help with brain injury after serious accident

Brain injuries can easily take a toll on a person's life, whether in New Mexico or elsewhere. A brain injury victim, for example, may have trouble recalling new information, experience blurry vision or struggle with vomiting and nausea. Experts recently suggested that moving around soon after a suffering a brain injury, such as one incurred in a serious accident, may actually help to improve the health conditions of an accident victim.

Family awarded millions in nursing home neglect case

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is often a difficult one to make. Family members are typically torn between feelings that they are abandoning their loved one and helplessness over their inability to provide necessary care. Many families in New Mexico ultimately decide that placing their loved in a nursing home is the best option. Unfortunately, some people, such as the family of a deceased out-of-state woman, are learning that their loved ones are falling victim to nursing home neglect.

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