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Nursing Home Abuse And Personal InjuryThroughout New Mexico

July 2017 Archives

Pedestrian pronounced dead after serious accident in New Mexico

The loss of a loved one is often difficult to accept, perhaps especially when negligence is involved. When another party chooses to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, the chances for a serious accident to occur may increase significantly. A 78-year-old woman in New Mexico has reportedly passed away after a recent accident that took place under similar circumstances.

Living in fear of retaliation regarding nursing home neglect

Countless patients who reside in care facilities in New Mexico and across the country have been subjected to abuse and/or neglect throughout the years. Unfortunately, many incidents of nursing home neglect or abuse may go unreported, with many fearing retaliation from a medical professional, or even the facility. A family in another state is facing similar circumstances after a woman was recently discharged from a facility after filing a report against it.

Nursing aid faces criminal charges re nursing home abuse

Families in New Mexico and across the country may often go to great lengths to protect the ones they love. When the family of a nursing home resident begins to suspect mistreatment or neglect, they may wish to take action against the party thought to be at fault, but the process can be complex. A family in another state recently installed a camera in the room of a patient, which allegedly uncovered several acts of nursing home abuse.

Elder abuse comes in numerous forms, all of which can be harmful

Improper treatment has become a major issue in nursing homes in New Mexico and across the country, and many individuals have suffered as a result. While incidents of elder abuse may be a common occurrence, unfortunately, studies suggest that the majority of incidents are simply never reported. There may be numerous reasons for similar results, one of which could be unawareness that any signs of abuse are present.

Serious motor vehicle accidents can lead to permanent damages

With a multitude of potential causes, motor vehicle accidents occur on a daily basis and can have disastrous consequences. Those who fall victim to a negligent driver often suffer severe injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, which could lead to long-term or permanent damages. A recent collision in New Mexico involving up to six vehicles has left one person in critical condition.

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