According to multiple media reports, residents of some nursing homes are exposed to a variety of risks. When New Mexico residents are admitted to nursing homes, they-- or their loved ones -- should have peace of mind and trust that professional care will be provided. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is often the subject of claims filed in civil courts.
At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, some of the most difficult cases we have ever seen involved children who suffered burn injuries. A burn injury is excruciatingly painful, and it is one of the most painful to survive. Watching a child go through this kind of turmoil is difficult for any person involved in the case.
Everyone who has seen a parent or grandparent move into a New Mexico nursing home hopes that his or her loved one will receive the best care possible. In most cases nursing home residents are well cared for. Sometimes, however, they are neglected and abused. As more and more baby boomers enter their golden years, instances of nursing home neglect will only become more prevalent.
A newly published study has taken a close look at the safety of flash-bang grenades. According to the study's results, flash-bang grenades -- which are used by police as crowd-control tools -- could result in serious injury and even death. Also referred to as "stun grenades," police often use the devices during drug raids and riot situations. It is possible that they are even being used in New Mexico.
A car accident can change the life of a victim in an instant. Indeed, the serious injury that commonly stems from car accidents includes broken bones, traumatic brain damage, back and neck injuries and serious burns. With regard to burn injuries, these can be some of the worst from which New Mexico car accident victims suffer.
A young paralyzed woman was burned while riding in the backseat of a Chevrolet Suburban. Unbeknownst to her, the seat warmer on her seat had been activated. She fell asleep and woke up the next morning with a serious injury to her skin. The incident, which happened in 2012, resulted in a palm-sized blister on her backside. Although this case did not occur in New Mexico, numerous individuals are hurt by automotive defects in this state as well.
A special camp is giving burn accident survivors the confidence they need to heal from their injuries. Most of those who attend Camp Nah Nah Mah are the survivors of burn accidents and were treated for serious injury at a university medical center. The camp was created by a burn ward nurse and it is held in a state next door to New Mexico.
A nursing home staff member has been found guilty of abusing a patient at a nursing home in the northwest. A judge found the woman guilty and sentenced the woman on a recent Wednesday. The nursing home abuse was discovered by the victim’s family, who videotaped the mistreatment by way of a hidden video camera in the woman’s room. Although this case did not happen in New Mexico, victims in this state can seek justice and legal remedies if they have been subjected to nursing home abuse.
A food truck recently burst into flames in a dramatic explosion that occurred in a northeast state. Thirteen people were injured in the blast and required hospital treatment, and at least one suffered serious injury after being burned over much of her body. According to authorities, a leaky propane tank caused the accident. It is because of propane explosion accidents like this one that New Mexico residents and business owners are always encouraged to check the safety of their gas lines and propane tanks.
A car crash has resulted in the death of one woman and injuries to three others. The serious accident happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning. Tragically, the deceased woman was in a car that caught on fire and burned completely. This crash did not occur in New Mexico, but rather in a neighboring state.