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April 2015 Archives

Excellent health care needed to avoid birth injuries

Awaiting the arrival of a new baby is both an exciting and a stressful time for new parents. Pregnant parents are generally aware of the importance of excellent health care to ensure their baby is born healthy and will put their trust in their team of health care workers. New Mexico parents under the care of a team of medical professionals focused on what is best for mother and baby may forget that things can go wrong, even at birth.

Head injury leads to nursing home neglect claim in civil lawsuit

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.

New Mexico motorcycle accidents: Collision leads to amputation

Anyone who uses New Mexico roadways knows they could potentially become harmed by another driver's negligence. However, the injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents could be more serious as a result of the lack of barriers available to protect those from more traditional and heavier vehicles. One man recently lost his foot as a result of such an accident.

Hypoxia: A serious birth injury

Medical malpractice leads to birth injuries far too often in New Mexico. In many cases, a birth injury can be caused by non-treatment-related factors, such as an accident, poor diet, drug use, alcohol use, smoking or just by random chance. However, the very serious birth complication known as hypoxia can be caused by either medical malpractice or non-doctor-related factors. If your baby suffered a birth injury due to hypoxia, you may want to determine if your doctor and/or the medical staff were at fault. 

Avoid New Mexico car accidents and serious injury

At the Harvey & Foote Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping the victims of car accidents seek justice, but we are equally passionate about preventing accidents from occurring in the first place. In this respect, there are some important steps that every New Mexico driver should be taking in order to reduce the risk of being involved in a potentially deadly car accident. Although these steps will not guarantee that an individual will avoid collisions, they can make one's ride a great deal safer. In fact, drivers who are parents may want to adhere to the advice that follows in order to avoid a serious injury to their child or children. 

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