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Anemia common among those suffering from serious injury to brain

According to recent research, about 50 percent of patients who end up in the hospital with brain injuries have anemia. The effects of anemia on patients in New Mexico and other states who suffer serious injury to the brain remain unclear. However, researchers have found that being anemic may influence brain injury patients' outcomes in a negative way.

Nursing home neglect suit results in award exceeding $5.5 million

Nursing homes in New Mexico that do not properly exercise a standard of reasonable care regarding their residents may face claims for financial liability in civil court. In an out-of-state case, a nursing home was sued for wrongful death. A jury recently awarded the plaintiff more than $5.5 million in this nursing home neglect case, which involved a resident who passed away at the facility.

Nursing home neglect suit filed against long-term care facility

Nursing care facilities in New Mexico are expected to offer top-of-the-line care to their residents, especially since their residents are some of the most vulnerable members of the population. At times, however, these facilities fail to live up to this standard. One long-term care facility in another state was recently sued for for nursing home neglect after a resident died.

Serious injury to the brain may lead to long-term sleep issues

According to new research, for 18 months or longer after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, a first-time victim of concussion continues to need more sleep. In addition, a person who has suffered a serious injury to the brain experiences daytime sleepiness more than healthy people do. Unfortunately, it is easy for these types of individuals in New Mexico and other states to underestimate how sleepy they are, which, in turn, increases their chances of getting into automobile accidents.

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