The average life expectancy of an American has risen by almost a decade since the year 1950. It currently is just below 79 years old. In the next 10 years, it is expected to be above 80. As the population of senior citizens has increased in the United States, more elderly individuals are being placed in nursing homes. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect remains an issue in many nursing facilities throughout the nation, including in New Mexico.
Traumatic brain injury is a severe condition that typically results from a blow to one's head. The blow can lead to serious, chronic symptoms for people in New Mexico and other states. However, researchers have discovered that cannabis may have the ability to slow damage associated with serious injury to the brain.
Sometimes doctors and nursing staff in New Mexico fail to deliver the best care they can during the birth of a child. This could result in a birth injury that has lifelong repercussions. In one case in another state, a mother and her 12-year-old son were awarded $53 million as part of a medical malpractice claim involving a birth injury.
Injuries can easily happen in New Mexico nursing homes if the staff fail to take the necessary steps to keep residents safe. Unfortunately, one woman in another state recently died after being in a nursing home. A nursing home neglect lawsuit has been filed against the facility that was caring for her, alleging negligence as well as inadequate measures taken to keep her from becoming injured.