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November 2016 Archives

Serious injury to the brain may be treated using stem cells

Brain injury can cause a person in New Mexico to suffer cognitive problems long term, such as being able to concentrate on tasks and learn new material. This type of injury can also negatively impact a person's mood and behavior. However, a clinical trial involving a cellular therapy for brain injury that involves using a person's brain cells is showing promise for the treatment of serious injury to the brain.

Nursing home neglect suit filed following woman's death on bus

In a recent out-of-state case, an elderly woman ended up dying while under the care of a nursing home. Thus, a lawsuit has been filed against the nursing home. When a loved one passes away in New Mexico due to nursing home neglect, the surviving loved ones have the right to take legal action in civil court.

Antidepressant might help those with serious injury to brain

Traumatic brain injury may lead to depressive symptoms in patients in New Mexico. However, researchers recently determined that an antidepressant called sertraline might help to prevent these symptoms in those who have suffered serious injury to the brain. This was discovered through a college of medicine study conducted in another state.

$4.26 Million Dollar Verdict Against Albuquerque Assisted Living Facility

Albuquerque, NM. An Albuquerque District Court awarded $4.26 million dollars in damages against Night N Gail Assisted Living for the death of an 89-year-old woman. The facility, owned by Kathleen Franklin, received multiple citations for violating state regulations in the years leading up to her death.

Nursing home neglect in nursing home salon may lead to damages

A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit against a nursing home after her mother, who had been a resident there, ended up passing away under the home's care. The woman reportedly experienced a reaction to some chemicals when she was getting a perm at the salon located at the facility, and this reaction eventually resulted in the woman's death. If a person in New Mexico experiences nursing home neglect or abuse due to the carelessness of the facility's staff and dies as a result, then his or her surviving family members have the right to take legal action.

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