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December 2017 Archives

Untreated car accident injuries can lead to wrongful death

If you have never been involved in a car accident in Albuquerque before, then you might not realize how life-changing the event can be. Although you might not want to think about being injured in one, you should not overlook the possibility that you or a loved one could die in a collision. In 2016, 402 people in New Mexico lost their lives to motor vehicle wrecks, states the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute. Many of the victims were not drivers, some of them were vehicle occupants. 

As many as 1 in 4 cases of nursing home abuse

A recent government audit in 33 states found that more than one out of four possible cases of abuse against nursing home patients were not reported to authorities. In the cases that were reported, nursing homes frequently violated the reporting guidelines and failed to report the incidents within the required timeframes.

What are the rights of nursing home patients?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home in New Mexico, it is important that you and your loved one understands his or her rights. Living in a facility does not mean a person is stripped of basic rights. While they may have to follow rules, this should never interfere with their quality of life or their ability to be happy.

Why you should always seek medical treatment after a car accident

When it comes to dealing with the immediate aftermath of a car accident in Albuquerque, there is a possibility that you might not be able to think clearly. After all, you have just gone through a very traumatic event that could change your life. No matter how you feel or the thoughts that are running through your mind, you should not turn down any medical care you are offered. 

Admission agreement bars nursing home patient from civil recourse

Families who entrust their loved ones to the care or nursing homes in Albuquerque do so with the expectation that they will receive the highest quality of care. Sadly, rather than meeting that expectation, the staffs of such facilities sometimes instead perpetrate verbal, physical and even sexual abuse on residents. Those who discover that their family members or friends have experienced such abuse likely assume that legal recourse is available to them to make those guilty of it pay (and to hold the facilities that allow it to happen accountable). Yet surprisingly, that is not always the case. 

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