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What taxes might you pay on a wrongful death judgement?

If you have been through a wrongful death lawsuit in New Mexico, you may not even think about the tax implications. This is a common error. You may be focused on the death of your loved one and resolving the lawsuit. However, the IRS is always focused on collecting taxes due. In some cases, you may have to pay taxes on money you receive as part of a court ruling or settlement in a wrongful death case.

Is there a problem with drug misuse in nursing homes?

If you have a loved one who is in a New Mexico nursing home, you may worry about his or her safety. You have to hand over the care of this person to people you do not know. It is essential that you can trust them. However, nursing home problems are not something new. Mistakes happen and sometimes intentional actions lead to serious health issues and even death. One such situation is the overprescribing or other misuses of medications.

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. 

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. 

How can I avoid diagnosis errors?

Most of the time when you fall ill or become hurt, you go to the doctor in Albuquerque for medical help to get better. You expect to receive a timely and accurate diagnosis. Doctors often must rely on their deductive reasoning skills, knowledge, diagnostic procedures and staff to provide a level and quality of care to give you the right results. When there is a breakdown in procedure, competency, knowledge and communication, the results often have catastrophic ramifications for patients and their loved ones. 

'Never events' should never happen in the hospital, but they do

Doctors and hospitals are required to comply with strict training, policies, procedures and guidelines. These rules are in place to protect patients and ensure that preventable errors do not occur and threaten people's lives and well-being.

When medical errors lead to wrongful death

When New Mexico residents become ill or injured, they go to see their doctor and/or enter a hospital. They expect their doctor to properly diagnose their illness or injury and treat it appropriately. They expect all the health care professionals with whom they come into contact to be knowledgeable, well trained and highly competent in their specific fields and duties. The last thing they expect is that professionals will act in a negligent manner that results in the patient dying from his or her illness or injury.

What is wrongful death?

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence, then you may have a wrongful death situation. Wrongful death is when the actions of one person causes the death of another person. At Harvey & Foote Law Firm, we see various wrongful death cases that run through a range of experiences, but one thing they all have in common is how heartbreaking they are. Such deaths could have almost always been prevented.

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