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Serious injury to the brain may cause new abilities to develop

Life-altering brain injuries can be sustained by New Mexico residents after many different types of accidents. In many people, traumatic brain injuries have negative impacts on their abilities to remember information, and sufferers may also experience mood changes or sensory issues. However, researchers have found that a serious injury to the brain has actually positively impacted the lives of a small number of people through what is known as acquired savant syndrome.

Pediatric dentist faces allegations of causing serious injury

Because children are so vulnerable, parents are naturally concerned when their children need medical or dental care. New Mexico parents whose children are exposed to negligence or violations of treatment protocols as mandated by the state have the right to take legal action if their children suffered serious injury during medical procedures. Parents in another state recently filed a class action against a pediatric dentist, alleging that he inflicted pain and torture to their children and mutilated and humiliated them.

Excellent health care needed to avoid birth injuries

Awaiting the arrival of a new baby is both an exciting and a stressful time for new parents. Pregnant parents are generally aware of the importance of excellent health care to ensure their baby is born healthy and will put their trust in their team of health care workers. New Mexico parents under the care of a team of medical professionals focused on what is best for mother and baby may forget that things can go wrong, even at birth.

Mistakes by medical staff may have led to girl's brain damage

New Mexico residents may have heard about a surgery that took place in Dec. 2013 on a young girl. A 13-year-old girl went to the hospital to undergo surgical treatment for her sleep apnea. Unfortunately, the family believes that mistakes that occurred at the hospital by the medical staff are what led to the unfortunate brain damage and injury that the girl has suffered.

Avoid child injury by keeping New Mexico homes safe

Children who are too young to know the inherent dangers of many common household items can get hurt very easily in the average home. It is, therefore, wise for all New Mexico residents to take an inventory of their homes to see if they have any dangerous items that need to be put away and/or secured so that any visiting children will not have access to them. This could prevent a life-threatening child injury

Child injury blamed on hospital mistakes in New Mexico

For most of us, it is not a life or death situation if we make a mistake on-the-job. In the case of doctors in New Mexico, the actions they take can save a life or end a life in an instant. A doctor's actions can heal a serious injury just as easily as any mistakes can cause catastrophic injuries. For this reason, physicians need to be supported with a professional support staff, appropriate equipment and smoothly operating medical facilities to provide the high-level services that are expected and deserved.

New brain injury detection app for serious accident victims

Everyone knows how incapacitating and costly a traumatic brain injury can be. Every year in New Mexico, numerous individuals suffer from brain injuries after being involved in a serious accident. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an app that could help in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.

Burns and serious injury from fiery car accidents in New Mexico

A car accident can change the life of a victim in an instant. Indeed, the serious injury that commonly stems from car accidents includes broken bones, traumatic brain damage, back and neck injuries and serious burns. With regard to burn injuries, these can be some of the worst from which New Mexico car accident victims suffer. 

What patients should know about medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is a term that is used to describe negligent or reckless behavior from a medical professional. When patients face additional pain and suffering because of these actions, it is possible that they may have the right to seek compensation from a medical malpractice civil claim. It is important to know what could be considered medical negligence and what is a normal risk or effect from a medical procedure.

Catastrophic injury help after Albuquerque accidents

Albuquerque residents are just as vulnerable to catastrophic injury in an accident as people in other areas of the country. Often, those who suffer a catastrophic injury in a serious accident never fully recover, and they must learn to deal with the debilitating conditions from which they may suffer for the rest of their lives. They may also be faced with having to pay for long-term medical care and face others costs associated with their injuries. 

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