Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in New Mexico?

A wrongful death action arises when the wrongful or negligent acts of another result in the death of someone else. The death may have been due to a car accident, medical malpractice, product liability situation, or another type of situation that would normally be followed by a personal injury action should the victim have survived […]

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You May Be Driving a Time Bomb

Q: How can I tell if my car’s airbag is defective? When people get into their cars, fasten their seatbelts, and drive off in a responsible manner, they reasonably expect that the vehicle’s safety devices will perform in the manner in which they are intended. Unfortunately, many products fall short and the product’s failure may […]

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What Is Considered to be a Catastrophic Injury?

Car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle crashes, there are all kinds of accidents that can lead to people sustaining serious, even catastrophic injuries. While there is no universal definition of what exactly constitutes a catastrophic injury, there are some common examples and general guidelines that usually apply to this type of injury. If you or a […]

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medical malpractice

Hospital Errors Are Now a Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Medical malpractice may be more prominent and dangerous than most people realize. Things like hospital error can prove fatal to those who entrusted these facilities and their teams of medical professionals to provide them with dependable healthcare. Unfortunately, a Johns Hopkins study released in 2018 shows that hundreds of thousands of people are dying every […]

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Damages Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice cases arise when doctors and other health care professionals fail to uphold their professional duty to their patients and the patients suffer harm as a result. More specifically, there are four things that need to be established in a personal injury claim. First, it needs to be shown that a professional duty was […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Arising from Violent Acts

Q: Can you sue a murderer for wrongful death? New Mexico wrongful death attorneys generally handle wrongful death cases involving victims who were killed as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of somebody else. Common scenarios include deaths resulting from car accidents, dangerous or faulty consumer products, and medical malpractice. But wrongful death […]

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Nurse Malpractice

Q: Who can commit medical malpractice? When most people hear the words “medical malpractice”, they likely envision a doctor or surgeon making a grievous mistake that killed or seriously injured a patient. But New Mexico medical malpractice attorneys know that medical malpractice isn’t confined to doctors. It can be committed by other licensed medical professionals–such […]

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Doctor treating burn injury from car accident.

What Is Considered to be a Catastrophic Injury?

While being involved in an accident resulting in injury can have far-reaching impacts on a person’s life, some injuries are so severe in nature that the consequences can be considerably devastating. Catastrophic injury law centers on those injuries which, even under the best of circumstances, will forever change a person’s life. The unique nature of […]

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Swim Toy Dangers

Q: Are swim toy manufacturers liable for children’s injuries?  Sadly, Santa Fe personal injury attorneys know all too well that summer fun and warm weather can bring an increase in injuries and deaths in any number of situations—from hot car tragedies and drowning episodes to motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.  Sometimes, these tragedies stem from the […]

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