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March 2015 Archives

The adverse consequences of a birth injury

The state of New Mexico has stringent laws that protect families from those people who are responsible for causing a birth injury during or after childbirth. That is because the birth of a child is one the best things to happen to most couples, and they rely on medical professionals for a normal and smooth delivery of the baby. Unfortunately, some childbirth cases become extremely complicated due to an error during delivery. Often, this negligent medical malpractice is avoidable.

Resident rights and protections in New Mexico nursing homes

Residents of a state-certified nursing home in New Mexico have federal and state laws to provide certain rights so they can receive the best care and services. Nursing homes residents, usually senior citizens, have the privilege to make their own decisions and to maintain their privacy.

Strict laws for child safety seats in New Mexico

Since drunk driving or negligent driving cases are common events, lawmakers in New Mexico have made some strict laws for people who drive with children. New Mexico law requires parents or guardians to place their children in child safety seats. The law mandates that every child up to age 7, or below 60 pounds, should be in a car seat.

New Mexico motorcyclists rally against mandatory helmet law

Many motorcyclists in New Mexico do not agree with a law that requires them to wear a helmet while riding New Mexico roads. More than 500 motorcyclists took to the road to protest a proposed law as soon a state legislator's proposal requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets was made public. The proposal also includes a hefty fine for non-compliance.

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