Cases of medical negligence and nursing home abuse are not uncommon in New Mexico. For years, the Department of Health has taken numerous measures to address and prevent these problems. The Incident Management Bureau has adopted a proactive approach and a preventive outlook in order to bring about improvement in the quality of care received by vulnerable people who need to take advantage of the services of community-based programs. The Incident Management Bureau is part of the Division of Health Improvement. The department is overseen by the Department of Health.
In New Mexico, automobile drivers are required by law to have at least a minimum amount of automobile insurance. This auto liability insurance is required in order to pay for any liability that arises out of car accidents where the driver who causes the accident is required to pay damages to another party.
Incidents involving bicyclists are not rare in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Local bicyclists regularly complain of motorists driving too close, heedlessly and often unexpectedly turning or changing direction so without even a honk. Such behaviors by motorists driving various types of vehicles pose a consistent threat and are a source of fear and discouragement for bicyclists.
In their golden years, senior New Mexico residents may choose to move into a nursing home dedicated toward taking care of the elderly. Generally speaking, the sole purpose of such facilities is to protect their ageing residents from the effects of a deteriorating body and mind and provide the special care and attention they require. However, nursing home neglect, abuse or mistreatment on part of the staff can also have a negative impact on elderly residents.
Birth injuries to newborns, especially brain injuries, are not rare in New Mexico. When the cause of a birth injury is identified, doctors are more likely to be successful in developing new strategies to prevent such injuries in the future.