Every New Mexico resident who needs the care provided by a skilled nursing facility must be aware that he or she has legal rights while in the facility. In New Mexico, any instance of nursing home negligence is unacceptable, and all patients opting for such care should know their legal rights so that the care they receive meets those requirements and is not hampered or infringed upon in any manner.
As in every state, car accidents in New Mexico are generally believed to be caused by the carelessness of one or more drivers. Whether it involves a single vehicle or multiple vehicles, an accident can occur because a driver is texting while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving without adequate training, among other reasons.
Cases of abuse in nursing homes are as prevalent in New Mexico as they are in the rest of the United States. The Department of Health has been proactive about the matter and has been taking an endless number of measures to address the problem of abuse in nursing homes and to prevent them. The Incident Management Bureau has a preventive attitude aimed at improving the quality of services that are available in nursing homes and community-based programs.
In New Mexico, automobile accidents sometimes occur due to a negligent driver or an overconfident driver's incautiousness. Motorists sometimes text while driving, operate a motor vehicle when drunk, drive under the influence of drugs or drive without proper training.