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New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

FMCSA Interventions for Unsafe Trucking and Bus Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is charged with the regulation of motor carriers (trucks and buses) safety. To meet its safety objectives, the FMCSA created its “Safety Measurement System” (SMS). The SMS is in turn implemented through the “Compliance, Safety, Accountability” (CSA) system. The CSA system uses roadside inspections and crash data to…

Trucking COMPLIANCE, SAFETY and ACCOUNTABILITY (CSA)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Safety Measurement System (SMS) states: “There are 5 million truck and bus drivers sharing the road with more than 250 million motorists. With stakes so high, it’s essential that everyone Get Road Smart. We can’t do it without you.” The “you” the FMCSA is referring to is trucking…

Transference Phenomena and Sexual Relations with a Therapist

Transference phenomena is a common phenomenon that occurs between patients and doctors. It is particularly prone to occur in cases involving patients and therapists. The laws are very clear that in cases involving transference phenomena that jeopardizes the well-being of the patient, the patient should be referred immediately to another provider. This is absolutely critical…

Transference Phenomena in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Transference Common in Doctor Patient Relationship Transference phenomena is a common phenomenon that occurs between patients and doctors. In a nutshell, the patient projects emotions and feelings associated with past relationships upon the doctor. Doctors also carry the weight of their past relationships and experiences. This leads to counter-transference where the doctor may unconsciously suffer…

New Mexico’s Prison Population Increases as National Numbers Go Down

State of New Mexico not in Step with National Trends on Justice Reform Despite trends in the other direction, the wise Republican leadership in New Mexico has opted for higher prison population, continued over-criminalization, and continued worship at the feet of the corrections industry and its money. The Sentencing Commission for the State of New…

Sepsis Far Too Common in Medical and Other Confined Settings

Sepsis is an infection that gets into the bloodstream. It is a very serious condition and can quickly lead to permanent harm or death if not immediately detected and treated. Unfortunately, it often arises in settings where the medical providers themselves have failed to diagnose, treat or monitor the condition. Infection Begets Infection Sepsis develops…

Minor Infections Lead to Sepsis for Millions

250,000+ Deaths Each Year More than 250,000 Americans die every year from sepsis. Millions more are affected by sepsis, including the over 1.5 million victims and their loved ones. Sepsis has catastrophic consequences for all those that fall prey to these runaway infections. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is an infection in the bloodstream. In the…

Surgery Centers, Known Risks, Reckless Profiteering

Virtually every claim for surgical negligence is first met with the defense that the screw-ups were a known risk of surgery. This is indeed the reason for the very lengthy release of liability a patient is forced to sign, usually just prior to surgery. From this, the surgeon and hospital will yell “gotcha” it was…

Chemical Restraint of Child Refugees Separated from Parents

Chemical restraints are typically associated with nursing homes. As far as I know, the United States government has never used them on children, until now. A Los Angeles Times article has revealed that the United States government is allowing the use of chemical restraints on refugee children separated from their parents at the border. There…

Independent Surgery Centers – Low Cost, Higher Risk

Surgery centers have been around for a while. They began as low costs alternatives for low risk out-patient surgery. In recent years, the number of surgery centers has grown enormously. This sounds like good news but it has not been the case for many patients and families. Profits Over Safety As the number of surgery…

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