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Fraudulent Concealment of Medical Malpractice in New Mexico

Missing the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice lawsuit will bar your claim with few exceptions. Fraudulent concealment is one of those exceptions. What is Fraudulent Concealment? Fraudulent concealment is the concealment of wrongdoing or negligence by a defendant so that a victim of wrongdoing or negligence misses the statute of limitations. Medical malpractice…

Hepatitis C: New Mexico and National Epidemic

One of the most pernicious and fastest-growing public health problems in the United States today is Hepatitis C, a viral infection that may be carried by people for years without the carrier being aware. New Mexico has one of the highest rates of Hepatitis C infection in the United States and the problem only promises…

Negligent Sale of Consumer Goods

The negligent sale of consumer goods would fall under the legal doctrine of negligent entrustment. Personal injury and wrongful death claims based upon negligent entrustment typically involve automobile accidents. The issue of whether negligent entrustment of consumer goods (chattel) has been less thoroughly addressed by the courts. However, it is clear that the seller of…

Statute of Limitations New Mexico Section 1983 Civil Rights Claims

The statute of limitations (SOL) is a deadline within which a lawsuit must be filed. As the acronym suggest, if you miss the SOL on your case, your lawsuit will be barred completely with very rare exception. Statute of Limitations Varies Depending Type of Case and Type of Defendant The SOL differs on various kinds…

Auto Accidents Resulting from Failure to Maintain Road

Failure to maintain roads and highways in New Mexico is not uncommon. One need only drive around the State to know that. Too often, the failure to maintain roads and highways leads to automobile accidents. Whether or not there is claim against the state, county or municipality for failure to maintain a road will depend…

Cruces Peatonales Peligrosos /Accidentes Peatonales en Nuevo México

Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) encontraron que tan solo en 2017, 5977 peatones murieron en accidentes de tránsito y otros 137,000 fueron tratados en salas de emergencia. Los peatones tienen muchas más probabilidades de morir en un accidente automovilístico que cualquier persona en el vehículo. El riesgo es mayor entre…

El Personal médico en el NMCD Enfrenta Desafíos en Reclamos por Respuesta Fallida al COVID-19

Pregunta: ¿Los proveedores médicos que trabajan en las instalaciones correccionales del Departamento Correccional de Nuevo México (NMCD) tienen posibles reclamos legales por falta de preparación y respuesta al COVID-19? Respuesta: Es posible, pero serían muy difíciles con una serie de desafíos. Resumen: El personal médico, que generalmente trabaja bajo contrato con una empresa externa, se…

Scope of COVID in New Mexico Prisons Likely Understated

According to the New Mexico Department of Health website, there are currently 495 cases of Covid-19 among state inmates.  In addition, there are 484 inmates in Federal custody who are positive for Covid-19. In one facility alone, the Otero County Prison Facility, there are 277 State inmates and 467 Federal inmates who have tested positive for…

Términos de Libertad Condicional Sujetos a Aplicación Abusiva y Potencialmente Racista

Términos de Libertad Condicional Orientados Hacia el Fracaso Cuando se habla de la injusticia del sistema de justicia penal, uno de los primeros lugares a observar es la libertad condicional. La mayoría de los términos de la libertad condicional son discrecionales por parte del oficial de libertad condicional. Esto significa que el oficial de libertad…

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