Medical Malpractice

Centurion Presence Coincidental In New Mexico Prison and Jail Deaths?

A report from the Albuquerque Journal indicates that nine inmates died while in the custody of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) during the prior August 2020 to January 2021. At least 72 inmates died in the custody of NMCD from June 2016 to November 2019. What is the common denominator in all these…

NMCD Paper Medical Records Serve Goal of Destruction of Evidence

Spoliation of Evidence Spoliation is the technical term used by lawyers and judges for the concealment and/or destruction of evidence. Prisons are a black box when it comes to the evidence within its walls. Unlike a normal public institution, prisons are extremely secretive. This secrecy allows a wide range of atrocities against inmates with no…

Qualified Immunity for Prison Doctors: A License to Kill

Qualified immunity is basically a blank check for prison abuse. Qualified immunity whitewashes atrocities committed against inmates in jails and prisons throughout the United States. It is without exaggeration a license to kill. The result is that Inmates at every level, local, state and federal, regularly and routinely suffer extreme dehumanizing and tortuous conduct by…

HB 4: New Mexico Civil Rights Act Must Pass to Protect New Mexico Taxpayers

House Bill 4 (HB 4), the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, is currently before the State House. It will be going to the House Floor next week. HB 4 is pretty straightforward in its purposes: 1. To provide actual recourse and remedies in New Mexico state courts for violations of civil rights enumerated in the…

Tort Reform and Medical Malpractice After COVID-19

Tort Reformers/Insurance Companies Could Care Less About Doctors and Medical Workers. Their Concern is for profits. Tort reformers have long railed against medical malpractice cases as a threat to doctors. They have done this for decades despite the total absence of any evidence. Their complaints usually go something like this: medical malpractice claims drive up…

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…

Utter Indifference and Incompetence at NMCD Endangering New Mexicans

Question: Is the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) of taken appropriate precautions to protect against spread of Coronavirus in the prisons? Answer: Of course not. That was a purely rhetorical question. NMCD can never be counted on to do the right thing nor can the people of New Mexico expect even a nominal level of…

New Mexico Prison Osteomyelitis Epidemic Spells Medical Negligence

Many people look at a topic such the medical care of prison inmates with measured indifference or outright disdain. The underlying subtext reads, “they deserve what they get”. This broad social indifference to the health of inmates offers a bad guide for policy with dire repercussions in a broader social context. An article in the…

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