Personal Injury

Quick Overview of New Mexico Whistleblower Act

Let’s get right to it. The New Mexico Whistleblower Act prohibits public employers from retaliation against governmental employees for ——. The prohibitions on employer retaliation are set forth at NMSA § 10-16C-3. NMSA § 10-16C-3 The New Mexico Whistleblower Act reads as folllows: “A public employer shall not take any retaliatory action against a public…

Las Investigaciones de Accidentes de Camiones deben Comenzar de Inmediato

Los acusados corporativos en demandas por lesiones personales pueden ser extremadamente poco cooperativos y evasivos. Después de todo, el pago de reclamos no se ajusta a su modelo lucrativo. En casos de accidentes de camiones, el nivel de obstrucción en ocasiones se elevará al nivel de deshonestidad y engaño. Este es un problema a nivel…

Cumplimiento, Seguridad, Responsabilidad (CSA)

El Sistema de Medición de Seguridad (SMS) de la Administración Federal de Seguridad de Autotransportes (FMCSA) afirma: “Hay 5 millones de conductores de camiones y autobuses que comparten la carretera con más de 250 millones de automovilistas. Con apuestas tan altas, es esencial que todos obtengan Road Smart. No podemos hacerlo sin usted “. El…

Immigrant Workers Have Same Rights as Others in Work Accidents

Immigrants suffer significantly higher rates of on the job injuries and death.  There are a number of reasons for this which will discussed below.  Unfortunately, many immigrants do not know their legal rights when a work injury or death occurs.  Immigrants Work in Dangerous Industries Immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, tend to gravitate toward dangerous jobs. …

House Passes Bill to Protect Medical Malpractice Insurers on Backs of Innocent Patients

A bill passed through the U.S. House of Representatives last month.  H.R. 1470’s stated purpose is: “To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals, and for other purposes.” Buried deep in the bill is a provision that states that…

CMS’ List of Inexcusable Hospital-Acquired Conditions Targeted for Non-Payment

The epidemic of hospital-acquired illnesses has been ongoing for quite some time.  In fact, it seems to grow worse with each passing year. In the landmark 1999 study from the Institute of Medicine, it was estimated that as many as 98,000 Americans died each year as a result of preventable medical error.  Those estimates have…

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