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May 2017 Archives

IIHS scores truck models based on rate of driver deaths

Many New Mexico motorists drive trucks, and the results of a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed variations in the outcomes of fatal accidents among different truck models. The institute looked specifically at accidents that killed drivers of vehicles manufactured between 2011 and 2014. All types of vehicles taken together produced an average rate of driver deaths of 30 per million registered vehicles. The category of trucks proved safer than passenger vehicles with death scores of 26 and 39 per million respectively.

Learning more about informed consent

Patients in New Mexico and throughout the country are entitled to have all the information necessary to make informed decisions about their medical treatment. Medical professionals are required to discuss alternate treatment options as well as the risks and possible prognosis after going through with a specific course of action. This information must be presented in a manner that is both detailed and easy to understand.

4 (perhaps surprising) examples of medical malpractice

You may know that medical malpractice claims often arise from incidences like surgical mistakes or unlicensed performance of procedures. While these are certainly grounds to take legal action, there are many other situations that can and often do lead to civil claims when they cause patient injury or death.