Types of Cases Mediated

Types of Cases Mediated

Dog Bites

An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year and nearly 800,000 dog bites require medical care.  If you have been injured in a dog bite accident, you could be entitled to recover damages for your losses.  After you have been injured, it is in your best interests to speak immediately with an experienced and aggressive New Mexico dog bite.

Dram Shop (Liquor Liability)

New Mexico Dram Shop laws assign liability to persons or establishments that serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person.

Insurance Bad Faith

The law of insurance bad faith requires an insurance company to act fairly and in good faith towards its policyholders and to consider the interests of its policyholders equal to its own interests.  It also prohibits an insurance company from denying or denying a claim unreasonably or without proper cause. If an insurance company acts in bad faith it may be subjective to punitive damages. A policyholder can collect more than what is contractually owed under policy if an insurance company breaks this law. Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer – Denise M. Torres

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent.  act or omission by a doctor or other health care professional.

Nursing Home Negligence

Elderly, disabled and dependent adults often rely on nursing homes to provide most, if not all, of their daily care, including food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming, social and physical stimulation.

Nursing home neglect laws encompass the federal and state governments that establish uniform standards for nursing homes to provide adequate care for the residents and ensure their protection and safety. Because many nursing homes are not sufficiently staffed, and the staff there is generally underpaid, millions of elder and dependent adults are recurrently being neglected and abused.

Whether it is a single incident that causes injury or recurrent neglect or abuse, the victim or his/her next of kin has a right to bring claims against the nursing home under nursing home neglect laws. If the nursing home is found to be negligent or abusive, the victim and/or next of kin will generally be awarded monetary compensation and the nursing home could potentially lose its certification for failing to supply the expected care.

Sexual Assault

Often the trust and dignity of sexual assault victims can be somewhat restored by taking action against not only their attacker but also those that fail to provide a safe environment.

In many situations, a violent episode could have been avoided with proper security measures or other precautionary measures such as better employee screening or supervision.

Sexual Molestation

There are up to 80,000 reported child sexual abuse cases per year. Sadly, the number of unreported instances is far greater, because the children are afraid to tell anyone what has happened, and the legal procedure for validating an episode is difficult. The problem should be identified, the abuse stopped, and the child should receive professional help. The long-term emotional and psychological damage of sexual abuse can be devastating to the child.

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