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Large Nursing Home Chain Accused of Abuse

By Charles Ruhmann |

The well known nursing home chain is being accused of nursing home abuse. The company currently has several facilities throughout New Mexico including homes in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Gallup. Gary King, a former Attorney General, hired investigators to look into how this company’s facilities were operating. Court documents state that the facilities… Read More »

Former Police Officer Charged with Hit-and-Run

By Charles Ruhmann |

In late September 2016 wheelchair-bound Kay Moss-Freese moved into the road and along a curb near Louisiana and Lomas in Albuquerque. Unfortunately the 60-year-old woman would not arrive home alive. Around 11:30pm on September 29, 2016 former police officer Rodney Locke departed from Billy’s Pub. It was shortly after when Locke struck Moss-Freese while… Read More »

New Mexico Nursing Homes Facing New Allegations of Fatal Elder Abuse

By Charles Ruhmann |

Several nursing homes across the state of New Mexico are facing fresh allegations of abuse and neglect from families of elderly residents, as well as a whistleblower, who have accused the facilities of poorly managing residents to the point that it resulted in injury, and even death. The case, which is being spearheaded by… Read More »

New York Man Charged after Holding Elderly Ex-Marine Hostage for Four Years

By Charles Ruhmann |

Police in Highlands, New York have apprehended a man who was allegedly responsible for holding an elderly former marine hostage for at least four years. According to authorities, the man had an adjoining room at a motel, where he kept the elderly victim in order to collect and steal his benefits checks. The elderly… Read More »

NTSB Investigates One of Texas’s Deadliest Bus Accidents

By Charles Ruhmann |

Bus accidents involving curbside motorcoach services are on the rise, the latest of which is said to be one of the deadliest in Texas. The charter bus was on its way to a casino hotel near the Mexican border when the driver allegedly lost control of the wheel and rolled over, resulting in the… Read More »

Who May Be Civilly Liable for Elder Abuse in New Mexico?

By Charles Ruhmann |

The elderly population in the United States is steadily increasing – and is expected to reach at least 50 million elders in the year 2020. Data from agencies of the Adult Protective Services in various states indicate a growing trend in reported cases of elder abuse. Despite increasing awareness of elder abuse, it is… Read More »

When Hospital Injury Can Be a Slip-and-Fall Accident Claim

By Charles Ruhmann |

Injuries can happen in hospitals and other places that regularly provide medical and health care to patients. Hospitals, their care professionals, and staff, owe patients a duty of care and may be held liable for injuries while under such care. This duty of care, however, is different from the duty of the hospital to… Read More »

Arizona Woman Enters Guilty Plea in Fatal New Mexico Auto Crash Case

By Charles Ruhmann |

A case resulting from a fatal New Mexico auto accident neared its conclusion in federal court late last month, after Miranda Rentz, a 40-year-old from Red Valley, Arizona, pleaded guilty to the charges against her. Rentz was driving through San Juan County in January of 2015, when she collided head-on with another car, killing… Read More »

Texas Rangers Pitcher Settles in Dog Bite Lawsuit

By Charles Ruhmann |

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has reached a settlement in a lawsuit connected with the firing of a personal assistant, and a related dog bite accident. Darvish was named as one of the primary parties in the suit, which also included the sports agent and agency representing him. According to the lawsuit, Alexander Witmer… Read More »

Denton County Woman Reaches Settlement in Slip and Fall Case

By Charles Ruhmann |

A resident of Denton County, Texas has reached a settlement stemming from a 2011 slip and fall incident. Slip and Fall Incidents The victim alleged that in November 2011, she was walking back to her vehicle at a Denton County gas station when she slipped and fell in the parking lot. She cited oil… Read More »

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