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June 2017 Archives

Suspected drunk Los Lunas man strikes, injures Belen woman

Officers with the Belen Police Department arrested a 61-year-old Los Lunas man on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) on Tuesday, June 29, 2017. They arrested the man after responding to a car crash in which he slammed into the rear of a 54-year-old Hub City woman's Ford Taurus earlier in the afternoon.

Watch out for drunk drivers, especially on the weekends!

Many New Mexico residents work 40 to 60 hours per week. If you're one of them, you probably like to enjoy the weekends. Who can blame you? It's always nice to get together with friends and family to eat, drink and be merry. The problem is, many people include alcohol in their drinks then make irresponsible choices to drive after imbibing. If you're behind the wheel on a weekend in Rio Grande, Los Lunas or other regions, chances are there are drunk drivers in your midst.

New Mexico's fatal car crashes: Are the rates getting any better?

Each year around June, New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) releases traffic statistics for the previous year. Officials, in turn, use the new numbers to help them better determine where they could stand to still make some improvements. If we compare 2016 to the statistics from the two prior years, then it appears that very little progress is being made when it comes to fatal car crash numbers.

How many doctors disclose surgical errors to their patients?

National guidelines suggest that doctors and hospitals should fully disclose any surgical error to both the patient and their family members as soon as possible after it occurs. A recent study published in JAMA Surgery found that doctors fell short in disclosing these indiscretions though.

Workers' compensation claim versus civil lawsuit: How to decide

If you've been injured at work, then you've probably amassed some medical bills or have lost wages as a result. In most instances like this, an employee would file a workers' compensation claim to recover their expenses and lost compensation. However, there are instances in which an employee might decide to forego filing a workers' compensation claim altogether and decide to file a civil one instead.