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Medical malpractice: Arrest warrant issued after abuse claim

People in New Jersey who spend a large portion of their days caring for elderly people must have a great deal of patience and compassion. Regardless of the stress that can come with such a job, all those who provide such care must treat their patients with the care and respect they deserve. If the appropriate standard of care is not provided, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may become necessary.

A 90-year-old woman in another state may be considering such an action after she claims she was abused. According to her report, the patient believes that a 44-year-old nursing assistant became angry when the patient notified her that she had wet the bed. The patient claims that she was forced onto her stomach and was struck multiple times on her back. She was also allegedly berated for wearing "too many pull ups."

Medical malpractice: Nurse's aide accepts deal in abuse case

The vast majority of families in New Jersey are dedicated to protecting the safety of their loved ones. For many, this involves finding an appropriate placement at a long-term care facility. Unfortunately, many find that medical malpractice in the form of abuse and neglect means that their loved ones' physical and emotional needs are not being met. Unfortunately, one out-of-state family was reportedly disappointed when abuse allegations against a nurse's aide resulted in a plea deal.

The case involved a 36-year-old female nurse's aide. A man initially became concerned about the aide after his father -- a resident at a nursing home facility who was under the woman's care -- made complaints. As a result, the son hid a motion-detected camera in the room. Footage reportedly revealed several instances of concern, including the aide forcing the patient to clean himself after an accident and then rubbing the rag in his face. Other concerning instances included the aide making what appeared to be a punching motion followed by the sounds of the man moaning.

Motor vehicle accidents: Fiery New Jersey crash proves fatal

While many people in New Jersey likely spent the recent holiday enjoying time with their family and friends, one family received a terrific loss as a result of a car crash. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can happen at any moment, even to those who are not behind the wheel. Reports in New Jersey claim that a recent fiery crash involved a vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder of the road.

The incident happened in the afternoon. Reports indicate that a motorist had pulled over to the side of the road and was adjusting a bike. Unfortunately, witnesses say that a car veered off the highway, onto the shoulder and striking the victim.

Why all motorcyclists need safety gear

When you hop in the car for a quick trip to the store, you may need to grab your keys, your wallet and your jacket, but you will probably not stop to think about whether you are wearing the right clothing for an accident. Before you get on your motorcycle, however, you should.

Here are three reasons safety gear is a must on every ride.

Wrongful death: Wrong drug resulted in fatality, lawsuit

When working in any sort of medical care facility, health care providers in New Jersey are expected to ensure that any medication given to a patient is necessary and administered appropriately. In fact, many facilities have several measures in place to track medication and ensure that the right patient receives the correct medication. Unfortunately, a resident at an out-of-state nursing home facility passed away; a recent wrongful death lawsuit claims it was because of a medication error.

The incident that allegedly led to the elderly patient's death reportedly occurred in June 2015, only months after the man had become a patient at the Greenbriar Health Care Center. The family of the now-deceased man claims that on a day in late June, the man was given extended release morphine -- a medication that was not prescribed to him. A recently filed lawsuit claims that the family of the man was not notified about the mistake.

New Jersey medical malpractice in the form of elderly abuse

Those who place loved ones in residential care facilities are often left with questions regarding the care that their family members receive. While many facilities have employees who are dedicated to the welfare of their patients, some residents become the victim of medical malpractice in the form of abuse. Unfortunately, three people in New Jersey were recently charged in incidents allegedly related to allegations of abuse in unrelated incidents.

The announcement of the charges against the certified nurse aides came as state officials recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. State officials have announced their intentions of increasing efforts to protect the elderly from abuse. As part of these efforts, the state instituted -- and later expanded -- a "Safe Care Cam" program which provides hidden cameras to use when abuse is suspected.

Motor vehicle accidents: 3 New Jersey teens in serious condition

There are certain risks to all New Jersey drivers as well as their passengers. While there are many measures that safe drivers can take to help reduce the chances of causing or being involved in an accident, motor vehicle accidents can still occur. Unfortunately, three teenagers are hospitalized following a recent collision.

Many of the details regarding the accident are unclear. However, reports indicate that the accident occurred during the early morning hours on a Sunday morning in June. According to reports, a sports utility vehicle was struck by a sports car.

Guilty plea could support medical malpractice claim

Elderly residents of nursing homes in New Jersey and across the country often require specialized care. Because of their physical conditions, some employees hired to provide care for these residents could become stressed or frustrated, making it necessary for nursing homes to ensure that all employees are properly supervised and suited for the position for which they have been hired. Unfortunately, an out-of-state woman was recently the victim of abuse at the hands of an employee of the nursing home where she lived. The family could choose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit as a result of the woman's treatment.

The victim of the abuse was a 94-year-old woman, a resident of Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. Family members reportedly noticed that the woman was suffering from unexplained injuries. As a result, they set up a camera in her room.

Thinking long-term after a car accident

Getting into a car accident can affect your life in a myriad of ways. In the days, weeks and months following a crash, you may need to handle medical concerns, a decreased ability to work and getting your car fixed so you can have reliable transportation again. At the same time, many accident victims also suffer from physical and emotional trauma.

Car accidents often end up costing more than people think, in the long run. In this difficult time, it is important to get the right support as you get your life back in order. Taking care of some major aspects can set you on the road to recovery.

Charges filed in potential wrongful death case

In order to provide the care that nursing home residents require in New Jersey, there must be many members of a care team. While most of the workers are professionals dedicated to protecting the patients, some are not, sometimes resulting in serious harm to a patient. Unfortunately, one out-of-state resident may be the victim of a wrongful death case after she died during surgery following an injury suffered at a nursing home.

The incident involved a 98-year-old woman and a male nursing assistant. According to reports, the elderly woman suffered a broken leg following an interaction with the man. She was transported to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. Unfortunately, she passed away during the surgery.