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Wrongful death case possible following fatal New Jersey crash

There are many potential distractions in a car. Drivers who attempt to adjust the radio station or send a text message, for example, can quickly cause a deadly accident. Even having a passenger in the car can create distractions for some. As a result, it is necessary for drivers in New Jersey to maintain their focus at all times. Unfortunately, one man recently lost his life in a crash that could potentially result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The incident happened one morning on a day in May. According to reports, a vehicle was headed west on a New Jersey interstate. State police claim that the driver, a 24-year-old woman, lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons.The vehicle then exited the roadway before striking a tree and coming to a stop in a median.

Wrongful death: Nursing home cited in resident's death

Developments in medical technology have significantly improved the quality of care that patients -- including nursing home residents -- receive. In order to ensure that patients in New Jersey and across the country do not suffer further harm through the use of such technologies, facilities must ensure that staff members are properly trained on their use. Unfortunately, a recent report by a Department of Health in another state claims that one nursing home failed to do just that, which resulted in injuries that contributed to a woman's death. The family has the option of filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

The incident happened on a day in late Dec. 2016. According to reports, the woman -- identified as an 83-year-old by her family members -- was placed in a lift by staff members to allow her to use a mobile toilet. Staff members, reportedly to allow the woman some privacy, left her alone in the room. They soon heard screams of pain.

Medical malpractice: Patient files suit against nursing home

It takes a special kind of person to provide the necessary care required by a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. While most people in New Jersey who do so in a nursing home facility are committed to the health and overall well-being of their patients, there are those who are not, often resulting in claims of medical malpractice. A lawsuit has recently been filed against a nursing home facility in another state, claiming that an employee posted inappropriate content regarding a patient on social media.

The lawsuit involves an 83-year-old woman whose son claims is going through the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. According to the son, the woman is generally unaware of what is happening around her and has limited ability to talk or move. However, he claims that a nursing home defendant posted a video of a person smearing feces on the woman. He also allegedly posted pictures of the woman naked.

Protecting yourself against medication errors

Whether you visit the doctor for a simple infection or a chronic condition, you trust that you will get the right diagnosis, treatment and care. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. As a patient, you must be invested and aware of your own diagnosis and treatments to avoid errors rather than blindly trust health care professionals.

One of the common errors that can be avoided with a little extra effort is a medication error. While this type is often small, it can have devastating effects if you take the wrong medication or the wrong dosage.

Nursing home incident potential wrongful death case

The care that Alzheimer's patients require is often complicated. Because of their medical condition, they may fall victim to environmental aspects of facilities in New Jersey and other areas of the country that seem relatively innocuous to others. Unfortunately, an out-of-state woman passed away in what could be a case of wrongful death. State officials have recently ruled that their nursing home in which she lived was negligent.

The 90-year-old woman was known to wander. On the day of her death, she reportedly wandered into a laundry room at the nursing home facility and fell into a recessed basin used to collect used water. The temperature of the water is kept at 155 degrees to ensure that the laundry is properly disinfected. She was discovered by a nursing assistant who claims the woman was alert and quietly calling for help.

Medical malpractice in the form of wrongful life

Doctors and other medical care professionals in New Jersey and across the country are often dedicated to ensuring that their patients receive the best possible medical care. However, the desire to save lives can sometimes override the desires of the patient and his or her family members in the form of failing to abide by instructions provided by advanced directives. As a result, more people are seeking justice in a civil court, claiming that wrongful life is a form of medical malpractice.

People are often urged to put their wishes in regard to medical treatment in writing so that they are clear and understandable. However, there are several court cases now going through the process, claiming that doctors resuscitated a patient in clear violation of their wishes. While, in the past, the general philosophy was to err on the side of saving a life as ventilators, for example, can be disconnected, courts are becoming more receptive to so-called cases of "wrongful life."

Wrongful death lawsuit could follow fatal New Jersey accident

There are a variety of different ways to legally use New Jersey roadways. As a result, motorists must be aware of pedestrians and others who may be on the roads. Unfortunately, police say that two pedestrians were recently killed after being struck while attempting to cross the street. Surviving family members of the two victims could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

The fatal incident happened one evening on a day in early April. According to reports, the two male victims, members of a local political party who were meeting to prepare for the upcoming primaries, were attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a vehicle. Reports claim that the driver of the vehicle left the scene.

Medical malpractice: Woman accuses facility of neglect

One of the hardest decisions that families in New Jersey must make is whether and when to place their loved one in a residential care facility. While they may be reluctant to do so, many families are often unable to meet the care needs of an aging loved one. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman claims that the facility caring for her elderly father failed to meet his most basic needs. Her concerns could ultimately result in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The woman claims that the decision to place her now 94-year-old father in a residential care facility came approximately 10 years ago. Unfortunately, she claims that she noticed a severe decline in his overall health in the last few years. Beginning to have concerns regarding neglect, she says she had several meetings with nursing home personnel to discuss the man's condition and care. Concerns included lack of access to water or other fluids and an odor that indicated that he was not changed regularly.

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Wrongful death complaint accuses nursing home of negligence

There is no doubt that caring for people in a nursing home can be stressful. Despite the stresses that come along with a job, most employees are dedicated to ensuring that the patients for which they are responsible receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, many such workers in New Jersey find it impossible to meet an appropriate standard of care due to a lack of staffing. For example, a recent out-of-state wrongful death complaint claims that a lack of staff resulted in a man's death.

The man was 64 years old at the time of his death. He had reportedly been treated for a neurological condition at a hospital in July 2015 before he arrived at the nursing home named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit. The complaint claims that nursing home staff became aware that the man was suffering from a pressure ulcer on his tailbone in Aug. 2016.