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Wrongful death: Police investigate fatal New Jersey crash

It is easy to do -- a slight miscalculation or moment of distraction can easily result in tragedy. Because of how easy and quick a car accident can happen, drivers must remain vigilant at all times. Unfortunately, police in New Jersey are investigating a recent crash that could potentially result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The incident happened one evening on a day in mid-March. According to reports, two elderly women were traveling in a southbound vehicle. When the 74-year-old driver reportedly attempted a left turn, their vehicle is said to have been struck by a van driven by a 66-year-old man.

Medical malpractice: Elderly woman abused in nursing home

When most people in New Jersey think of their aging loved ones, they think of them with love, and they have the desire to protect them and ensure that their physical and emotional needs are met throughout their lives. For some families, this means coming to the realization that they are no longer able to provide appropriate care. Once this is made, families often make the decision to place their loved ones in a nursing home facility. Unfortunately, residents of these facilities can often become victims of medical malpractice in the form of abuse or negligence.

One family in another state claims that they are still reeling from the discovery of evidence that they believe proves that their 93-year-old loved one -- suffering from dementia -- was being abused by two employees of nursing home in which she lived. According to reports, the family set up a nanny cam in the woman's room. News reports indicate that the camera captured two workers pulling the woman by her hair.

Following fatal New Jersey crash, wrongful death case possible

While the average person is aware of his or her mortality, the reality of the fragility of life is often difficult to fully fathom. Unfortunately, a slight miscalculation or moment of inattention could profoundly impact the lives of many. For example, a recent crash in New Jersey took the lives of two people. To help cope with the many financial ramifications that come with an unexpected loss of life, a wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate.

The fatal crash happened one evening on a day in March. According to reports, one of the victims, a 39-year-old woman, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her 42-year-old fiance. Reports indicate that their vehicle crashed head-on into a vehicle headed in their direction.

Springtime driving dangers

Warmer weather means more motorists on the roads in Succasunna. More drivers mean an increase in motor vehicle accidents and injuries. Anyone who plans to take advantage of the warmer temperatures should make themselves aware of the springtime driving dangers they face.

New Jersey motor vehicle accidents: 2 killed in multi-car crash

On many roads, the only thing that protects drivers from oncoming traffic is a stripe of paint on the center of the road. Unfortunately, this does little to protect drivers and passengers from motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent drivers. Police in New Jersey are still trying to piece together the details of a recent crash that resulted in the death of two people.

The crash happened one evening on a day in March. Reports indicate that a total of six vehicles were involved. However, police believe that the collision initially began when two vehicles experienced a head-on collision.

Wrongful death lawsuit accuses nursing home of negligence

As people age, they often require more and more medical interventions and care as part of their everyday lives. While families in New Jersey desire to provide this care themselves, they can quickly become overwhelmed by the increasing needs of their loved one. As a result, they put their faith into a nursing home facility. Unfortunately, one woman in another state feels that her faith was misplaced. In a wrongful death lawsuit, she claims that negligence on the part of the facility caused her mother's death.

The woman claims that, in Dec. 2015, her mother became a resident of the facility named as plaintiff in the case. Unfortunately, it is claimed that the facility did not provide adequate supervision. As a result, the woman's mother allegedly suffered a fall less than a month after she became a resident.

3 women charged in incident related to medical malpractice

Patients in nursing home facilities in New Jersey and across the country are typically placed in such facilities because they need care provided by those who have some degree of medical training. While most facilities ensure that all of the needs of their patients are met, some patients could fall victim to negligence and medical malpractice. In fact, three people in another state were recently indicted on charges related to a patient in their care.

The incident occurred in Sept. 2016 and involved the treatment of an elderly woman. The three women charged were tasked with providing care for the woman overnight. Although the women indicated on the patient's chart that they had checked on the patient multiple times throughout the night, surveillance footage shows otherwise. In fact, the women are suspected of failing to check on the woman for approximately 11 hours.

Triple amputee receives $13.75 million medical malpractice award

A medical emergency is scary and often painful. Treatment may be sought at a New Jersey emergency room, with the expectation that medical professionals will do everything in their power to ensure that the patient receives the necessary treatment. While most medical staff are experienced professionals dedicated to the care of their patients, some patients can fall through the cracks for a variety of different reasons -- sometimes with catastrophic results. A recent medical malpractice lawsuit in another state has resulted in a judgment of almost $14 million against a medical facility.

A 54-year-old woman reportedly sought treatment at a medical facility in Dec. 2012. She was suffering from sepsis when admitted. Her symptoms included low oxygen levels, an elevated heart rate and a high temperature. Despite the severity of her condition, she claims that she was not seen by a doctor until five hours after her arrival. Additionally, she asserts that nursing staff neglected to administer antibiotics until nine hours after the initial order was given.

Medical malpractice: Nursing home patients victims of rape

Patients in nursing homes in New Jersey and across the country are often placed there in order to ensure they receive the medical care they require. Often, residents are unable to speak, have cognitive issues that impairs their memories and require assistance to leave their beds. They are vulnerable and rely on the staff of nursing homes for protection. Unfortunately, some fall victim to medical malpractice, including negligence that results in sexual assault.

For example, a staff member at one out-of-state facility caught a nursing home employee in the act of sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman. The nursing home took immediate action and contacted authorities. The man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the case.

All ages engage in behaviors that lead to motor vehicle accidents

Many people in New Jersey assume that new drivers are the most dangerous on the road. Because of their inexperience, some assume, they may be unable to respond to a dangerous situation and may be more likely to engage in risky behavior that could lead to motor vehicle accidents. However, a recent study documented some surprising revelations about driver behavior.

The study was conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and involved 2,511 licensed drivers from the age of 16 and older. As part of the study, drivers were asked about certain potentially dangerous behaviors while driving, including texting, running a red light or speeding, over the course of the previous 30 days. Over half of respondents in each age group admitted to engaging in the behaviors.