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January 2017 Archives

Man accused of causing 2 New Jersey motor vehicle accidents

Most drivers in New Jersey take measures to protect themselves and their passengers. Despite their efforts, they are often unable to avoid the dangerous actions of other drivers with whom they may come into contact. Unfortunately, these encounters often result in injuries. For example, one man in New Jersey was arrested after police officers accused him of causing two motor vehicle accidents, one of which resulted in injuries.

Wrongful death lawsuit claims doctors failed to diagnose tumor

There is no nightmare more terrifying for parents in New Jersey and across the country than to watch their child suffer from an illness that slowly causes him or her to deteriorate. Unfortunately, one set of out-of-state parents recently had to watch as their daughter suffered from an undiagnosed brain tumor. Despite her symptoms, a wrongful death lawsuit claims that doctors failed to conduct the tests that would have allowed earlier interventions.

Families respond to abuse, neglect with wrongful death suits

Families in New Jersey often struggle when it comes to making medical decisions for their loved ones who are no longer able to care for themselves. While they may want to personally provide necessary care, they often find that they do not have the necessary medical experience to do so, prompting them to place their family member in a nursing home. Unfortunately, some residents die as a result of abuse and neglect, prompting surviving family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Medical malpractice: Woman, daughter claim abuse at nursing home

Many families in New Jersey make the difficult decision to place their loved ones in a nursing home facility, entrusting that staff at the facility will ensure that their family member receives appropriate care. Unfortunately, instances of medical malpractice and abuse can often be difficult to recognize for those untrained to notice symptoms, especially when the victims are unable to speak for themselves.  A recent lawsuit claims that one woman was informed about the alleged abuse of her mother when an anonymous staff member advised her to check on her.

Motor vehicle accidents: New Jersey teen suffers injuries

School buses in the United States are equipped with safety features meant to ensure that they are properly visible. Despite these efforts, motor vehicle accidents continue to occur due to distracted drivers. Unfortunately, a teenager in New Jersey recently suffered severe injuries after she was struck while attempting to board a bus.

Failure to respond to alarms could be case of wrongful death

Anyone in New Jersey who has spent time in a medical care facility for patients who need significant medical interventions are likely aware of the different alarms that can go off at any given time. While some are false alarms, medical care professionals must provide assistance, especially in cases involving a ventilator. Unfortunately, an aide and two nurses who formerly worked at a facility in a different state are accused of failing to check on a patient when her ventilator alarm went off, potentially resulting in a wrongful death.

Wrongful death: Health department cites negligence for 2 deaths

The medical and care needs of nursing home residents can be complex. As a result, care providers in New Jersey often create detailed care plans that provide instructions on how to treat an individual resident in a variety of different situations. The actions of an out-of-state facility illustrate the importance of following such instructions. The family members of the patients involved may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result.

Where to sue in an out of state car accident

You were out of state for a business trip, vacation or family visit and got in a car accident. Now what? While you may already know that you are entitled to compensation when the other driver is at fault for the accident, this often involves going to court. Where do you file a claim when the accident occurs out of state?

New admissions suspended among possible medical malpractice

In every profession, there are employees who fail to fulfill their job responsibilities. When this occurs, employers in New Jersey and across the country are expected to take appropriate action. In some cases, action may include additional training, but in others, especially if the case involves abuse of a patient in a residential setting, termination may be necessary. Despite having the responsibility of protecting residents from harm, one out-of-state facility is accused of failing to provide adequate protections. Victims in similar situations may choose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit as a result.

Lawsuit accuses hospital, doctor of medical malpractice

Even well-supervised children in New Jersey can get hurt. Fortunately for parents, most doctors and other healthcare professionals are well-trained and able to prescribe the appropriate treatment following incidents that caused injury to a child. However, one family in another state filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, claiming that delayed treatment caused severe harm to their toddler.

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