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March 2017 Archives

Wrongful death lawsuit filed after resident dies of hypothermia

Providing care for a person struggling with dementia is difficult. Often, families in New Jersey are not able to ensure that their loved ones are safe, prompting them to place them in a residential care facility. While they expect that family members suffering from dementia will receive appropriate care, one out-of-state family claims that negligence on the part of staff members caring for their loved one resulted in a wrongful death.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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