In New Jersey and elsewhere, a pedestrian typically has the right of way. When a driver assumes the responsibility to operate a motor vehicle, he or she must follow all the traffic laws. Pedestrians trust that when they walk along the road or through a crosswalk that others will abide by the very laws set to protect them from danger. When a driver negligently causes a fatal pedestrian accident, a wrongful death claim may be filed in a New Jersey civil court by the victim's surviving family.
When residents of New Jersey need assistance in caring for elderly loves ones, they often have no choice but to trust that whatever facility they choose is a safe environment staffed with compassionate and well-trained professionals. Tragically, this is sometimes not the case, and helpless senior citizens are the ones who pay a high price through physical pain and suffering or, sometimes, even their lives. In another state, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a deceased individual's estate accuses the facility in which he was staying of negligence that directly led to his death.
Many people in New Jersey are generally familiar with some of the symptoms associated with dementia. People who suffer from the condition can sometimes be unpredictable, including becoming violent at times. However, those who provide care for such people should be familiar with both their patients and the potential for which their condition may present. Unfortunately, the death of a dementia patient in another state may potentially lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.
People in New Jersey and across the country who struggle to provide care for themselves are often placed in assisted living facilities. Employees in these facilities are sometimes tasked with dealing with people who may exhibit challenging behavior -- behavior that is often beyond the control of the patient. Despite this, staff must continue to meet the care needs of all patients in a professional manner. Unfortunately, the administrator of an assisted living facility in another state could potentially face a wrongful death lawsuit after she was arrested and faces multiple charges in connection to the death of a resident.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.