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February 2018 Archives

Nursing home staff facing charges after wrongful death settlement

The elderly are to be loved and well taken care of as members of the senior community. When a senior is in the care of staff in a nursing home facility, it is expected that the person will receive a good level of care. Residents of New Jersey may pass away of old age in these homes; however, there are those who die from a wrongful death due to negligence.

Understanding New Jersey’s wrongful death and survival laws

If you are a New Jersey resident who recently lost a loved one, you are going through a very painful period of your life. If your loved one’s death resulted from someone’s negligence, carelessness or wrongdoing, not only must you deal with your grief, you also must deal with the nagging question of whether you should file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity that caused your loved one’s death.

Medical malpractice: Man misdiagnosed with cancer

There is an expected amount of trust in the New Jersey medical community when it comes to lab results. When an individual is given results that call for an aggressive level of treatment, it is expected that the results are accurate without error. Medical malpractice is disheartening and weakens the trust within the system that patients establish with medical professionals.

What you should know about working with dementia patients

Awareness campaigns to stop elder abuse in nursing homes are everywhere. As a caring staff member, you would never allow harm to come to the residents, no matter how difficult they can become. 

4 safety violations in construction that can kill you

You have worked in the construction industry for a while, so you already know that you are in a dangerous profession. You may follow all safety procedures and use the proper equipment, but you cannot always predict an accident or prevent others from doing something that could hurt someone. You might have also witnessed your employer cutting corners and putting workers at risk.

Family of a woman hit by a bus wins wrongful death lawsuit

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.

3 common injuries teachers sustain

While schools need to be safe places for students and teachers alike, the reality remains in stark contrast. After all, school shootings are still an unfortunate reality as the recent event in Kentucky where two students lost their lives from a shooter proved. 

Hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents often prove fatal

A young female passenger was found deceased from injuries suffered in a car crash. This motor vehicle accident took place on a busy and narrow street in New Jersey in the early hours of Jan. 27. The driver apparently fled the scene after crashing into a metal barrier and left her fatally injured friend without inquiring for help from emergency crews. It is hard for loved ones to endure the pain and anguish that results from tragic injuries or fatalities from motor vehicle accidents

Special education teachers face risk of injury from students

Special education teachers oversee the development of children with mental, physical or behavioral disabilities. While most students are perfectly fine, others will exhibit detrimental behavior that puts other students and the teacher at risk. Unfortunately, many teachers are unaware of how to handle potentially destructive situations because they did not receive the training necessary to deal with violent students, as a report in The Atlantic outlines. 

Hidden dangers of working as a police officer

It goes without saying that there are numerous dangers associated with being a police officer. In 2015 alone, 137 officers lost their lives in the line of duty in the United States. This is a significant decrease from 2007, which had 202 deaths. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, tens of thousands of assaults occur each year where cops are the victims. 

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