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August 2014 Archives

Truck driver fatigue: Regulations can help roadway safety

There are a myriad of reasons why truck accidents happen in New Jersey. Road conditions in the winter, negligent car drivers and mechanical failure are just a few. But as mentioned previously, when truck drivers aren't following safety regulations, the risk of accidents and injuries increases. Often these injuries are catastrophic because of the sheer size of a big rig compared to other vehicles. This is one reason why truckers are held to a higher safety standard by states and the federal government.

Medical malpractice in New Jersey: liability and limitations

Malpractice is defined as a dereliction of professional duty or a professional's failure to skillfully render services, resulting in injury, damage or loss. This can include inadvertent doctor error or an improper, negligent act. Accountability can be sought from any health care professional who fails to maintain the standard of care in his or her field. There are certain New Jersey laws to be considered when seeking compensation in instances of alleged medical malpractice.

New Jersey police department gets defective vests refund

Manufacturers must provide safe products to consumers. Dangerous products need sufficient warnings and instructions. But what does one do if a defect in the product design, materials or manufacture causes an unsafe result? That is the question a New Jersey police department has dealt with for the past ten years. Finally, a resolution is at hand.

Pregnant woman’s death leads to malpractice lawsuit

About 30 miles to the west of Burlington County, a family mourns the loss of a wife and daughter. Adding to their grief, they must find a way to care for her severely brain-damaged infant son. Her husband and mother filed a lawsuit against that city claiming medical malpractice and defective equipment caused their losses in 2012. Seeking compensation and accountability from those responsible will help them recover and may provide the financial security needed for the future.

Settlement proposed in college athlete brain injury suit

A settlement has been proposed in a class action suit involving college athletes and head injuries. According to reports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has agreed to the settlement, which would involve the creation of a fund worth $70 million to cover the costs for testing of thousands of college athletes, both current and present.

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