Every day Mt. Laurel residents shop for and buy products that, without proper oversight, could be potentially dangerous. But because of state and federal laws, most people feel completely safe when they use or consume the products they buy. What happens, though, when someone becomes sick or injured through the use of a defective product? This is where product liability laws come into play.
Lawsuits are common after automobile accidents, especially when it is shown that one of the drivers was reckless or negligent. In such situations, car accident victims seek compensation for their injuries, as well as for lost wages, medical expenses and any pain and suffering that may have resulted from a crash.
New Jersey residents who visit a doctor for any reason trust that they are in good hands with a medical professional. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors make mistakes, and when negligence results in injury to a patient, there is likely grounds to seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
Every morning during the school year, students in New Jersey make their way to class. Those who are too young to drive sometimes use the bus; others who are old enough to drive may get to drive themselves. Parents and students alike expect to arrive at their destinations safely. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and car accidents are too often the cause.
Lawmakers in Trenton are trying to make it easier to prosecute drivers whose hand-held cell phone use resulted in injuries or death. The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously voted in favor of advancing the bill toward passage into law. The purpose of the legislation is to deter cell phone use while driving and effectively prevent car accidents.
A New Jersey doctor is likely to have his medical license suspended after an undercover investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration showed the doctor prescribed addictive medication when it wasn't necessary. A complaint filed with the Board of Medical Examiners in Trenton claims the doctor, of Old Bridge, recklessly prescribed anabolic steroids and painkillers to his patients.
According to statistics provided by New Jersey's Office of the Attorney General, 30 percent of all fatal car accidents in our state involve alcohol. That number is staggering. To honor loved ones who lost their lives to drunk driving, New Jersey families and officials recently gathered in Trenton for the second annual New Jersey Remembers ceremony.