Everyday throughout New Jersey, workers risk their own well-being to carry out their job requirements. Construction workers often find themselves at close proximity to moving vehicles, extreme heights, and heavy machinery. Safety precautions and regulations are often put in place to protect these workers, but sometimes lapses in maintaining a safe work environment lead to serious injuries. When this happens, an injured worker rightly expects to be taken care of, but he may need a lawyer to obtain the compensation he is entitled to receive.
No matter how safely a motorist drives, he or she can never be sure that other drivers are taking the same preventative precautions. Unfortunately, this means that motorists are often blindsided by a careless driver, and they are often seriously injured as a result. Because of this, car accident victims should be aware of the legal options available to help them regain their normal life.
State laws are implemented to protect the general public, while also defining the process offenders will go through. Changes in policies could mean harsher penalties, especially in New Jersey where they are considering the laws surrounding drunk driving and the resulting criminal and civil liabilities.
A Piscataway, New Jersey man is seeking a new trial against one of the doctors who allegedly performed medical malpractice on his wife, leaving her in a permanent vegetative state. The man previously won a $2.73 million medical malpractice suit against the hospital and two of the other doctors responsible for the failed surgeries that caused the woman's brain damage. But a judge ruled against the husband in an action against the remaining doctor who refused to settle. The husband is now requesting a new trial based on alleged trial errors.
Three Jersey City women and an unborn child were recently killed in a car crash in Jersey City, New Jersey, when a van went off the road and crashed into the side of the home. The auto accident victims include a 62-year-old woman, a 36-year-old woman and her unborn baby, and an 11-year-old girl. Six other passengers were injured in the car crash. The younger woman was five months pregnant at the time of the crash. The driver, a 37-year-old man, was the stepfather of the young girl killed, and he admitted to being intoxicated at the time of the crash. The driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and assault by auto.
A car accident in Maplewood, New Jersey has claimed the lives of two young men, and has the driver, a 20-year-old son of a local fire chief, charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol. The auto accident allegedly occurred when the driver was drinking and speeding when he failed to observe a stop sign and broadsided another car.
Police in Harrison, New Jersey have arrested two Newark men for separate drunk driving-related incidents, including one involving damage to a parked car. The first incident occurred when the 52-year-old driver drove the wrong way down a one-way street and backed into a parked car when he realized what he was doing and attempted to turn around.
New Jersey residents may be surprised to hear the results of a recent study that discovered the most common medical malpractice claims were missed diagnoses for cancer and heart attacks. The researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School reviewed more than 7,150 journal papers on medical malpractice claims, focusing specifically on claims against primary care doctors. They included 34 journal articles in their study, including those from France, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and the United States. The researchers found that missed diagnoses were the most common malpractice claims, with between 26 and 63 percent of the cases involving a missed diagnosis. Death was the most common consequence of the alleged malpractice, being found in between 15 and 48 percent of the cases studied.
Recently, a two-car accident near the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, New Jersey, sent seven people to the hospital with injuries. The car accident occurred when a Lexus SUV collided with a Honda Sedan, injuring seven people. All seven were in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The incident is still under police investigation.
Recently, two New Jersey Lottery employees filed worker's compensation claims alleging to have been sickened by moldy lottery tickets damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The employees' workers' compensation claim states that they were exposed to over 400,000 moldy lottery tickets for a period of six months at the New Jersey state lottery headquarters in Lawrence and were sickened after they were asked to audit the tickets by their supervisor.