Patients who need surgery are never guaranteed a positive outcome. Burlington residents know that. It's reasonable to assume, however, that the doctors and medical staff involved in an operation won't make avoidable mistakes.
Family members in another state find themselves able to proceed with a medical malpractice suit thanks to an Appeals Court ruling. In question is the possible hospital negligence that resulted in the death of an 80-year-old woman. Complex legal questions surrounded the matter – the same type of procedural issues that could be found in New Jersey courts – but the case will now go forward as this husband and eight children seek compensation and accountability for their loss.
Most residents of New Jersey spend little, if any, time thinking about living with the aftermath of a serious injury. Perhaps one of the most disruptive is a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can be suffered in a variety of situations including slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents.
A growing car service called Uber uses a convenient mobile device application that allows a taxi to quickly pick up fares from patrons and take them to their destinations. Despite offering low-cost cab services to busy cities throughout New Jersey, Uber is facing controversy after a recent accident that led to a wrongful death lawsuit.
Paterson, New Jersey, has been named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection to a 2012 police shooting. The lawsuit was filed by the brother of a 38-year-old man who was shot dead by a Paterson police officer. The plaintiff alleged that the police officer's negligence and misconduct caused the victim's death.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Jersey nursing home for violations after an investigation showed the home's laundry department was hiding its own "dirty laundry."
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.
The death of a loved one can be unbearable, particularly if it possible that the victim's life might have been saved. When this happens, a wrongful death suit may provide the victim's family with compensation for their loss.
Recently, the family of a 24-year-old man from Tom's River, New Jersey, who was killed when his motorcycle collided with an Ocean County freeholder's car, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the freeholder. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the freeholder was negligently driving when his car struck the motorcycle.
Dealing with the loss of the loved one often means fighting for answers. When a fatal incident occurs, family members will seek to understand how it occurred and if anyone was responsible for their death.