Personal Injury

Friday, September 15, 2017

NJ Court Rules Treating Doctor Cannot Testify As to Standard of Care


What is the standard of care in medical malpractice cases?

A New Jersey appellate court recently ruled that a doctor who treated a patient after another physician allegedly made a surgical error could not state an opinion on the standard of care in the medical malpractice case.  The case adds to the body of law regarding medical malpractice and standards of care in New Jersey.  Medical malpractice is an ever evolving field of law, making it complex and challenging.  Our Read more . . .


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Massive Settlement Reached Against Benicar


What should I do if I have suffered an injury while taking Benicar?

Benicar (Olmesartan) is a medication used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension.  Benicar performs the vital task of lowering a patient’s blood pressure so as to help prevent strokes.  However, for some patients, taking Benicar resulted in serious gastrointestinal injuries.  As a result, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Daiichi Sankyo, the Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer of Benicar.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, August 7, 2017

Examining the Safety of NJ Fairs


What are my legal rights if I am injured at a fair in New Jersey?

A horrific Columbus, Ohio fair accident has spurred several other states to re-examine the safety of fair rides.  The recent Ohio accident involved a ride called the Fire Ball.  Riders were swung to extreme heights and speeds in the Fire Ball, when suddenly an arm of the ride broke, sending riders flying through the air.  One individual was killed and seven others injured in the accident.  Several people remain hospitalized more than a week after the incident.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

New Study Finds that Brain Injuries in Middle Age May Raise Your Risk of Dementia


What causes traumatic brain injuries?

A new study suggests that middle aged adults should take care to protect their heads from trauma.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are believed to be the cause of over 2.5 million emergency room visits per year and 282,000 hospitalizations nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Traumatic brain injuries are defined as blows or bumps to the head that cause damage to the brain.  TBIs can have many causes and are often linked to accidents.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Fidget Spinners Raise Safety Concerns


Is your child’s fidget spinner safe?

Fidget spinners have exploded in popularity in just the past few months. These toys, originally designed to assist children with ADHD, are the must have toy of the season. Despite the wild popularity of fidget spinners, new reports indicate that fidget spinners may pose a safety threat to their users.  From choking hazards to sudden explosions, fidget spinners hold the potential to inflict serious Read more . . .


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NJ Bus Crash Injures 33


Who is at-fault for the recent New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured dozens?

A horrific crash between a tour bus and a tractor-trailer left 33 people injured on the New Jersey Turnpike.  The accident happened at 12:30 a.m. on a Friday in West Deptford, New Jersey.  The accident involved a Panda tour bus with 50 people on board.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When Police Chases Turn Deadly


Who is liable if I am injured by a police vehicle or fleeing suspect?

Recently, a police chase ended in a deadly crash in New Jersey.  According to officials, police officers began pursuing a car down Tonnelle Avenue in Greenville.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fatal Work Injuries On the Rise in New Jersey


What causes fatal work injuries in New Jersey?

A recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that fatal work injuries are on the rise in New Jersey.  In March of 2015, fatal work injuries totaled nearly 100 in the state, a ten percent increase from the previous year.  A similar trend was revealed nationwide, with 4,836 fatal occupational injuries recorded in 2015, up from 4,821 in 2014.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

NJ Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling on Statute of Limitations


How much time do I have to file my personal injury claim in New Jersey?

A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court has altered longstanding rules with respect to the statute of limitations and choice of law for tort claims.  The case, entitled McCarrell v. Hoffman-La Roche, will have a significant impact on personal injury cases in the state.  Our Read more . . .


Sunday, February 12, 2017

How Much Can I Get If I Sue?


One of the questions we get asked the most by potential clients is how much money a particular injury might be worth. It’s a good question to ask, but a somewhat difficult one to answer. Every person and every injury are different, and these differences play a big factor in determining how much an individual might be able to get if they file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for their injuries.


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

When Lack of Informed Consent Leads to Medical Malpractice


When Lack of Informed Consent Leads to Medical Malpractice

We rely on doctors and other medical professionals to provide us with quality care, as well as all the relevant information about treatments so that we can make choices about our care. In fact, state law requires doctors to obtain a patient's "informed consent" before performing a planned medical procedure such as surgery or special treatment for an illness. If a doctor fails to obtain this consent and the patient is injured as a result of the treatment, there may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

What is informed consent?

A doctor has a legal obligation to provide a patient will all the relevant information about a planned procedure or treatment. This information must be provided in plain language that the patient can understand and include a description of the procedure, risks and potential complications, alternative her treatment options, and the prognosis.


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