New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law Blog
Saturday, April 15, 2017
What are my rights if I am injured due to malpractice in the ER?
A trip to the emergency room is always frightening. Most people enter the ER with serious injuries and illnesses. Emergency room doctors are trained to skillfully diagnose and treat patients while working in a fast-paced and often demanding environment. At times, however, critical errors occur that can cost patients greatly. Emergency room errors can mean the difference between life and death.
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of someone else, you have a right to seek compensation for the damages suffered in terms of medical bills, lost time at work or school, and for any permanent or debilitating injuries. However, this right does not exist in perpetuity. There is a time limit after which you lose your right to file suit for personal injury.
The New Jersey statute of limitations
The statute of limitations prescribes the time limit for instituting a legal claim for personal injury. It essentially sets the deadlines for suing.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
How can soccer players protect themselves against brain injuries?
A recent study suggests that soccer players could be at risk of developing dementia due to repeated blows to the head. The UK based study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica, should alert soccer athletes to previously unrecognized risks of the sport. Our New Jersey brain injury attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP, discuss the potential link between soccer and brain injuries and some steps you can take as a sports player to protect your head.
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Wrongful death and wrongful life cases are often challenging cases for both clients and attorneys. These types of cases can often be emotionally charged and deal with controversial issues, but they are not often understood by those who have not been directly involved in such a case. Today we are breaking down the differences between wrongful death and wrongful life cases.Read more . . .
Sunday, February 12, 2017
How do medication errors occur in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies?
Prescription medications are administered to help us feel better and even to save our lives, but medication errors can inflict serious injuries or even death. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medication errors result in thousands of deaths annually, along with thousands of injuries. The true incidence of medication errors is hard to determine, with scholarly reports estimating that somewhere between two and 514 per 1,000 prescriptions involve errors.Read more . . .
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 30% of deaths each year. Those who do survive traumatic brain injuries may live with moderate to severe disabilities for the remainder of their lives. The impacts from traumatic brain injury can extend far beyond the victim, affected family and friends as well.Read more . . .
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
What has been done to make trains more safe in New Jersey?
Last fall a commuter train that was approaching the Hoboken Terminal crashed into barriers at the end of the tracks, injuring 100 passengers. Another person who was waiting on the platform was killed when part of the ceiling collapsed. Just before the crash, the train accelerated and it was subsequently reported that the engineer, who had been diagnosed with sleep apnea, had fallen asleep.
At the time of this tragic accident, questions were raised as to why the commuter train did not have safety technology known as positive train control, and whether this technology could have prevented the crash.
What is Positive Train Control?
Positive Train Control or PTC is a system of sensors that are embedded along stretches of track that is designed to monitor train speeds.Read more . . .
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
What remedies might the decedents estate have against the employer?
Workplace accidents take the lives of close to 100 New Jersey residents each year and injure far more. If you know someone who has been injured or killed in a workplace accident, you know first hand the devastation these accidents cause.
A 22-year old Freehold resident was crushed to death at a salvage yard in East Brunswick. The victim, Alvaro Esteban, was an employee of a company called Universal Processing, LLC. The company does business at Atlantic Sales & Salvage where Esteban died.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
What legal actions can consumers take when products prove defective and dangerous?
Consumers reeling from the possibility that their new Samsung phone might explode in their pockets now have a new concern—that the top of their Samsung washing machine might fly off.
Massive Recall of Washing Machines Sold in the United States
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that the company will be recalling 2.8 machines, covering 34 different models sold since 2011.Read more . . .
Monday, November 28, 2016
Is a property owner responsible for injuries sustained by trespassers?
Being struck by a moving train is an event that usually ends in death. On rare occasions someone survives this catastrophe. On those occasions, is the railroad responsible for that person’s injuries? That depends on the person’s status. If the person was a trespasser, the railroad may be off the hook. A recent case coming out of Essex County, New Jersey, will be subject to this analysis.Read more . . .
Monday, November 14, 2016
When are a judge's ex parte remarks to a jury so prejudicial that the plaintiff or defendant must be granted a new trial?
Jury trials can be risky for both plaintiffs and defendants, filled with unexpected pitfalls. They can also be treacherous terrain for the judge. In a recent New Jersey personal injury lawsuit, a trial judge's offhand remark to a deadlocked jury was considered so serious an error that the appellate division threw out the unanimous verdict and ordered a new trial.
A Motor Vehicle Accident Case Leaves a Jury Divided
The lawsuit involved a motor vehicle accident in which the plaintiff's van was struck from behind.Read more . . .
The attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP represent clients in Essex County, Newark, Paterson and throughout the state of New Jersey in a wide range of matters including personal injury, automobile accidents, brain injuries, medical malpractice, business litigation and class action cases.