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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Debunking Myths: Tort Reform

Many industries have perpetuated the notion that lawsuits are out of control and responsible for many of America’s ills. Unfortunately, public policy decisions and personal decisions are often made based on these myths: Myth — The number of lawsuits filed is skyrocketing: In reality, tort cases comprise only 4.4 percent of state court filings. Further,… Read More »

Debunking Five Myths About Medical Malpractice

There are several myths regarding medical malpractice suits, which misinform lawmakers and patients in the United States. These myths support the ideas that there are too many malpractice cases, and that those malpractice cases are the source of various problems in the country, including high premium costs and an alleged doctor shortage. These assertions are… Read More »

Back-to-School Safety Refreshers

The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) is reminding everyone to be safe in school zones now that school is back in session. School zones affect pedestrians, buses, parent-driven vehicles and student-driven vehicles. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in New Jersey, and on average, one pedestrian… Read More »

Medical Malpractice During Childbirth

For some women, the experience of childbirth triggers emotional problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder. This is especially true when mothers had complications during childbirth or a difficult birth process. Unfortunately, such complications are often caused by medical errors that can result in lasting injury to a newborn.  Although serious birth injuries are rarer than they… Read More »

Teen Drivers: Are They More Dangerous?

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States and in New Jersey. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than all other drivers. Further, 43 percent of teens admit to texting while… Read More »

When an Elderly Loved One Is Being Abused

Elder abuse includes several types of mistreatment and violence inflicted on individuals who are more than 60 years old, usually by a caregiver or someone an elder trusts. The true scope of elder abuse in the United States is unknown, since many incidents go unreported.  There are six major types of elder abuse:  Physical abuse… Read More »

Medical Malpractice in Cosmetic Surgery

Having cosmetic surgery is often an emotional decision and a major financial investment. Patients may contemplate surgery for years and endeavor to improve their self-esteem by having a procedure.  A recent trend has shown many doctors, without credentials in plastic surgery, expanding their practices to include cosmetic procedures. There are indications that this increases their… Read More »

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and it is important to choose an experienced surgeon who specializes in the procedure you are seeking. As with other medical procedures, cosmetic surgery does carry risks.  Ensure that the plastic surgeon is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,… Read More »

Tips for Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries and Fatalities

Many drivers have become acclimated to an automobile-centered lifestyle and fail to acknowledge the rights of bicyclists. Thousands of law-abiding cyclists are injured, and hundreds are killed, each year by negligent drivers.  In 2011, 677 pedalcyclists — which includes bicyclists and cyclists who ride two-wheel non-motorized vehicles, tricycles and unicycles powered solely by pedals —… Read More »

Preventing Child Injuries and Death in Motor Vehicle Accidents

In New Jersey, children under 80 pounds or under 8 years old must ride in a child seat. Using a child safety seat greatly reduces the risk of death and protects children from injuries in the event of a crash. Parents and caregivers have the responsibility of ensuring children are in a child safety seat… Read More »

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