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Injuries from Sports in School

Has your child suffered injury while participating in a school-sanctioned sports activity including practice sessions and games? Schools are rarely held liable, simply because the injuries aren’t serious. In fact, many claims against schools, coaches and teachers for sports injuries lack merit or are just plain frivolous. However, you may have a case if your… Read More »

Preexisting Conditions in Medical Malpractice Suits

Courts apply different rules when dealing with a pre-existing condition that was worsened or facilitated by medical malpractice. If, at the time you were treated, there was a possibility that you might suffer an injury regardless of the negligent treatment, then your recovery will often be limited. For example, assume you are having breathing problems… Read More »

The July Effect: Myth or Reality?

Researchers estimate that every year in July, there is a turnover rate of 100,000 for hospital personnel. For years people have theorized that this surge of inexperienced healthcare professionals causes what is known as the ‘July Effect’ — a period of subpar medical care. Yet some small sample studies have shown that teaching hospitals are… Read More »

Who is at Fault in a Truck Accident?

Any type of auto accident can be devastating, but semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents usually cause serious injuries, and in some cases even death. Initially, you may think the truck driver is to blame. However, many different parties may be at fault in a trucking accident. Uncovering the true culprit of your truck accident is one… Read More »

Surprisingly Common Medical Mistakes

The hospital or doctor’s office is the last place you expect to suffer injury. Yet medical malpractice occurs more frequently than most people even realize. Nurses, physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals make mistakes. While some go unnoticed or cause little harm, others result in serious injuries or even death. The following examples are… Read More »

New Jersey’s No-Fault Insurance: Zero or Verbal Threshold

If injured in a New Jersey auto accident, depending on your insurance policy and the extent of injuries, you may be able to take action against the responsible driver. In the Garden State, all drivers are required to have No-Fault automotive insurance. Under the No-Fault system, if you are involved in a car accident and… Read More »

Misdiagnosing Illnesses

Most people think of surgery gone wrong when they hear the phrase medical malpractice. While surgical errors are among the most common medical mistakes, there are many forms of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis. One of the most important jobs physicians have is to properly and accurately diagnose a patient’s condition. After all, the diagnosis determines… Read More »

Determining Who is Liable in a Slip/Trip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents cause many serious and even fatal injuries each year. If you suffer a head, back or other type of injury in a trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. However, first, you must determine who is liable for your accident. Depending on the details of your case, the… Read More »

The School’s Responsibility in Bullying

No school should tolerate bullying, teasing or hazing. Yet these types of behaviors occur frequently in countless classrooms across the country. If your child is bullied, you may feel helpless. However, New Jersey has taken great strides toward putting an end to bullying. The new Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in New Jersey (ABBR) provides in… Read More »

Is Identifying Distracted Driving Accidents about to Become Easier in New Jersey?

If you could take a snapshot of all U.S. motorists at any moment of the day, you would find that about 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices. Even though these devices do not represent the only type of distraction faced by drivers every day, they are a growing safety concern —… Read More »