Summertime is approaching! Many families will begin to enjoy boating, jet skiing, and other water-related activities. With that being said, it is important to be cautious when partaking in these activities. Failing to adhere to proper safety measures can result in serious or sometimes fatal injuries. Continue reading “Watercraft Activities Can Result in Death or Serious Injuries When an Operator Fails to Take the Necessary Precautions”
Recently, a woman died from an abortion at 25 weeks gestation. The woman bled to death after leaving the clinic. Prior to leaving the clinic, the woman collapsed on the bathroom floor. However, physicians still allowed her to go home. On her way home, the woman became unconscious. The driver of the vehicle called 911. However, when the ambulance arrived the woman was pronounced dead. After the woman’s death, the physician pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide. In this instance, the doctor had severed the patient’s uterine aorta, pierced the uterine wall, and tore her cervix. Continue reading “A Botched Abortion Can Result in Death”
The failure to diagnose diabetes can result in serious or fatal consequences. Diabetes is a problem with the body’s ability to process the hormone insulin. The pancreas is the organ responsible for releasing the hormone insulin to assist the body in using and regulating sugars and fats from the food that a person consumes. When a person’s insulin response is impaired, it may result in either too little insulin production or too much. This results in low or high levels of glucose. Continue reading “Diabetes Can Have Fatal Consequences If Left Untreated or Mismanaged”
A chiropractor is a licensed professional that is trained to diagnose and treat the misalignment of joints in the musculoskeletal system. Most chiropractors focus on patients who are experiencing pain and discomfort in their neck and back. Oftentimes, a chiropractor will manually adjust or manipulate the vertebrates to reduce a person’s discomfort and improve their functionality. Continue reading “Did Your Chiropractor Make a Mistake? You May Have a Claim!”
While coronary artery bypass is one of the most common heart-related surgeries, it can result in serious injuries or even death if it is not completed properly. Coronary artery bypass is a surgery conducted on patients with a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Oftentimes, the build-up of plaque is a result of a poor diet and lack of exercise, which causes high cholesterol. A coronary artery bypass surgery must be conducted to stimulate proper blood and oxygen flow to the heart, otherwise, a patient may suffer a heart attack.
A coronary artery bypass surgery helps restore blood flow to an obstructed artery. Sometimes, coronary artery bypass surgery can give rise to a medical malpractice claim as a result of medical negligence.
Continue reading “Patients May Suffer Injuries During a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”
While riding motorcycles may be enjoyable for many people, it can be a very dangerous method of transportation. Commonly, motorcycle crashes result in serious or fatal injuries. Operating a motorcycle on the roadways requires extreme safety measures, especially in New Jersey.
Continue reading “As the Sun Begins to Shine be Aware of the Motorcyclists”
While hip replacement surgery is common in the United States, it poses many risk factors because it is a major operation. The purpose of a hip replacement surgery is to alleviate pain caused by a worn out joint and increase hip function. In most instances, a surgeon will remove the hip joint and replace it with an artificial joint. Many people that require a hip replacement surgery suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the cartilage in the hip to break down.
Continue reading “Hip Replacements Gone Wrong May Give Rise to a Personal Injury Claim”
With the winter weather giving way to warmer temperatures, people are seeing more landscaping trucks in their neighborhoods. Landscapers perform various tasks on homeowners’ properties — whether it is mowing lawns, planting trees or shrubs or installing and maintaining irrigation equipment. However, they must be aware of the work hazards they may face as they work during the spring and summer months.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Landscape and Horticultural Services lists a serious of potential hazards that landscapers face while on the job. These include cuts and amputations; electrocution; ergonomic-related injuries; eye injuries; hearing loss; heat-related illnesses; lifting and awkward postures; exposure to pesticides and chemicals; and slips, trips and falls. These may result in either serious injury or death.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 there were 826 fatal crashes in New Jersey. Further, those involved in serious accidents suffer from severe injuries that may result in a permanent disability that requires long-term care. Injuries from an automobile accident differ in severity as a result of a number of factors, which include:
- The speed the vehicles are traveling;
- The impact location;
- The weight and size of the vehicles;
- Safety features in the vehicle; and
- Seatbelt usage at the time of the crash, among others.
Was your injury work related?
An injury that happens during the course of employment may entitle an individual to workers’ compensation. In many instances, a work-related injury occurs at an office location or at a construction site. However, some injuries that occur outside of the regularly scheduled workday may constitute a work-related injury. For instance, a person that gets into an accident while operating a work vehicle on behalf of his or her employer may amount to a work-related injury. In addition to workers compensation, a person may be entitled to recover compensation from a third party in a personal injury claim.
Continue reading “Workers’ Compensation For Construction Workers”