Patients May Suffer Injuries During a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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.
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As the Sun Begins to Shine be Aware of the Motorcyclists

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.
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Hip Replacements Gone Wrong May Give Rise to a Personal Injury Claim

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.
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Landscapers Must Be Aware of Job Hazards as Weather Warms Up

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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No Matter How Minor the Injuries Are, You May Still Be Able to Recover Damages

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.

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Workers’ Compensation For Construction Workers

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.
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Be Aware of Intoxicated Drivers

Driving under the influence is a choice that many people decide to make, which too often tragically results in serious injuries and the deaths of others. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has become one of the leading causes of death or serious injuries in the United States. It accounts for one-third of all traffic accident fatalities. These accidents occur when an intoxicated person engages in reckless driving, including:
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Be Cautious while Driving because the Unofficial Marijuana Holiday is Approaching

Across the United States, April 20th has become an unofficial marijuana holiday. A study conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), revealed that the number of crashes increases on April 20th, as a result of recreational marijuana use in celebration of this day. The use of marijuana impairs an individual’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol negatively affects a person’s cognitive skills and motor skills.
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How Legalizing Marijuana May Affect the Frequency of Car Accidents

New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has caused concern among residents of the state for his push to legalize recreational marijuana. The new Governor plans to pass legislation along with the legalization that would regulate marijuana use similarly to the way alcohol is currently regulated throughout the state. However, states with legalized marijuana for recreational use contradict federal statutes that outlaw any use of the substance. In addition, the Governor’s fellow lawmakers—mostly on the Republican side—have been vocal about their opposition to legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, believing it will only cause harm to the population. Continue reading “How Legalizing Marijuana May Affect the Frequency of Car Accidents”

Medical Malpractice May Have Caused Your Loved One’s Suicide

If someone you love has taken his or her life, it may be a result of a medical professional’s failure to diligently diagnose or report a medical issue. An experienced attorney can assist you in seeking justice against a medical professional for his or her delay in reporting or properly evaluating the condition.

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the data, males are four times more likely to take their life than females, accounting for 77 percent suicides in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, most suicides involve those with a history of mental illness, substance abuse, or prior history of attempted suicide. Continue reading “Medical Malpractice May Have Caused Your Loved One’s Suicide”