Scaffolding Errors May Give Rise to a Personal Injury Claim

As a building boom continues throughout the tri-state area, construction sites continue to be flooded with scaffolding. While scaffolding may make a construction worker’s job easier, there are also certain precautions that need to be followed in order to mitigate the risk of injury while on a job site. With that being said, here are some safety tips:
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Neonatal Seizures May Result in Long -Term Disabilities

The birth of a baby can be a very exciting and nerve wrecking experience, especially when something goes wrong. In some situations, a baby may experience a neonatal seizure as a result of a medical error.  A neonatal seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that results in convulsions in the body. Most neonatal seizures occur as a result of brain damage due to a birth injury. These seizures must be treated immediately, otherwise, these can lead to long-term disabilities.  Neonatal seizures can range in severity.  However, common symptoms include:

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Birth Defects May Give Rise to a Claim of Action

Most expectant couples are overjoyed with happiness and are hoping for a healthy baby. Unfortunately, for some couples, their child is born with a birth defect that could have been detected through adequate pre-natal testing.  Common early detection tests can look for the following birth defects:

  • Down syndrome;
  • Chromosomal abnormalities;
  • Sickle cell anemia;
  • Abdominal wall defects;
  • Spina bifida;
  • HIV;
  • Tay-Sachs disease; and
  • Cystic fibrosis, among others.

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Nerve Damage Can Give Rise to a Medical Malpractice Claim

While most people do not want to undergo a surgical procedure, steroid injection, or a hospitalization, it is often very necessary in certain instances.  However, routine medical procedures can result in nerve damage to a certain area of a person’s body as a result of a medical error.

Some instances where a person may suffer from nerve damage is as follows:

  • Giving vaginal birth;
  • Having a cesarean section;
  • A cosmetic elective procedure;
  • Chiropractic visit; and
  • Emergency surgery, among others.

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Be Aware of Firework Use this Summer

Just before the Fourth of July last summer, then-Governor Chris Christie legalized the use of certain firework products including hand-held sparklers, ground sparklers, party poppers, and snappers. The bill that legalized the sale and purchase of these products requires that the consumer be at least 16 years of age to purchase these products. While this bill expanded the use of firework-related products in the state, it maintained the prohibition of all other fireworks including sky rockets, bottle rockets, and all other explosive and aerial firework devices. Continue reading “Be Aware of Firework Use this Summer”

A Public School May Be Held Liable If You Were Injured in a Bus Accident

A recent bus accident that occurred on May 17th has brought into question who may be held responsible for the deaths of a 10-year-old student and a teacher who were aboard the bus, along with the dozens of injuries that resulted from the crash. The accident occurred on a busy New Jersey highway while the students were being transported to a field trip. It has been reported that the driver illegally used a cut-through in the median reserved for emergency vehicles to make an illegal u-turn.

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