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What Are Common Brain Injuries Related to Medical Malpractice?

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Common Brain Injuries Related to Medical Malpractice You have heard of people suffering from brain injuries in accidents but did you know that hospitals and healthcare providers whom you trust implicitly can also cause traumatic brain injuries? It is shocking but true. The brain is the decision maker for all bodily functions. Any injury to the brain, however small or serious, can have irrevocable damages to a person, resulting in even death.   When a brain injury occurs due to medical malpractice, it is considered a crime. It could have been avoided and a precious life could have been saved if the doctors...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim No matter how careful you are at work, accidents can happen. Just when you think a work injury can’t possibly happen to you, you fall victim to one and are rendered incapable of performing your former job duties. You turn to your employer and their medical team for a proper diagnosis of your injury or disease and hope to see compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims must be filed carefully and submitted in a timely manner, or else they could be denied, and you could be...

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Injured by a Doctor? Don’t Wait to Sue

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Medical negligence can easily result in serious injury or death. Healthcare professionals don’t set out to make mistakes, but when medical errors are made, the results can be disastrous.  It can be a downright traumatic experience that will have family members and victims alike reeling in emotional turmoil for months. That being said, it’s not always easy to figure out the full extent of the injuries caused by a negligent doctor, nurse or healthcare facility. Sometimes, it can take months or years for someone to fully know how much damage was caused and whether the repercussions will be lifelong. Unfortunately, the...

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Beyond Workers’ Comp in Construction Site Accidents: You May Have a Third Party Claim

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When potholes are fixed, bridges are erected and new shopping centers are built, we all have New Jersey’s construction workers to thank for a job well done. However, as we are decorating our newly built homes, or traveling the freshly paved highways in the Garden State, few people realize how dangerous it is to be a construction worker. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2009 revealed that three times more construction workers in private industry died compared to all other workers in the entire country combined. The construction business is absolutely one of the most dangerous lines of work to...

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Big Buses Cause Severe Injuries for Philadelphia Riders

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In Pennsylvania, people have to get a special license to drive a SEPTA bus or other bus-like vehicle. These drivers are specially trained because operating a large vehicle like a bus is a difficult job, especially in Philadelphia where streets are tight and there is traffic congestion day and night. That being said, public transportation accidents do happen. In fact U.S. transportation statistics reveals close to 11,000 bus accidents were reported in the Keystone State in 2008. That year alone, around 24,000 individuals were injured in bus accidents. (This information was calculated based on the most recent data available.) While all accidents can...

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How Does a Jury Place Monetary Value on Your Slip & Fall Case?

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If you slip and fall and decide to file a premises liability case, it’s more than likely that an experienced personal injury lawyer can skillfully negotiate a generous settlement on your behalf – without you ever having to step foot in a courtroom. However, when negotiations fail, you will have to take your case to court and present evidence to a jury. After the members of the jury hear both sides of the case, listen to witness testimony and view all evidence including photographs of the accident scene, they are the ones who will ultimately decide how much money you will get to...

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Faking a Slip & Fall Can Land You in a Heap of Trouble

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We have a right to feel safe when we are on public property. For example, a spill in the supermarket must be cleaned up before it becomes the site of an accident. Similarly, ice and snow must be cleared from sidewalks and parking lots must be well-lit so pedestrians can step around dangerous potholes and pavement cracks. However, even when property owners are vigilant about maintenance, accidents happen. True slip and falls or trip and falls occur on properties all over the U.S and when they do a good personal injury lawyer can help the victim win compensation through a premises liability lawsuit. On...

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Limited Recalls from Several Car Companies to Address Airbag Defects

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Several car manufacturers including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota have announced limited recalls in certain areas of the country to address a possible safety defect involving air bags made with Takata inflators. In all, there are 10 car makers involved in the situation with Honda being the most affected. The recalls are based on six reports to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration air bag inflator issues in Florida and Puerto Rico. In those six instances, drivers were injured by metal and plastic debris when their airbags inflated. The recalls are currently limited to warm weather, high humidity areas. In a...

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums in NJ are Exorbitant

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Do You Work on a Construction Site? A Little Common Sense Goes a Long Way

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All construction workers should wear hats, protective clothing and goggles when they are in dangerous work zones. It’s the responsibility of the property owner or general contractor to make sure proper safety precautions are in place – including gear and equipment. Furthermore, the company in charge of the job should consistently check to make sure that the safety gear is up to code and well-maintained. Clearly, a harness without all the necessary straps is no good to someone using scaffolding.   That all being said, construction workers have a responsibility to themselves and their co-workers to keep their eyes open on the job. “See...

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