Unfortunately, while we’ve all been living in the 21st century for nearly two decades, many still view men in society as the torchbearers for cardiac arrest. How often do we see a commercial, a television episode, or a movie in which a man clutches his chest and suffers a heart attack? Almost every time. But the reality is, woman have the exact same odds as a man when it comes to dying of heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the number one killer in America, impacting 44 million people each year, outranking all types of cancers combined. So if heart disease is such a problem for women, why are women less likely to be diagnosed? Read the rest »
Over the past few months, health officials around the globe have been sounding the alarm about the Zika virus. Originally discovered in 1947 in the Zika forest of Uganda, the virus is contracted through mosquito bites and thrives in tropical areas. While the Zika virus itself is not deadly, it can lead to severe complications for pregnant mothers and their unborn children in the form of microcephaly – a congenital condition that is characterized by underdeveloped heads and brains. In Brazil – the epicenter of the current Zika virus outbreak – over 850 children have been born with microcephaly this year. This, of course, has lead American businesses to cut back on their travel to the area and offer stern warnings for any employees planning to fly there in the near future. Read the rest »
If you’ve lived in New Jersey during the transition from winter to spring, you know how easy it is to lose your footing just about anywhere. Slick snowy conditions eventually give way to a wet thawing situations, giving pedestrians little time to catch their breath. Snow banks remain piled up in the most inconvenient of spots and enormous puddles of April showers take up whole sideways.
From your driveway to your work place or even your neighborhood grocery store, there are endless places in which you could suffer a slip, trip, or fall. But if you do end up slipping and falling – who is responsible? Just about everywhere is treacherous, so how can one individual be at fault? Read the rest »
While most people have heard of wrongful death, most have never experienced it first hand. But cases of wrongful death impact people and their families across the country every year. The Center For Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 130,000 people will suffer unintentional injuries and die this year. While a large majority of these accidents are just that – accidental – many of them could be considered wrongful death. This means that had another person taken the proper care or provided the minimum amount effort, death could have been avoided. Read the rest »
If you’ve been a victim of malpractice, the ramifications may be clear to you by virtue of the injuries you sustain. However, knowing you sustained an injury and proving that it was due to medical negligence are two different things. In New Jersey, in order to proceed with a medical malpractice claim, your legal team will need to secure an Affidavit of Merit (AOM) from a medical professional. But what exactly does that entail?
In 1995, the state of New Jersey enacted the Affidavit of Merit Statute, (N.J.S.A. 2A.:53A-27). The intended goal of this statute was to prevent voluminous non-meritorious lawsuits from clogging up the court system. Read the rest »
A Clinton woman suffered puncture wounds to her forearm when a dog attacked her as she walked past its yard. The incident took place in the Montaine Place neighborhood. A woman was walking her dog when white shepherd dog came charging out of a nearby yard and attacked. The victim was able to pick her dog up just in time, as the attacking animal bit into her forearm. The attacking dog then ran back onto the yard in which it came. Police were notified shortly after the attack. Read the rest »
When you are admitted to the hospital with serious injuries and extreme pain, you expect to be cared for safely. You and your family have every reason to believe that the hospital personnel will provide you with medications to relieve your pain. Medications can be life saving. But, they’re also still drugs and get stolen. Health care professionals accused of stealing drugs need to be caught. And that is exactly happened to one former hospital pharmacist in South Jersey recently. Read the rest »
The Wal-Mart truck driver who slammed into the limo carrying comedians Tracy Morgan and James “Uncle Jimmy Mack” McNair has been formally indicted. A New Jersey grand jury found the trucker would face charges of aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and aggravated assault. The charges stems from a crash in June of 2015 that left James McNair dead and Morgan severely injured. Read the rest »
School bus accidents can be quite significant. Even when no children are on board, a bus collision can result in catastrophic injuries. It comes down to a difference in size. School buses are heavy machines that are often five to six times larger and heavier than most other motor vehicles on the road. Even at slow speeds, a full sized bus can cause terrible damage and severe injuries in an accident. This was the case recently in Southampton Township, New Jersey. Read the rest »
Highways are dangerous places for someone to be outside of their vehicle. The odds of being struck and killed by highway traffic are significantly increased compared to the risks of being struck and killed by a vehicle abutting or crossing pedestrian thoroughfares. That is why pedestrians are forbidden to walk along most major freeways and highways in the United States. Read the rest »