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New Jersey Welding Hazards

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 20, 2016

weldingWelders, solderers, cutters and brazers all utilize hazardous equipment in their welding related occupations.  Employment of this nature has inherent risks and hazards to workers; not only by virtue of the type of work it is, but often the location of where the work is performed as well. With more than 500,000 workers in welding industries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the risk of fatal injuries is at a rate exceeding four deaths per thousand workers. A welding arc creates temperatures of up to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. While there is danger of direct burns, there are additional hazards from the intense heat at and around the area being “welded”. Spatter and sparking can extend to 35 feet from the welding space.

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Posted in: Workers' Injury

Whose Responsible For Intersection Accidents in New Jersey?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 17, 2016

accident-intersectionAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents very often occur at intersections. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a driver and/or someone injured in an accident is beneficial.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

Airbag Manufacturer Issues Huge Recall

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 14, 2016

defective-airbagOver the past decade, Takata Corporation, a major manufacturer of airbags, has come under fire for producing dangerous and potentially deadly airbags. At least 12 different automakers, most notably Honda, purchased defective airbags from Takata. In addition to Honda, other affected companies include BMW, Mazda, Toyota, GM, and Nissan.

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Posted in: Air Bag Defect

New Jersey Prescription and Medication Errors

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 11, 2016

medication-errorPrescription drugs help protect the health of millions of people worldwide. These pharmacological products need to be dispensed properly, when needed (in a timely manner), and likewise, discontinued when no longer needed. As consumers of health care, we trust our doctors, pharmacists, and other medical professionals to ensure that we receive the correct medications needed to treat our conditions, in the correct dosages, administered in a timely manner and for the correct duration of time. Unfortunately, medication errors are one of the most common errors made within the medical profession. Contraindicated medications are prescribed, and/or dosage errors are made. Pharmacies may dispense a medication different from that which was prescribed or in the wrong dosage or with instructions in error. These errors may result in significant injuries or death.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Failure to Perform a Timely C-Section

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 6, 2016

birth-injuryWhen a physician fails to perform a timely or necessary Caesarean Section (C-section) delivery of a child, and/or, if other healthcare providers (midwives, nurses etc.) fail to appreciate the need for that operative procedure, the health and well-being of both the mother and child may be compromised.

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Posted in: Birth Injury

New Jersey Car Accidents and Brain Injuries

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on October 3, 2016

brain-xrayWhen a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, his or her life can change in an instant. This is especially true when the victim sustains serious injuries such as brain damage. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it can be hard to envision an end to the long road to recovery. Often that recovery can be limited and may leave the injured person with significant deficits, potentially unemployable and permanently disabled. However, monetary compensation from the responsible parties can ease the burden of the financial strain imposed secondary to required medical care and lost income.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Types of New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claims

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 22, 2016

We trust our healthcare providers with our well-being, and assume that care will be provided in accordance with accepted standards of care. Typically, healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, hospitals, technicians, etc.) do their best to ensure the safety and health of their patients. However, there are instances when the standards of care are breached, and patients sustain injuries due to that sub-standard care. In those instances, the failure to comport with the standards of care constitutes medical negligence (medical malpractice).

Medical malpractice claims are usually quite complex, and require representation by qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorneys. Utilization of various medical and other experts to assist in proving assertions of negligence is common. Not only must deviations from the standards of care be proven, but also that the departure from those standards caused the injury from which the patient suffers. Lastly, economists and other experts such as Life-care Planners may be used to establish the value of economic damages associated with the injury. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Causes of New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 18, 2016

Car accidents are an everyday occurrence. Some of those accidents involve pedestrians. No matter how pedestrian-friendly an area may be, there is always a risk that a motorist may fail to operate their vehicle cautiously and in accordance with vehicle and traffic laws and standards. When a motorist operates their vehicle in an unreasonable manner, they are being negligent. If that negligence results in an injury to a pedestrian, it may be the basis for litigation to recover for the injury and other damages associated with that injury.

Statistically, senior citizens and children tend to be more vulnerable to negligent drivers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

New Jersey Boating Accidents

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 15, 2016

If you’re like many other New Jersey residents, you probably look forward to the temperatures warming up on the East Coast so you can take advantage of partaking in various activities on and around nearby bodies of water. New Jersey is renowned for its coastal and inland waterways. Boating and the use of other watercraft is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Unfortunately, careless and negligent acts and/or omissions can often lead to New Jersey boating accidents. Boating and other watercraft accidents can result in significant injuries, or even death.

If you are injured in a boating or watercraft accident, it’s important to get help from an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to recover damages for injuries and other losses related to the incident. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Filing a New Jersey Construction Accident Wrongful Death Claim

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 12, 2016

The passing of a family member is a traumatic event no matter the circumstances, but it can be particularly difficult when death occurs as the result of a workplace accident which could have been avoided. More deaths take place in the construction industry than in any other. Those with family members who have construction jobs, are particularly sensitive to the risks of potential injury and death.

If a person sustains an injury in a New Jersey construction accident, or dies as a result of their injuries, it’s important to know what steps to take to protect the injured person’s or their heir’s rights. You’ll want to consult with a construction accident injury attorney who can explain your options and the claim process. Read the rest »

Posted in: wrongful death

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