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 »
As people age, they can become more prone to injury. Elderly people, even if healthy, are more prone to falls and other accidents. Most injuries will heal, even at an advanced age. However, some can be life altering or life threatening. Read the rest »
When a dog barks, snaps, or lunges at you, it can be pretty frightening. Especially when the dog involved is large and muscular, for example, a pit bull. An attack by any canine can be traumatizing, and may leave the victim with life threatening injuries, and/or those which may permanently disfigure. Read the rest »
If you’ve recently taken a drive through Jersey City or along the coast, you probably couldn’t help but notice a voluminous amount of residential construction taking place or advertised. New homes, condos, and apartment buildings seem to sprouting up all over the State of New Jersey locations.
Many of these new structures, whether traditionally stick framed or pre-fabricated/modular homes, offer state of the art technology and the latest in decorative and construction options. However, just because a structure may be new, does not make it of better quality or safer. In fact, many of new building technologies and the amenities they control create dangers and potential hazards typically not found with traditional building techniques. Read the rest »
Drinking while on the job is never a good idea. This is especially true if you are a New Jersey State police officer working a traffic detail. But that is exactly what happened last week, when a police sergeant who was drinking in his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle at a Wall Township rest stop. Read the rest »
The New Jersey Department of Health and the West Windsor Township Health Department are investigating an incident of reused syringes at an area clinic. Over 60 different people are thought to be in danger.
The nursing malpractice incident began September 30th of this year at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. According to a Washington Post report, a nurse contracted by health care provider Total Wellness “failed to follow proper medical procedures and safeguards” by reusing the same syringe on dozens of people getting a flu vaccine. Once the error was discovered, Total Wellness began working with the Department of Health. Total Wellness’ president said, “Our sincerest apologies go out to all those affected by this terrible event.” Read the rest »
In November of 2011 a 24-year old man had just begun his nightly shift at the Prestige Laundry Company when the line he was working on broke down. A conveyor-belt like device, known as a shuttle, stopped moving dirty towels and was backing up production. To get things moving, the young man climbed into the machine and attempted to repair it. Tragically, the machine restarted while he was still inside and he was crushed to death. Shortly after, the Occupational Safety And Hazard Administration (OSHA) began an investigation. Prestige has been put on notice. Read the rest »
Lupus is a disease which can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Depending upon the symptomology exhibited, it may take up to a decade for someone living with Lupus to receive a proper diagnosis. Even then, symptoms can differ over the time, and sometimes a patient may be symptom free for long periods of time. Nevertheless, this disease may cause a host of debilitating health issues. Read the rest »