The old joke about attending a fight where a hockey game breaks out is a clear reference to how physically punishing these games are. For some players, it turns out the impact is permanently debilitating.
There have been at least two significant lawsuits brought against the National Hockey League as a result of traumatic brain injuries suffered by players. Read the rest »
Imagine this scenario: your wife goes into the hospital for liposuction because she wants to keep her girlish figure. Instead of coming out looking younger and slimmer, she dies because of the surgery. This nightmare was a reality for a young family with three small children. Read the rest »
A new parent’s life is not an easy one. Learning to take care of a newborn while recovering from labor is challenging enough. For some mothers, however, the added stress of realizing that the baby they are caring for may not be theirs is overwhelming. Read the rest »
We all put our faith in medical providers to give the best care they can. Even when they do, sometimes, things turn out poorly through no fault of theirs.
However, when medical professionals fail to make reasonable decisions, or miss things, or mistreat someone, the results can be very bad – deadly, in fact. That’s why failing to provide appropriate care, mistreatment, or otherwise committing medical negligence is grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Read the rest »
You’re driving down a New Jersey road and you see a stop sign up ahead. You slow down, look both ways and, seeing no one, continue through the intersection. Behind you, lights and sirens. Why?
What you have just done is known as a “rolling stop”—and in New Jersey, it is illegal. Read the rest »
Hollywood has glamorized street racing, and the reality is that this dangerous and illegal pastime has become a risky hobby for some New Jersey drivers.
When you consider the typical ages and mindset of these drivers, it is easy to see that the adrenaline rush masks the very real dangers involved—not only to the drivers, but also to innocent bystanders. Read the rest »
Dealing with the aftermath of an automobile accident is complicated enough without the added stress when the cause of the accident is another family member. If someone in your household hits your property (or you) with a vehicle, what happens? Read the rest »
Your beloved family member has been admitted to the hospital because of an illness. You put your trust and faith in the team of medical professionals who are responsible for her care. If you discover that your trust has been breached and your loved one has experienced an assault, it can be devastating. Read the rest »
Babies are unpredictable—especially in their arrival to the world. Their predilection for unpredictability has new parents sometimes finding themselves with “birthing plans” that bear no resemblance to reality. Read the rest »
Despite the viral news coverage they receive (and the fact that Shark Week is once again upon us), shark attacks are both rare and not always quite as deadly as Hollywood might have us believe. Moreover, apparently, sharks do not always swim to a certain theme song.
But for surfers, paddleboarders, and other wave-loving ocean-goers, the threat of sharks is extremely real and disconcerting. Read the rest »
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