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Nurse Arrested for Sexual Abuse – Is Your Senior Safe?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 23, 2017

elderly-senior-5573081Your 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 »

Posted in: Elder Abuse

Are EMTs Responsible for Proper Labor and Delivery?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on August 16, 2017

baby-2609791Babies 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 »

Posted in: Birth Injury

Shark Week: Is There Liability in Shark Attacks?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 30, 2017

sharkDespite 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 »

Posted in: Dog Bite

Summer Attractions (and Beach Danger)

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 16, 2017

ocean-city-224436_1920Ahhh.  The sweet sounds, smells, and sights of a New Jersey summer.  What comes to mind?  For many, it’s the quintessential tradition of going “down the shore”—visiting the many quaint and unique shops, eating ice cream on the boardwalk, stepping into an aquarium, or hanging out at the beach.

These glory days, however, are not without risk. A mechanical failure on a Ferris wheel.  An improperly prepared lobster roll. Or something as simple as a uneven board on the boardwalk that trips you. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Look Out for Faulty Brakes

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on May 4, 2017

car-accidentBrake failure can be due to product design defects, manufacturing defects, or poor maintenance and repair by auto mechanics. Bad brakes may lead to accidents where injuries might be sustained.

How Do Brakes Work?

Hydraulic brakes use pressure from a foot on the brake pedal to cause fluid within the brake lines to exert pressure on the braking mechanism(s). This pressure will close the space between the brake “pads” and the rotor of the spinning tire, pressing the pads against the tire to slow it down. Other types of brakes like “mechanical” brakes utilize cables and other mechanisms instead of fluid pressure. Read the rest »

The Risks and Dangers of Surgical Negligence

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on March 3, 2017

medical-negligenceWhen we go to a doctor or other healthcare provider, we put our trust in them to make our health and wellbeing a priority, and to provide us with treatment within the standards of care practiced by the medical community. However, despite their special knowledge, skills and training, healthcare providers often deviate from the standards of care and make avoidable errors. Some deviations do not result in injury to the patient. However, if a serious injury does occur, it may be grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice claim.

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Posted in: Surgical Negligence

How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Claim?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on March 1, 2017

dog-bite1If a violent dog attack that has left you with serious injuries, first seek appropriate medical attention. After your conditions have been medically attended to, it is important to promptly contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney familiar with the handling of claims of this nature.
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Posted in: Dog Bite

The Dangers of Defective Medical Devices

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on February 27, 2017

DefibrillatorThere are a broad range of medical devices intended to treat various conditions and improve the health of patients. From joint replacements to pacemakers and indwelling defibrillators, to spine stimulators, various stents, ventilators/respirators and vital sign monitoring equipment, these devices are supposed to be designed, manufactured and function within exacting standards. When a patient is injured by a poorly designed or otherwise defective/malfunctioning medical device, they may be able to seek compensation for their injuries by virtue of a product liability claim.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Seeking Legal Help After a New Jersey Bus Accidents

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on February 24, 2017

bus-accidentIn New Jersey, many commuters, residents, schoolchildren, and tourists rely on buses to transport them on a daily basis, and every passenger is putting their trust in the driver and the integrity of the bus company’s vehicles to get them to their destination safely.

The risks of suffering serious injuries in a bus accident are increased for a number of reasons. Bus passengers will not typically have the protection of seatbelts or airbags as one would in a car, and the probability of getting “thrown around” during a collision is much higher. In addition, the size and weight of a bus profoundly affects the potential for injury to a pedestrian or the occupants of a smaller vehicle.

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Posted in: Bus Accident

Can a Nurse be held Liable for Injuries Sustained during Labor and Delivery?

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on January 5, 2017

Birth TraumaThe birth of a new baby should be nothing short of a joyful occasion for families. However, unfortunately, there are often times when shortcomings in healthcare lead to birth related injuries to both a mother and her child. Obstetric or “labor and delivery” nurses play an integral role in maintaining the health of the laboring mother and her child. Not only do these nurses directly render patient care, but they are also responsible to timely and accurately relay information regarding the mother and child’s condition to doctors and other nurses through the course of labor and delivery.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

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