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September 2017 Archives

Woman found dead after wandering away from nursing home

The body of a woman who was in a nursing home across the border from New Jersey was found alongside a road two miles away from the facility. The woman was 77 and had Alzheimer's Disease, a condition that affects one's mental faculties. She had been missing from her nursing home since late August.

Where to turn after a fatal medical mistake

It is always hard on a Camden County family when their loved one dies while in the hospital, even when the death is totally expected. It can be even harder, though, when a loved one who seems healthy and still in the prime of life goes in to the hospital but, unexpectedly, does not survive.

What are the sorts of hospital mistakes that can prove fatal?

Residents of Camden County go to the hospital assuming that they are there to rest and get better. Unfortunately, just like doctors and other medical professionals, the staff working in hospitals are also human and thus can make mistakes. Even if unintentional, though, preventable medical mistakes in hospitals should not be overlooked, especially since victims or their families will likely need financial help after the mistake.

More on third-party liability claims in work-related injuries

A previous post on this blog talked briefly about how New Jersey law works when it comes to work-related injuries. Basically, an employee in Camden County, under New Jersey law, trades his or her right to sue his or her employer for negligence in exchange for the employer providing workers' compensation benefits which cover medical bills, lost income, and certain other expenses on a no-fault basis.

The 2 basic types of repetitive motion injuries

A repetitive motion injury can affect almost any part of a Camden, New Jersey worker's body and can strike a person in almost any type of occupation, including those who work in an office environment. For instance, many New Jersey residents have probably heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a type of repetitive motion injury that can affect someone who types all day.

Intoxicated truck driver causes fatal car accident

A terrifying car accident recently occurred in New Jersey that cost one Ocean Township man his life. The 45-year-old victim was driving a sport utility vehicle on Route 440 in New Jersey when his vehicle was involved in a multi-vehicle crash. The crash began when a tractor-trailer collided with the back of a sedan and then jackknifed, leading to the involvement of several other vehicles including the SUV driven by the victim who lost his life.

Getting help when you are hurt by a suspected distracted driver

A previous post here discussed the dangers that distracted driving presents on the highways and roads of Camden County and throughout both the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey. Of course, very few motorists these days are going to come out and admit, after causing an injury in an accident, that they were using their phone, eating, tuning the radio or otherwise not watching the road at the time of an accident. Many do so to stay out of trouble since they do not want a ticket, a criminal charge or even higher insurance premiums.

Warning signs of nursing home neglect

A family who has a loved one in a nursing home may not realize that their loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. After all, the family most likely vetted the home to make sure it would be right for their loved one, and the nursing home and its employees would rarely, if ever, be open about shortcomings in the medical care they are providing.