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Wrongful Death Archives

Fines for nursing home neglect being decreased

Many nursing homes in Camden County, New Jersey, rely on receiving payments from Medicare and Medicaid, both government health care programs, in order to stay in business. This is a useful setup for preventing nursing home deaths, since these programs can insist that the nursing homes adhere to certain minimum standards.

Those in New Jersey injured by dangerous toys may have options

A previous post on this blog discussed what at least one group has identified as this holiday season's most dangerous toys. Although just about any toy can hurt children in New Jersey, these toys seemed to have a particular feature about them, like a strangulation hazard or the possibility of a burn or fall, that make them particularly hazardous.

Report: Fatal medical errors leading cause of American deaths

It might be surprising to people in New Jersey, and somewhat shocking even, to hear that fatal medical mistakes might rank among the leading causes of death in the United States, behind only cancer and heart disease. This claim is the conclusion of a report from the last two years, which was at the time of its release summarized by some media outlets.

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.

Wrongful death claims allow for compensation when loved ones die

The American legal system recognizes two different types of laws and divides them into separate courts. Generally speaking, the commission of crimes is handled in criminal courts and punished with criminal sanctions, and acts of negligence are handled in civil courts and met with damages based on the conduct of the responsible parties. There are instances, though, where Camden County residents may see a single act of violence or recklessness lead to both civil and criminal claims.

Rash of fatal motorcycle accidents plagues Camden County

There has been a string of fatal motorcycle accidents in Camden County recently, all of which have involved motorcycles colliding with another vehicle. If anything, this series of tragedies serves as an important reminder to motorists in South New Jersey to be on the lookout for motorcyclists.