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November 2014 Archives

What precautions can a patient take to avoid medical errors?

Residents of New Jersey may have read about various cases when a patient was not correctly diagnosed with an illness or was given the wrong medication, or even cases when the medical professional conducted a wrong-site surgery or other surgical errors. These acts of medical malpractice can have serious affects on the health of a person. However, patients can avoid some of these errors by taking certain precautions.

Car accidents claim 30,000 lives in the U.S. each year

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents occur about every 10 seconds in the United States. About a quarter of those accidents injure people, and 1 percent kills. The bottom line is that driving a car is among the most dangerous things any New Jersey resident can do.

Reporting a workplace accident in New Jersey

An accident at a workplace can happen for various reasons; it may be machinery failure, a slip and fall, an injury that occur while lifting an object, work-related car and truck accidents or some other reason. However, it is not required to apply fault for an employee to claim workers' compensation benefits in New Jersey. Here, a no-fault insurance program provides benefits to employees injured at work.

Proving liability when you are injured due to defective products

When we buy a product, we are under the assumption that it is safe to use. The product can be anything that has been purchased and can include items such as medicines, food, toys, equipment and vehicles. The laws in New Jersey state that if any person suffers an injury due to a defective product the manufacturer or retailer can be held responsible under the law of product liability.