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New Jersey fatal car accident apparent suicide

Authorities are investigating an accident that occurred in Edison as an apparent suicide. At about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 15, a teenage boy took the family car out and struck another vehicle head-on, killing himself and the occupants of the other vehicle. Law enforcement sources estimate that the vehicle had been traveling at a speed of nearly 100 mph before the fatal accident occurred. According to the state Department of Transportation, the speed limit on Route 27 near Stony Road, where the accident occurred, is only 40 mph.

New Jersey fatal car accident apparent suicide

Authorities are investigating an accident that occurred in Edison as an apparent suicide. At about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 15, a teenage boy took the family car out and struck another vehicle head-on, killing himself and the occupants of the other vehicle. Law enforcement sources estimate that the vehicle had been traveling at a speed of nearly 100 mph before the fatal accident occurred. According to the state Department of Transportation, the speed limit on Route 27 near Stony Road, where the accident occurred, is only 40 mph.

Malpractice awards may be subject to Medicaid claims

New Jersey residents may be interested in learning about the actions that are sometimes taken by states to reclaim funds from patients who have had medical treatment paid for by Medicaid. The Oregon Department of Human Services recently filed a lien against a medical malpractice award made to a woman who suffered injuries after doctors failed to accurately diagnose her condition.

Malpractice awards may be subject to Medicaid claims

New Jersey residents may be interested in learning about the actions that are sometimes taken by states to reclaim funds from patients who have had medical treatment paid for by Medicaid. The Oregon Department of Human Services recently filed a lien against a medical malpractice award made to a woman who suffered injuries after doctors failed to accurately diagnose her condition.

OB-GYN found guilty of malpractice following laser lipo procedure

Each year, many New Jersey residents consider shedding unwanted fat by using liposuction. In December 2011, an OB-GYN performed a laser liposuction procedure on a 26-year-old Bronx woman. According to the article, many people choose this form of treatment because of its reputation for a faster healing time. It is apparently perceived by at least one area practitioner as a "no-risk, non-invasive, in-and-out procedure."

OB-GYN found guilty of malpractice following laser lipo procedure

Each year, many New Jersey residents consider shedding unwanted fat by using liposuction. In December 2011, an OB-GYN performed a laser liposuction procedure on a 26-year-old Bronx woman. According to the article, many people choose this form of treatment because of its reputation for a faster healing time. It is apparently perceived by at least one area practitioner as a "no-risk, non-invasive, in-and-out procedure."

Handheld electronics use factor in New Jersey crash

Authorities charged a man wanted on warrants in Essex County with assault by automobile in connection with a collision in Chester Township that injured another person. Authorities also charged the man with using a handheld electronic device while driving. Such car accidents are increasingly common because of a growing trend of people allowing themselves to become distracted by using electronic devices, such as cell phones, while driving.

Handheld electronics use factor in New Jersey crash

Authorities charged a man wanted on warrants in Essex County with assault by automobile in connection with a collision in Chester Township that injured another person. Authorities also charged the man with using a handheld electronic device while driving. Such car accidents are increasingly common because of a growing trend of people allowing themselves to become distracted by using electronic devices, such as cell phones, while driving.

Three die in New Jersey car accident

On Oct. 6, a 28-year-old woman and her two young daughters died following a vehicle accident in Trenton. The car that they were riding in at the time was driven by the woman's mother, a 43-year-old from Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Authorities say that she lost control of her vehicle as she drove north on Route 29; her car drifted over to the opposite side of the road where it was struck by an oncoming pickup truck.

Three die in New Jersey car accident

On Oct. 6, a 28-year-old woman and her two young daughters died following a vehicle accident in Trenton. The car that they were riding in at the time was driven by the woman's mother, a 43-year-old from Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Authorities say that she lost control of her vehicle as she drove north on Route 29; her car drifted over to the opposite side of the road where it was struck by an oncoming pickup truck.

Firefighter killed by drunk driver in New Jersey accident

A New Jersey motorcycle accident on Oct. 11 claimed the life of a New York City firefighter. The fatal accident took place at the intersection of Vivian Terrace and North Avenue in Union Township at about 5:15 a.m. A 24-year-old Elizabeth man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.

Firefighter killed by drunk driver in New Jersey accident

A New Jersey motorcycle accident on Oct. 11 claimed the life of a New York City firefighter. The fatal accident took place at the intersection of Vivian Terrace and North Avenue in Union Township at about 5:15 a.m. A 24-year-old Elizabeth man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.

VA may be over-prescribing controlled substances

According to reports from The Center for Investigative Reporting, there has been an increasing number of veterans overdosing from prescription medications, especially controlled substances. For example, a 32-year-old paratrooper who had served in Afghanistan was found dead in his hotel room after a VA rehabilitation hospital released him three days earlier for a weekend. He went there to get wean himself off his already paralyzing addiction to painkillers, not to die, his father said. He was found possessing 19 prescriptions, including 12 tablets of the highly addictive drug, oxycodone.

VA may be over-prescribing controlled substances

According to reports from The Center for Investigative Reporting, there has been an increasing number of veterans overdosing from prescription medications, especially controlled substances. For example, a 32-year-old paratrooper who had served in Afghanistan was found dead in his hotel room after a VA rehabilitation hospital released him three days earlier for a weekend. He went there to get wean himself off his already paralyzing addiction to painkillers, not to die, his father said. He was found possessing 19 prescriptions, including 12 tablets of the highly addictive drug, oxycodone.

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