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November 2013 Archives

Pedestrian Killed Crossing Metuchen's Grove Avenue

In New Jersey, a 35 year-old man was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident when he was struck by a car while crossing the street and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. The man attempted to cross Grove Avenue at Christol Street near the Metuchen High School when he was hit by the car.

Pedestrian Killed Crossing Metuchen's Grove Avenue

In New Jersey, a 35 year-old man was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident when he was struck by a car while crossing the street and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. The man attempted to cross Grove Avenue at Christol Street near the Metuchen High School when he was hit by the car.

Judge awards family for wrongful death

In November 2013, a U.S District Judge awarded a family $2.2 million in a wrongful death civil suit. The judge ruled that Moran Towing was at fault for the death of a 58-year-old deckhand during December 2011 in New Jersey. The deckhand got caught in the capstan and was squeezed to death after the tugboat he was working on began making a swing maneuver down the Hackensack River in Essex County.

Judge awards family for wrongful death

In November 2013, a U.S District Judge awarded a family $2.2 million in a wrongful death civil suit. The judge ruled that Moran Towing was at fault for the death of a 58-year-old deckhand during December 2011 in New Jersey. The deckhand got caught in the capstan and was squeezed to death after the tugboat he was working on began making a swing maneuver down the Hackensack River in Essex County.

Woman claims she received permanent injury from medical mix-up

Many in the medical community in New Jersey are taking note of a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed by a 39-year-old woman in Ohio. The alleged incident happened when the woman underwent a standard gynecological procedure.

Woman claims she received permanent injury from medical mix-up

Many in the medical community in New Jersey are taking note of a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed by a 39-year-old woman in Ohio. The alleged incident happened when the woman underwent a standard gynecological procedure.

Family says Medical malpractice turned toe infection deadly

New Jersey patients might be interested to hear that a 33-year-old man who visited a clinic because of a toe infection ended up dead because of the incompetence of the medical facility's personnel, according to a lawsuit that led to an award of $2.5 million. The family and fiancee of the man, who worked as a forklift driver, claimed medical malpractice in the 2011 death, which occurred after the man had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic prescribed for the infection.

Family says Medical malpractice turned toe infection deadly

New Jersey patients might be interested to hear that a 33-year-old man who visited a clinic because of a toe infection ended up dead because of the incompetence of the medical facility's personnel, according to a lawsuit that led to an award of $2.5 million. The family and fiancee of the man, who worked as a forklift driver, claimed medical malpractice in the 2011 death, which occurred after the man had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic prescribed for the infection.

Chrysler recalls 1.2M trucks for front-end steering problems

New Jersey Chrysler owners may be interested to learn that the company has recalled 1.2 million Ram pickups. According to the report on Nov. 9, Chrysler stated that the trucks are being recalled due to six crashes that resulted in two injuries.

Chrysler recalls 1.2M trucks for front-end steering problems

New Jersey Chrysler owners may be interested to learn that the company has recalled 1.2 million Ram pickups. According to the report on Nov. 9, Chrysler stated that the trucks are being recalled due to six crashes that resulted in two injuries.

Newborns exposed to TB in maternity ward

Families in New Jersey might want to know about a hospital worker who medical officials say might have exposed babies to tuberculosis, which is a highly infectious disease. It is unclear if any medical malpractice was involved; hospital officials say that the worker had previously tested negative for TB and that there was no indication of a problem.

Newborns exposed to TB in maternity ward

Families in New Jersey might want to know about a hospital worker who medical officials say might have exposed babies to tuberculosis, which is a highly infectious disease. It is unclear if any medical malpractice was involved; hospital officials say that the worker had previously tested negative for TB and that there was no indication of a problem.

Texting might have caused crash, injuring four

Police say a driver who set off a chain-reaction crash in New Jersey might have been distracted because he was using his cellphone at the time. The car accident injured at least four people.

Texting might have caused crash, injuring four

Police say a driver who set off a chain-reaction crash in New Jersey might have been distracted because he was using his cellphone at the time. The car accident injured at least four people.

Tips to avoid misdiagnosis

New Jersey readers may be surprised to learn that physicians misdiagnose conditions in 10 to 15 percent of new problems. There is a common perception that most misdiagnoses happen with rare conditions; however, the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions are cancer, acute renal failure, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and urinary-tract infections.

Tips to avoid misdiagnosis

New Jersey readers may be surprised to learn that physicians misdiagnose conditions in 10 to 15 percent of new problems. There is a common perception that most misdiagnoses happen with rare conditions; however, the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions are cancer, acute renal failure, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and urinary-tract infections.

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