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New Jersey judge to court for justice following spouse's death

A judge in New Jersey has decided to sue over her husband's death, according to a recent report from Oct. 15. The justice, a longtime judge on the New Jersey Supreme Court, has decided to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for the death of her husband who was struck by a car in a parking lot. The man was 67 when he died in 2011.

The story reports that the 67-year-old man had been at a supermarket in Morristown, New Jersey, and was walking in the parking lot when a woman backed into a space and hit him. Witnesses reported hearing someone yelling "stop" before the man was struck by the woman's car, but the woman stated she didn't see him or hear him. Another person had to tell her that she had struck someone.

The man was hit in the thigh by the car and knocked down. He suffered from a strike to the head as he hit the ground, which later resulted in a subarachnoid hemorrhage and subdural hematoma, or bleeding in his skull. This is dangerous, since it can put pressure on the brain, causing serious injury.

The man was treated immediately, and a few days later, he was released to rehabilitation. There, he suffered from a seizure and placed on antiepileptic medication. Unfortunately, only around six weeks after the accident, he fell again and was discovered unconscious. He awoke, but then he passed away in the ambulance from an acute pulmonary embolism that was due to deep vein thrombosis. In other words, he suffered from a blood clot that may have been a result of trauma to his head during the fall or the previous accident.

If you have had a loved one go through an event like this and now have to deal with his or her wrongful death, you know exactly what this woman is going through. Like her, you have the option to take your case to the court if you feel you've been wronged.

Source: New Jersey Law Journal, "NJ Justice Sues Over Husband's Auto Death" Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 15, 2014

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