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April 2017 Archives

Legal help is key with a New Jersey birth injury claim

Having a baby should be a joyous time for expectant parents. However, New Jersey residents need to be aware of the possibility of a birth injury causing long-term pain and an ongoing need for medical care for their newborn. While most births are safe and the baby is born healthy, there are instances when there is a problem. In some, it is due to a doctor error or a mistake on the part of the staff. Knowing the symptoms and signs when something is wrong with a baby and what to do about it is a key to getting the compensation the parents will need to care for the child and cover the costs of the mistake.

Study shows the continued prevalence of being a distracted driver

A greater focus is being placed on the dangers of being a distracted driver in New Jersey and across the U.S. While there has been a wealth of information and studies regarding the practice and why it is so dangerous, many people are unable to resist the temptation to check their smartphone even when they should be paying attention to the road and know how risky it is. Recent studies have indicated how prevalent the behavior is. A Zendrive study found that drivers used their phones an estimated 3.5 minutes for every hour. This is particularly troublesome because being distracted for two seconds raises the risk of an auto accident by 20 times.

Study finds misdiagnosis is shockingly common

Receiving timely treatment is one of the most important factors in a New Jersey person's care when suffering from an illness, condition or injury. Visiting a doctor is supposed to alleviate whatever the problem is. There is an inherent and unassailable trust that a patient gives to a doctor. When that is betrayed, it can lead to significant problems that can be long-lasting. Research has found that the number of times in which a person is subjected to a misdiagnosis is far more common that was initially believed.

Fatal pedestrian accident kills prominent New Jersey doctor

Pedestrians must keep a close watch on the road for cars when they are out walking. This is particularly true in today's world in which drivers have a seemingly endless number of ways in which they can be distracted. For those in New Jersey and across the U.S., pedestrian accidents are particularly dangerous given the vulnerable nature of those who are not protected by a vehicle. A pedestrian accident can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. When there is a crash involving a pedestrian, those who have been hurt or lost a loved one must make certain to explore all their options to being compensated through a lawsuit.

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