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Am I Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

man welding | workers compensation attorney

Both federal and state laws are in place that require all employers to have either workers’ compensation insurance or be self-insured. If you are hurt or become ill as a result of your work, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including payment for medical bills and lost wages. However, under workers’ compensation protection, […]

Is Cell Phone Use Illegal in My State?

man sending text | distracted driving attorney

Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts attention from driving, including both talking or texting on your phone. In 2016 3,450 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers. Many states now have laws against texting, talking on a cell phone, and other distractions while driving. Hand-held […]

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

woman going into MRI machine | medical malpractice attorney

An estimated 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year or 1 out of 20 adult patients. According to an article released by CBS News, previous studies examining the rates of medical misdiagnosis have focused on patients in hospitals but a vast number of patients being misdiagnosed are being treated in outpatient clinics and doctors’ offices. […]

Adenovirus Outbreak Claims 10 Lives

arm with IV in hand | medical malpractice attorney

As of November 1st, New Jersey health officials have confirmed 10 youth deaths as part of a viral outbreak, known as the adenovirus, at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. The outbreak has been traced back to early October, although publicly the outbreak was revealed later. Spread through touching a […]

Most Common Types of Auto Collisions

Aerial shot of busy intersection | car accident attorney

Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, with an additional 20-50 million becoming injured or disabled (Association For Safe International Travel). Auto collisions inluding traffic accident cases can happen to anyone at anytime, simply by being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Amongst the millions of collisions that occur each […]

Halloween Lawsuits

halloween pumpkins | personal injury attorney

What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than to read up on some of the silliest and spookiest Halloween lawsuits? Some resulted in a win for the plaintiff and some did not, but either way, these Halloween lawsuits make for an interesting read and may have you reconsider you next Halloween DIY costume. […]

Anesthesia Malpractice

empty hospital room | medical malpractice attorney

Anesthesia is not an uncommon medical practice. It is used to place a patient in an unconscious or semi-conscious state through drugs, medication, and gasses during surgery. Many overlook the responsibility and importance of anesthesiologists, but they are crucial to the surgical process. Anesthesia error can occur during surgery, but unfortunately it is not until […]