Childbirth and Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when doctors, hospitals or nurses act outside of the reasonable standard of care and cause an injury to a patient. Childbirth is an inherently dangerous process, but there are still countless injuries that occur as a result of medical negligence. Below are the three main categories of childbirth-related medical malpractice claims. Birth… […]

Cell Phone Use, Negligence and Car Accidents

Technological advancements over the past several decades have been invaluable to modern-day society, but the rapid increase in cell phone use also has the potential for disaster. Increasingly, more adults are attempting to utilize their cell phones while driving, and this behavior has repeatedly been shown to have disastrous consequences. In response, legislation has been… […]

Social Media and the Online Exploitation of the Elderly

Recently, news media outlets picked up a story about a lawsuit regarding the online exploitation of an elderly nursing home patient. The concerning story sheds light on a new trend that warrants our attention. Recent Lawsuit Reveals Nursing Home Abuse The lawsuit alleges that multiple nursing home employees recorded themselves taunting, abusing and shaming a… […]

Does Workers’ Compensation Apply for At-Home Employees in New Jersey?

Work-from-home positions are becoming increasingly common for major businesses. This work arrangement comes with many new and unexpected questions, such as whether or not a person who is injured while working from home may file a workers’ compensation claim. Below are some important cases that have been heard by New Jersey’s courts regarding the issue.… […]

NJ Considers Conviction Review Unit

Our nation’s legal system is predicated on the notion that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Even so, sometimes people are convicted of crimes despite their innocence. Our legal system offers an appeal process to help convicted individuals fight their charges, but even this process fails at times. New Jersey has come up with a… […]