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August 24, 2016
Wrapping a very serious message in a comedic package, Academy Award-winning British actress Helen Mirren appeared in a Super Bowl commercial from Anheuser-Busch to rip on drunk drivers. The ad opened with her describing herself as an “uncensored British lady” before throwing out insults at drunk... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents
August 23, 2016
In what has been described on one website as “one of the dirtiest plays you will ever see,” a Linden, New Jersey high school football player ripped the helmet off the head of a fallen opposing player from Immaculata and swung it at his forehead, hitting him. The blow caused the injured player to be... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
August 23, 2016
Creating additional restrictions on teen night driving could reduce fatalities nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. In a new report, the CDC discovered that 31 percent of fatal crashes involving teens aged 16-17 years took place between the hours of 9:00 p.m.... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents
August 09, 2016
Injuries related to trampoline parks have increased dramatically, according to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The results of the study, published in the August 2016 issue of Pediatric, shows a 10-fold increase in trampoline injuries between 2010 and 2014. The study found... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
August 03, 2016
More than 100 people are injured at New Jersey amusement and water parks every year. Most accidents are bumps and bruises, say ride owners, but there have been more serious problems suffered by some riders. The more expensive the medical bills and the more long-lasting the injuries are, the more... Read Full Post
Category: Premises Liability
August 02, 2016
At about 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, a mother and her three-year-old daughter were struck by a car while crossing the intersection at Park Avenue and West Second Street in Plainfield, New Jersey. Police found the two pedestrians seriously injured; the girl later died at the hospital. Driver... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents
July 27, 2016
Nursing home abuse of the elderly is prevalent, a new study shows. However, the source of the abuse may be surprising to some. Researchers found that as many as one in five nursing home residents suffer abuse at the hands of other residents. The new data highlights once again the importance of... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
July 22, 2016
Early this month, a Tennessee teenager won a $70 million verdict against drug maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in his Risperdal male breast growth lawsuit. On July 1, a Philadelphia jury returned the sizable award, finding that J&J failed to warn the plaintiff or his family that the drug... Read Full Post
Category: Dangerous Drugs
July 21, 2016
Congress voted to extend The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, providing much-needed medical coverage to individuals with Ground Zero-related health illnesses for the next 75 years. Enacted by President Barack Obama in 2011, the act ensures that the heroes of 9/11 continue to... Read Full Post
Category: News
July 12, 2016
Traffic deaths are on the rise; according to a government report, 2015 saw roughly a 7.7% increase in traffic fatalities over 2014, with an estimated 35,200 traffic-related deaths for the year. The numbers come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) newly-released early... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents