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Full Service Law Firm in South Jersey
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Victim Fatally Struck During Millville Pedestrian Accident - During a pedestrian accident in Millville, New Jersey, a car fatally struck the victim. Around 10 pm, on Wednesday night, the pedestrian was trying to cross North Second Street when a car hit the victim. After the victim was struck, a tractor-trailer swerved to avoid hitting the pedestrian. The victim succumbed to fatal injuries at [ ]
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E-Cigarette Flavors Pose a Toxic Risk - E-cigarettes are often promoted as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, this is far from the truth. Like regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes expose the user to harmful substances including lead and nicotine. A recent study in the scientific journal Frontiers of Physiology uncovered new information about the flavors used in many e-cigarettes and the toxic [ ]
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Automated System to Prevent Medication Errors - Approximately 200,000 avoidable fatalities occur each year in U.S. hospitals. The 2016 Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Ratings revealed that 1,134 hospitals received a safety score of C or below. According to a recent report by the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine (AIPSQ), stronger focus on patient safety improvements could [ ]
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Harm of Saline in IV Bags - Two U.S. studies found that the saline solution used in intravenous fluid (IV) bags may not be safe for hospitalized patients. Researchers suggest that alternative balanced intravenous fluid, comprised of saline, potassium, and other ingredients that more closely resemble plasma be used to reduce the risk of kidney damage or death from saline solution IVs. [ ]
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College Students Unaware of Drowsy Driving Dangers - Young adults are often cautioned about the dangers of drinking and driving, especially as they go off to college. College parties are typically rife with alcohol and drugs, which can lead to catastrophic accidents if attendees decide to get behind the wheel while under the influence. However, while many college students are aware of the [ ]
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Understanding Medical Malpractice Claims - Patients who have been injured due to a medical provider’s negligence may bring a medical malpractice claim. The law recognizes that, in certain relationships, one person owes a duty of care to another. Medical professionals are relied upon for their high level of knowledge and skill and are held to a specific standard of care. [ ]
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Textalyzers May Be Headed to New Jersey - As New Jersey continues to search for ways to deter drivers from texting while driving, a new device called a “textalyzer” may become the state’s latest law enforcement tool. Textalyzers work by detecting smartphone activity after plugging directly into a smartphone. According to the manufacturer Cellebrite, the device does not extract personal information during the [ ]
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Most Patients Receive Opioids from Doctors’ Offices - The opioid epidemic in the United States is an open secret. Opioid addiction impacts people from all walks of life in communities across the country. New research shows that most opioids are legally-obtained by patients from their doctors. While emergency room opioid prescription is very closely regulated, doctor’s office prescriptions are not. This raises questions [ ]
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Vision Zero Safety Initiative to Protect Pedestrians - In response to the alarming increase in traffic deaths last year, safety experts have asked New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to adopt a statewide “Vision Zero” campaign to protect pedestrians and cyclists. Last year, New Jersey experienced a thirteen percent increase in pedestrian deaths compared to the previous year. New Jersey currently uses a program [ ]
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Minimum Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - To deliver quality care to patients, it is important that hospitals identify the appropriate ratio of patients to nursing staff, and maintain that ratio. There have been countless studies that indicate that the higher the number of registered nurses per patient, the lower the rate of poor patient outcomes. Because hospitals might prioritize profit over [ ]
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