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Housekeeping at Work

Housekeeping on the job is everyone’s responsibility. Keeping the jobsite clean will help eliminate some hazards so you do not get hurt. It can also help you get your job done faster. On the other hand, poor housekeeping contributes to accidents, creates hazards and causes you to spend valuable time searching for parts and tools. […]

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Hospital Errors May Be Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

A new study published in the Journal of Patient Safety suggests that there could be as many as 400,000  preventable adverse events (PAEs) that lead to death. This is more than four times the number previously estimated in 1999.  Those figures would make hospital  errors the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and […]

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GM Car Owners Bringing Class Action in NJ

Last Monday, Plaintiffs filed a putative class action against General Motors in Trenton federal court. GM has issued a massive recall because ignition switches on multiple GM brands allowed the key to turn into the “off” position while the car was in motion, causing the engine to shutdown, and deactivating the power steering, antilock brakes, […]

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Charges Lessened Against Drug Dealing Doctor

Federal prosecutors in Boston have been forced to scale back criminal charges against Dr. Joseph P. Zolot, 64, a specialist in nonsurgical orthopedics in  Needham, Massachusetts.  Prosecutors accused the doctor and his nurse practitioner in the deaths of six of his patients by recklessly prescribing painkiller medications, as well as charging them with conspiracy and […]

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Cape May Couple Sues After Explosion Destroyed Their Home

In April 2013, James and Evelyn McCarty decided to convert their home from propane to natural gas.  The couple canceled their account with  South Jersey Fuel & Propane, but the propane tank was never removed.  Shore Guys Heating & Air Conditioning performed the conversion to natural gas, cutting several pipes, but never disconnecting the home […]

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California Judge Rules Paint Manufacturers Must Pay for Lead Removal

The  CBS Evening News  (12/17) reported that a judge in California has ordered three paint companies “to pay for the removal of lead from millions of older homes in the state.” Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg in San Jose on Monday   “ruled that three companies created a public nuisance by selling […]

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Patients’ Lawyers Say Vaginal-Mesh Files Lost or Destroyed by Company Officials.

Bloomberg News  (12/5, Feeley, 1.91M) reports Johnson & Johnson officials “destroyed or misplaced” hundreds of thousands of documents “related to its vaginal-mesh implants” and should be blocked “from relying on some defenses in planned trials over the devices,” according to patients’ lawyers. Attorneys for women “who blame the devices for their injuries” said in a […]

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Golfing Buddies Not Negligent for Failure to Warn about Mulligan

A NJ Superior Court judge has refused to extend the duty to yell “fore” beyond the player swinging the club. Plaintiff James Corino was in the 15th fairway when he paused to allow a threesome to tee off on the 16th hole, which ran parallel to his, separated by a stand of trees.  After each […]

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Comment on “Self Critical Analysis” Privilege

In a New Jersey Law Journal Article published today, Michael Booth detailed a recent oral argument before the NJ Supreme Court in C.A. v. Bentolila; a case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court is considering how far the 2004 Patient Safety Act passed after nurse Charles Cullen’s multiple murders at area hospitals can go […]

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The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Just this week, Prosecutors in Essex County, NJ, charged a woman with vehicular homicide allegedly caused by her distraction from texting while driving.  Witnesses saw the defendant’s vehicle swerve from the Route 1 and 9 express lane into the local lane and strike the victim’s pickup truck, causing the truck to flip over and eject […]

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