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August 2013 Archives

Nursing home faces multiple accusations of neglect

While many nursing homes in New Jersey and elsewhere probably experience the occasional oversight on the part of nursing home staff, what is frustrating to many New Jersey residents is when a nursing home establishes a pattern of serious safety lapses that endanger the home's patients.

How divorce can affect your retirement


The rise in divorce rates among older couples has increased significantly. For many reasons, couples who have been married for decades are now deciding to start a new chapter in their life and get divorced. For those older New Jersey residents who find themselves going through a divorce, there are several financial decisions to be made in order to maintain and safeguard their retirement savings.

Politician advocates tort reform despite spinal cord injury

New Jersey residents may have heard that the lead gubernatorial candidate in another state, who has been a proponent of tort reform laws, has recently come under scrutiny on account of the settlement he received decades ago following his own personal injury case.

Spouses going through a divorce: dividing up property


Spouses going through a divorce in New Jersey have many issues to sort out with their dissolving marriage. One of the big issues is who gets what in the property division process. Knowing what financial matters are involved can help ease the high emotions of a divorce.

Man charged in fatal New Jersey drunk driving accident

A young New Jersey man faces charges of vehicular homicide as well as drunk driving charges in connection with a recent fatal car collision that ended with two people dying and two others being transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Woman sitting outside attacked randomly by dog

Many New Jersey residents who read this blog may often wonder whether the stories we have published about animal bites are not, at least to some extent, the fault of the bite victims themselves. While certainly some children who get bitten may not have known how to behave around a dog, one might suspect that those adults who find themselves victims of a dog bite may have made some important mistake in interacting with the animal.

Jack White receives restraining order


Going through a divorce in New Jersey is traumatic enough without the abuse of a spouse. When domestic violence, harassment and violent tempers are involved the divorce can become much harder. Emotions are charged and actions can lead to the need for restraining orders.

The mistakes people make during divorce


There are many emotional decisions that need to be made during divorce proceedings. Because of this, New Jersey couples facing divorce in their relationship may make some common mistakes. However, an awareness of these mistakes ahead of time can help make the divorce process go more smoothly and fairly.

Massive verdict entered following nursing home neglect trial

A jury awarded a verdict of over $1 billion to a man who claimed that his mother was not properly supervised while she lived at a nursing home, which caused her to fall several times and sustain serious personal injuries that may have shortened her life.