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Woman suffers serious finger injury as result of elder abuse

When family members make the difficult decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home they expect that loved one to be taken care of appropriately. This care includes proper supervision, adequate nutrition, proper medication in correct dosages, and a safe, caring environment free from abuse. Unfortunately, Nursing Home Neglect and elder abuse occur, affecting many every year.

When considering a divorce try not to make these mistakes


Many New Jersey residents are considering divorce. Although divorce is common it still doesn't make it an easy decision or an easy process to go through. Careful planning and consideration should be done in advance to make the divorce proceedings go more smoothly and fairly.

New Jersey drunk driving accident kills firefighter

A drunk driving accident in New Jersey has taken the life of a New York firefighter with more than 30 years of service. According to police, the drunk driver's car slammed into the motorcycle being driven by the victim, killing him on the scene. Police also stated this is the same location where a similar accident occurred just two weeks ago and witnesses say it is a problem area where speeders abound. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.

It's splitsville for the Kardashian parents


New Jersey residents may know from experience that marriage is not always forever. And celebrities are certainly not exempt from broken marriage. Recently, Bruce and Kris Jenner of the Kardashian reality show fame announced that they are getting divorced.

New Jersey's new domestic violence act now in effect


New Jersey residents who are involved in a domestic violence incident know how frightening they can be to the victim and their family. When a person is hurt or threatened by someone they know and love, it can be a scary situation for everyone involved. No one should be a victim of domestic violence and those who are should know what legal rights they have against their abuser.

Settlement reached in animal bite lawsuit

Many New Jersey residents have pets. These same individuals also often invite friends and family over and have them interact with the pet. Most of the time, the pet is well-trained, or at least trained well enough, to prevent injuries from occurring. But other times the animal will snap and attack a defenseless houseguest. Such an attack can leave the victim seriously injured and may give rise to legal action.

Reverse mortgages as a tool for older divorcees


Once thought of as something done mainly in middle age, divorce can happen at any stage of life. The divorce rate for older Americans is becoming more and more common. When older people in New Jersey divorce, though, there are issues and concerns that are specific for their generation. One of those concerns is what to do with the house and whether the residence is still affordable after a breakup.

Nursing home fails to treat resident, allegedly causing her death

Those with elderly parents often face the difficult decision of whether to place their loved one in a nursing home or attempt to provide home care. Many opt for the former, and spend a great deal of time and money selecting an institution they feel is appropriate. These families often consider the nursing home's atmosphere, reputation, resident activities, quality of care, and safety. Yet, a lapse in the required reasonable standard of care given to residents can happen in any nursing home and can cause serious Personal injury or death.