The New Jersey Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of an Alabama man who filed a lawsuit for injuries caused by the prescription drug Accutane. The court's ruling reinstates a $25 million judgment that Andrew McCarrell, an Alabama resident, was awarded by a New Jersey court in 2010. Accutane's manufacturer, Roche, had successfully appealed that award to the New Jersey Appellate Division in 2015.
A New Jersey assemblywoman has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to send and receive text messages or to otherwise use a handheld device while in a crosswalk or walking along a public street.
Under New Jersey law, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have the choice of claiming your personal health insurance carrier as the primary source for reimbursement of medical bills. If, however, your insurance is through Medicaid or Medicare, you may not select this option. Under the Medicare False Claims Act (FCA), if you are aware that someone is claiming benefits from Medicare or Medicaid as a "first payer," you can file a whistleblower claim and have the right to recover a percentage of any amounts wrongfully paid by Medicaid/Medicare.
After state corrections officers staged a mock funeral on the steps of the state House last month, with some wearing Chris Christie masks, the New Jersey Senate responded by approving legislation that would establish a compensation program for New Jersey corrections officers who have been attacked or injured by inmates in their custody. State and local police officers already have access to such benefits when they are hurt by detainees. Legislators say the bill will bring corrections officers into parity with their colleagues.
In light of national scandal involving high levels of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, officials across the country, including New Jersey, have found it prudent to determine whether similar problems exist in their states. In January, 2016, New Jersey state officials were put on notice of concerns about the toxicity levels in drinking water at a dozen systems across the state. They include the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority; the Raritan, Logan and Pennsgrove systems of New Jersey American; the Montclair Water Bureau; Greenwich Township; Garfield Water Department; Rahway Water Department; Brick Township; Paulsboro Water Department; Orange Water Department; and South Orange Water Department.
In many insurance policies in New Jersey, there's a dispute resolution clause that says, essentially, that you can choose to file a complaint in Superior Court, or you can choose to have your dispute resolved by Forthright, the administrative agency set up to settle disputes regarding PIP, or Personal Injury Protection, benefits.
RECOVERING WORKER'S COMPENSATION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
When a machine malfunctions at work and you are injured, there seems no question that you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits for lost wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation. If the wrongful conduct of another employee causes you injury, you can also seek compensation for your losses. But what if you are injured in a car or motor vehicle accident, especially when the person causing the accident is unrelated to your employer? The good news-if you meet certain conditions, you have a right to workers' compensation benefits. You may even be able to seek damages in addition to workers' compensation benefits.
The Common Types of Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents
Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 15 month old child at Sunshine Daycare center Tuesday. Millville Police were dispatched shortly before 11 a.m. after the child fell into a goldfish pond - with water measuring less than one foot in depth.