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- Importance of Filing Tort Claims Act Notice in New Jersey
The New Jersey Tort Claims Act (“NJTCA”), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1, et seq., provides that “parties suing public entities must comply with strict requirements for notifying and suing those entities.” Feinberg v. N.J. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot., 137 N.J. 126, 134 (1994).
- Injured at a Health Club? Check the Fine Print
Tens of thousands of citizens join health clubs or gyms to stay healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise every week, and many people join a health club to improve their overall health.
- How Does Workers' Compensation Work in Memphis?
When a Memphis worker is injured on the job, they can rely on workers’ compensation for medical benefits, and in some cases, replacement wages. Workers’ compensation laws are complicated, though, and differ from state to state.
- Stark Law Violations and Kickbacks
Section 1877 of the Social Security Act is commonly referred to as the “Stark Law.” This law has important provisions regarding physician self-referral for the purposes of Medicare and Medicaid.
- When Medical Malpractice Is a Crime
When negligent behavior injures patients, physicians are subject to claims of medical malpractice. This phenomenon is becoming a serious problem in the United States. Studies have determined medical malpractice to be the third leading reason people lose their lives in America.
- What to Do When Your Disability Claim Is Denied
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, there are some things that you should know about how the system works, especially when you are considering whether or not to hire a Social Security disability lawyer.
- Common Mistakes When Applying for Benefits
The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, confusing, and overwhelming. In order to successfully secure the benefits you need, knowing what not to do is sometimes just as important as knowing the right steps to take.
- Risks Of Opioid Painkiller Use
Opioid painkillers such as oxycodone, morphine, or fentanyl are legal drugs commonly prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain. They can be helpful for patients managing chronic pain conditions who may have suffered a personal injury, but can have very serious side effects if overused or abused.
- Talc Linked to Ovarian Cancer
In a legal action that includes nearly 50 plaintiffs, Johnson & Johnson lost a second trial over claims that its talcum powder causes ovarian cancer.
- Medical Errors Third Leading Cause Of Death
A new study conducted by doctors at Johns Hopkins suggests that most medical mistakes are not noted in official medical records or death certificates.