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Why Hire An Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney?

Every state has laws that protect people when they are injured while working, but not all employers provide their workers with all the information they need to protect themselves. At Breslin and Breslin, we are here to help you navigate the workers' compensation laws in New Jersey, whether you have been recently injured on the job or are having trouble with an existing workers' compensation claim.

Hard-boiled eggs, egg products recalled from Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe's, more for listeria risk

More hard-boiled eggs and egg products are being recalled from stores nationwide related to a deadly listeria outbreak.

What are the most common types of abuse in nursing homes?

Each year, it seems that there are a handful of nursing home abuse or neglect cases that make the news that seems particularly horrifying. The year 2019 was no different. One shocking case that stood out this year was that of an incapacitated Arizona woman who became pregnant after she was raped by an attendant while residing in a long-term care facility there. Fortunately, sexual abuse isn't the most common type of ill-treatment that occurs in these types of facilities. Other types of abuse and neglect occur quite often, though.

Data compiled by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) shows that physical abuse is the most common type of ill-treatment that nursing home residents face. At least 29% of the residents who are abused in these types of facilities suffer bone fractures, skin tears and unexplained bruising at their caregivers' hands.

Military victims of medical malpractice may soon have rights

The decisions that your doctor makes and the actions that they take influence your health and well-being. If you are like most Americans, you deeply trust your doctor's expertise and expect them to competently diagnose you, properly treat you and adequately monitor your response to their care. Unfortunately, doctors do make mistakes, and when they do, patients are the ones who wind up paying the price.

For the average American, medical malpractice lawsuits are a way to recover some of the impact a doctor's mistake can have on your life. Sadly, not all patients have historically had the legal right to hold a physician accountable for malpractice. Failing to extend malpractice protections to military members and veterans receiving care from the government is arguably one of the most substantial failures our country has committed against its veterans.

Distracted driving is a shockingly common risk on the roads

Once barely acknowledged as a risk, distracted driving is currently one of the leading causes of serious collisions in the United States. Countless people every day decide to do something other than just drive, even knowing how much risk comes from speeding around in a motor vehicle. When a driver takes their mental focus, eyes or hands away from the task of driving, danger increases.

Along with drunk driving and speeding, distracted driving is a preventable, unnecessary risk that claims lives and leaves people with debilitating injuries. Every day across the country, roughly nine people die in distracted driving crashes while another thousand people wind up injured.

New Jersey Impacted by Salad Recalled Over E. coli Fear

The product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that a New Jersey company has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of salad, some of it distributed to New Jersey retailers, because it may be contaminated with E.coli, federal inspectors announced Thursday.

NJ Company Recalls Fruit Product After 33 Contract Salmonella

The product liability attorenys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that a New Jersey produce company is recalling some of its cut fruit products in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware for possible salmonella contamination after more than 30 people got sick.

Exercise can benefit spinal cord injury victims

Trying to live as normal of a life as possible when you are paralyzed is a challenge. One way that you can help yourself is to get active. You might not think this is possible because you are paralyzed. However, there are still benefits that you can reap and ways that you can get your daily activity in.

A good fitness program doesn't have to be complicated in order to help you. Instead, it just needs to be a mix of activities that keep you moving. You can work with your doctors and therapists to find out what you can do to enjoy the benefits of exercise.

Compensation after a car wreck includes several things

A car wreck is a very stressful experience, especially when you suffer a catastrophic injury. It is common to have some soreness after the crash, but there are times when things like a brain or spinal cord injury occurs. These can change the course of your entire life, so you have to be prepared for what's coming.

One thing that shocks many people is the high cost of care after the accident. The emergency room care is only the beginning of the cost. You also have follow up care, possible therapy appointments, assistive devices and personal care. These can all add up quickly, so you will have to think about how you will cover these.

Top causes of construction site injuries

Working on a construction site carries many risks, as an accident can happen when you least expect it. And even if you attempt to protect yourself against injury, such as by wearing the appropriate safety gear, there's no guarantee you won't require medical attention.

Here are some of the most common causes of construction site injuries:

  • Slip and fall: This can happen at height, such as on a roof, or on the ground. Either way, a slip and fall has the potential to cause serious injury, such as broken bones and traumatic brain injury.
  • Motor vehicle accident: Even if you're not responsible for operating a motor vehicle on a construction site, you can still suffer an injury if you work in close proximity to these vehicles. For example, if someone operating a bulldozer doesn't see you, they could strike you by accident.
  • Falling object: With people working above, such as on the roof of a building or scaffolding, there is always a risk of an object falling to the ground below. If a heavy object happens to hit you, there's no shortage of the number of injuries it can cause.
  • Equipment accidents: Construction sites are full of all types of equipment, ranging from power saws to nail guns to forklifts. All of this equipment is designed to improve performance and efficiency, but it also has the potential to cause an accident.
  • Heat stroke and frostbite: Working outdoors on a construction site can subject you to inclement weather. For example, during the winter months, frostbite is a concern when temperatures dip below freezing. And during the summer months, it's a must to protect against heat stroke at all times.
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