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Summertime is fun time for the kids. As the months grow hot, you're inevitably going to look to the pool for a way to relax, cool off and expend some energy. Living in New Jersey, you'll have no small access to aquatic fun, but whether you have your own pool or are just visiting, you need to take care to protect your kids. Water sports are fun, but they are also one of the most dangerous activities for young children. Understanding the most common problems and how to prevent them can help you and your family enjoy a better, safer summer season.
No matter what holiday you celebrate, the season is a time for family, friends and general merriment. For those with children, gift giving is often a part of the celebration. What we as parents and grandparents need to think about is how safe are the toys we are giving our children?
The hospital, doctor's offices or nursing homes are not the only places where medical malpractice can occur. There are many patients in New Jersey who, instead of spending extended time in a hospital or moving to a residential nursing facility, remain in their own homes while receiving care from nurses. However, these home nurses are not immune from acting negligently, and two out-of-state home assistants have been accused of violating their patient's required standards of care.
Depending on the job that a person is applying for, particularly if it deals with children or law enforcement, it is not unreasonable to expect that a background check will be involved. However, background checks are far from mandatory for most jobs. In an effort to improve standards of care, Loretta Weinberg -- the Senate Majority Leader in New Jersey -- wants to see background checks performed on doctors.
If you have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you are undoubtedly aware of the serious impact that it can cause in day-to-day life. From medical bills to persistent and long-lasting pain and suffering, it can be easy to feel as though you're drowning under the stress of it all. When it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries through a medical malpractice claim, you may be unaware that hospitals in New Jersey can also be held liable through what is called hospital negligence.
In practically every healthcare setting, sexual relationships between a provider and a patient are banned. Despite this rule, a neurologist recently had his license revoked due to an inappropriate relationship that he engaged in with a patient. The New Jersey Medical Board determined that he had violated important standards of care during his misconduct.
Hospitals, which are intended to be institutions of health and healing, can sometimes actually cause unintended damage. However, recent efforts in New Jersey have actually reduced the overall rate of mistakes, infections and injuries in 2013. Although the state did see an overall reduction in mistakes, errors and injuries were not eradicated. Regrettably, hospital negligence is still a very real problem for some patients.
New Jersey residents have the right to believe that they, or their loved ones, are receiving the best care while in the hospital. Whether undergoing planned treatment or experiencing a medical emergency, anxiety may already be felt without the added concern over possible errors being made regarding the course of treatment. When a patient is injured or killed as a result of hospital negligence, surviving family members are left to pick up the pieces, with little or no resolution.
When a nurse left the room just as an expectant mother said she needed to give birth immediately a couple was forced to oversee the birth of their baby without medical assistance. A hospital spokesperson says that the patient and her husband were left alone for two minutes and that a nurse completed the delivery. However, the father of the newborn told reporters that the nurse left them despite their protests and that by the time hospital staff returned there was nothing left to do but cut the umbilical cord.