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Hasbrouck Heights School Bus Crash Hospitalizes Five

A school bus crash in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey hospitalized five individuals on Tuesday morning. The collision occurred when a Subaru rear-ended a Mercedes, which was then pushed into a school bus, causing the accident. The 27-year-old woman from Wood-Ridge, New Jersey was driving the Mercedes, and was transported to the Hackensack University Medical Center for head injuries. Three students between the ages of ten and eight sustained personal injuries, and the school bus aide from Hackensack, New Jersey sustained minor injuries. Even if a school bus does not cause an accident, any school bus crash has the potential to be catastrophic. Since a school bus does not contain the same safety features as most cars, bus occupants may sustain » Read More

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Playground Safety

Playgrounds are great for both parents and children. Kids today are more “plugged in” than ever, spending most of their waking hours in front of a screen, whether it is a phone, tablet, television, or laptop. Getting fresh air and running around outside has a number of health benefits for kids, and parents can sit down and socialize with others in their community while their children play. While playgrounds are not as central as they once were in kids’ lives, the importance of outdoor play in a child’s social development and health is still undeniable. Playground Accidents Common, Despite Safety Improvements Anyone who has ever suffered from sliding down a burning hot metal slide in the summer knows that years » Read More

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Report on Superbugs in Hospital Sinks

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System are studying antibiotic resistant bacteria found in hospital drain pipes, sink traps, and in sink wells resulting in serious hospital acquired infections. The study followed an outbreak of the Klebsiella bacteria at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland that killed 11 people in 2012. The study was published in a recent edition of Applied and Environmental Biology. Researchers conducting the study used a harmful strain of E-coli bacteria that grows in ways similar to the Klebsiella bacteria found in the NIH outbreak. Scientists genetically modified the bacterium so that it glowed under fluorescent lighting, allowing the team to identify areas where the bacteria grew. They found the bacteria » Read More

New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers Discuss Traumatic Birth

Most pregnant women understand that a certain amount of drama and emotion during the birth of their child is to be expected. However, there is also a fairly large percentage of women who experience what has come to be known as a “traumatic birth.” Research indicates that a surprising 25 to 34 percent of women describe their birth experience as traumatic. A traumatic birth occurs when either the baby or the mother is considered to be in serious danger of death or injury. A traumatic birth can have both physical and emotional repercussions. Physically, for the mother, there may be ongoing pain, a low appetite, chronically tight muscles, and more. Emotionally, a woman may experience depression, anxiety, nightmares, and other » Read More

Teterboro Plane Crash Causes Two Fatalities, Building and Car Damage

On Monday afternoon, a plane crash near the Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey, caused two fatalities. Around 3:30 pm, the small jet aircraft was attempting a landing at the airport when it crashed into an industrial area of Carlstadt, New Jersey. The plane, carrying only a pilot and crew member, was traveling to the airport from Philadelphia. Three buildings caught on fire, and thirteen vehicles sustained damage due to the plane crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash on Tuesday morning. Although plane crashes may be rare occurrences, when they do occur, they can be catastrophic, and may leave excessive damage in their wake. In some cases, the plane may be poorly maintained or contain an » Read More

Serious Car Crash Claims Life on Route 78 in Union

A serious car crash claimed the life of an individual on Route 78 in Union, New Jersey. Around 5:30 am, on Monday morning, the crash occurred involving two vehicles. One victim suffered a fatality, and two other individuals were brought to a local hospital for treatment of various personal injuries. Police are investigating the accident. Drowsy driving may affect a driver at night or in the morning, and could lead to the development of personal injuries or even fatalities for the driver, passenger, and other drivers. Congested highways may also be a factor in a car crash, and could result in other chain-reaction crashes that affect multiple motorists. Mental trauma and a loss of income may stem from injuries sustained » Read More

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