Caregiving is a tough job. There are two types of caregivers: the informal caregiver, who is typically a family member and does not get paid for assisting a patient; and the formal caregiver, who is a paid professional in a facility or in-home setting. Read the rest »
While a lot of what we go through during winter is a hassle, there are a few perks. Only a nice New Jersey snowfall (or an extreme Nor’easter) can provide certain recreational activities, like skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling.
But they come with dangers. Read the rest »
Summer is leveling out, and with the nice weather comes time for outdoor concerts and sporting events. Most of the time, going to a music show or a baseball game leads to pure enjoyment, but there are unfortunate times when fans are injured. Read the rest »
If you’re a millennial, chances are you know who Tana Mongeau is and you heard about her spectacular disaster of an event called TanaCon. If you haven’t, here is a quick summary… Read the rest »
While we get into our summer adventure mode and pull out the kayaks, speedboats, and Jet Skis, it’s crucial to remember that a significant amount of injuries and fatal accidents happen in the water. Read the rest »
In mid-December 2017, an Amtrak train derailed, careening off a bridge outside Tacoma, Washington, killing three passengers and injuring one hundred more. According to NBC News, the train was traveling at 80 mph on a 30-mph stretch of track, and was not using positive train control, a technology feature that can prevent train derailments caused by excessive speed. Read the rest »
For decades, fireworks have been synonymous with celebrating America’s independence. However, many vendors have made them readily available throughout the year, increasing the number of personal shows that are held even when it isn’t the 4th of July. The beauty and excitement of fireworks make many people forget or fail to care that these are hazardous explosives, meant to be handled with the utmost caution. Unfortunately, this puts numerous people in the hospital every year. Read the rest »
In an effort to increase citizen safety, the National Safety Council has declared June to be National Safety Month. The organization runs an annual campaign that focuses on a variety of topics to improve awareness for best safety practices at home, work, and on the road. Every year, preventable incidents result in serious injuries and claim the lives of many. By actively seeking ways to be safer in their everyday actions, people can significantly reduce the risk of this happening to themselves or someone they love. Read the rest »
With the winter months among us, many families will enjoy preparing home-cooked meals and baked goods they can share with friends and loved ones. You might look forward to cooking traditional recipes that have been handed down in your family for generations or perhaps you are making a plate of goodies to share with coworkers and neighbors. Whatever the case, the one thing you aren’t expecting is to suffer a burn injury because of a defective appliance or other cause. Read the rest »
Injuries to the nerves can be physically and emotionally devastating, and when a victim is injured, they could be looking at a lifetime of chronic pain, lethargy, depression, and immobility. Nerve injuries are often caused by poorly performed surgeries, accidents, and erroneously prescribed medications, and if your nerves are injured in this manner, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. If your life has been uprooted by a serious motor nerve injury, the following information may help you understand your legal options.
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