A new study published in the September, 2014 edition of the journal “PLOS ONE”, offers further support for the existence of a connection between suffering a brain injury at a young age and a variety of serious problems, including behavioral problems. While studies have long noted a variety of long term consequences, including variations in… Continue Reading
Medicare Set Aside trusts (“MSA”) have been a part of the worker’s compensation world for some time now. However, the issue of whether MSAs are required in the context of 3rd party liability claims remains a bit of an open question. The lack of clear rules on this subject has been a source of complaint… Continue Reading
The closing of Revel and Showboat casinos over the Labor Day weekend will not have an effect on an injured worker who had a valid workers’ compensation claim before the casino closed. In fact, if you were injured while you were working for one of these casinos, and reported the injury but never filed a… Continue Reading
Although I am an Attorney at Stark & Stark in the Personal Injury Department by day, I am also co-owner of a frozen custard store, The Meadows, which is located on Route 130 in Delran, New Jersey. On Sunday, October 5, 2014, these two organizations, along with many others, are joining together to hold a… Continue Reading
An 87 year old woman, who lived independently, fell at home and suffered a dislocated shoulder. After three days in the hospital, she was sent to a nursing home for short term rehabilitation of that shoulder and was then supposed to go home. Instead, over the course of a 94 day admission, the client lost over 20 of her 110 pounds, developed large stage IV wounds – and then suffered through 9 debridements, two bone shavings, the application of a wound vac and a diversionary colostomy – that eviscerated and lead to the need for her bowels to be manually re-inserted back into her abdomen. All of this was too much for her – and she suffered a very painful death.
Stark & Stark is pleased to announce that Shareholder Denise Mariani, member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury group, recently negotiated a $1.65 million settlement on behalf of a mother who was left permanently disabled after falling down an inadequately secured stairwell at her daughter’s bridal shower.
In a previous blog post, attorneys David M. Schmid and Evan J. Lide, members of the firm’s Personal Injury Group, co-authored an article titled “Don’t Text and Drive” published in U.S. 1. On Tuesday, August 13th, Mr. Schmid and Mr. Lide will be guests on WDVR FM 89.7 and 91.9′s Stepping Stones program hosted by Hilary Murray to discuss the article. The program begins at 5:00 PM EST.
Stark & Stark Accident & Personal Injury attorneys David M. Schmid and Evan J. Lide authored an article in U.S. 1 published July 17, 2013.
David R. Cohen, Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident & Personal Injury and Nursing Home Negligence groups, authored the article “Group Homes: A Potentially Dangerous Alternative”published on June 26, 2013 in U.S. 1. The article discusses the issues of corporate backing of group homes being on the rise in New Jersey. D. Cohen… Continue Reading
In recognition of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month during the month of May, the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey will launch the Share the Road Pledge Campaign. This campaign is to encourage drivers to do their part in saving the lives of motorcyclists and help make our roads safer for everyone.