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.
Stark & Stark attorney Michael A. Brusca in the firm’s Nursing Home Litigation Group authored the article “Pressure Ulcers- Catastrophic Negligence,” published in US1 on May 15, 2013. The article discusses pressure ulcers, or bed sores, which many patients of nursing homes, asssisted living facilities, hospitals, group homes and rehab facilities develop.
Stark & Stark attorney Michael A. Brusca in the firm’s Nursing Home Litigation Group authored the article “Assisted Living Facility Litigation: An Overview,” published in the New Jersey Law Journal on May 6, 2013. The article discusses how and why assisted living facility (“ALF”) litigation is on the rise.
Stark & Stark Shareholder Carin O’Donnell will be presenting at the seminar “How to Conduct am Effective Direct and Cross Examination,” through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The seminar will be held at the PBI Conference Center in Mechanicsburg, PA on Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 9:00am, and at the CLE Conference Center in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:00am. Attendees can earn up to three substantive CLE credits and one ethics CLE credit.
Stark & Stark Shareholder Bruce H. Stern was featured in the March 11, 2013 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal section of “Suits & Deals” for his recent victorious settlement of $1.15M. His client, Edward Condiracci, slipped, fell and hit his head on snow covered ice, leading to mild brain trauma.