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School Bus Safety

Posted in Injury Law, News & Events

Now that school is back in session and children and parents alike have become accustomed to the daily routine of school, it’s no time to let down your guard for school bus safety.   Over 50% of the injuries that occur while getting on and off the school bus are to children 5 to 7 years… Continue Reading

Personal Injury Practice Tip Beware: The “internal appeals” Process For PIP May Be Changing

Posted in Injury Law, News & Events

The concept of “internal appeals” in PIP is not new, and it is a subject of which lawyers actively practicing injury law in New Jersey should be well aware.   However, if DOBI gets its way, the framework governing the internal appeals process may be soon changing rather dramatically. As such, if your practice includes motor… Continue Reading

Link Shown Between Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood and Behavioral Issues

Posted in Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, News & Events

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

$13.2 Million Verdict for Nursing Home Negligence Case in Hudson County, New Jersey

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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.

Attorneys David M. Schmid & Evan J. Lide Guest Speakers on WDVR FM’s Stepping Stones

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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.