July 26, 2011
BROOKLYN, NY — A worker at the construction site of the Gowanus Canal flushing tunnel in Brooklyn was injured Monday afternoon when he fell from a below-ground ladder into the pit of a hole, the authorities said.
The worker, an employee of Northeast Remsco Construction, never lost consciousness and was lifted from the hole on a stretcher, using a series of pulleys, said Mercedes Padilla, a spokeswoman for the city Department of Environmental Protection. He was in stable condition at Lutheran Medical Center.
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July 22, 2011
Have you been involved in an accident involving a serious personal injury?
The MG LAW FIRM specializes in representing clients involved in slip and falls, car accidents, construction accidents, 18 wheeler injuries, medical malpractice, workers compensation cases, and other incidents that involve serious bodily harm.
Our offices our located in Elizabeth, NJ and we currently are accepting clients located in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. In the event you are not able to travel, one of our experienced attorneys will visit you at home or in the hospital.
Call us now for a FREE initial consultation at 908-352-2323 or you can fill out our online personal injury questionnaire form.
We look forward to potentially assisting you with your personal injury claim.
July 11, 2011
On August 14, 2005, Emily Ordonez of Bayonne, New Jersey went to Bayonne Medical Center after experiencing the first pangs of labor. She arrived at 1:30 a.m. and all prenatal tests suggested that she would be delivering a healthy baby. Ten hours later, her son Jose was born but something was wrong. The child suffered what would become permanent brain damage after being injured at birth.
Ordonez and her family sued the former owners of the hospital for the birth injury and have agreed to an $8.5 million birth injury settlement. Insurance will pay the family $6 million to cover medical expenses and another $2.5 million for emotional and other damages. [ READ MORE ]
June 28, 2011
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that three foreign subsidiaries of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. can’t be sued in a North Carolina court over a French bus accident that killed two of the state’s residents.
The case was one of two decided Monday that barred lawsuits against foreign companies in U.S. courts.
While the Goodyear decision was unanimous, the court split three ways in a second ruling that barred a New Jersey worker’s lawsuit against Nottingham, England-based J. McIntyre Machinery. That case presented different issues because the worker’s alleged injuries happened in New Jersey instead of overseas. [ READ MORE ]
June 11, 2011
Have you been involved in a car crash with severe or catastrophic injuries?
The MG Law Firm specializes in litigation involving serious personal injuries as a result of auto accidents, truck accidents, and other motor vehicle incidents.
Call our offices today at 908-352-2323 for a FREE initial consultation. Our experienced lawyers will evaluate your potential case to see if we can assist you. If your car crash injuries prohibit you from traveling, we are willing to make house calls and will come and see you at home or in the hospital.
We currently serve the entire state of New Jersey, with a heavy emphasis on Elizabeth, Newark, Trenton, and East Orange. We also can assist auto accident victims who reside in PA and NY.
Please call us today if you are in need of legal assistance related to personal injuries associated with car accidents.
June 11, 2011
A request has been filed to consolidate all lawsuits filed in New Jersey state court over the Alloderm skin graft hernia patch, which has caused dozens of plaintiffs to suffer infections, abscesses and other side effects.
At least 25 Alloderm lawsuits are currently filed throughout the state, and more complaints are expected, according to an Application for Mass Tort Designation [PDF] filed by plaintiffs with the New Jersey Supreme Court.
The product liability lawsuits allege that LifeCell, the manufacturer of Alloderm, designed a defective product and failed to warn the plaintiffs about the risk of problems from Alloderm or the true nature of the skin grafts. [ READ MORE ]
June 9, 2011
HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal Labor Department says it has settled a case with a New Jersey blueberry farm cited for several labor violations, including hiring a 9-year-old.
Hammonton-based Columbia Fruit Farms Inc. agreed to pay more than $28,000 in civil penalties and has upgraded its housing facilities for migrant workers as part of the settlement.
The Labor Department says the farm illegally employed three children between 9 and 11 years old. [ READ MORE ]
June 7, 2011
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Bodies began tumbling when a two-story red, white and blue inflatable slide went soaring into the air at a youth soccer tournament over the weekend. Two other inflatables also flew off the ground that breezy afternoon, causing youngsters to suffer bumps and bruises but critically injuring a mother who had an inflatable crash-land on her.
Fathers, coaches and bystanders sprinted toward the airborne amusement rides, some using knives to furiously stab the air-filled edifices before anyone else was injured on Saturday. “I never thought there would be any serious issues, any concerns with safety,” one father, Mike Perniches, later told The Associated Press. “But now, I’m like, forget it.” [ READ MORE ]
June 5, 2011
WILDWOOD, N.J. — An 11-year-old girl on a school trip to a Jersey Shore amusement park died Friday when she fell about 100 feet from a moving Ferris wheel.
Police Capt. Robert Regalbuto said Abiah Jones of Pleasantville was with her classmates from Pleasant Tech Academy Charter School when she fell from the ride at 12:30 p.m.
She was driven to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later. [ READ MORE ]
June 4, 2011
Trenton barber is accused of biting customer’s ear in half after complaint about slow haircut
TRENTON – A Trenton barber was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly biting a customer’s ear in half following a dispute over how long a haircut was taking, police said.
James Dillard, 40, was at work inside the Beauty and the Beast Barber Shop on the 700 block of Chambers Street around 5:30 p.m. In his barber chair was a 24-year-old city man.
Dillard and his client began arguing about how fast Dillard was cutting the hair, and the client decided to get up and leave the shop, police said. The client slammed the barbershop’s front door behind him, causing the glass in it to shatter. [ READ MORE ]