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Woman Denied Temporary Restraining Order Due to President’s Day Holiday Sues East Orange Police Department Over Death of Infant

By Lance Brown & Associates |

In early 2010, a little more than two years into an abusive relationship and after giving birth to a baby girl, Venetta Benjamin moved out of the apartment she shared with Abdur-Raheem, the child’s father, and informed him that she was ending the relationship, despite his threats to kill her if she tried to… Read More »

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New Jersey Nursing Homes

Understaffing at Hospitals and Nursing Homes A Bigger Issue than Pay Increase, According to Recent Poll of New Jersey Nurses

By Lance Brown & Associates |

In a telephone survey of 500 New Jersey nurses conducted last November, 44% were able to relate occasions when they were not able to provide adequate care to their patients due to an overwhelming patient caseload. 43% of respondents indicated that staffing shortages have only been growing in recent years, and only 9% felt… Read More »

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New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse

Bills to Fight Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in New Jersey to be Reintroduced to Legislature

By Lance Brown & Associates |

Last year the New Jersey Legislature had the opportunity to enact a couple of measures addressing the problem of abuse and neglect in residential care centers of people with developmental disabilities. Those measures failed to pass in the 215th Legislature, but plans are already underway to reintroduce them in the 216th Legislature when it… Read More »

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New Jersey Nursing Home Neglect

Bedsores Study Could Be Mixed Blessing for Prevention of Nursing Home Neglect in New Jersey

By Lance Brown & Associates |

The results of a study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that nursing home patients who are confined to their bed may not have to be turned as often to prevent them from developing bedsores. An unintended consequence of this… Read More »

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New Jersey Divorse

A Domestic Violence TRO Can Impact the Outcome of a Divorce in New Jersey Family Court

By Lance Brown & Associates |

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued due to an allegation of domestic violence can have several immediate negative effects on the person subject to the order, including being ordered to move out of the house, prohibited from having contact with his or her children, and prohibited from possessing a firearm. In addition, if you… Read More »

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Nursing Home Neglect

Useful Tool in Comparing and Selecting a Nursing Home

By Lance Brown & Associates |

There are 364 nursing homes currently operating in New Jersey, according to Nursing Home Compare, a powerful tool available on the website for Medicare. This online tool allows you to locate nursing homes by zip code, city or state. You can then select up to three nursing homes at a time and compare them… Read More »

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CFPB to Card Act

CFPB to CARD Act: Thank You for Saving Consumers Billions of Dollars

By Lance Brown & Associates |

The newly-created Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB) recently reported on the effect of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) on the cost of consumer credit. According to the CFPB, the Act has saved borrowers $4 billion in fees that they would have paid had the law not been… Read More »

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DUI

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk You Have Been Warned!

By Lance Brown & Associates |

You may get a call late one night from a friend asking you to come and get him or her at the police station, where your friend has been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), or possibly for refusing to take a breath test to measure his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Being… Read More »

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Blood Alcohol Test

Supreme Court Rules on DUI Blood Testing Without a Warrant

By Lance Brown & Associates |

“We hold that in drunk-driving investigations, the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream does not constitute an exigency in every case sufficient to justify conducting a blood test without a warrant.” – The United States Supreme Court in Missouri v. McNeely, April 17th, 2013 Although the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches generally… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice

Diagnostic Errors Lead the Pack in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Lance Brown & Associates |

Earlier this year, the medical journal BMJ Quality and Safety published a report entitled 25-Year summary of US malpractice claims for diagnostic errors 1986–2010: an analysis from the National Practitioner Data Bank. The study surveyed malpractice claims paid throughout the U.S. during a 25-year period and analyzed the results according to the type of… Read More »

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