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New Jersey Driver Passed Out and Crashed After Wearing N95 Face Mask

By Michael P. Burakoff |

A recent New Jersey car accident may have occurred because a driver passed out after “excessive” wearing of an N95 coronavirus face mask. According to Fox News, the driver may have passed out and crashed her car into a power pole after wearing an N95 mask for several hours. The woman was hospitalized following… Read More »

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COVID-19: New Jersey Provides Legal Immunity to Healthcare Workers from Malpractice Lawsuits

By Michael P. Burakoff |

In a move that was praised by the state’s healthcare workers, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order granting medical professionals legal protection from medical malpractice lawsuits during the COVID-19 pandemic. As many hospitals in Morristown and across the state are still overwhelmed by an influx of coronavirus patients, providing legal immunity to healthcare… Read More »

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Are You Eligible to File a Zantac Product Liability Lawsuit?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

The Food and Drug Administered required all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine medications, including Zantac, to be withdrawn from the market over cancer concerns. The recall was enacted on April 1, 2020. If you have taken Zantac or other ranitidine drugs and was diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to file a product liability… Read More »

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Truck Accidents Are More Likely During the COVID-19 Pandemic Due to the Suspension of HOS Regulations

By Michael P. Burakoff |

As personal protective equipment, disinfectants, sanitizers, other medical products are flying off the shelves, and Americans are stocking up on food and supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, the trucking industry has been facing a demand surge. As demand for some kinds of freight has spiked, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration temporarily suspended its… Read More »

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New Jersey Saw Fewer Car Accident Fatalities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Michael P. Burakoff |

While the coronavirus crisis and the resulting business closures and stay-at-home orders across the country have had a plethora of negative effects on the economy and society, there is one undeniably positive side to the pandemic: There have been fewer car crashes and fatalities on our roads. According to New Jersey’s State Police fatality… Read More »

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New Jersey State Officials Investigating COVID-19 Deaths at Nursing Homes

By Michael P. Burakoff |

More than half of New Jersey’s COVID-19 deaths are linked to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, which prompted state officials to investigate how these facilities handled the coronavirus outbreak. Coronavirus Fatalities at New Jersey’s Nursing Homes According to the Philly Voice, more than 500 facilities across New Jersey have come under scrutiny after… Read More »

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Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice Related to COVID-19 in New Jersey?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

With New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic “one of the greatest tragedies in our state’s history,” an increasing number of New Jerseyans are wondering about medical liability (medical malpractice) in cases related to COVID-19. While most doctors are doing everything they can to save lives and prevent the spread of… Read More »

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