Category: Personal Injury

Getting a Shot Can Hurt More Than You Think

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Shebell & Shebell

Nobody likes getting shots. No matter how skilled the person doing the injecting may be, they hurt – and some hurt a lot. The fear of going to the doctor and getting a shot is something that starts when we’re little and our parents take us for vaccinations, but we were given lollipops and stickers…

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Shingles Vaccine Injuries Spur Lawsuit

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Shebell & Shebell

Television viewers and magazine readers are constantly being bombarded with pharmaceutical advertising. Among the most recent and notable of these are ads for a shingles vaccine called Zostavax manufactured by drug giant Merck. The company’s initial ads were humorous, featuring sports notable Terry Bradshaw talking about his own experience with shingles, but these have been…

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What You Need to Know About Vaccine Injuries

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Shebell & Shebell

Vaccines have been proven to provide powerful and effective protections against some of our most serious diseases and illnesses. They work by introducing a substance – usually a weakened or killed form of the disease – to stimulate the body’s immune system response to the disease if it encounters it again. Though vaccines represent an…

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Is It Possible to File a Personal Injury Claim Against Your Employer When You’re Hurt At Work?

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Shebell & Shebell

When an employee is injured on the job, it is commonly understood that workers’ compensation will be there for them, providing for their medical expenses and lost wages. But the safety net that workers’ compensation was supposed to provide has been chipped away over the years, with benefits deteriorating and more and more employers and…

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Osteo Relief Institute Jersey Shore Lawsuit

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Shebell & Shebell

Our firm is currently investigating claims of severe injuries, serious infections, and other potentially life-threatening complications related to injections given to patients at the Osteo Relief Institute of Jersey Shore, located in Wall, New Jersey.  The Monmouth County Board of Health and other state and federal agencies are also investigating a recent spate of patient…

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

What No-Fault Insurance Covers in New Jersey

Posted on December 18, 2016 by CustomerBloom

As is the case in most states, drivers in New Jersey are required to carry basic auto insurance. If you operate a motor vehicle in the state of New Jersey, it’s important for you to be aware of what it means for this state to be a no-fault insurance state, as well as what that…

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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Posted on December 12, 2016 by CustomerBloom

Regardless of your diligent efforts to handle your accident insurance claim or personal injury case on your own, there may come a time when you need the assistance of an attorney. This could be due to an insurance company refusing to pay you fair compensation, complications related to your claim, or the seriousness of your…

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Opioid Crisis Widens, as Casualties Mount

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

There’s a drug addiction crisis in the USA.  Its origins aren’t back alley drug deals or organized crime.  Its origins are hospital emergency rooms and doctors’ offices all over the country.  Today in America, the drug addiction threat we face comes in the form of prescription opioids. Opioid overdoses. Most of us have been raised…

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Space Heater Safety Issues

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

During the transitional period between late winter and early spring, many people rely on space heaters as a cost-effective way to add warmth to a room without having to heat their entire house. However, faulty space heaters or space heaters that are used improperly can pose serious fire hazards. According to the Consumer Product Safety…

Posted in Personal Injury, Products Liability

New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers: Study Finds More Than Half of All Motorists Engage in Risky Driving

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

If you think driving has gotten more dangerous—more speeding, more distracted drivers—you’re right.  A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety discovered that a staggering 87 percent of drivers engage in unsafe behaviors like driving while drowsy, speeding, or running red lights. The results were published in the AAA Foundation’s Traffic Safety Culture…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Hospital Pharmacist Charged With Replacing Morphine with Saline Solution, Exposing Patients To HIV and Hepatitis

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, New Jersey has sent letters to over 200 former patients, warning them that a former hospital pharmacist who stole morphine may have exposed them to communicable diseases, including HIV and/or hepatitis. A former pharmacist at the hospital, Frederick P. McLeish, allegedly diverted intravenous morphine, fentanyl and hydroxyzine tablets for…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Nurse Botches Workplace Flu Clinic By Re-Using Syringes

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

In the fall of 2015, a New Jersey nurse made headlines after it was discovered that she had used only two syringes to administer the flu vaccine to 67 people. Although to date, no one has contracted any illness as a result of her actions, the people who received the vaccine were advised to get…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Hospital Acquired Infections

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

What Is a Hospital Acquired Infection? A hospital acquired infection is an infection that occurs in a hospital patient that is not associated with the diagnosis or health issue that they have been admitted for. For example, when a patient is admitted to the hospital for chest pains but ends up with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus…

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New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyers: Report Hazardous Property Conditions‏

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

New Jersey premises liability law requires owners of businesses, private homes and other properties to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for others. When a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition on his or her property, yet they fail to address it, they can be held responsible if someone becomes seriously…

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A National Approach to Traffic Safety Laws May Save More Lives at a Lower Cost

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

A recent study conducted by the RAND Corporation finds that using a national approach to adopting traffic safety laws is more cost effective than when each state uses its own approach. The RAND Corporation is a non-profit research organization dedicated to developing solutions to public policy problems in order to make communities throughout the world…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: California Doctor Convicted of Murder for Overprescribing Prescription Painkillers

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

When people think of deaths due to drug overdoses, the image of street drugs like heroin or cocaine often come to mind, but did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 44 people in the United States die every day as a result of prescription drug overdose? The United…

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Improving Patient Safety Through More Efficient Medical Device Recalls

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Imagine that you have a pacemaker. Then imagine that you find out that a certain type of pacemaker is being recalled because it is fitted with a defective component and has been determined to be unsafe. How will you know whether your pacemaker is included in the recall? How will your physician know? In 2013,…

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New Jersey Defective Hoverboard Lawyers: U.S. Government Declares All Hoverboards on the Market Defective and Hazardous

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

In the past three months, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received reports that 52 hoverboards caught fire, causing over $2 million in property damage. On February 18, 2016, the CPSC issued a letter to manufacturers, importers, and retailers of self-balancing scooters, urging them to either comply with safety standards, or face being recalled…

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Consumer Reports Lists The 10 “Worst” Cars of 2016

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Every year, Consumer Reports presents a list of the top 10 worst cars on the market. To determine a vehicle’s overall rating, Consumer Reports factors in a car’s road-test score, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety (including government and insurance industry crash-test results). Many of the cars on this year’s list received a “Poor” score on…

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Personal Injury FAQ

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Why You Should Speak With Us About Your Potential Injury Case Knowledgeable legal advice is a critical early step in protecting your rights to receive compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at law offices of Shebell & Shebell, L.L.C. have more than eight decades of combined experience providing the advice and guidance that injury victims…

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Are Personal Injury Awards and Settlements Taxable?

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

It’s that time of year again—tax time. As lawyers who help injured victims get compensation for their injuries, we are often asked whether settlement awards are taxable. Although we cannot give tax advice, we hope that this general overview is helpful. Personal Injury Awards and Settlements Are Generally Not Taxable Whether your settlement or damages…

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Amusement Park Slip and Fall Accidents

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

As spring is upon us and the weather warms up, we can all look forward to going to amusement parks and boardwalks this summer. Although amusement parks are fun, they can also be very dangerous. When you think of theme park injuries, you might think of people being injured on rides. However, it is actually…

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New Jersey Surgeon Under Suspicion of Malpractice Loses Medical License Due to Substance Abuse

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

A vice president of the hospital’s surgical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (RWJ) has lost his medical license and is facing litigation for medical malpractice that resulted in the death of at least one patient. According to the State Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Vijay Vaswani admitted to using cocaine a…

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Insurance Companies Are Eroding The Doctor-Patient Therapeutic Relationship

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Studies have shown that over the last 30 years, patients have become increasingly less satisfied with the care they receive from their primary-care doctors. It is a familiar feeling—when you show up for your appointment, your doctor really doesn’t have enough time to talk with you. They brusquely rush into the exam room, rarely look…

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Harvard Study Finds Link Between E-Cigarettes and Popcorn Lung Disease

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigs or e-cigarettes, have been touted as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes since they came onto the market in 2004. However, new research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that e-cigarettes may be linked to an incurable condition called “popcorn lung.” Although people can be seen “vaping” (smoking…

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Parents of Lead-Poisoned Toddler File Lawsuit

Posted on February 22, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers: Parents of Lead-Poisoned Toddler File Lawsuit The dangers of toxic lead exposure have been receiving a great deal of attention in the news lately, ever since the drinking water in Flint, Michigan was found to be tainted with high levels of lead—more than twice the levels considered to be toxic waste…

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How Older Adults Can Protect Against Slip and Fall Injuries

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone. Maybe you trip over a child’s toy left on the floor. Maybe you miss the last step on the stairs. In many cases the result of a fall is a banged shin and a bruised ego, but the risk of seriously injuring yourself in a fall increases…

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Airlines Ban Hoverboards Due To Dangerous Lithium-Ion Batteries

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Hoverboards (self-balancing electric scooters) have been everywhere in the news lately. There have been stories of people’s homes being burned to the ground because a charging hoverboard caught fire. Videos of hoverboards spontaneously exploding outdoors are going viral. Many online and brick-and-mortar stores have now pulled certain brands off of shelves to protect their customers….

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Best Time To Hire An Attorney

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Shebell & Shebell

When to Hire a Monmouth and Ocean County Personal Injury Law Firm In the aftermath of an accident, most people try to manage their various insurance claims themselves. In the best of all worlds, their medical insurance claims pay for their injuries, their car insurance claims pay for any damage done to their motor vehicles,…

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Victims of Car Accidents Deserve Their Day in Court, Compensation

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Shebell & Shebell

There have been 42 reports of people dying in car accidents, to date – thanks specifically to a faulty ignition switch in some General Motors vehicles. Both GM and federal authorities are aware of the defect, yet there has been no move to fix the problem. Unfortunately, the victims’ families have felt the repercussions of…

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Don’t Text and Drive

Posted on December 8, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

Seems to me like the world is moving faster and faster.  Maybe I’m just getting older and slower… People — young and old — are plugged in to some form of electronic device for most of the day. Whether it’s a TV, radio, computer, ipod, iPhone, iPad, or some other type of “mobile device”, most are becoming slaves…

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Five Popular Myths of Medical Malpractice

Posted on November 7, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

Source: triallawyercentral.com This year, widely circulated myths about medical malpractice (and the civil suits that follow) are being challenged. Dr. David A. Hyman, MD, JD, and Charles Silver, JD, point to 5 main claims that are actually myths. 1. “Malpractice crises are caused by spikes in medical malpractice litigation (in other words, sudden rises in payouts…

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