Atlantic City & Cape May Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Are Your Children Receiving Adequate Supervision While You’re at Work?

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

Now that summer is here, it is important to make sure your children have adequate supervision while you’re away. Most parents still work full days during the summer. So, sometimes children will be left with a babysitter for up to eight hours. It will be comforting to know your child is safe and receiving the level of care they deserve. What Does Adequate Supervision Look Like? There are four main parts involved in determining adequate child supervision. Going over these with a new babysitter will help them be aware of how to best care for your children. If both you and the babysitter are on the same page as to what is required there will be fewer mistakes and confusion. Age: Most people will understand that a child in the first grade will need more assistance than a child in the sixth grade. However, reiterating this to someone with little…
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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice During Childbirth

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in severe injuries to a baby. Sometimes these injuries require expensive care for the child’s lifetime. Understanding what these situations look like can help you determine if you have been a victim. When Birth Injury Leads to Cerebral Palsy A common birth injury to the brain that affects the infant is cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is often the result of negligent behavior. For example, if a doctor or nurse fails to watch the fetal monitor appropriately. They may not see when that the baby is in distress and is receiving little to no oxygen. In this situation, the doctor or nurse did not prevent something they could have. This mistake, which can cause cerebral palsy, would be malpractice during childbirth. What Counts as Medical Malpractice? Doctors and nurses are human and are therefore prone to mistakes. This common understanding is why not every…
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Why Should I Hire a Workers Compensation Attorney?

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

If you’re seriously injured at work, it can be a double blow to your finances and personal life. Not only are you going to be out of commission for a while, thereby likely losing a  significant portion of your income, but you also have more expenses to think about. Medical bills can pile up fast and become overwhelming. However, there are options available to help you through this difficult time. What is Workers Compensation? Workers compensation insurance is a requirement of all New Jersey businesses, regardless of size.  It will cover medical bills along with some of the lost wages if you’re injured at work. Who is at fault is not important in these claims, you will be covered regardless, but if you have workers comp, your employer cannot be sued for your injuries. So, while bills and partial wages will be covered, that is the extent of it. You…
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