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Senate Releases Report With Worst Nursing Homes in New Jersey

The U.S. Senate released a report this summer that included the names of nursing home facilities that had been designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as either participants in or candidates for a Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program dedicated to investigating nursing homes that “substantially fail” in caring for residents. Prior […]

How Poor Staffing Decisions Can Lead to Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes are responsible for hiring enough well-trained staff to adequately provide reasonable care for their residents’ needs. Poor staffing decisions can have a negative impact on the overall care of the residents. Nursing home staffing issues that can lead to the neglect or abuse of the residents include: Negligent Hiring  Understaffing Inadequate training Many […]

Distracted Driving in New Jersey

Despite awareness campaigns and laws geared toward reducing distracted driving, it remains a preventable cause of a significant number of motor vehicle accidents each year. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety reported cell phone usage was a factor in more than 800,000 crashes in the state from 2011 to 2015. Across the nation, […]

How Worker Classification Affects Injury Claims

What’s the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor? Although the terms are legally defined in detail, one of the primary distinctions between employees and independent contractors is that independent contractors do not receive the same protections and rights as employees. Employers do not have to pay social security, unemployment or disability taxes or […]