New research indicates that New Jersey teenagers who drive with teen passengers may be at increased risk of being involved in a fatal car crash. The study, which was done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, indicates that when teens drove with other teens in their vehicles, the risk of fatality increased by 51 percent.
Cybersecurity attacks present the greatest risk to health care facilities in New Jersey and elsewhere, according to a new report by ECRI Institute. Other top threats include contaminated hospital bed mattresses, surgical sponges accidentally left inside patients' bodies and improperly set ventilator alarms.
When you are injured or unwell, health care providers are paid to use their knowledge to identify and treat your ailment. If the provider fails these duties and your condition worsens as a result, you likely have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
Dementia is a common problem for seniors in New Jersey and in other states. Lewy body dementia, or LBD, is one type of dementia that affects an estimated 1.4 million people nationwide. The symptoms of LBD can closely resemble those of other conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Pharmacists in New Jersey work hard to ensure that patients receive the correct medications. Through safety software and personal oversight, pharmacists watch for potential drug interactions and make themselves available to answer questions. Despite their diligence and safety protocols, however, people sometimes receive the wrong medications. One study estimated that about 21 percent of medication errors happen at the pharmacy. Patients can play a role in preventing mistakes by keeping their pharmacists well informed.