Middlesex County and New Jersey Trial Lawyers BLOG

Are New Jersey’s ER Wait Times Too Long?

Unfortunately, a new study revealed recently that New Jersey emergency room waiting room times, at 30 minutes on average per, are greater than 40 other states. According to NJ1015.com, once patients seeking emergency assistance in the Garden State actually make it out of emergency room waiting rooms, they still spend an average of 148 minutes inside facilities. This is 15 minutes longer than the national average. The information comes from ProPublica, which used data tracked by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to compile the emergency room wait times for each state. In addition to these times, ProPublica also reported that on average it takes a patient 143 minutes in New Jersey to be transported to a room once they are admitted to a hospital for observation and treatment, which is significantly longer than the national average of 97 minutes. Because of this, according to NJ1015.com, the American…
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Do Ford SUVs Leak Toxic Levels of Carbon Monoxide?

According to NJ.com, a New Jersey couple has filed a lawsuit against Ford claiming that their Explorer SUV leaks toxic levels of carbon monoxide into its cabin. The couple, Stephen Schondel and Linda King-Schondel, of Middletown, filed the lawsuit in May against the vehicle manufacturer in state Superior Court in Monmouth County. They are asking that the lawsuit be moved to a U.S. District Court and are seeking to have it declared a class action claim. According to the couple, Ford has known about carbon monoxide leaks in its SUVs since 2012, and has not corrected the problems or issued recalls. The couple hopes that the owners of Explorers, as well as Edges and Lincoln MKX models between the years 2011 and 2015, will be able to join the potential class action claim. The couple claims that the models have issues with leaks that allow for exhaust and gases to…
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Teen Truck Drivers: Would There Be Crash Risks?

According to the Associated Press, members of Congress are pushing for legislation that would allow drivers as young as 18 to operate commercial trucks over the country’s interstates. Currently, drivers must be at least 21 before they can operate commercial trucks across state lines. However, a bill introduced by some Republican senators would allow states to join in allowing for truck drivers as young as 18 to operate on their interstates. The AP reported that there is no limit to states that could form groups, also known as “compacts”. Special interest groups, including the American Trucking Associations, favor the age drop, saying that there is currently a shortage of roughly 35,000 to 40,000 truck drivers in the country. Additionally, the organization says that transportation companies will need about 100,000 new drivers per year over the next decade to keep up with interstate freight demands. The legislation was introduced in the…
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