Successful personal injury claims in New Jersey require proof of negligent wrongdoing by the defendant. To prove ordinary negligence, the injured party, or plaintiff, must establish four elements. First, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care. The duty owed depends on the defendant’s type of relationship with the plaintiff...

Numerous health conditions can complicate your pregnancy and jeopardize your baby. When a doctor observes signs that your baby is ailing during pregnancy or labor and delivery, it’s often called fetal distress. If your health care provider fails to catch fetal distress and treat it in time, it can lead to serious health effects, birth...

The umbilical cord is a crucial lifeline between the baby and mother during pregnancy. The umbilical cord and placenta are how a mother supplies oxygen and nutrients to her developing fetus. Any problems that develop during the pregnancy or labor could present life-threatening dangers. It’s crucial to recognize the signs of umbilical cord problems. If...

Work injuries often impact your life beyond the pain of the injury itself. Beyond the necessary physical recovery, workers often find themselves off the job and under financial pressure. As you wait for your insurance to process claims and for workers’ compensation to assess your injuries, bills are piling up. The good news is that...

As one of the 3,363 private-sector employees in New Jersey, you have a right to a safe workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our employment lawyers help our clients enforce their rights after they experience an adverse employment action. The United States and New Jersey have laws protecting employees’...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued revised guidance for visitation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 public health emergency, in part due to the impact of Covid-19 vaccination. The revised guidance now permits nursing home visitation for all residents at all times. Previously, CMS restricted nursing home visitation in an effort...

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides financial support for employees that take time off from work to care for their own health or a family member. Certain employers must provide FMLA leave, and it is voluntary for others. Unfortunately, employment lawyers often hear from new clients, My FMLA...

A physical therapist’s job is to rehabilitate injured patients and help people with mobility, strength, flexibility, and coordination. They must be experienced in treating a wide range of injuries and ailments in people of all ages and physical capabilities. Like all healthcare professionals, physical therapists have a responsibility to their patients to uphold a certain...

Many situations could make someone’s workplace unpleasant. Rude co-workers, unappreciative bosses, lack of perks or privileges, and micromanaging superiors can make employees feel uncomfortable. However, those examples do not necessarily create a hostile work environment. The level of behavior that unlawfully creates a hostile work environment must be much more serious and pervasive than that....

Below is a preview of Alexandra Loprete's upcoming article in New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Publication “Dictum” By Alexandra LopreteCivil Trial Attorney at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, LLC in Springfield, New Jersey When you get emergency care or are treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility, you are now...