Wilson vs. City of Jersey City – 911 Operator Negligence

On remand from the NJ Supreme Court, the Appellate Division upheld, in its June 28, 2012 decision, a trial court Order entering summary judgment in favor of the defendant for its negligence in handling a 911 call. The Court ruled that while the 911 operators were clearly negligent, they are immune from liability pursuant to
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Murray vs. Plainfield Rescue Squad – Rescue Squad Negligence

Decided by the Supreme Court of New Jersey on July 1, 2012, holds that while NJSA 26:2K-29 immunizes EMTs, officers, and members of a first aid, ambulance, or rescue liable for civil damages as a result of their negligence in providing intermediate life support services in good faith, the plain language of the statute does
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Medical Employer May Still Be Sued for Malpractice Even Though Employee’s Claims Dismissed on Statute of Limitations Grounds

In a recent Appellate Division decision, the Court held that a Hospital and Medical Group that employed a physician, who was dismissed from the case on statute of limitations grounds, may still be sued for medical malpractice on a vicarious liability theory. In Walker v. Choudhary (A-1425-10T1 – Approved for Publication), a deceased patient’s family
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Affidavit of Merit Now Required for Lawsuits Against Midwives

The NJ Legislature, in response to an apparent oversight on their part, amended the “Affidavit of Merit“ statute, effective last year, to include midwives as ‘licensed persons.’ NJSA 2A:53A-26. With this amendment, affidavits of merit must now be served in cases filed against midwives for professional malpractice. Previously, midwives had been omitted from the statute
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