New Jersey DWI Penalties

New Jersey has strict penalties for driving while intoxicated. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has guidelines of the consequences that anyone convicted of a DWI charge will face. For a person convicted of a first-offense DWI, they will face up to 30 days in prison, three […]

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Medical Professional Misconduct

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Medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists study for years to become qualified for their jobs. However, due to a simple misunderstanding or a blatant disregard for ethics, a medical license can be attacked and revoked and a career can be ruined. Some of the most […]

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Manufacturing Defects vs. Design Defects

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  When a person is injured due to a product and wants to sue, the lawyer must investigate whether the product was defectively designed or manufactured.  One must look at every step of the process to determine what went wrong, from the drawing board to the finished […]

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Diversity in the Profession

Cohn Lifland attorneys Mercedes Diego, Audra DePaolo, Julie Kim, Joseph Maurice and Andrew Macklin congratulate Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal, recipient of the Diversity in the Profession Award.

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Dog Bite Injuries


Most dogs are very loyal and not dangerous to people.  Many dogs are considered a part of the family. However, dog bite injuries happen more often than many people realize. Some dogs can cause serious harm. Dog owners are responsible for making sure their dogs do not […]

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Determining the Scope of Privilege under the Patient Safety Act

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In Brugaletta v. Garcia, No. A-4342-15T1, 2017 WL 476219 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Feb. 6, 2017), the Appellate Division addressed the scope of privilege under the Patient Safety Act (“Act”). The Act imposes the obligations of self-critical analysis and reporting on hospitals when harmful events occur. […]

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Standing Up for Data Privacy Rights

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In In re Horizon Healthcare Servs. Inc. Data Breach Litig., 846 F.3d 625 (3d Cir. 2017), the Third Circuit decided the issue of whether a violation of statutory rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) was a de facto injury that satisfied the concreteness requirement for […]

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Medical Bills in a Car Accident

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A car accident can be overwhelming.  It can take a significant financial toll on those involved. If one is injured in the accident, there will be medical expenses, possible surgical expenses, lost earnings and the diminution of daily life’s activities and enjoyment. The expenses associated with an […]

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Birth Injuries


When a child is born, families expect to celebrate the birth of a healthy baby. Unfortunately, medical errors and other mishaps can occur during the birth that can bring this exciting time to a screeching halt. If a physician fails to take all of the necessary precautions […]

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In a High-Low Agreement, the Sky (or the Ceiling) is Indeed the Limit

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In Serico v. Rothberg, M.D., 2017 WL 631813, — A.3d —- (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Feb. 16, 2017), the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case appealed from the trial court’s order denying her motion for attorney’s fees under the offer of judgment rule (“Rule”), R. 4:58-1 […]

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