Category Archive: Personal Injury

  • Emotional distress injury caused by medical malpractice must be supported by expert testimony

    New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the dismissal of a claim for medical malpractice because the claimed emotional distress injury was not supported by expert testimony. The Court ruled that unless the claim involved “intentional conduct” or had other special circumstances that created “an especial likelihood of genuine and serious mental distress”, the claim could not proceed without supporting expert testimony.  Clark v. Nenna, 465 N.J. Super. 505 (App. Div. 2020). If you have a New Jersey medical malpractice claim involving emotional read more
  • The Most Common Surgical Errors

    Anyone injured by common surgical errors should discuss their rights with a skilled medical malpractice attorney.  Surgeons carry out some of the most complicated, risky, and often life-threatening work. Becoming a surgeon is a lengthy and often challenging process, requiring formal education and 3-10 years of residency and training. Even with all that training, some surgeons still fall short of the level of skill required to perform their duties. This could lead to making serious errors that harm patients. 

    Types of Common Surgical Errors

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  • Distracted Truck Drivers

    Driving always carries risks and more for distracted truck drivers, as it inevitably leads to serious or even deadly accidents. Those involving truckers are among the worst because of the sheer size and weight of commercial vehicles. Still, truck drivers can get distracted and cause injuries, and any victims should seek help from a New Jersey truck accident attorney.

    Ban on Truck Drivers Texting and Driving

    A study carried out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that drivers with commercial licenses increased read more
  • Distracted Driving is a Public Safety Problem

    Driving in the modern world is both safer than ever due to the features in automobiles and also more dangerous than ever given the distractions that drivers now encounter. From billboards to smartphones, there are constantly things in the world calling the driver’s attention away from the road, leading to distracted driving and often causing serious accidents. 

    The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, have the experience and knowledge to stand up for victims of distracted driving accidents and hold

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  • The Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Criminal Case

    Wrongful death involves the death of a loved one due to negligent or intentional conduct of another party. Often, such cases are treated as homicides by law enforcement, and the person responsible might be arrested and face charges of manslaughter or even murder. Many families assume that the criminal case will bring them sufficient justice and will eliminate the need to file a wrongful death case. Unfortunately, this is a mistaken belief. 

    If you tragically lost your spouse, child, or parent due to the actions of someone else, you

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  • What NOT to Do After a Car Accident

    There are many tips about what to do following a stressful traffic accident to protect your rights, but did you realize that some things you do can also negatively impact your legal rights and options? You want to have the best chance at full financial recovery as possible, so you should always avoid certain things and discuss what happened and your injuries with trusted New Jersey car accident attorneys right away. 

    Do Not Accept Any Blame

    Car accidents are traumatic events, and the scene can be chaotic. Officers

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  • Workers’ Compensation Insurers Eligible To Recover Medical Expenses

    The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court found that medical expenses are recoverable by Workers’ Compensation insurers. Relying on Section 40 of the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA), the Court found that Workers’ Compensation carriers may claim part of a judgment where a worker obtains recovery from a third-party tortfeasor. If an employee, including green card employee, suffers in a work-related accident, receives recovery for his or her injuries, and relies on workers’ compensation benefits for recovery,

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  • $2,400,000 Verdict For Herniated Disc With Surgery

    Upheld By Superior Court Of New Jersey, Appellate Division


    Plaintiff sustained a herniated disc as a result of defendants’ truck collision with plaintiff’s parked vehicle. The jury heard evidence that the herniated disc was surgically removed but the forty-year-old plaintiff has and will continue to live with persistent back pain and discomfort. The jury awarded plaintiff $2

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