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A Camden County Superior Court jury this week awarded $5 million to a teenage girl who was struck by a drunk driver after her school bus let her off at a dangerous and unapproved stop. According to court documents, plaintiff's attorneys argued that the school bus driver ordered the Gloucester County woman to exit the bus about one-third of a mile from her home and walk down a busy, high speed road with no sidewalks, instead of dropping her at the designated stop in front of her home. The driver did that an alleged 40 times throughout the school year prior to accident in an effort to shorten his bus route.

New efforts note, seek to reduce mothers' delivery-related injuries

Increasingly, medical experts and public health officials are noting that serious complications arising from childbirth are as frequently visited upon birth mothers as they are on newborns with severe birth injuries.

Lawsuit alleges negligence in falling bridge, chemical spill

It didn't take long for scores of residents from the Borough of Paulsboro, a small community of about 6,100 people in Gloucester County, to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages for negligence and trespass in the wake of a recent chemical spill that hospitalized 60 people.

OSHA releases yearly list of top workplace safety concerns

Safety and the protection of the American worker from personal injury and workplace accidents is the stated mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the United States.

NFL embraces technology to help deal with players' head injuries

Although it might not be the industry in which head injuries -- traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions -- are most prevalent, dissuading any regular viewer of professional football games of that fact might make for a difficult proposition.

Delayed diagnosis may cause major harm for New Jersey patients

Most New Jersey readers have probably never heard of valley fever, an illness caused by fungal spores most common in the southern United States. Valley fever is difficult to diagnose and rare in many parts of the United States, but health experts say that even in areas where it is more common, doctors often consider it as an option only when the disease has become more severe.

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