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  • Social Security Numbers to be Removed from Medicare Cards to Protect Patient Privacy

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced important changes to Medicare cards. According to CMS, the agency will be transitioning to new Medicare cards that do not include members’ Social Security numbers. The change was prompted by law and as a means to protect people with Medicare from fraud, including fraudulent use of SSNs for identity theft or illegal use of Medicare ...
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  • New Jersey Becomes Second State to Mandate Individual Health Insurance

    Last month, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to enact an individual health insurance mandate into law, making New Jersey the second state in the country to require all residents to have health coverage or pay a penalty. The law will take effect on January 1, 2019, providing officials with ample time to educate residents about the new requirement. The bill signed by Governor Murphy, NJ A3380 ...
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  • "Click It or Ticket" Seat Belt Campaign Kicks Off Across New Jersey

    Wearing a seat belt in a motor vehicle is the law in New Jersey, and law enforcement agencies throughout the state are looking to remind local residents that not buckling up comes with a price – both in terms of increased risks of injuries, and fines. In a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, the state’s annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign is now in full effect ...
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  • High School Seniors Get Creative in Warning About the Dangers of Drunk Driving

    Drunk driving remains one of the greatest dangers on U.S. roadways – with nearly 29 people in the U.S. dying as a result of alcohol-related motor vehicle collisions each day. That’s equal to one drunk driving fatality every 50 minutes , according to NHTSA. With such alarming risks, educating young motorists about the dangers of impaired driving is one of the most powerful tools we have when it ...
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  • The Dangers of Keyless Cars: How Convenience Has Caused Dozens of Injuries & Deaths

    Keyless cars may have once been the makings of science fiction, but today are common features in numerous types of newer model motor vehicles. While keyless cars allow owners to power their vehicles on and off at the push of a button, rather than by the mechanical turning of a physical key, this convenience may not be as innocent as it seems. Unfortunately, keyless cars pose significant safety ...
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  • Wearing Yoga Pants, Athletic Clothing During an MRI Puts Patients at Risk, Doctors Warn

    Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a radiology imaging technique used throughout the world to create detailed images of the human anatomy, tissues, organs, and physiological processes related to various conditions or diseases. If you have ever had an MRI or know someone who has, you likely know it is commonly used to help medical professionals arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan for ...
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  • Three Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorneys Earn Civil Trial Attorney Certification

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that three of our firm’s attorneys have earned Civil Trial Attorney Certifications from the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Board on Attorney Certification: Partner Robert Y. Cook Associate Kathleen M. DiGiovanni Associate Patrick J. Flinn Board Certification by the Supreme Court of New Jersey is a significant achievement that speaks volumes about the ...
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  • Partner Adam L. Rothenberg Joins Board of Trustees for Union County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children

    Levinson & Axelrod, P.A. is proud to announce that Partner Adam L. Rothenberg has become a member of the Board of Trustees for CASA of Union County! This is a significant honor that speaks to Mr. Rothenberg’s reputation as a proven New Jersey trial lawyer, as well as his dedication to our local communities and an organization that provides a voice to children in need. CASA – Court Appointed ...
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  • Costly Emergency Room, Health Care Services Can Create Sticker Shock for Patients - Even When They Aren't Treated

    There’s no secret that health care costs have become a hot-button issue in America. Today, the cost of health care in the U.S. exceeds $3 trillion dollars a year, and equates to roughly $10,300 per every person in the country annually (compared to just $146 per person in 1960). Although there are complex reasons for this unprecedented increase, including our reliance on private health insurance, ...
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  • Tax Season Tips: 12 Common Scams to Watch Out For

    With Tax Day fast approaching, our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. wants to remind residents throughout New Jersey and beyond that tax season isn’t just the time of year when we follow through with our obligations to fund public services or are forced to perform math – it’s also a time ripe for consumer fraud and deception. According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), phony tax ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorney Kathleen DiGiovanni Secured $2.5 Million Jury Verdict for Auto Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod is pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Kathleen M. DiGiovanni was recently successful in securing a $2.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured in an auto accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The case, which was tried before the Honorable Owen McCarthy, J.S.C. in Monmouth County Superior Court, stemmed from a collision that took place one ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Continues its Support of the Middlesex County Youth Shelter

    While our team here at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. has spent decades making a name for ourselves representing injured victims in courtrooms, a core part of our identity comes from the work we do outside of the courtroom and in our local communities. One of the organizations we are proud to support is the Middlesex County Youth Shelter, which supports troubled adolescents and their families throughout ...
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  • Alison Seber to Represent Team NJ in the Special Olympics Nationals This Summer

    Alison Seber, the daughter of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Rosemary E. McGeady, M.D., will be competing in the National Special Olympics in Seattle as a representative for Team New Jersey this summer. Alison Seber posing for the camera for her Special Olympics promo. Alison is one of just two golfers who will represent New Jersey in Seattle during the Special Olympics, held from July 1 through ...
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  • Attorney Todd Wachtel Spoke About Workers' Compensation at the 2018 Advanced Workers Compensation Law Conference

    On Friday, February 9, 2018, Todd Wachtel, Esq., a partner at Levinson Axelrod’s Hillsborough Office, spoke at the 2018 Advanced Workers Compensation Law Conference in Edison, New Jersey. In New Jersey, attorneys are required to go to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes. An “advanced” class like this one covers far more than the basics of Worker’s Compensation law , and is aimed to teach ...
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  • Attorney Adam Rothenberg Provides Trial Tips on the Effect of Health Insurance Availability on Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Middlesex County Bar Association Newsletter

    Levinson Axelrod partner Adam Rothenberg was recently published in this month’s Middlesex County Bar Association newsletter in an article titled “Trial Tips: Health Insurance Availability and Its Effect on Future Medical Expenses”. “As recovery companies become more aggressive in chasing medical expenses and Medicare and Medicaid require set-asides, future medical expenses will become a bigger ...
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