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  • “Never Events” in Medical Malpractice

    Women have gone in for hysterectomies and come out with holes in the bladder. Men have gone in for cyst removal and come out with a missing testicle. Patients of all ages are coming out of surgery with instruments like scalpels and needles still inside of them. Events like these are the scourge of the healthcare industry, and they are occurring at an alarming rate. Patients across the United ...
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  • Teen Crashes After Allegedly Playing with Snapchat Filter

    While social media popularity rises, so do the potential risks for drivers being distracted on the road. This may have been the case in the most recent accident when a teen was allegedly playing with the “speed” filter on Snapchat before a collision. According to reports, the teen girl and three of her friends were driving when the driver opened the Snapchat app. She was allegedly snapping photos ...
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  • Warmer Weather Signals Rise in Motorcycle Accidents

    With the arrival of spring, more New Jersey citizens are venturing outdoors. This includes more motorcyclists. April offers ideal weather to ride a motorbike. Unfortunately, because more motorcyclists are on the road, they are at a greater risk for accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asserts motorcyclists are 26 times more likely than car passengers to die in a motor ...
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  • Kind Words From a Forked River Client

    Dear Kim, Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are a lawyer extraordinaire. Adjective; outstanding or remarkable in a particular capacity. Two years ago, I made an appointment with Levinson Axelrod to talk about my accident. I made the appointment with the mindset that this was just a "let's be on the safe side" move. I am just going to have a conversation and see how this works and if I ...
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  • Distracted Driving Statistics

    Distracted driving occurs when the driver takes their eyes off the road for any reason. Inattention to the road and the environment places the vehicle’s occupants, other drivers, and pedestrians at risk for serious injuries. Common types of distraction include texting, using an electronic device, eating, grooming, talking to passengers, adjusting radio, or talking to the passenger. In their recent ...
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  • Attorney David Wheaton Prevails in Title 59 New Jersey Tort Claims Act Case On Appeal!

    Attorney David Wheaton of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. represented the plaintiff-appellant in a Title 59 case (claims against public entities), succeeding in obtaining a reversal of the lower court’s judgment after his oral argument on March 2, 2016 (Docket No. A-0102-14T4). The case was filed against Ocean County Ride and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders after one of their bus drivers ...
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  • 60 Minutes Reveals Many Insurance Companies Failed to Pay Benefits

    Major life insurance companies allegedly failed to pay death benefits to beneficiaries. Recent investigations led to 25 major companies agreeing to pay over $7.5 billion. A recent segment on 60 Minutes revealed that many insurance companies failed to pay beneficiaries the life insurance they were owed. According to reports, the insurers allegedly knew of their policyholder’s death, but failed to ...
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  • Attorney Todd Wachtel Participates in "Every 15 Minutes" Program

    On April 14, 2016, Todd Wachtel, Esq. , a partner of our Hillsborough office participated in the “Every 15 Minutes” program through the Hillsborough High School. This program is designed to educate high school seniors about the devastating effects of drunk driving, and reenacted all stages of a horrible accident caused by a drunk driver. The students, with help from the local community, reenacted ...
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  • Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in New Jersey

    New Jersey law requires employers to obtain workers’ compensation insurance or obtain approval to be a self-insured provider. An employee must report any work-related injury to their employer, who must in turn, report it to their insurance company. A claim for Worker’s Compensation benefits must be filed within two years of the last date of authorized treatment (of it treatment was not provided by ...
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  • Connect With Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Online!

    With eight office locations throughout New Jersey, Levinson Axelrod isn't just a team of lawyers. We are your neighbors. We value our neighbors and want to provide them with the help and information they need, especially after a serious injury. One way we're doing that is by making it easy for people to stay in touch and stay connected with our law firm. Below, we've listed a variety of websites ...
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  • Dos and Don’ts After a Car Accident in New Jersey

    Car accidents can be traumatizing events. What you do in the minutes, hours, and days after the incident can affect the outcome of your case. Often, we see injured individuals accidentally sabotage their personal injury case. To help prevent you from doing the same, we have listed common dos and don’ts after an auto accident. Things to Do After a Car Accident The moments after a car accident can ...
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  • Dangerous Roadways to Avoid in New Jersey

    New Jersey’s beauty and appeal are undeniable, causing many tourists to travel to the small state. However, whether you are new to town or have lived here for decades, there are certain highways that you should drive on with caution. The New Jersey Department of Transportation estimates that, on average, there are 290,212 car accidents and 521 fatalities in a year. Many of these serious accidents ...
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  • How Can Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

    A primary way to help minimize the damage of cancer is early detection. Yet, the Journal of Clinical Oncology estimates that cancer misdiagnosis occurs as often as 28% of the time and can rise up to 44% in specific cancers. A misdiagnosis can cause extensive damage and pain and can prove fatal. Along with the pain to the patient and their family, diagnosis errors cost the nation almost $7 billion, ...
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  • Are Construction Sites Inspected?

    Construction sites require inspections to ensure that safety codes and regulations are met. These inspections are the most effective ways in which to identify and prevent dangerous risks and protect the workers. The multiple moving parts on a construction site require special care and attention. The New Jersey Administrative Code establishes certain guidelines construction zones and project owners ...
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  • Legislators Present Bill to Reform Staffing Standards in New Jersey Nursing Homes

    New Jersey nursing homes currently are allowed to use their own discretion on how many nursing aides they hire and staff in their facilities. However, a new bill proposed by New Jersey legislators looks to set standards for how many nursing aides an elderly facility must hire. The bill passed the senate in December, but still has to pass the House vote. The bill is in response to nursing homes not ...
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