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  • Medical Records & Access: Understanding Your Rights as a Patient

    In a previous blog, we discussed medical records and the important role they play when it comes to patient health and safety. This includes the use of medical records in helping health care providers understand patient health history, arrive at accurate diagnoses, treat patients effectively, coordinate care with other specialists, and minimize the risks for preventable harm, in addition to how ...
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  • Fatal Workplace Injuries in New Jersey: Data Reveals Occupational Risks

    Fatal workplace injuries steadily increased throughout the U.S., according to the most recently available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Aside from showing a 7% increase in workplace deaths from 2015 to 2016, the statistics also provide insight into a range of occupational risks faced by all type of workers in a range of industries. Below, our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. ...
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  • Warehouse Injuries: Protecting Your Right to Compensation

    Amid today’s growing consumer-based economy, warehouses and fulfillment centers have cropped up with increasing frequency throughout the U.S. In addition to traditional industries that utilize warehouses, these facilities now employ a substantial number of Americans. Those employees, however, face a number of risks in their day-to-day duties, as well as difficulties in securing the benefits and ...
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  • Beach Injuries: Summer Safety Tips

    Earlier this month, the New Jersey shore made headlines when a beach umbrella blown out of the sand by a gust of wind impaled a European tourist in the ankle. Another similar incident occurred the following week when a Maryland beachgoer was also impaled by a rogue beach umbrella. While the incidents may be getting coverage for their oddity, it is important to remember that enjoying time on the ...
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  • NJ Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling in Elevator Negligence Case

    On July 17, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an important ruling on an elevator negligence case that is likely to impact similar cases involving elevator accidents and complex issues of negligence and liability. In the case, NJ Supreme Court justices cited a previous case, Jerista v. Murray, in which the court ruled that a doctrine allowing a permissive interference of negligence against ...
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  • Alison Seber Wins Silver for Team New Jersey at the Special Olympics

    Levinson & Axelrod, P.A. is happy to announce that Alison Seber has won the Silver medal in Golf at the 2018 National Special Olympics! As we discussed in a blog post earlier this year, Alison, the daughter of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Rosemary E. McGeady, M.D., was one of just two golfers representing the state of New Jersey! Held in Seattle from July 1 to July 6, the National Special ...
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  • Medical Record Errors: Even Minor Mistakes Can Have Major Consequences

    When it comes to medical malpractice, most people assume the worst. That’s because medical mistakes made by doctors, specialists, nurses, and other health care providers can have disastrous consequences for victims and their families. While we may hear of these tragedies when major incidents make the news, not all forms of malpractice involve egregious errors such as leaving medical tools inside a ...
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  • New Jersey Lawmakers to Vote on Bill that Would Expand Workers' Compensation for First Responders

    First responders – including firefighters and law enforcement – leave their families each day to protect ours. Because their jobs put them at risk on a daily basis, it becomes critical to ensure they have the means to care for themselves and their loved ones should they suffer harm in the line of duty. That’s precisely the objective of a bill being considered by New Jersey lawmakers. The bill – ...
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  • Jurors Surveyed Find Advantages to Technology in the Courtroom

    At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., our New Jersey personal injury lawyers are committed to providing the highest quality representation to victims and families who depend on successful outcomes in their personal injury cases in order to cover their damages and future needs. While this may mean investigating accidents to determine fault and liability and negotiating fair settlements with insurance ...
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  • Attorney Todd Wachtel Serves as Panel Member at 73rd Session of the American Legion Boys State

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. attorneys have a long history of serving the local and legal communities, and have recently been working to inspire the next generation of lawyers. On Monday June 18, 2018, our very own Partner Todd D. Wachtel – who works out of our Hillsborough office – spoke at the 73rd Session of the American Legion Boys State at Rider University in Mercer County, New Jersey. Other ...
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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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