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Blog Posts in March, 2016

  • 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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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Secures $739,000 Verdict in Trip and Fall Case

    James Dunn and Patrick Flinn tried a personal injury matter before a Somerset County jury on behalf of a nurse who was injured when she was caused to trip and fall on defendant’s premises. Plaintiff’s experts testified that the premises was improperly designed and didn’t have the proper sidewalks and pathways that safety standards require. As a result of the plaintiff’s fall, she sustained a ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associates Volunteer for Youth Leadership Somerset

    At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we are extremely proud of associate attorneys Michael Fusco , Patrick Flinn , and Brian McElroy for taking the time to volunteer for Youth Leadership Somerset for the fifth year in a row. This is a great cause in which our lawyers helped lead a mock trial with a group of more than 20 students. These are considered some of Somerset County ’s top student leaders in grades ...
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  • Top 7 Dangers in the Workplace

    Under federal law, workers are entitled to a safe working space. Employers have a responsibility to provide necessary instruction and equipment to make the jobsite safe. However, injures occur too often. At Levinson Axelrod, we want you to protect yourself from potential harm. By knowing the top dangers in the workplace, you can better avoid them. 1. Falls Trip and falls are one of the most common ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Secures $935,000 Verdict for Slip and Fall Victim

    We are proud to announce that Partner Brett Greiner along with associate Brian McElroy obtained a substantial verdict on behalf of our client of over $935,000. A Carteret woman received a verdict of $800,000 for injuries suffered as a result of slipping and falling on water at the Woodbridge Center Mall. She had two arthroscopic surgeries that were unsuccessful in repairing a torn rotator cuff and ...
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  • Google Self-Driving Vehicle Responsible in Accident?

    According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, a self-driving Lexus RX450h collided with a municipal bus in Mountain View. The accident report claims that the self-driving vehicle was merging back in traffic to avoid sandbags blocking a storm drain. The assumption of the vehicle, which was traveling 2 miles per hour, was that the bus, traveling 15 miles per hour, would stop or slow down ...
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