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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Levinson Axelrod Partner Kimberly Gozsa wins in a New Jersey Supreme Court landmark Decision for the Plaintiff's Bar on Two Important Trial Issues

    The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously reached a momentous decision in the case Hayes v. Delamotte, where the Justices agreed with attorney Kimberly L. Gozsa that a videotape of a testifying doctor can be played back during closing argument and the out of court opinions of non-testifying doctors are not evidence for the jury. As such, Ms. Gozsa’s second trial verdict of $250,000 was reinstated. ...
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  • Attorney Ronald Grayzel Wins Major Victory as a for Condominium Residents and Tenants in New Jersey

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Ronald Grayzel recently helped secure a major legal victory in the case of Lechler v. 303 Sunset Avenue arguing on behalf of the New Jersey Association for Justice as a “Friend of the Court” submitting a Brief and participating in the oral argument. Ron’s participation was strictly to assist the Court and people of New Jersey, since the person bringing the suit had their ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Proud to Support MCTLA's Toys for Tots Fundraiser

    Levinson Axelrod attorneys from the firm’s Edison office in Middlesex County attended the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association’s annual Toys for Tots fundraiser on December 7. Toys for Tots, a program founded back in 1947 and run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, collects toys to give to children whose parents struggle to afford Christmas presents over the holidays. More than 50 ...
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