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  • Medical Journal Study: "Medical Errors" Now #3 Cause of Death

    The British Medical Journal published a new study this May revealing that "medical errors" are now the third largest cause of death in the United States, only trailing heart disease (#1) and cancer (#2). The researchers noted that while the Center for Disease Control (CDC) keeps track of leading causes of death, there is no direct reporting of fatalities caused by medical mistakes. For example, ...
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  • Court Rules That Police Dash Cam Videos are Considered Public Records

    After a June 30 ruling by a New Jersey appeals court, police dashboard camera recordings are considered documents that must be released under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Appellate Division Judges Jose Fuentas and John Kennedy affirmed Ocean County Superior Court Judge Vincent Grasso’s decision to make a police dash cam recording public. The ruling came at the request of ...
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  • Attorney Todd Wachtel Featured in New Lexis/Nexis Publication

    Todd Wachtel, Esq., a partner in our Hillsborough office, has been featured as a contributor to a new law book. The book is entitled the “ LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Workers' Compensation,” and is different than any other publication ever created for practicing New Jersey Worker’s Compensation attorneys. Rather than a cold recitation of the current state of the law, the practice guide ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Speaks at New Jersey Boys State

    Todd Wachtel, Esq., a partner in our Hillsborough office, spoke at the 71 st Session American Legion New Jersey Boys State at Rider University on June 20 about careers in the practice of law. Other attorneys from throughout the State of New Jersey joined Todd on the panel, as well as New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon. The New Jersey American Legion Boys State was founded in 1946 in ...
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  • New York and New Jersey Recall Beef over Concerns of E.coli

    According to federal officials, over 3,500 pounds of beef shipped to retailers in New York and New Jersey was recalled due to concerns of possible E.coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on June 15 that the Newark, NJ-based company G & M Co. is recalling its beef products produced between June 8 and June 10. The products in ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attends Somerset Patriot's Game

    It was a great night out for the Levinson Axelrod team! 50 attorneys and staff were in attendance at the Somerset Patriot’s minor league baseball game in Bridgewater last night. Last night, our office had a firm outing at the Somerset Patriot’s minor league baseball game in Bridgewater, NJ. There were 50 firm attorneys and staff in attendance at the game, where the home team Patriots beat the ...
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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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  • 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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  • Why We See Clients Nights and Weekends

    At Levinson Axelrod we have a tradition of being available for our clients at their convenience. My father founded the firm in 1939 when WWII was right around the corner. Many of the working people that he represented in the 1940’s had no set hours and needed a lawyer nights and 7 days a week. He was there for them. The firm started in a small converted house in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and was a ...
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  • Adam Rothenberg Spearheads The Art of Direct Examination Seminar

    Attorney Adam Rothenberg of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. will be serving as the co-chair and moderator at The Art of Direct Examination, a seminar he spearheaded. Adam Rothenberg saw a need for greater education on the topic of direct examination. Out of this idea, The Art of Direct Examination Seminar was born. The seminar will take place Saturday, February 6 at The Heldrich in New Brunswick. Adam will ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Supports Middlesex County Youth Shelter for the Holidays

    Thanksgiving serves as a time to pause and reflect on all the blessings in our lives. Unfortunately, not everyone is as fortunate as others are. The holidays always remind us to reach out to those less fortunate. That is why Levinson Axelrod, P.A. was honored and humbled to help the Middlesex County Youth Shelter. Our firm worked with the shelter to help provide warm meals and food for the ...
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  • Free Hats to Celebrate Our 75th Anniversary

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is proud to be celebrating the end of our 75th anniversary as a firm, and we're doing so by giving away a limited quantity of "Talk to My Lawyer" hats. If you would like to redeem your free hat, just like us on Facebook and follow the instructions! facebook.com/levinsonaxelrod To redeem this offer, simply contact us through our Free Case Evaluation link on our website. ...
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  • Ronald B. Grayzel Selected to "Best Lawyers in New Jersey"

    Partner Ronald B. Grayzel of Levinson Axelrod was selected by peer recognition to “Best Lawyers in New Jersey” for 2016. Levinson Axelrod is proud to announce that Ronald B. Grayzel has been selected to the list of “Best Lawyers in New Jersey” 2016 by his peers. The award was recently published in The New York Times. Attorney Ronald Grayzel has been representing plaintiffs since 1977, is a ...
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  • Partner Adam L. Rothenberg Presented Clients Choice Award by AVVO

    We are proud to announce that our partner Adam L. Rothenberg was presented the “Clients Choice Award” by the internet site AVVO . This award is in addition to his prior designation as a Top Contributor and Avvo Rating of 10.0 out of 10 on the website. Avvo is the internet’s premier website for free legal advice, rating of lawyers and recommendation of lawyers. It functions similar to Yelp where ...
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  • Happy Labor Day from Levinson Axelrod

    Labor Day, the first Monday of September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly tribute to the contributions of workers to our national prosperity. It was first introduced in New Jersey in 1887. In 1911, the Labor movement also successfully help pass New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation laws for those ...
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  • Adam Rothenberg's Recent Settlement of $2,650,000 is Reported in the New Jersey Law Journal

    As reported by the New Jersey Law Journal in its August 7, 2015 edition, Adam Rothenberg, Esq. recently settled a case for $2,650,000 in the matter of Harvey v. New Jersey Department of Transportation . In this case, Adam represented Christopher Harvey who was working with a company to replace reflective pavement markers in Edison. While working, Mr. Harvey was struck by another vehicle that had ...
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  • Brian McElroy Talk on Proper Insurance Coverage

    Brian McElroy, Esq., an associate from our Hillsborough office, spoke at the Somerset Run adult community on June 1, 2015. Brian spoke with residents about the proper auto insurance coverage and the importance of homeowners insurance. Brian was invited to speak at the community by one of his prior clients who was happy with his representation in her case. The hour-long talk concluded with a ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Presents At Workers' Compensation Seminar On "Learned Treatises"

    On May 1, 2015, Todd Wachtel, Esq. presented a lecture at the annual "May Day" seminar to workers' compensation attorneys on the issue of "Learned Treatises." Todd was asked to present this seminar by Judges from the Lebanon workers' compensation court. Learned Treaties are articles and studies written or conducted by experts in their particular field. Attorneys for Plaintiffs and Defendants use ...
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  • Robert Cook Presents "You're 18, Now What?" To Central Regional High School Seniors

    On April 28, associate Robert Cook of the firm's Forked River office appeared before the senior students at Central Regional High School in Bayville speaking about "You're 18, Now What?." The talk informed students of their legal rights and responsibilities upon their reaching the age of majority. A wide range of topics was covered including: Employment, Internet Safety, Consumer Rights, ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Fights To Keep Lebanon, NJ Court Open

    Recently, rumors spread among workers’ compensation attorneys that the Court in Lebanon, New Jersey would be closing, as a cost-saving measure. While the State of New Jersey had not made a formal announcement, it was confirmed by local newspapers that the plan was to close Lebanon and move the judges and cases to Mt. Arlington and New Brunswick. Currently, the Court serves residents of Somerset, ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorney, Rosemary McGeady Esq. Speaks at National Conference

    Rosemary McGeady Esq., an attorney from our Edison office, spoke on February 28, 2015 at the American College of Legal Medicine's conference at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Rosemary, who is also a doctor, has been a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine for years. This organization consists of individuals who, like Rosemary, have both a medical degree as well as a legal degree. ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod to Host Grand Re-Opening Celebration and Charity Food Drive on Saturday, September 27th

    Belford, NJ (PRWEB) As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Levinson Axelrod announced today that it will be hosting a Grand Re-Opening for its newly remodeled Belford office on Saturday, September 27th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are invited to attend this free event for food, fun, giveaways, and more! WHAT: Levinson Axelrod Belford Office Grand Re-Opening and Charity Food Drive WHEN: ...
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  • The Unintended Acceleration of Toyota Vehicle's Has Been Determined To Be Driver Error

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on August 24, 2015 that it would not open a probe into millions of Toyota vehicles regarding possible unintended acceleration. The agency announced that it denied a petition to investigate “low-speed surging” (also known as unintended acceleration) as they believed the accidents involved were consistent with driver error. The agency ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Investigates Xarelto Injuries After New Reports Link the Blood Thinner to Dangerous Side Effects

    A new study and several lawsuits link Xarelto with uncontrollable bleeding injuries and increased risks of hemorrhage, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and death. Attorneys for Levinson Axelrod are investigating claims that the drug may be too dangerous for patients. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The law firm of Levinson Axelrod is examining new reports that the blood thinner Xarelto, manufactured ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Encourages New Jersey Families to Become Aware of the Growing Problem of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

    Levinson Axelrod fights for the rights of nursing home patients throughout New Jersey who are injured by abuse and neglect. The firm observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by helping to educate the public on the growing problem of elder abuse. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The United Nations, the National Center on Elder Abuse, and the World Health Organization have designated June ...
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