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  • Bad Faith Insurance

    The latest posts for Bad Faith Insurance are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Construction Site Accidents

    The latest posts for Construction Site Accidents are listed below.
    • New Bill Makes It Easier For Employers to Hide Employee Injuries

      Late on Monday, April 3, 2017, President Trump signed new legislation that lessens reporting requirements for employers when their employees get sick or hurt while on the job. Last month, Congress voted to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations introduced under the previous administration that required employers in dangerous industries to keep accurate records of injuries suffered ...
    • Notice to New Jersey Construction Workers: Be Cautious in Summer Heat!

      Summer weather may be beautiful, especially compared to the dreary winter months, but it can be just as dangerous as it is pleasant if you don’t take care of yourself. While everyone should worry about their safety in these sweltering temperatures, construction workers, and other people who work outdoors need to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries. Why Is Heat Such ...
    • 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 ...

    General news

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    • Most Dangerous Counties in New Jersey for Fatal Traffic Accidents

      New Jersey, like any other state, sees its fair share of fatal motor vehicle accidents . Although preliminary statistics show there have been fewer fatal accidents so far this year than compared to 2017, that margin is slim. According to data from the New Jersey State Police, there were 386 deaths resulting from fatal traffic accidents on New Jersey roads as of September 24th, roughly 40 fewer ...
    • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Sponsors Canine Companions’ DogFest

      Our legal team at Levinson Axelrod P.A. is sponsoring Canine Companions for Independence and its upcoming DogFest “Walk’N Roll,” a charitable walk-a-thon that raises support for the non-profit organization. As lawyers who fight for injured victims, and members of the community with friends, family members, and neighbors with disabilities, we know assistance dogs can have an incredible impact on ...
    • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Sponsors South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey's Annual Gala

      Levinson Axelrod, P.A. was a proud sponsor of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey’s Fifth Annual Dinner Gala. Attorneys Michael Fusco, Brian McElroy, and Chase Mathis attended the dinner, which was held on September 13, 2018 in Somerset, New Jersey. The Gala featured State Senator Vin Gopal as this year’s Keynote Speaker, as well as the presentation of numerous awards, including Lifetime ...

    Giving Back

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    • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Sponsors Canine Companions’ DogFest

      Our legal team at Levinson Axelrod P.A. is sponsoring Canine Companions for Independence and its upcoming DogFest “Walk’N Roll,” a charitable walk-a-thon that raises support for the non-profit organization. As lawyers who fight for injured victims, and members of the community with friends, family members, and neighbors with disabilities, we know assistance dogs can have an incredible impact on ...
    • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Sponsors South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey's Annual Gala

      Levinson Axelrod, P.A. was a proud sponsor of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey’s Fifth Annual Dinner Gala. Attorneys Michael Fusco, Brian McElroy, and Chase Mathis attended the dinner, which was held on September 13, 2018 in Somerset, New Jersey. The Gala featured State Senator Vin Gopal as this year’s Keynote Speaker, as well as the presentation of numerous awards, including Lifetime ...
    • 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 ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Representing Client Whose Doctor Reused an Anal Catheter During Surgery

      According to the Division of Consumer Affairs, East Brunswick-based colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Sanjiv K. Patankar’s medical license has been temporarily suspended for the alleged reuse of single-use disposable anal catheters on more than 80 patients in 2017. In the released statement, then-New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said that the Middlesex County surgeon reused the ...

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    The latest posts for Motor Vehicle Accidents are listed below.
    • New Jersey Traffic Deaths Hit 10-Year High

      New Jersey State Police reported that more people died in car crashes in 2017 than in any year since 2007. According to officials, 629 people died in vehicle-related crashes as of Thursday, December 28, 30 more fatalities than in 2016 with another three days left on the calendar. On top of the five percent increase from 2016, this marks a 16 percent increase since the start of 2013, a 20-year low ...
    • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco Secure $600,000 Jury Verdict

      Levinson Axelrod attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco represented a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on December 22, 2014. Immediately before the crash, an unknown vehicle abruptly changed lanes across Route 17 in East Rutherford, NJ in an attempt to exit the highway and caused a chain reaction that forced the vehicle in front of our client to come to an emergency ...
    • A Third Court has Ruled Against NJ CURE, Compelling the Long Delayed Payment of Wrongfully Denied Medical Procedures

      The Appellate Division has ruled against New Jersey Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange (“CURE”) earlier this month, ordering the auto insurance carrier to provide payment for a surgical procedure that should have been paid for under the customer’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. This occurred after CURE refused to honor an Arbitrator’s award ordering them to pay. CURE filed an appeal ...

    News & Events

    The latest posts for News & Events are listed below.
    • Most Dangerous Counties in New Jersey for Fatal Traffic Accidents

      New Jersey, like any other state, sees its fair share of fatal motor vehicle accidents . Although preliminary statistics show there have been fewer fatal accidents so far this year than compared to 2017, that margin is slim. According to data from the New Jersey State Police, there were 386 deaths resulting from fatal traffic accidents on New Jersey roads as of September 24th, roughly 40 fewer ...
    • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Sponsors Canine Companions’ DogFest

      Our legal team at Levinson Axelrod P.A. is sponsoring Canine Companions for Independence and its upcoming DogFest “Walk’N Roll,” a charitable walk-a-thon that raises support for the non-profit organization. As lawyers who fight for injured victims, and members of the community with friends, family members, and neighbors with disabilities, we know assistance dogs can have an incredible impact on ...
    • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Sponsors South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey's Annual Gala

      Levinson Axelrod, P.A. was a proud sponsor of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey’s Fifth Annual Dinner Gala. Attorneys Michael Fusco, Brian McElroy, and Chase Mathis attended the dinner, which was held on September 13, 2018 in Somerset, New Jersey. The Gala featured State Senator Vin Gopal as this year’s Keynote Speaker, as well as the presentation of numerous awards, including Lifetime ...

    Nursing Home Abuses

    The latest posts for Nursing Home Abuses are listed below.
    • Free Cameras Made Available to Prevent Nursing Home Abuse

      New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General recently released information about their new program to combat nursing home abuse, the Safe Care Cam. This program is intended to provide a new layer of protection for elderly citizens. The way it works is straightforward: if you suspect that your elderly loved one is being neglected, abused, or mistreated by their health care provider, you can sign up ...
    • 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 ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Most Dangerous Counties in New Jersey for Fatal Traffic Accidents

      New Jersey, like any other state, sees its fair share of fatal motor vehicle accidents . Although preliminary statistics show there have been fewer fatal accidents so far this year than compared to 2017, that margin is slim. According to data from the New Jersey State Police, there were 386 deaths resulting from fatal traffic accidents on New Jersey roads as of September 24th, roughly 40 fewer ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...

    Premises Liability

    The latest posts for Premises Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Attorney Brett Greiner Secures More Than $1 Million for Clients in October

      Two settlements Levinson Axelrod partner Brett Greiner secured in October totaled $1 million in recoveries for our clients. The first was a $650,000 settlement for an Edison man who slipped on a patch of ice outside of his apartment in the Trafalgar Gardens/Hilltop Estates complex. He suffered serious injuries including broken bones in his leg and arm in the fall. Brett prepared the case retaining ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • Attorney Ronald Grayzel Secures $1.9 Million Jury Verdict

      Levinson Axelrod attorney Ronald Grayzel recently secured a $1,989,000 judgment after a jury returned a verdict for his client for his client who suffered injuries caused by exposure to carbon monoxide fumes. The injuries occurred due to the negligent installation of a generator by defendant Express Automotive and Towing of Metuchen N.J. on plaintiff’s van which she used as part of her ...
    • Over 4 Million General Motors Vehicles Recalled Over Airbag Risk

      General Motors Co. announced that they were recalling nearly 4.3 million vehicles late last week, over 3.6 million of which are currently in the United States over a software defect. According to the vehicle manufacturer, the sensor module in the affected vehicles run the risk of spontaneously entering diagnostic mode during a crash which can prevent the front airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to ...
    • What Is a Settlement Conference?

      The vast majority of civil cases are settled before anyone needs to go to trial, most often because all parties involved are able to reach an agreement before the set trial date. One of the most common places these settlements are reached is at a settlement conference. Under New Jersey Courts Rule 4:5B-3 [1] , courts are permitted to conduct a settlement conference in any civil action at the ...

    Social Security Disability

    The latest posts for Social Security Disability are listed below.
    • Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

      Most of the American workforce is potentially eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if they are determined to be unable to work due to an injury. However, understanding the types of benefits available and obtaining them often requires the assistance of a qualified attorney. First, there are two types of benefits commonly thought of as “Social Security Disability.” One is Supplemental ...

    Weather-Related Accidents

    The latest posts for Weather-Related Accidents are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Tips To Help You Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season

      The holiday season is in full swing and for many of us who live in colder climates, that means figuring out how to navigate the snowy and icy roads that we need to travel on to see our loved ones who don’t live under the same roof. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA), part of the United States Department of Transportation, reports that over 116,800 people are injured in crashes that take ...
    • Notice to New Jersey Construction Workers: Be Cautious in Summer Heat!

      Summer weather may be beautiful, especially compared to the dreary winter months, but it can be just as dangerous as it is pleasant if you don’t take care of yourself. While everyone should worry about their safety in these sweltering temperatures, construction workers, and other people who work outdoors need to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries. Why Is Heat Such ...

    Workers' Compensation

    The latest posts for Workers' Compensation are listed below.
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • Consent to Surgery Does Not Mean Consent to Malpractice

      An appeals court recently overturned a previous verdict that ruled against a plaintiff who suffered life-threatening complications during a botched colonoscopy. In their decision, they found that the use of her signed informed consent form was not proper. In the ruling handed down by the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division on Tuesday, July 25 to revive the case, the jury found that the ...
    • Swimming Hazards to Be Aware Of

      The hotter the summer days get, the more inviting swimming pools become. A day spent with your family in the cool water can be the perfect way to deal with the scorching sun, but if you don’t take the proper precautions a relaxing swim can quickly turn into a tragedy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 2005 and 2014, about 3,536 people died every year in ...
    • “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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