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  • 2020 Open Enrollment Begins for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    If you purchase your own health insurance rather than receive coverage from an employer, it’s time to review your options: Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 has begun. From November 1 st until December 15 th , you will have the option to compare all the plan options, sign up for a new health insurance plan, or change your coverage with your existing ACA insurer. Outside of ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Named a Tier 1 Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2020

    Since 1939, our firm has provided top-notch legal support to the wrongfully injured in New Jersey and beyond. Our diligent work has earned us multiple awards and recognitions throughout the years, including a recent ranking from the well-respected legal rating service, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Levinson Axelrod, P.A. was named a Tier 1 firm for Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs and ...
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  • October Is Residents’ Rights Month at Nursing Homes

    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) was founded in 1975, as a response to widespread concerns about nursing home care standards. Committed to honoring the dignity of seniors and disabled adults who live in long-term care facilities, Consumer Voice has designated October as Residents’ Rights Month to inform the public about appropriate nursing home care. At ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Celebrates 80 Years in Practice (1939-2019)

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that our firm is celebrating 80 years in practice! Founded on September 1, 1939, our firm marks its 80 th anniversary on Sunday, September 1, 2019. That’s eight decades of providing the people of New Jersey with experienced, passionate representation following preventable accidents and injuries – and countless case results which provided thousands of ...
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  • Law Journal Recognizes Levinson Axelrod for Two of the Top Ten Most Notable Awards

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to report that two case results secured by our firm have been recognized among the Top 10 Awards Worth Noting in state of New Jersey by the New Jersey Law Journal . The NJ Law Journal’s Top 10 list profiles the largest verdicts and settlements throughout the state of New Jersey over the previous year, as published by the NJ Law Journal between August 21, 2018 and ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Secured Workers’ Comp Victory for Disabled Client

    Todd D. Wachtel, Esq. , a Partner in our Hillsborough office, recently settled a workers’ compensation case for a 66-year old man named Roy. For various medical and personal reasons, Roy had previously lived all over the country and was in-and-out of work throughout his life. In 2017, he was injured while working as a groundskeeper for a local golf course when he was thrown from a golf-cart by a ...
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  • NJ Law Journal Features Firm’s $2M Medical Malpractice Settlement Over Fatal Aortic Tear

    A recent multi-million dollar settlement secured by Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg and Senior Associate Rosemary E. McGeady, M.D. has been profiled in the New Jersey Law Journal ’s “Suits and Deals” section. The article covers a case in which our firm represented the estate of an elderly woman who was fatally injured during a kidney removal procedure. As noted in the article, ...
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  • NJ Gov. Signs Laws Permitting Auto Accident Victims to Recover Medical Bills

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to confirm that New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has signed a pair of new laws to remedy the challenges of uncompensated medical bills caused by the recent ruling in Haines v. Taft , 237 N.J. 271 (2019) by the New Jersey Supreme Court (“NJSC”). On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Gov. Murphy signed into law two legislative bills : S2432 , which permits recovery of ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America©

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that Firm Partners Ronald B. Grayzel , Richard J. Marcolus , and James J. Dunn have been named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ©. The Best Lawyers in America is an annual publication released by Best Lawyers , one of the world’s leading legal rating services. With a focus on peer review, Best Lawyers vets thousands of nominated ...
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  • NJ Officials Call Attention to Beach Umbrella Injuries

    Beach days are meant to be filled with fun and relaxation in the sun, but a number of risks present on public beaches can quickly turn an enjoyable day into one marred by preventable accidents and injuries. As we’ve discussed on our blog, that includes hazards associated with water safety, rip currents, sun and heat exposure, and even sharks . However, there’s another danger beachgoers may all too ...
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  • Allergan Breast Implants Recalled Over Link to Cancer

    Allergan breast implants linked to a rare form of cancer were recently recalled nationwide by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. In late July, the agency announced the implants would also be recalled globally. The FDA’s decision to recall Allergan textured breast implants which use the company’s Biocell technology comes after an increasing number of women have been diagnosed with ...
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  • Shark Week 2019: Shark Attack / Beach Safety Tips

    Shark Week 2019 is upon us, and while one of TV’s longest-running and most anticipated summer series brings us remarkable insight into the mysterious world of these underwater creatures, it can surely create some genuine scares as well. Whether you’re a Shark Week fan or anyone who patronizes local New Jersey beaches, shark attacks and beach safety should be taken seriously. Here are some tips for ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Secures $2M Settlement Over Fatal Surgical Error

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg and Senior Associate Rosemary McGeady, M.D. recently secured a $2M settlement in a medical malpractice case involving an elderly patient who experienced serious complications as the result of a surgical error committed during a kidney removal procedure. The patient, a 71-year-old New Jersey woman, ultimately passed away as the result of her ...
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  • David Cook Secures Car Crash Verdict 12x Insurance Company Settlement Offer

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney David A. Cook recently prevailed on behalf of a client following a three-day trial in Hunterdon County before Judge Michael O’Neill. Attorney Cook was able to secure a jury verdict worth 12 times the initial settlement offer from the defendant’s insurance company. About the Case As noted in court records, Mr. Cook’s client had been rear-ended while his vehicle was ...
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  • Appeals Court: Amazon Can Be Liable for Third-Party Sellers’ Products

    Amazon.com, the world’s largest e-commerce marketplace, recently received a major blow from a Federal Appeals Court: it can be held liable for defective products sold on its website by third-party vendors. The decision, handed down on Wednesday, July 3, will protect consumers from products Amazon sells, particularly when they face legal dilemmas where there may have little, if any, recourse for ...
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  • Using Fireworks this Fourth of July? Here Are Some Helpful Safety Tips

    The Fourth of July is almost here, and our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day. We know that during this time of year, fireworks are often synonymous with celebrations. Unfortunately, we’re also well aware that the use of fireworks can pose substantial risks for serious injuries – especially when they’re used in a less-than-safe ...
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  • James Dunn, Kathleen DiGiovanni Secure $500K Settlement For Rear-End Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner James J. Dunn and Attorney Kathleen M. DiGiovanni recently obtained a $500,000 policy-limit settlement for a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. The settlement was reached on the second day of trial in Ocean County, New Jersey. As noted in the lawsuit filing, our firm’s client had been stopped in traffic on Burnt Tavern Road in Brick, NJ ...
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  • TopVerdict 2018: Firm Had 5 of Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. secured 5 of the Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey last year, according to the recently released Top 50 Jury Verdicts list from TopVerdict™. That’s more than any other firm in the state. TopVerdict is a service that reports on the largest verdicts in each state. Its annual Top 50 Verdicts list includes cases of all types tried in both state and federal courts, and is compiled ...
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  • $500K Settlement for Icy Parking Lot Slip & Fall Victim

    Partner Brett R. Greiner of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. recently secured a $500,000 settlement for a client injured in a slip and fall accident. As noted in court records, our client was walking in a parking lot at the time of the accident. While making her way to her vehicle after leaving the office where she worked, she slipped on ice in the parking lot, fell, and broke her ankle. Following the ...
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  • Attorney Brett Greiner Secures $650K Settlement for Injured HVAC Tech

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Brett R. Greiner recently secured a $650,000 settlement for an HVAC technician who was injured while servicing a customer’s home. The six-figure case result was obtained during a pre-trial conference. About the Case As court records show, our client was an HVAC technician who had been responding to a service call at a customer’s home in New Jersey at the time of the ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Gives Back to Mariano Rivera Foundation

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is proud to support the Mariano Rivera Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping young students obtain an education that empowers them for the future. The Foundation was created by Mariano Rivera, a Hall of Famer from the NY Yankees and one of Major League Baseball’s greatest relief pitchers. Mariano and fellow Foundation volunteers are currently working to ...
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  • Doctors, Nurses Who Discuss Errors Help Reduce Hospital Deaths, Study Says

    In medical settings, errors can take many forms – from minor mishaps that cause little more than inconvenience to grave lapses in communication, diagnostics, or acceptable care that lead to the most devastating of consequences. As evidenced by many wrongful death lawsuits filed by families who claim malpractice, errors with fatal repercussions are often systemic, pre-existing, and poorly ...
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  • Gov. Murphy Signs New Jersey Sexual Abuse Bill Into Law

    On Monday, May 13, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy added his much-anticipated signature to a measure that significantly expands the rights of sexual abuse and sexual assault victims in New Jersey. With Murphy’s signature, S477 / A3648 is now law in the state of New Jersey . Hailed as the broadest bill of its type in the nation, the new law will afford abuse and assault survivors with several expanded ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Serves as Volunteer Judge for Princeton Moot Court Competition

    On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Todd Wachtel, a Partner at our Hillsborough office, volunteered as a Judge in the Princeton Moot Court tournament. The two-day competition for high school students was held on the Princeton University campus. Todd had participated in Mock Trial and Moot Court while in law school, and was a member of a nationally ranked debate team a “lifetime ago” as an undergraduate ...
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  • NJ Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Recovery of Medical Bills Beyond PIP Limits

    A recent decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court regarding the state’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) auto insurance system has been stirring significant debate and concern among motorists, medical providers, and legal professionals. Though some believe the ruling bars auto accident victims from recovering unpaid medical bills over the limits of a $15,000 PIP policy, we’d like to reiterate ...
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