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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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  • U.S. Cities with Uber, Lyft See Increase in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents, Study Says

    A new study published by researchers from Rice University and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago suggests cities with ride-share services the likes of Uber and Lyft see a statistical increase in serious and fatal car accidents. Researchers’ findings, which arrive amid debates among lawmakers in cities nationwide, suggest there may be drawbacks to consider when it comes to ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Volunteers as “Prosecutor” for Hillsborough High School’s “Every 15 Minutes” Program

    On April 4, 2019 Todd D. Wachtel, Esq. , a Partner of our Hillsborough office, participated in the “Every 15 Minutes” program through Hillsborough High School. A two-day program first adopted in the U.S. in 1995, Every 15 Minutes is designed to educate high school seniors about the devastating effects of drunk driving by dramatically reenacting all stages of a horrible accident caused by an ...
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  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    As a law firm that’s been fighting for victim and families across New Jersey since 1939, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. has represented a number of courageous clients who’ve come forward to make their voices heard in civil claims involving sexual assault and abuse. In solidarity with their fight for justice, we support Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019 and help spread the word. A Time for Supporting ...
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  • Post-Crash Photos of Shirtless Auto Wreck Survivors Raise Seat Belt Awareness

    In an era of social media and the constant onslaught of photos and posts, striking imagery serves many purposes. From capturing the nearly unimaginable beauty of places we’ve never been to displaying the daily demands of life or serving us ads, photos can send powerful messages – at least some of the time. There’s plenty of selfies and shirtless photos out there too. Though the shirtless selfie ...
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  • Attorney Kim Gozsa Secures $3.2 Million Jury Verdict for Slip & Fall Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Kim Gozsa recently obtained a $3.2 million dollar verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident at an outlet shopping plaza in Jackson, New Jersey. The recovery provides welcomed relief to our client, who endured considerable pain and suffering and incurred extensive medical bills, and is an important reminder for property owners to take ...
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  • Nine Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorneys Named to 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists!

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that nine of our firm’s New Jersey Trial Attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers ® Magazine! Considered one of the top honors in the legal profession, selection to Super Lawyers’ annual listings is awarded to attorneys who have secured demonstrated success in their particular areas of practice, widespread respect among their ...
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  • Patrick J. Flinn Settles Construction Debris Accident Claim, Secures $150,000 for Elderly Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Patrick J. Flinn recently resolved a personal injury claim for a client who was injured as a result of a fall caused by construction debris. The six-figure settlement was secured prior to trial. The case stems from an incident which took place near a construction worksite in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. At the time, the defendants were in the process of building ...
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  • Workers’ Compensation Result: Attorney Todd Wachtel Secures $216K, Retains Client’s Right for Future Benefits

    New Jersey Attorney Todd D. Wachtel , a Partner with Levinson Axelrod, P.A. who works out of our Hillsborough Office, recently obtained with the Court’s approval a workers’ compensation award of $216,720. The recovery stems from a workplace injury case involving Todd’s client, a machinist who suffered an injury to his left shoulder while performing job-related duties. In the state of New Jersey, ...
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  • $475K Settlement Secured by Partner Robert Cook for Ocean City Man Injured in Auto Accident

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Robert Y. Cook , secured a major $475,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. In the case, Robert represented an Ocean City man who, while driving on a local roadway, was suddenly run off the road by another motorist who changed lanes without checking his surroundings for any nearby vehicles. As a result of road ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Volunteers Return to Youth Leadership Somerset's Mock Trial Day

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorneys made their return as volunteers for the Youth Leadership Somerset’s Mock Trial Day. Associates Brian McElroy, Chris DeAngelo, Erin Kolodziejczyk, Charles Mathis, and Jessica Bland volunteered for the event. Held annually, the Somerset Mock Trial competition allows students entering grades 9 through 12 to assume specific roles as attorneys in a hypothetical case, ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Verdict: Middlesex County Jury Awards $626K to Edison Man Injured in Auto Accident

    Partner Michael B. Fusco and Levinson Axelrod, P.A. recently secured a six-figure jury verdict Thursday morning, February 7, 2019, on behalf of an Edison man who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision. Following four days of trial, a Middlesex County jury awarded $626,300.22 in compensation for our client’s injuries and related damages – a substantial amount in comparison to the $75,000 ...
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  • $230K Settlement for Victim Injured in Adult Care Passenger Van Obtained by Attorney Brian McElroy

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Attorney Brian P. McElroy recently secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in an auto accident. As case records show, Brian’s client was a passenger in a van which provided care and living assistance to adults. Though such entities have legal obligations to take reasonable steps that ensure the safety of those in its care, the company ...
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  • Adam L. Rothenberg, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Settle Slip & Fall on Ice Case Against NJ Department of Treasury for $325K

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg and our legal team have settled a case against the New Jersey Department of Treasury (DOT) on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries after slipping and falling on ice. The victory is a significant one, given both the recovery made for Adam’s client and the difficulties of prevailing in claims filed against government entities. As detailed ...
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  • $425,000 Car Accident Settlement Secured by Attorney Kathleen DiGiovanni

    New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Kathleen M. DiGiovanni , an Associate with Levinson Axelrod, P.A., recently secured a $425,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident. As noted in the lawsuit, the crash occurred in November of 2014 during the middle of the day. At that time, our client has been traveling in their vehicle on Highway 71 in Manasquan, ...
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  • Matthew P. Pietrowski Named Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew P. Pietrowski has been named Partner of our firm. This is an achievement that speaks to Matt’s tireless efforts as a New Jersey personal injury attorney, and to a legal career that began when Matt first served as a law clerk with our firm before becoming a licensed lawyer. While working as a law clerk with Levinson Axelrod, P.A, ...
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  • Do Pets Have the Right to Legal Representation? New Jersey Considers Law for Animal Abuse Advocates

    Our laws allow people to obtain legal representation from professionals with the experience and insight needed to protect their rights, and even call for the Constitutional protection of the right to counsel in matters of criminal law. While our country has long valued the importance of having a lawyer, it hasn’t been until recently that we’ve begun to seriously debate whether animals should also ...
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  • Partner Brett Greiner Secures $175K Settlement for Young Girl Injured at Local Swim Club

    New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney and Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Brett R. Greiner recently secured a $175,000 settlement on behalf of a young girl who injured her arm and suffered scarring after falling at a local swim club. As case records show, Brett’s client was a 14-year-old girl who had been using the shower facilities at a local swim club at the time of the incident. While in the ...
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  • New Jersey Residents Must Carry Health Insurance as of January 1st

    A statewide mandate requiring all New Jersey residents to have health insurance is now in effect. Signed by Governor Phil Murphy in May 2018 as a means to preserve part of the Affordable Care Act repealed in the previous year, the new law is intended to control health care costs. As a law firm that has represented injured victims in a range of accident and injury cases across the state since 1939, ...
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  • Attorney Michael B. Fusco Secures $380,000 Settlement for School Bus Operator Injured by Distracted Driver

    New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Michael B. Fusco , a Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner who works from our firm’s Edison office, recently secured a $380,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver. The case, which took place in Middlesex County, was settled on the second day of trial. Our client, who worked as a school bus ...
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  • New Jersey Surgery Center May Have Exposed Over 3,000 Patients to Bloodborne Infections

    A New Jersey surgical center has issued a warning that over 3,000 patients may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens during procedures performed at its facility. The exposure warning was recently profiled in a CNN article . The warning stems from an investigation conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health which found HealthPlus Surgery Center employees failed to abide by sterilization ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Verdict Featured on Law.com

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce a multi-million dollar case victory secured by Partner Mark V. Kuminski on behalf of an auto accident victim. The case was resolved through a jury trial, with jurors returning a significant $2,500,000 verdict – nearly 4 times the last offer made by the defense. The case was also recently profiled in a feature article on Law.com . The case involved a ...
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