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  • New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorney Adam Rothenberg Recovers $600,000 at Trial for Client Injured During Surgery

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg recently prevailed at trial, securing a $600,000 jury verdict for our client. The trial, which lasted over two weeks, was held in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The verdict stems from a medical malpractice lawsuit in which Adam and our firm claimed our client had suffered a preventable nerve injury to his spinal accessory nerve (SAN) during a ...
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  • Deadliest New Jersey Highways: 2017 Ranking Reveal High Risks on Local Roadways

    According to New Jersey State Police, 2017 was the deadliest year on New Jersey roadways in a decade, with 624 deaths reported in all types of traffic accidents statewide. Officials report that while many factors have contributed to the increase in fatal wrecks, the most pressing concerns are distracted driving, speeding, drunk and impaired motorists, and increases in auto accidents involving ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Selected to 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

    Our legal team is pleased to announce that Levinson Axelrod, P.A. has been selected to the 2019 list of the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report ! Our firm was named to the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list as a Tier 1 New Jersey law firm in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants. Regarded as one of the legal industry’s most prestigious achievements, ...
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  • $574,226.11 Trial Verdict Obtained by Partner Jim Dunn, Associate Brian McElroy for Delivery Driver Attacked by Dogs

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that Partner James J. Dunn secured a $574,226.11 trial verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after being attacked by two dogs. Jim was assisted by Associate Brian P. McElroy of the Hillsborough Office. The case and trial, which took place in Somerset County, stemmed from an incident in which our client, a package delivery driver for ...
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  • New Paid Sick Leave Act Takes Effect October 29, 2018 – Learn More

    On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (A-1827) will take effect, entitling most workers in the state to paid sick leave and making New Jersey the 10 th state in the country to enact statewide legislation for mandatory paid sick time. In addition to paid sick time benefits, the NJPSLA will also bring a number of new rules, rights, and requirements for both employers and employees. ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: How Medical Records Can Play an Important Role in Your Case

    On our blog, we have discussed the rights of patients when it comes to accessing medical records , as well as the many regulations which govern the documentation and release of personal health information. While knowing your rights as a patient and accessing your medical records can help you ensure their accuracy, better manage your treatment plans, and empower you to make more informed decisions ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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  • Three Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorneys Named to 2019 “Best Lawyers” List by The Best Lawyers in America

    Our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that three of our firm’s attorneys, Ronald B. Grayzel, Richard J. Marcoulus, and James J. Dunn have been recognized in the 2019 “Best Lawyers” list in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America© . In addition, Mr. Grayzel received the top honor of being named the Woodbridge, NJ Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in ...
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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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  • NJ Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling in Elevator Negligence Case

    On July 17, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an important ruling on an elevator negligence case that is likely to impact similar cases involving elevator accidents and complex issues of negligence and liability. In the case, NJ Supreme Court justices cited a previous case, Jerista v. Murray, in which the court ruled that a doctrine allowing a permissive interference of negligence against ...
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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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