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COVID-19 and New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

By |Workers' Compensation|

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout New Jersey, many employees have questions about possible exposure at work. Is COVID-19 and the health problems caused by the virus considered compensable under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law? Proving Where You Contracted COVID-19 Pursuant to NJSA 34:15-31, occupational disease includes all diseases [...]

Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Covered by Workers’ Compensation

By |Workers' Compensation|

New Jersey lawmakers moved forward with two bills related to medical marijuana in the Garden State. The first bill (A377) would bring protections to cannabis companies who produce marijuana and marijuana-related products. The bill would protect these companies and their employees from retaliation by local and state governments. [...]

Increased Compensation for Workers’ Comp Hand And Foot Injuries

By |Workers' Compensation|

Phil Murphy, New Jersey's governor, signed into law the "hand and foot" bill, which effectively increased workers' compensation benefits for injuries causing loss of function to the hands and feet. The goal of this legislation was to provide injured workers greater compensation by increasing the number of weeks [...]

Can I Sue a Drunk Driver in New Jersey?

By |Motor Vehicle Accidents|

Thousands of New Jersey residents are injured in car accidents each year. Drunk drivers are responsible for a considerable portion of those accidents. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may have questions regarding who you can bring legal claims against. Personal Injury Claims Against [...]

$7.1 Million Settlement for NJ Birth Injuries

By |Medical Malpractice|

The Hoboken University Medical Center recently agreed to settle birth injury claims with a Bayonne family for $7.1 million, resulting from their son being born with severe brain damage. The parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2017 naming the hospital and several doctors and nurses as defendants. [...]

New Jersey Employer Ordered To Pay For Medical Marijuana For Injured Worker

By |Workers' Compensation|

A recent decision by the NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division, entitled Hager v. MK Construction, has caused quite a stir and could have lasting impact on future matters involving the use of medical marijuana. In this case, the NJ appellate division ruled that an employer was required to [...]

How Safe is the FDA Medical Device Approval Process?

By |Uncategorized|

In November 2018, hundreds of journalists from 36 countries revealed the results of a year-long investigation into medical device safety. They didn’t paint a pretty picture. One of the eye-opening revelations was the almost 83,000 people died in the U.S. between 2008 and 2017 due to medical device [...]

How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Claims

By |Catastrophic Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Recent Department of Health and Human Service data indicates that up to half of all Americans under the age of 65 have at least one pre-existing health condition. For seniors, the percentage increases to a possible 86%. These numbers are generally more applicable to health insurance coverage than [...]