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 Maximum NJ Workers' Compensation Benefits in 2016 are $861 weekly.

Jon L. Gelman on the Super Lawyers List for 2016

Jon L. Gelman has been named to the 2016 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers. Each year, only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Workers Compensation Benefits for Consequences of Sun Exposure

The first days of summer brings attention to working outside, sun exposure and the risk of skin cancer.

 

Jon L Gelman Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance

 The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has elected Jon L. Gelman as a distinguished new member.

 NJ Workers' Compensation Rates will increase for accidents ocurring or diseases manifesting in 2015.

 Risk of mesothelioma continues after exposure and does not diminish with age.

 At least 107, 000 workers die every year from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed orders to address the health risks associated with surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). 

 The Social Security Administration is gearing up its application process to process claims for disabled veterans faster.

 Will these types of medical plans encourage a medical deductible for workers' compensation coverage? 

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has held that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) HazCom Standard does not preempt state law, therefore allowing state lawsuits to go forward based on “failure to warn” claims.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new National Emphasis Program to protect workers from the serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates.

 What is considered "Off-Premises Work" is now a rapidly changing concept in workers' compensation. Challenging compensability is therefore becoming a more difficult concept for employers.

 Recently release statistics from the US Geological Survey brings some hope to reducing asbestos disease in the US. 

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety today announce publication of a Rule that will allow for medical treatment coverage for 9/11 cancers suffered by 1st responders and residents of lower Manhattan as a result of September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

Knee Replacement Medical Device Recalled

The US Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) has notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, a manufactured medical device used in human knee replacement surgery.

Jon L. Gelman is accepting cases in which recipients of transvaginal mesh/sling products have suffered from complications. Transvaginal meshes are implanted through surgery. According to the FDA, contributing factors to complications potentially include the patient’s health, mesh material, the size and shape of the mesh, surgical procedures and estrogen levels.

Spine Epidurals: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine).

Social Media to Expand Your Workers' Compensation Practice: Jason Gelman Speaks At AAJ Convention

How to use social media to expand your workers' compensation practice was the subject of a presentation by Jason Gelman at the American Association of Justice's annual convention in Chicago.

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Cancer

After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International  Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today   classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence  that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. 


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