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50 Cancers To Be Covered Under the 9-11 Zadroga Health Claim Fund

The New York Times is reporting this afternoon that The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has approved for compensation payments 50 types of cancers from the $4.3 Billion Zadroga 9-11 Fund.

Jon Gelman Rated "Superb" by Avvo

 Jon L. Gelman has received the top rating of "Superb" from Avvo. The rating indicated a perfect score in: experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.

Jon Gelman Attends College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers Ceremony

Jon L. Gelman, a Charter Fellow of The College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, attended the annual dinner meeting of the organization in San Antonio, Texas last week. At the meeting several new fellows were inducted into the organization.

NIOSH Alerts Home Healthcare Workers About Latex Allergies

NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety) has published a booklet to educate Home Healthcare Workers about preventing latex allergies. Latex products are made from natural rubber, and sensitivity can develop after repeated exposure. Limiting exposure to latex can help prevent allergic reactions for both home healthcare workers and their clients.

Injured From the Side Effects of Tektuna? Contact Us Now.....

Tekturna®, a blood pressure drug, has been associated with potentially life-threatening side effects such as stroke, kidney injury, high potassium and low blood pressure.

California Attorney General Announces Settlement Requiring Honest Advertising over Brazilian Blowout Products

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a settlement with the manufacturer of Brazilian Blowout products that will require the company to warn consumers and hair stylists that two of its most popular hair smoothing products emit formaldehyde gas. 

National Highway Safety Board To All States: Ban Cellphone Use in Vehicles

 NHSA bans the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers.....

EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New Jersey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  issued its 25th annual report on the amount of toxic chemicals released in 2010 to the land, air and water by industrial facilities in New Jersey.

Nursing Home Abuse: Drugging of Patients

 Many seriously injured workers end up living in nursing homes for convenience and care.

The New Mental Workplace Stress : Loneliness

Workers' Compensation claims have been increasing for mental stress claims as technology evolves and more workers are feeling more isolated and estranged from their co-workers by technology.

In December 2011, Tekturna® manufacturer Novartis announced its decision to terminate the clinical ALTITUDE study of the blood pressure drug based on the recommendation of the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) overseeing the clinical trial study. 

 Following a November 2011 warning issued by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to reevaluate the safety of Pradaxa®. 

Support The North American Declaration to Ban Asbestos - Sign The Petition

 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) which combines education, advocacy, and community to provide a unified voice for asbestos victims, today announced with the Canadian Voices of Asbestos Victims the release of the North American Declaration to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Diseases.

Napa Firepot Lawsuits:  Explosions and Burns

Jon Gelman  is reviewing potential cases involving people who sustained serious and even life-threatening injuries after ceramic gel firepots (also called FireLites, fireburners and gel pots) exploded, splattering them with highly flammable gel fuel and causing second and third degree burns.

 

New Facebook Address for Injured Workers Law and Advocacy Group

Facebook has changed its group services and the Injured Workers Law and Advocacy Group is moving forward with them. 

A NJ Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision awarding total disability workers' compensation benefits to an injured worker who suffers from bilateral carpal tunnel injuries.

Jon Gelman Speaks  at the ABA Midwinter Meeting

Jon Gelman spoke at the American Bar Associations' Midwinter Seminar and Conference of the Workers' Compensation Committee in Boston about the use of social networking and its implication with workers' compensation. 

Privacy, Clients and Social Media Discussion

Jon Gelman discuss privacy and their clients, client responsibility when it comes to putting up information on social media sites and how social networking can be used as a portal to monitor clients.

U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) announced today that, in response to their recent request, the military has agreed to identify ways to promote greater access and use of protective equipment to service members who work near toxic ‘burn pits’ in the war zone. 

  A Delaware Bankruptcy Judge has approved a reorganization plan  for the former asbestos manufacturer, WR Grace.

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