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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.

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

The Triangle Fire Airs on PBS Feb 28, 2011

 It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.

Facebook Becomes a Questionable Friend of Workers Compensation

 Social networking’s popularity has become a two-edged sword as a tool in the management, investigation, and disposition of workers’ compensation claims. 

Lawsuit Filed By Former Hoffman LaRoche Employee Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former pharmaceutical maintenance specialist at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from asbestosis. 

Auto Mechanic Files Lawsuit Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former auto mechanic, who worked in auto body shops throughout New Jersey, was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from lung cancer.

 

Hot Topics in Workers’ Compensation Law 2011 Seminar

 This popular annual program, offered by the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), is geared to both the novice and expert Workers’ Compensation attorney. It provides important and essential information to understand the cutting edge and critical issues confronting those who practice workplace injury law.

   The US House of Representative has passed a resolution designating September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The ac...
Allianz Firemans Fund Increases Asbestos Reserves by $301 Million

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company a Division of Allianz has announced that it will increase its asbestos and environmental risks reserve by $301 Million. The company stated, "The move follows the completion of its regular independent external asbestos exposure review."

Joint replacement claims are becoming more frequent in workers’ compensation and proving compensability remains challenging. As the aging working population has expanded so has been the need for workers’ compensation to pay for the cost of replacing aging joints.

Gelman Presents at Employment Law Seminar

Jon L. Gelman joined a distinguished to panel of attorneys to discuss employment discrimination claims. The seminar, was presented by the NJ Institute for Continuing Education,  and was moderated by David H. Ben-Asher.

A vaccine has been demonstrated as safe for potential use against mesothelioma. The research, conducted by Netherlands scientists was reported in an advance publication of  the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care.

Alice in Wonderland has been released in the movie theaters today. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been quick to remind us of the Mad Hatter and mercury exposures.

The Occupational Disease Pilot Program & Healthcare

Legal Talk Network Host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce welcomes Jon L. Gelman to discuss health care and workers’ compensation and the Occupational Disease Pilot Program:

Compensating Adverse Flu Vaccine Reaction Victims

As the US flu vaccination program rolls out, the numbers are also growing for those who have reported adverse consequences from the H1N1 vaccine.

Significant progress has been made by the NJ Division of Workers’ Compensation (NJ-DWC) in carrying out the legislative mandate for the newly enacted emergent medical care motion practice. 

The Urgent Need for Workers Compensation Pandemic Planning

While workers’ compensation was envisioned as a summary and remedial social insurance program, the challenges facing the workers’ compensation system to deliver benefits as promised may be seriously burdened.

Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation 2009 Seminar

This seminar will provide practitioners with new strategies and techniques to handle workers' compensation cases in the changing economy.This fast-paced program features a panel of some of the most respected New Jersey Workers' Compensation Judges and attorneys, who will review and provide insight on the top issues and cases that have emerged during the past year.

Vaccinating Workers’ Compensation Against Flu Claims

  The spread of influenza A has now reached pandemic proportions. The focus has now been directed to creating a vaccine to halt the rapid community spread. The next challenge to workers’ compensation systems may be claims resulting from adverse reactions to employer sponsored vaccination programs.

Hispanic Workers Have High Death Rates

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has again reported higher death dates for Hispanic workers in the United States. Hispanic workers are one of the fastest growing segments in the US workforce and their death rate has been reported as consistently high.

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