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Published: 2017 Update - Gelman on Workers' Compensation Law

Jon Gelman’s, newly revised and updated 2017 treatise on Workers’ Compensation Law is now available from West Group of Egan, MN. The treatise is the most complete work available on NJ Workers’ Compensation law and integrated with WESTLAW™, the "most prefered online legal research service."

US EPA Moves to Ban Asbestos

 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken the first steps in administration action to ban asbestos and 9 other chemicals.

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Jon L. Gelman Ranked a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

Jon Gelman, a plaintiffs' litigation firm for over 4 decades, announces today that U.S. News & World Report has named the firm to its 2016 Best Law Firms.

Jon Gelman’s newly revised and updated treatise on Workers’ Compensation Law 2015 is published by West Group of Egan, MN. The treatise is the most complete work available on NJ Workers’ Compensation law.

Sick Veterans Sue KRB Over Iraq and Afghanistan Burn Pits

A lawsuit was filed alleging that KRB, Inc. (NYSE KRB) endangered the health and safety of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by exposing them to huge quantities of toxic dust, fumes and other air pollution by burning unsorted was in vast open-air pits without any safety controls

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will host a public meeting on March 3 in New York City to receive comments from the public on implementing the provisions of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-347)

Talc-Cancer Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson

A recent $72 Million verdict awarded to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer and  had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder containing talc has resulted in over 1,000 lawsuits against the company.

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Benefit Program Enacted

On January 2, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act establishing the World Trade Health Program and extends and expands eligibility for compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Benefit Program
On January 2, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act establishing the Wo...

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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.

 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

 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.

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. 


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.

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. 

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