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Jon Gelman Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

Jon Gelman has been listed again to Best Lawyers in America®. This recognition has been bestowed upon him for almost 2 decades. 

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 L. Gelman on 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.

The list is published by Martindale-Hubbell®, a company rates lawyers and designates an AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

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.

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.

The occupational healthcare program embodied in the recently enacted legislation has the potential for being the most extensive, effective and innovated system ever enacted for delivering medical care to injured workers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting suggestions and comments concerning workplace safety. OSHA's concern is that, "No one should have to be injured or killed for a paycheck."

NJ Permits Intentional Tort Claim Against Former Employer- PVC Exposure

While denying class action certification for a medical monitoring class and a punitive damage class, the NJ App Div permitted an INTENTIONAL TORT action against the employer to go forward in a common law civil claim.

Jon L. Gelman Named Top Lawyer in NJ by New Jersey Monthly Magazine

New Jersey lawyers choose the tops in their profession in 24 fields of law.

Workplace poison

A CLASS-ACTION lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of workers in a now-closed factory in the city of Passaic recalls a tragic chapter in New Jersey's history. America's plastics industry was born in this state, but the dark side of that story is the exposure to toxic chemicals that has caused illness and death for an unknown number of workers.

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 10 (1986 - 1987)

3/25/86 Doll wrote Gaffey about vinyl chloride epidemiology in the U.S., and professed no independent knowledge of any of the vinyl chloride literature except the TCA 1974 study. However, “some representatives of the chemical industry” asked him to review the evidence relating to vinyl chloride and the development of cancers in organs OTHER THAN THE LIVER in man and wanted Doll was requesting Gaffey’s help on obtaining the 1978 version of the EEH study (Dr. Doll did not know about eh 1986 EHA/Wong study)

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 4 (Jun 1974 - Dec 1974)

6/6/74 At least by June 6, 1974, the MCA-coordinated vinyl manufacturers knew Dr. Maltoni had found cancer at the very level the MCA-coordinated vinyl manufacturers were recommending for U.S. workers (50 ppm on an eight hour TWA basis). 

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 5 (1975)

1/28/75 Dr. Monson published an article in Lancet. The study showed an -- 50% excess of deaths due to all cancers was found with the greatest excess in cancers of the liver, biliary tract, lung and brain. 
The SPI VCM / PVC Producers Group discussed the fact that the NIOSH study had found a 57% excess in cancer deaths above expected. 

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 6 (1976 - 1978)

A retrospective cohort study of vinyl chloride workers was published by Waxweiler, et al, in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (ANYAS). The Waxweiler study had found excessive number of deaths due to cancer in the liver, lung, central nervous system and the lymphatic system, cancers that were, basically, of the same pattern as those detected in the animal studies. The evidence, both epidemiological and histopathological, was interpreted as indicating that vinyl chloride was the causal agent involved. 

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 7 (1979)

In 1979, CMA lawyer, Don Evans, advised CMA coordinator, J. Young, that the MCA-coordinated companies’ failure to revise the Safety Data Sheet, (SD-56) because of its deliberate and considered (but undisclosed and contrary to MCA’s own stated policies) policy not to place cancer warnings on vinyl chloride, might, predictably, be interpreted as illegal or immoral, if it were ever disclosed. 

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 8 (1980)

1/15/80 On January 15, 1980, Environmental Health Associates, Inc. (EHA, the successor to EEH) wrote the Vinyl Panel through CMA (Joseph T. Seawell) proposing to conduct an epidemiologic study (case control) of the brain cancer cases as well as the 5-year follow-up the MCA-coordinated vinyl manufacturers had made the commitment to perform.

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 9 (1981 - 1985)

1981 - The CMA-coordinated vinyl manufacturers became aware of an article, entitled “Neurological effects of VC workers” that was published Journal of Hygiene, Epidemiology, Microbiology, and Immunology. 

Vinyl Chloride Conspiracy Documents: Part 11 (1988 - 1996)

1/7 and 13/88  -Bennett had been copied with Doll’s letter to Paddle, concerning the Dr. ten Berge discrepancy and have received no explanation from the States about it yet. However, this did not keep Bennett from asking if Doll had yet decided when he would be able to publish his “superb piece of work in the literature,” explaining that the comments he had have received on the report, from the interested parties, had all been favorable and complimentary.

Misleading Statements Made By Vinyl Chloride Companies Held Valid Basis for Suit

The trial Court in a class action case, filed in co-ordination with this office, held that the chemical companies alleged omission and concealments were actionable as a common law fraud. It was alleged that the companies failed to communicate this information to the plaintiffs.

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