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The NJ Supreme Court has ruled that employees have 90 days to notify their employers after the diagnosis of an occupational disease. If the employee fails to notify his employer, a claim for workers’ compensation benefits may be barred.

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In a decision that focuses attention on the risk of harm to reproductive systems caused by exposure to toxins in the workplace, a state appeals court has ordered a judge to award compensation to an industrial employee for sterility, even though the condition did not affect his ability to work. Workers’ Compensation Judge Melvin Shteir had ruled that Ahmed Akef, a chemical worker at a BASF Corp. plant in Middlesex County, suffered no loss "in the workers’ compensation sense."  

Court Orders Compensation for Worker Rendered Sterile

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In a decision that focuses attention on the risk of harm to reproductive systems caused by exposure to toxins in the workplace, a state appeals court has ordered a judge to award compensation to an industrial employee for sterility, even though the condition did not affect his ability to work. Workers’ Compensation Judge Melvin Shteir had ruled that Ahmed Akef, a chemical worker at a BASF Corp. plant in Middlesex County, suffered no loss "in the workers’ compensation...

Medtronic Announces Defect in Sprint Fidelis Defibrillation Leads

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On October 14, 2007, Medtronic, the nation's largest heart implant device manufacturer, announced a defect in the critical electrical "lead" component of its heart defibrillator. The New York Times reported on October 15, 2007, that the defect in this electrical wire, called the Sprint Fidelis, has resulted in hundreds of malfunctions and may have played a role in the death of five Medtronic defibrillator patients.
 

Medtronic Announces Defect in Sprint Fidelis Defibrillation Leads

Jon 4809

On October 14, 2007, Medtronic, the nation's largest heart implant device manufacturer, announced a defect in the critical electrical "lead" component of its heart defibrillator. The New York Times reported on October 15, 2007, that the defect in this electrical wire, called the Sprint Fidelis, has resulted in hundreds of malfunctions and may have played a role in the death of five Medtronic defibrillator patients.
 

Manville Sued Tobacco Industry

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 The Trustees of the Manville Personal Injury Trust and H.K. Porter Co. targeted the tobacco industry in two separate lawsuits demanding contribution and indemnity for personal injury suits by asbestos claimants who were also smokers. The complaints are the first such actions by an insolvent manufacturer or a related claims trust. Recent weeks have seen the tobacco industry face similar lawsuits from solvent manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, such as Owens...

Manville Sued Tobacco Industry

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 The Trustees of the Manville Personal Injury Trust and H.K. Porter Co. targeted the tobacco industry in two separate lawsuits demanding contribution and indemnity for personal injury suits by asbestos claimants who were also smokers. The complaints are the first such actions by an insolvent manufacturer or a related claims trust. Recent weeks have seen the tobacco industry face similar lawsuits from solvent manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, such as Owens...

Evidential Requirements in a Workers' Compensation Case

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 This was the year that the Court mandated that workers’ compensation actions must comply with specific evidentiary and jurisdictional standards. In a series of cases, the New Jersey Supreme Court highlighted the necessity of strict adherence to the requirements of the Law to those practicing before the Division of Workers’ Compensation. 

Evidential Requirements in a Workers' Compensation Case

Jon 7482

 This was the year that the Court mandated that workers’ compensation actions must comply with specific evidentiary and jurisdictional standards. In a series of cases, the New Jersey Supreme Court highlighted the necessity of strict adherence to the requirements of the Law to those practicing before the Division of Workers’ Compensation. 

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