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Workers exposed to common paint strippers suffer fatal reactions

Litigation is advancing against the distributors and resellers of paint strippers containing methylene chloride and NMP. The lawsuits were filed for damages resulting from the alleged exposure, illness and death of users of the products.

A new wave of occupational litigation - Flavor & Fragrance Lawsuits

A new wave of flavor and fragrance (Diacetyl) litigation is now emerging against the manufactures and suppliers of food flavorings for a chronic lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), and other illnesses, resulting from worker exposures. 

Jon Gelman Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018

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

Published: Gelman on Workers' Compensation Law 3rd Ed. 2018 Update

The 2018 Supplement for NJ Workers' Compensation Law is now being shipped. 

 Maximum NJ Workers' Compensation Benefits in 2018: $903 max weekly and $214. min.

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.

Now you can have Now you can have Workers’ Compensation Law, 3d (Vol. 38-39A, NJ Practice Series, available conveniently on your mobile device.

Jon L. Gelman Listed as a  Super Lawyer

Jon L. Gelman has been listed as a  Super Lawyer. Each year, only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

 NJ Workers' Compensation Rates to Increase in 2019

Talc-Cancer Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson continues to be hit with verdicts in cancer cases flowing from exposure to its baby powder that contained talc.

This marks the 27th year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers. It features state and national information on workplace fatalities, injuries, illnesses, the number and frequency of workplace inspections, penalties, funding, staffing and public employee coverage under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It also includes information on the state of mine safety and health.

  NJ Governor Murphy Signs Historic, Sweeping Equal Pay Legislation that will balance the playing field for women receiving workers' compensation benefits for occupational injuries and illnesses.

Beryllium Exposure Standard Enforcement Delayed Until May 2018

The Trump Administration has yet again delayed the implementation of a stricter standard for occupational exposure to beryllium. The new date for enforcement is May 11, 2018.

The recently published report from Gov. Pat Murphy's transition team calls for sweeping reforms of the state's workers' compensation system. 

 This flu season has been epidemic. It has severely affected the occupational health network and created challenges not foreseen by the crafters of the 1911 workers’ compensation act(s). 

Unlike a civil action, Workers’ Compensation claims must be filed within the procedural limitations of the NJ 2-year statute of limitations and are not tolled by infancy.

 Medical providers will have a new tool to diagnose concussions since as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly called a concussion, in adults.

The State of New Jersey now supports a ban on fracking. NJ Governor Pat Murphy recognized the health and environmental consequences of using this process to explore and mine for natural gas.

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.

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