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Asbestos Lawyer “Laundry” Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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ASBESTOS LAWYER SUES RAILROAD, AUTOMOTIVE PARTS COMPANIES OVER MESOTHELIOMA CANCER CONTRACTED BY DAUGHTER OF WORKER WHO WASHED HER DAD’S ASBESTOS-LADEN CLOTHING An asbestos lawyer commonly represents people who worked with asbestos. (Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.) However, sometimes the client of an asbestos lawyer never worked with asbestos. A recent case illustrates this. Sandra Read More

Medical Malpractice Law

  • By Marc S. Berman
medical malpractice

WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE? A medical malpractice case does not depend on the patient’s outcome. Medicine is not an exact science. Even when a medical professional complies with accepted medical standards, a patient may suffer a poor outcome. Rather, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional departs from standard practice in his or her field. Read More

Workman’s Compensation Pajama Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
workman's compensation

Under workman’s compensation law, a worker is generally not allowed to file a standard Superior Court personal injury lawsuit against his employer for a work-related injury.   Rather, the worker must sue his employer in workman’s compensation court. In workman’s compensation court, a judge, not a jury, decides the case. Workman’s compensation judges often award Read More

Happy New Year to All !

  • By Marc S. Berman
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NEW YEAR GREETINGS. Another year has passed. A new year has begun. But not for our court system. The New Jersey Court calendar actually begins in July. I guess you could say that that the court system is behind the times. You can read the New Jersey Superior Court list of Court holidays for the Read More

What To Do After A Car Accident

  • By Marc S. Berman
Paterson Accident Lawyer

7 THINGS YOU MUST DO RIGHT AWAY IF YOU’RE HURT AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT What to do after a car accident? No one expects to be involved in one. But thousands of car accidents occur every day. If you are injured in a car crash, “What to do after a car accident?” becomes a crucial Read More

Medical Malpractice Claim

  • By Marc S. Berman
medical malpractice claim

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT DECIDES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM   WHERE THE DOCTOR FAILED TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE. By law, New Jersey doctors must maintain at least $1 million per occurrence, and $3 million per policy year, in medical malpractice claim insurance. In the alternative, a doctor can post a letter of credit (a type of bond) Read More

Personal Injury Victim Makes Big Mistake

  • By Marc S. Berman
Personal injury

PERSONAL INJURY VICTIM DISMISSES HER LAWYER TRIES TO REPRESENT HERSELF, AND GETS RUDE SHOCK IN COURT. A woman named Melissa claimed that she suffered personal injury as the result of a car accident. Melissa claimed the accident was caused by a man named Christian. Supposedly, Christian turned his vehicle in front of her. Melissa hired Read More

Thanksgiving: 7 Things to Celebrate

  • By Marc S. Berman

Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November.  Now, the world these days is a troubled place in many respects. You just have to turn on the nightly news to know that. Yet, we in the United States still have so much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Here are just seven of those things. Read More

Trip and Fall Case on Kmart Sidewalk

  • By Marc S. Berman
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WOMAN SUES KMART FOR TRIP AND FALL ON CRACKED SIDEWALK COURT RULES THAT KMART’S LANDLORD ALSO RESPONSIBLE. Say you trip and fall on a cracked sidewalk in front of your neighbors’ house. Can you sue your neighbors? In New Jersey, you generally cannot. (There are a few exceptions. For example, you might have a claim Read More

Sculptra Wrinkle Treatment Case

  • By Marc S. Berman

SCULPTRA MEDICAL DEVICE TREATS LOSS OF FACIAL FAT AND WRINKLES PATIENT SUES MANUFACTURER, CLAIMING DEFECT INJURED HER. Sculptra is a substance that is injected into a patient. It is considered a “Class III” medical device. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in 2004. The approval followed a nine-month review. Sculptra was initially approved Read More