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Elizabeth, New Jersey’s First for Women

MIntz & Geftic, Elizabeth, New Jersey LawyersNew Resource for the Women of Union County

“There’s a lot of need in this county — a lot of single women who need assistance and don’t know where to turn,” she said. “It’s about time.”

Those are the words of Jennifer Erdos (via NJ.com), an 11-year Union County employee, announcing the development of the county’s new Office on Women that she will be running. This office is the first county government office of its kind anywhere in New Jersey. Created under the Department of Human Services, the Elizabeth, New Jersey office will help promote services focused on women throughout the county.

 

 

From the new office’s website:

The mission of the Office on Women is to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, in education, in employment and business, health, and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.

For more information on this new Union County office, you can visit their website here. http://ucnj.org/departments/human-services/office-on-women/

Mintz & Geftic – Elizabeth, New Jersey’s Neighborhood Law Firm

As a part of the Elizabeth, New Jersey community for over 30 years and a law firm who fights for the rights of hardworking men and women, we at Mintz & Geftic are happy to hear that New Jersey’s first county office of its kind will be residing in Elizabeth.  While most of our clients know us as Elizabeth’s neighborhood law firm that handles all of their workers’ compensation and personal injury legal concerns, we are also a law firm that takes pride in fighting for the equal rights of all of our clients, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity.

On our team here at Mintz & Geftic we are mothers, fathers and grandparents to young women (the most recent granddaughter arriving just last month) and we are always supportive of any programs that can be a help to women.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Worker’s Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, call our Elizabeth, New Jersey lawyers today at 908-352-2323 or send us an email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our Elizabeth, New Jersey lawyers serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York. This includes the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers – NJ Hospital Grades

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Elizabeth, New JerseyA national report card on hospital safety came out this week that all New Jersey residents should see. As one of New Jersey’s top medical malpractice law firms (see recent verdicts and settlements here) this report definitely caught the attention of our medical malpractice lawyers here at Mintz & Geftic.

The report was done by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care watchdog organization. Their bi-annual grading system is something that medical malpractice lawyers, hospital administrators and patients everywhere pay close attention to. The Hospital Safety Scores use a letter-grade system to rate over 2,500 hospitals nationwide and the full list of grades for New Jersey’s hospitals can be found at the bottom of this post.

Our medical malpractice lawyers reminded readers last year that preventable medical mistakes ranks third in the leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease and cancer.

As medical malpractice lawyers we recognize that the vast majority of doctors are intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated to their patients. However, like in any other profession, mistakes can and do occur. Unfortunately, just a little mistake can have fatal results in the field of medicine. Even the very best doctors will likely make a few mistakes in the course of a long career, which is why they purchase medical malpractice insurance to protect themselves and their patients when a mistake or accident happens.

At Mintz & Geftic, our medical malpractice lawyers are here to help patients that have suffered a serious injury caused by a preventable medical error. Our medical malpractice lawyers have experience in handling some of the most challenging medical malpractice cases. We use some of the top resources available in conducting a thorough review of medical records to determine whether or not we will pursue a case.  Our medical malpractice lawyers are highly selective in pursuing these cases and we spend significant time and expend resources in investigation of all potential medical malpractice cases.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Startling Statistics

Finally, before reading the list of grades below, here are three startling numbers from the Leapfrog Group’s analysis:
1. 206,021 avoidable hospital deaths each year
2. 33,459 lives could be saved if every hospital improved their safety record to A standards.
3. 43,903 avoidable deaths still occur in hospitals with an A grade each year.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers – New Jersey Hospital Grades from the Leapfrog Group

GRADE A

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – City Campus, Atlantic City

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center-Mainland Campus, Galloway Township

CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center, Bayonne

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack

Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington

Inspira Medical Center Elmer, Elmer

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Woodbury,

Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, Jersey City

Kennedy University Hospital – Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill

Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford, Stratford

Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Township, Turnersville

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch

Morristown Medical Center, Morristown

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston

Saint Clare’s Hospital of Denville, Denville

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick

Shore Medical Center, Somers Point

The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood

Virtua Marlton Hospital, Marlton

Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly

Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voorhees

GRADE B

Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton

CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital, Jersey City

Carepoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken

HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair

Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck

Inspira Medical Center Vineland, Vineland

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune

JFK Medical Center, Edison

Newton Medical Center, Newton

Ocean Medical Center, Brick

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, Rahway

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Somerville

Saint Clare’s Hospital of Dover, Dover,

St. Francis Medical Center of Trenton, Trenton

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Plainsboro

GRADE C

Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel

Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, Pennington

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold

Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains

Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville

Community Medical Center of Toms River, Toms River

Cooper University Health Care, Camden

Hackensack UMC Palisades, North Bergen

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Willingboro

Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Salem

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood

2016Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark

Overlook Medical Center, Summit

Raritan Bay Medical Center of Old Bridge, Old Bridge

Raritan Bay Medical Center of Perth Amboy, Perth Amboy

Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, Hamilton

Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin

St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Wayne

St. Luke’s Warren Campus, Phillipsburg

St. Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic

Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth

University Hospital, Newark

GRADE D

Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Secaucus

GRADE F

Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark

New Jersey and New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our medical malpractice attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City.

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WAGE THEFT – 7-Eleven Taking a Big Gulp Out of Paychecks?

BigGulpToday we are continuing to discuss the important topic of wage theft. As Elizabeth, New Jersey’s premier workers compensation law firm, our lawyers represent and speak with New Jersey workers on a daily basis. In these discussions with our clients about their workers compensation, we are also continuing to hear about wage theft and other aspects of employment law such as sexual harassment, gender discrimination and workplace retaliation.

As we pointed out in our last post, wage theft involves workers who are paid less than the minimum wage, those denied overtime pay, employees forced to work off the clock, and those whose paycheck does not reflect the hours worked.

Lawsuits Against 7-Eleven

A number of lawsuits centered around wage theft have made headlines in recent weeks, with two of them coming against 7-Eleven. In one of these cases, a Texas woman filed a lawsuit against 7-Eleven alleging unpaid wages. “According to the complaint, between August 2014 and Oct. 31, 2015, the plaintiff worked more than 40 hours per week but did not receive any overtime pay nor was she permitted to any breaks during her employment. The plaintiff alleges 7-Eleven failed to pay plaintiff minimum wage and any overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.” (setexasrecord.com)

The other case was filed in New Jersey against a 7-Eleven store in Princeton by three former employees who are claiming they were victims of wage theft. The plaintiffs allege that they “were not paid when they started their employment in late 2015, never received overtime pay for the more than 70 hours a week they worked there and were paid below the $8.38 an hour (New Jersey) state minimum wage as manual laborers.” (centraljersey.com)

This case has made a number of New Jersey headlines, especially among the Latin American community, who has shown strong support for these employees. The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) has organized rallies in front of the New Jersey store, hoping to increase awareness in the community about the problem of wage theft.

In addition to writing about personal injury and workers compensation topics in Elizabeth, New Jersey and around the state, we will continue to discuss the important topic of wage theft in the future.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Wage Theft Attorneys

Our lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured while working, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our workers compensation attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City

At Mintz & Geftic, WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

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Have You Been a Victim of Wage Theft?

Wage Theft Lawyer

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As many visitors to our website know, we blog about a wide variety of topics here at mglawfirm.net. We cover subjects ranging from motor vehicle accidents and the types of back injuries that they can cause to a sampling of Valentine’s Day lawsuits. From the serious danger of seat back failure that has parents everywhere alarmed to the not-so-serious pondering of Santa’s workers’ compensation concerns. From construction accidents and the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S. to flying manhole covers in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

While we enjoy sharing information from all types of subjects, there is one specifc topic that encompasses everything Mintz & Geftic has been about for over 30 years. That is addressing the legal injustices that hard-working men and women face and doing everything we can to help these people fight for their rights. Whether it’s discussing what big businesses are burying in their fine print or making people aware of a A Victory for Elizabeth’s Workers that explains a new law that provides paid sick time to employees in Elizabeth.

When it comes to the subject of employee rights, one area we’ve focused on here at Mintz & Geftic in addition to workers’ compensation is wage theft. Wage theft involves workers who are paid less than the minimum wage, those denied overtime pay, employees forced to work off the clock, and those whose paycheck does not reflect the hours worked.

Workers should be aware of their rights under these laws surrounding wage theft. They may be entitled to recover multiple years of back wages that their employer has failed to pay. Employees are entitled to bring actions on behalf of their co-workers in court as class actions or collective actions.

We will share more important details on wage theft in the days ahead right here on our blog, including a few recent lawsuits that have been making headlines. Please like our facebook page and be sure to turn on notifications. This way you can keep up on important legal news in and around Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation and Wage Theft Lawyers

Our lawyers give personal attention to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured while working or might be a victim of wage theft, call us today at 908-352-2323 or send us email by clicking here to evaluate your case.

Our workers compensation and wage theft attorneys serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including the cities of Newark, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Hackensack, and Morris, Bergen, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties. We have offices in Elizabeth, New Jersey and New York City

At Mintz & Geftic, WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!