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A Thank You from Locks Law

In this time of concern and anxiety, we at Locks Law Firm recognize and honor the Doctors, Nurses and all Medical professionals who are there for us in hospitals and nursing homes. They show us every day that they are willing to put themselves at risk to treat the sick and weak. Doctors and nurses have a tough job, work hard and in the process expose themselves. They show great character. We especially recognize the thousands of retired persons who have stepped up to help at hospitals around the country. 

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COVID-19 Update from Locks Law Firm

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

We are closely monitoring this rapidly changing situation and we want to assure you that our main priority at this time is making sure our clients, staff and community are all safe. 

In efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we have asked that all of our staff work remotely until further notice from health officials. Thanks to our IT team, we have infrastructure in place that allows us to continue our work, remaining fully staffed while also practicing social distancing. 

We have put in place firm-wide plans across all of our locations so that we are able to continue:

  • Working on existing matters. 
  • Accepting new referrals.
  • Handling any/all client needs that may arise during this time. 

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Congratulations to Partner Karl Friedrichs for his recent designation as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Congratulations to Partner Karl Friedrichs for his recent designation as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney

A certified civil trial attorney in the state of New Jersey has demonstrated satisfactory levels of experience, continuing legal education as well as sufficient knowledge and skill regarding civil trial law as confirmed by the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Board on Attorney Certification

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Partner Jerry Lindheim and Associate Timothy Burke Receive Precedent Setting Decision For Vaccine Injury

Locks Law Firm is pleased to announce the recent victory of Partner Jerry Lindheim and Associate Timothy Burke in a vaccine claim that they litigated in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The case involved a woman who was administered the Fluzone vaccine, which the attorneys were able to prove was the cause of her subsequent cardiac arrest and death. The decision handed down from the Vaccine Court's Special Master represents a precedent for other vaccine claims in the country because the Petitioner's injury was an "off-table" injury, or one which the Department of Health and Human Services does not associate with the administration of the vaccine. As a result of the win, the petitioner's husband will receive compensation for his wife's untimely death and is also now entitled to seek additional compensation for her conscious pain and suffering. Locks Law Firm is proud of its tradition of aggressive trial advocacy on behalf of its clients and always works to ensure that justice is delivered to those who have been wronged.

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Birth Injuries: We Must Do Better

A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is born too early, and this is called preterm or premature birth. The Center for Disease Control has reported that in 2018 preterm birth affected 1 of every 10 infants born in the USA.  In the final weeks and months of pregnancy, a developing baby goes through very important and needed growth in the brain, lungs and liver.  These final weeks and months of pregnancy are vital in order to allow the baby to fully develop. Babies born too early, and especially those born before 32 weeks, have higher rates of death and disability. Babies who survive preterm delivery may have breathing, feeding, vision or hearing problems.  One of the most catastrophic problems that a premature baby can have is brain damage which causes developmental delays or cerebral palsy. This brain damage can occur during the birthing process or it can result from breathing difficulties a premature baby suffers after birth.  These babies often need intensive care and life support at birth and medical care for life.
Recently, author Sarah DiGregorio published a personal new book, "Early: an Intimate History of Premature Birth" and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning in a segment about this important topic (see link).
The Medical Malpractice team at the Locks Law Firm, headed by Partner and Trial Attorney Jennifer Emmons Esq, recently settled a birth injury case resulting in brain damage to a premature baby against doctors and a hospital for $7,200,000. We stand with these precious and vulnerable children and their families. If you or your loved ones have suffered the devastating effects of a catastrophic birth injury due to possible negligence, please call Jennifer today and let our team look at your facts and case to see if we can help you and your baby. There are strict time limits for these matters and you should call to protect your rights and those of the baby.

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Wawa Announces Data Breach Potentially Affecting All Locations

Wawa has announced a data breach affecting customers who visited their locations and paid with a credit or debit card from March 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019. The Notice of Data Breach on their website states that, “This malware affected customer payment card information used at potentially all Wawa locations beginning at different points..”

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Partner Al Anthony on Renewable Energy in his community of Livingston, NJ

Partner Al Anthony has spent his entire career specializing in environmental contamination and toxic exposure. As Mayor of Livingston, NJ, he continues to advocate for environmental protections in his community. More recently, he was featured in NJ Municipalities discussing these topics. 

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Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act aims to protect residents and their loved ones

The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act, proposed by Reps. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), aims to ban long term care facilities from requiring nursing home residents to sign and commit to pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements.

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Asbestos Found in Philadelphia Schools

Many people believe that asbestos was banned in the 1970s, it wasn’t. 

Regulations on the use of asbestos came in the 1970s when court documents proved that leaders in the asbestos industry were aware of the dangers but kept this information from the public. Commonly used in construction, asbestos is made of thin fibrous crystals and is highly resistant to heat. It is often used as a building material and electric insulator. Other uses include ceiling insulation, flooring, roofing and pipe insulation among other things.

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$2,450,000 recovery from a case resulting in the wrongful death of a child in New Jersey

Congratulations to Partner Jennifer Emmons, Of Counsel Robert A. Greenberg and the medical malpractice team who obtained a $2,450,000 recovery from a case resulting in the wrongful death of a child.

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