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November 7, 2019 | Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice claims, along with their counterpart cases of personal injury suits, usually arise when someone in the medical or health care field fails to do due diligence as outlined in their job. When they fail to properly perform their job, they do not do their job to provide accurate, competent and proper care, and as a result of this the patient suffers some degree of harm. Medical malpractice lawsuits by and large are some of the most complicated, and…
November 4, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News You have heard and likely seen firsthand the far-reaching effects of the vaping craze. What started off as a novelty thing that only a small niche percentage of the population was interested in has now come to be one of the biggest crazes to hit today. Vaping has taken over and has exploded into a multi-million-dollar industry. From pens to atomizers and from additives like flavors, waxes, and…
A Philadelphia jury ordered Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals to pay $8 billion in a drug-induced gynecomastia matter.  26-year-old Nicholas Murray developed abnormally large breasts in 2003. He had been taking Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug, to control his autism spectrum disorder symptoms. In a statement, J&J said it would appeal the “grossly disproportionate” award.……
October 28, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News Excitement fills the autumn air for everyone around this time of year. Halloween begins the holiday season, and whether you’re giving candy or getting candy this year, we all play a part in ensuring that this Halloween is safe and fun. The average number of fatalities annually on October 31st is nearly double the average number for other days, and most fatalities occur during the trick-or-treating twilight hours.…
October 24, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News It’s finally Fall! ‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice, sweaters, and…the flu. You are probably already preparing for Halloween, but are you prepared for the fever, sore throat, and body aches? The October 2019 to May 2020 flu season could be a severe one. It has already resulted in hospitalizations and the death of a 4-year-old in California. “I always recommend people get their flu shots every year,…
October 21, 2019 | Opioid Crisis Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is happy to announce that our client Cuyahoga County, one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, has reached a landmark $260 million settlement against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic. This settlement, on behalf of our client Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as well as Summit County, Ohio, involves four out of five major defendants in the first opioid bellwether trial—…
October 18, 2019 | Personal Injury Sexual harassment, especially when it takes place in the workplace, can make you feel like you have no reasonable resources to turn to. Some victims are afraid to speak up and even fear their employer may reprimand them if they report an offense. However, there are specific laws that require employers to acknowledge and resolve sexual harassment offenses without retaliating against employees who report them. If your workplace does…
October 18, 2019 | Civil Rights Recently, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal regarding a pizza ordering website which was not accessible to blind people. But the issues in this case go far beyond the victory to disabled people. In January 2019, a lower appeals court ruled that Domino’s Pizza and other retailers must make their websites accessible to all customers. Guillermo Robles, a blind person, could not use Domino’s…
October 17, 2019 | Personal Injury If you’ve been the victim of a car accident, you know that the damages usually go beyond needing a few auto repairs. You may sustain injuries that take weeks or even months to recover from, which can impact your career, family, and other obligations. You may even experience psychological or emotional damage. The stress of the accident and its aftermath can leave you wondering whether you should file a…
October 14, 2019 | Pharmaceutical Litigation The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s voluntary blood pressure drug recall continues as Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited announced it is expanding its nationwide recall to include two blood pressure medications that were found to contain trace amounts of a potential cancer-causing carcinogen. The two medications are 3 lots of Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and 2 lots of Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited. Amounts of N-methylnitrosobutyric acid…