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September 13, 2019 | Commercial Litigation & Class Actions Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Files Groundbreaking Class Action Lawsuit Against United Behavioral Health on Behalf of Providers Filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the class action complaint alleges that the nation’s largest health insurer, United Behavioral Health, wrongfully denied mental health and substance use disorder claims by putting profits over patients. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed a class action lawsuit today…
September 12, 2019 | Personal Injury Traumatic brain injury can include a range of injuries to the head and brain including the most common type of injury- a concussion. Brain injuries can come from any number of causes such as falls, impacts, blunt trauma to the head, or a violent attack. Unfortunately, almost all causes for a concussion of other TBI can be found within the realm of sports, football being the most widespread and…
September 9, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News You Are What You Eat High sodium and low potassium diets may contribute to teenage depression, according to a new study. This finding may impact both patients and providers. Such a diet indicates many processed foods and few fresh fruits and vegetables. Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham found a conclusive link between depression and such a diet. Other observers theorized that the inverse may be true…
September 4, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News While forecasting tools have come a long way and we have much better methods for predicting hurricane paths, which keep improving year after year, people are still at great risk from the ferocity of tropical storms and hurricanes. One major risk is due to the fact that people continue to build along the coastline in areas that are very vulnerable to flooding and that are in prime target…
September 4, 2019 | Civil Rights If you have been online, watched the TV, read the newspaper, or been out and about in your local community at all over the last few years, you have likely at least heard of the MeToo Movement. Taking the world by storm a few years ago, the undertones of this movement have been building for decades but has recently come to a head and has become one of the…
August 31, 2019 | Opioid Crisis The former Arrow regular is just starting the road to sobriety, and the veteran actor has successfully stayed on that path for thirty-five years. In 2018, a combination of “depression, anxiety, alcoholism, & addiction” forced Haynes into a California hospital. Yet he describes his recovery as “the most beautiful struggle I’ve ever had to go through.” In an earlier interview, the actor said that because of a combination…
August 29, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News “Insurance fraud occurs when an insurance company, agent, adjuster or consumer commits a deliberate deception in order to obtain an illegitimate gain. It can occur during the process of buying, using, selling or underwriting insurance. Insurance fraud may fall into different categories from individuals committing fraud against consumers to individuals committing fraud against insurance companies. Insurance fraud, estimated at over a hundred billion dollars per year, not only…
August 28, 2019 | Environmental Litigation Water contamination continues to plague every corner of the United States. A notable water contamination is the Flint Water Crisis, which involves lead exposure.  Napoli Shkolnik client Art Schaap’s dairy farm located in southeastern New Mexico continues to be devastated by a different type of environmental pollution. More specifically, traces of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) have been found in his cow’s milk and water supply due to…
August 27, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News Many families enjoy camping out during the warm weather months, and if you are planning on a trip to the campground, there are many tips that you can follow to ensure your safety during a fun-filled adventure in the great outdoors! From food to fire to activities to travel it is important to do everything you can to keep you and your family safe while camping. Check out…
August 23, 2019 | Medical Malpractice Personal injury law, which is also known as tort law, allows someone to pursue legal action against another party that caused bodily harm (medical malpractice lawsuit) or some sort of injury or damages to the individual. There are many different types of situations that can lead up to a personal injury case, although not all injuries can be tried in a court of law as personal injury cases. One…