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January 16, 2020 | Environmental Litigation Five people on one street in a Charlotte suburb have developed thyroid tumors. There is evidence that toxins from a nearby power plant might be responsible for the cancer cluster. Iredell County resident Susan Wind first became concerned when her then-16-year-old daughter developed a small lump behind her ear. Doctors eventually discovered that both she and a number of her neighbors had thyroid cancer. The cancer rate was twice
January 14, 2020 | Napoli Shkolnik News A new study suggests that the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine has little to do with number of doses received. The recommended series has always been two or three doses, but a study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open suggests any dose is better then none. Although it is too early for people to rely on a single dose, the results will lead to more studies…
January 9, 2020 | Commercial Litigation & Class Actions The home furniture giant agreed to pay the record amount to resolve a claim that its dresser tipped over, killing a 2-year-old boy. The settlement is almost three times greater than a similar one the company reached with three families in 2016. Although the dresser was only thirty inches high, it fell onto Jozef Dudek and suffocated him. Due to a large number of similar incidents…
January 8, 2020 | Napoli Shkolnik News Overall, the overnight wreck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike killed five people and seriously injured sixty others. According to investigators, the Z&D Tours bus rolled downhill and careened off an embankment prior to overturning. Two large trucks then collided with the wrecked bus. Investigators ruled out icy conditions as a cause, but they still do not know what triggered the crash.  Forbes Hospital President Mark Rubino said the…
January 7, 2020 | Medical Malpractice New York nurses experience “extremely high rates of burnout,” according to a national labor union. This burnout affects the patients they attend to, as well as the nurses themselves. Many nurses must deal with poor working conditions. A significant number of nurses said they have been victims of workplace violence or bullying, and a majority of them said the organization did not handle the incident well. As a result…
Once toxins like polyfluoroalkyl substances leech into local water supplies, the people who drink the tainted water are not the only ones adversely affected. Mark Schaap, a dairy farmer in New Mexico, became concerned when a local Air Force base advised him and his family not to drink the water. Officials believed that years of PFOA contamination……
December 30, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News Gingerbread houses, gum drops, and candy canes. Eggnog, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Baking sugar cookies at Grandma’s house. Cutting open a Yule Ham. Smells like the holidays! But there’s one thing that can be easy to forget in all the hustle and bustle of holiday anticipation: food allergies. With the office holiday parties and family dinners, it’s easy to forget that 32 million Americans and 1…
December 27, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News Zantac And Cancer: The Popular Antacid Found to Have a Known Carcinogen for Possibly Decades If you’re reaching for that heartburn medication during all this holiday eating, watch out! Recent headlines have been exposing the popular antacid Zantac for having a possible link to cancer after investigations by the FDA detected ‘unacceptable amounts’ of a possible carcinogen in the ranitidine medication. While this popular drug seems to harmlessly…
December 23, 2019 | Personal Injury Shopping online is far preferable to riding in a one-horse open sleigh. It is also just about as risky. A recent study suggests that Amazon has become an online flea market where there is almost no corporate oversight. Out of 4,000 dangerous products identified in this study, about half of them were toys and other products marketed to children. Many of these sales occur in a legal grey area.…
December 19, 2019 | Personal Injury If you are one of the millions of Americans who will be traveling during the holidays, you know how important it is to prepare. Whether by car, bus, train, or plane, you can never be too prepared. If you are traveling by car, make sure your vehicle is up to date on maintenance. Even if the car and tires have been inspected, keep roadside assistance contact information with you.…