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Napoli Shkolnik represents victims across the country in complex litigation, arbitration, and mediation related to a number of practice areas, including Medical Malpractice,  Environmental Litigation, Aviation Accidents, Mesothelioma, and Civil Rights. We also handle FELA Accidents, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims for injured and disabled workers and assist responders and survivors of September 11, 2001, World Trade Center Claims attacks on the United States with claims for compensation and medical care through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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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…
August 21, 2019 | World Trade Center In a move which ended years of financial and other squabbles, on July 29, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a bill to extend 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund eligibility and payments for the next seventy-three years. Prior to the reauthorization, Senators had voted 97 to 2 to reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund in a bipartisan bill. That bill was drafted and sponsored by several New…
August 20, 2019 | Personal Injury Summer is the time for family vacations and grand travel adventures but it is important to take the time to plan for the trip and make all arrangements and necessary preparations. Here are some of the things you should be keeping in mind while preparing for that big vacation, road trip, plane trip, or other grand travels: Tips for traveling with special needs or medical concerns Vacations are a…
August 19, 2019 | Workers Compensation Some jobs are inherently more risky than others. Firefighters and Miners, for example, have a high probability of injury and death than your typical office worker. Even still, every occupation carries a certain amount of risk. Even occupations that you would think are low risk have hidden dangers that might surprise even those working in the industry. And for some occupations the risks aren’t always immediate. Take for example,…
August 15, 2019 | Opioid Crisis Pain is something we all experience in some way shape or form throughout our lives and we always want it gone as soon as possible. When you are living with severe pain from an injury, during surgery recovery, or from a disease or illness, you can reach a stage where you are desperate for relief. Many doctors will offer their patients pain pills, sometimes quite potent ones like oxycodone…
August 14, 2019 | Personal Injury Officials admitted that the filters designed to keep lead out of the drinking water supply have not worked, so they have turned to Plan B. In 2018, the City of Newark (New Jersey) distributed over 40,000 water filters to local residents, in response to extremely high lead levels in the public water supply. But a random test recently revealed that two-thirds of Newark households still had drinking water laced
August 12, 2019 | Civil Rights Identity theft, which is basically stealing someone’s financial and personal information for personal gain, is considered to be the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In the US, identity theft costs people around $5 billion annually. Personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, address, and bank information are what is needed for someone to steal a person’s identity. Once personal information has been stolen the thief…
August 9, 2019 | Personal Injury When it comes to liability for employers, they should be aware of the finer nuances of the law to protect themselves in the event that an employee is involved in an accident. Although you may think that it is a matter of common sense that an employee is responsible for his own conduct, the law can have some pitfall for those who aren’t vigilant in spelling out the responsibilities…
August 7, 2019 | Personal Injury As a parent, you want the best for your child, and their safety is always a priority. Parents buy toys to put a smile on their child’s face, but what happens when toys do more harm than good? Items you buy from toy stores and online vendors may seem innocent on the surface, but underneath they may pose a threat to your child’s wellbeing. If you’re a parent, it’s…
August 7, 2019 | Medical Malpractice A young girl struggling with a rare autoimmune disorder had a unique idea to make the medical process easier for child patients, their families, and their caregivers. When she was seven years old, doctors diagnosed Ella Casano, who is now 12, with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. ITP causes the patient’s body to attack its own blood platelets, so the patient is at a much higher risk for severe bleeding and…