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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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January 27, 2020 | Personal Injury If you have been involved in a car accident, you know it can be very difficult to think quickly and to know what you should do next. But a wrong move could result in you accepting liability for a crash that wasn’t your fault. That’s why it is pivotal to know beforehand what you should do if you find yourself in a car accident. Let’s take a look at…
January 23, 2020 | Napoli Shkolnik News With their spine still developing and heads large for their bodies, babies are at a higher risk of injury in crashes. If you’ve placed your child riding facing forward, in a crash, his spinal cord could stretch, resulting in serious injuries or death. Hence, we recommend riding with your baby facing the rear in a child safety seat to make sure that her upper body is cradled by…
January 21, 2020 | Opioid Crisis A recent study showed an association between automotive assembly plant closures and opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. The study compared counties that had automotive assembly plant closures with ones where the plants remained open from 1999 to 2016. Researchers examined opioid overdose death rates among adults ages 18 to 65 and selected 112 manufacturing counties mostly in the U.S. South and Midwest where the percentage of employed residents…
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…