Napoli Shkolnik blog

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.

Blog Authors

Latest from Napoli Shkolnik Blog

Pharmaceutical lawsuits have resulted in many million- and even billion-dollar settlements throughout US legal history. Filing a lawsuit isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; for one thing, the process is rarely quick. In some cases, filing a lawsuit may be the only way to hold manufacturers accountable for the harmful effects of their medications and to obtain……
The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate……
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely……
Experts predict that the 2020 Atlantic storm season will be more active than usual, disaster plan with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic will make things worse. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect up to nineteen named storms, including six hurricanes classified at Category 3 or higher. Traditional disaster plans include large evacuation sites,……
The coronavirus outbreak is making yet another serious problem even worse, fatal drug overdose deaths are up 50 percent in Nassau County, and other nearby jurisdictions report similar statistics. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Rydersaid the spike is due to people self-medicating with a combination of painkillers and alcohol. “People are out of work, people are depressed, they are drinking more, they are using drugs more,” he said. He reminded people that, despite the coronavirus…
Orphan drug affects eyesight Having been widely prescribed for decades, the Elmiron bladder medication has recently been found to be toxic to the retina (damage). An article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2018 described six patients experiencing pigmentary maculopathy after chronic exposure to Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) for interstitial cystitis. The following……
Remediation struggle The battle to clean up its water supply has kept the city of Newburgh, NY, at high alert for close on a decade. Long contaminated by PFOS and PFOA runoff from nearby Stewart Air National Guard Base and Stewart International Airport, this tragic situation highlights the need for effective watershed protection. Back in……
After government inspectors found traces of a cancer-causing chemical in Metformin, the Food and Drug Administration ordered a recall of one of the most commonly-prescribed diabetes drugs in America. FDA officials discovered a dangerous chemical, N-Nitrosodimethylamine, in five different Metformin versions. About 34 million Americans have Type 2 Diabetes, and many of them take some……
In 2012, the FDA approved the first new prescription weight loss drug in thirteen years: lorcaserin, marketed as Belviq. Available to patients in the US since June 2013 in a twice-daily dose, it was soon (2016) followed by once-a-day Belviq XR. Expectations crushed Nevertheless, this herald of hope for almost one third of Americans rated……