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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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Many people trust epinephrine injectors to protect them against serious allergic reactions. It now appears this trust might have been misplaced. The company largely blamed product misuse for the EpiPen injector problems. The failure to release a safety catch and injecting the chemical at the wrong angle might cause either too much or too little……
March 26, 2020 | Personal Injury Third-Hand Smoke Toxins Most of us are aware of the dangers of smoking tobacco products. According to the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, smoking causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, lung disease, stroke, cancer, and heart disease. Smoking also greatly increases your risk for immune system issues such as rheumatoid arthritis, along with eye diseases and tuberculosis. Over 16 million Americans are believed…
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, many people are worried about contracting the virus at work or during their commutes. Generally, if employees cite coronavirus concerns and refuse to come to work, employers can legally terminate them. Working from home is not a fundamental right even under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the United States……
Lawmakers in New York and elsewhere are acting to preserve your health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers are also acting to preserve your economic rights, but this response is a bit slower. New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris proposed the suspension, which has bipartisan support. The proposal would also apply to mortgage payments.……
Electric scooters have recently become more and more popular in cities all across the United States, but with that popularity has also come an increase in scooter-related injuries, according to a report from CNN. Known as E-Scooters, these compact modes of transportation are popping up on city streets across the globe and causing more serious……
March 21, 2020 | Napoli Shkolnik News One advocacy group has big plans for Brain Injury Awareness Month, highlighted by an advocacy day in Albany on March 25. Some legislative priorities include “keeping the TBI waiver out of Medicaid managed care, expanding the Concussion Management and Awareness Act of 2011 and creating a resource facilitation program,” said Brain Injury Association of New York State President Barry Dain. Brain Injury Awareness Month began in 1989. Today,…
March 20, 2020 | Napoli Shkolnik News Princess Cruise Lines knew that several people aboard the Grand Princess were infected with the coronavirus COVID-19, yet the ship set sail for Hawaii anyway, according to court documents. An earlier coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess put the company on notice that there was a problem, the plaintiffs allege. Therefore, when individuals on the Grand Princess got sick, the company had a duty to protect passengers…
March 19, 2020 | Napoli Shkolnik News The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic triggers partial judicial shutdown via scheduling changes throughout the Empire State. Apart from criminal trials if the defendant is in custody, until further notice, there will be no jury trials in New York except for those already underway. The partial judicial shutdown due to the coronavirus also applies to most grand jury proceedings, as well as to eviction and perhaps foreclosure proceedings. Other…
The facial recognition app known as Clearview AI has been suspended from the Apple iOS developer program after it was discovered that the app had violated Apple’s terms in its Developer Enterprise Program. The app will no longer be available for use on all iPhones until the problem has been resolved to the satisfaction of……
March 12, 2020 | Napoli Shkolnik News A few short weeks ago, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 primarily only affected people in places that most New Yorkers (including many people in this office) would be hard-pressed to find on a map. Then, there was a case in the Tri-State area, followed by another and then another. Next, the unthinkable happened. The number of cases suddenly tripled and Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency. No one…