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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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September 23, 2019 | Aviation Accidents When you board an airplane, what rights do you have, and what rules can the airline impose? Latisha Rowe said that an American Airlines crew told her to cover her strapless romper, or she could not fly from Jamaica to Miami. Dr. Rowe, who wrapped herself in a blanket to board the plane, later took to Twitter to express her displeasure. She implied that race may have had…
September 19, 2019 | Personal Injury Incoming New York City Housing Authority Director Gregory Russ faces a number of challenges, including serious problems with lead poisoning which have existed since at least 2012. Over 400,000 people live in NYCHA’s 176,000 units, making this Authority by far the largest such organization in the country. For now, Russ and Bart Schwartz, whom a federal judge recently appointed as a monitor, are concentrating on fact-finding. Once they get…
September 17, 2019 | Personal Injury JUUL is in danger of being fined after the US Food and Drug administration sent a warning letter to the company on Monday addressing the company’s marketing tactics. The company, who is currently the leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, markets their product as a safer alternative to smoking, a claim that when made without evidence that violates federal law. JUUL has been under prior investigation due to their teenage target…
September 16, 2019 | Personal Injury Twenty-two people were hospitalized after a two-story wooden deck collapsed in Wildwood, New Jersey on Saturday. The debris from the decks trapped and injured a number of people, including children and an infant. As of Sunday, two victims remain hospitalized. The incident occurred at around 6 p.m. at an older condominium building on the 200 block of East Baker Avenue, right by the Wildwood boardwalk. Families were enjoying dinner…
September 16, 2019 | Civil Rights Unless you have been living under a rock or have been lost to civilization for the last few years, you have at least heard of the Me Too Movement and have likely heard at least some of the scandals that have been brought to light. But what is this movement really about? What are its goals? And what does it mean for men living in today’s society? Read on to…
September 13, 2019 | Commercial Litigation & Class Actions Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Files Groundbreaking Class Action Lawsuit Against United Behavioral Health on Behalf of Providers Filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the class action complaint alleges that the nation’s largest health insurer, United Behavioral Health, wrongfully denied mental health and substance use disorder claims by putting profits over patients. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed a class action lawsuit today…
September 12, 2019 | Personal Injury Traumatic brain injury can include a range of injuries to the head and brain including the most common type of injury- a concussion. Brain injuries can come from any number of causes such as falls, impacts, blunt trauma to the head, or a violent attack. Unfortunately, almost all causes for a concussion of other TBI can be found within the realm of sports, football being the most widespread and…
September 9, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News You Are What You Eat High sodium and low potassium diets may contribute to teenage depression, according to a new study. This finding may impact both patients and providers. Such a diet indicates many processed foods and few fresh fruits and vegetables. Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham found a conclusive link between depression and such a diet. Other observers theorized that the inverse may be true…
September 4, 2019 | Napoli Shkolnik News While forecasting tools have come a long way and we have much better methods for predicting hurricane paths, which keep improving year after year, people are still at great risk from the ferocity of tropical storms and hurricanes. One major risk is due to the fact that people continue to build along the coastline in areas that are very vulnerable to flooding and that are in prime target…
September 4, 2019 | Civil Rights If you have been online, watched the TV, read the newspaper, or been out and about in your local community at all over the last few years, you have likely at least heard of the MeToo Movement. Taking the world by storm a few years ago, the undertones of this movement have been building for decades but has recently come to a head and has become one of the…