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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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Evenflo voluntarily recalled a number of car seats after a consumer watchdog group uncovered a critical flaw, and some parents say Graco invented inflated safety claims to pump up sales of some models. Consumer Reports testing revealed that some Evenflo car seats had a critical flaw. During low-speed impacts, the plastic split, causing the strap……
The last Monday in May is usually one of the biggest holiday on the calendar. But it will feel a bit different this year. So, if the surf beckons on Memorial Day 2020, leave early and be flexible. LOCAL TRI-STATE OPENINGS/CLOSURES Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, and other New York City beaches are closed. Fire Island,……
There is some evidence that ingesting nicotine by smoking or vaping might increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus, and also worsen the infection. There is also some evidence that nicotine might be a partial COVID-19 vaccine. A recent French study suggested that since coronavirus was a Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, or nAChR, disease, nicotine use……
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of hazardous industrial chemicals that have been found in water supplies throughout the US. Unfortunately, due to the persistent nature of these compounds, they can linger indefinitely in both the environment and the human body. Recently, the task of cleaning up water supplies has fallen to……
A group of restaurateurs in the Buckeye State have joined a growing list of coronavirus-related business interruption denial claimants in federal courts nationwide. Several other kinds of coronavirus lawsuits are working their way through the judicial system. Highlights include class action lawsuits against airlines and ticket retailers for failure to give refunds and wrongful Paycheck……
When disaster strikes, governments opt for one of two standard orders to the public: Get Out! and Stay Home! When hurricanes, floods and other forecastable catastrophes occur, evacuation is obviously the best option. But for those unable to flee, and when other calamities explode – like a global pandemic – staying put is the safest……
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that gets its name from the fact that it originates in the mesothelium, which is a thin layer of cells that line the organs of the body. This cancer most commonly forms in the lining of the lungs but can also be found in the lining of the heart……
A recent case before the Vermont Supreme Court in which an emergency room nurse revealed to police that an intoxicated woman she had treated intended to drive home, emphasizes the growing focus on the protection of patient data. While the outcome of the case was not surprising–the nurse was found not at fault because she……
According to a recent survey, almost half of women and nearly a quarter of men have been victims of cybersexual harassment. Overall harassment figures were at 81 percent for women and 43 percent for men. These numbers are much higher than the figures from previous surveys. Anita Raj, director of the Center on Gender Equity……
Desperate for income, worried about bills and eager to get back to their normal lives, most people are appalled by the mere thought of extended quarantine. But it seems likely that the ‘new normal’ will include some form of social distancing for months or even years to come, as lockdown restraints are gradually phased out. CAN SCIENCE PREDICT THE FUTURE? With so little known about coronavirus and its longer-term effects, researchers from the Chan School…