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The Process and Outcomes of Mesothelioma Lawsuits

The Process and Outcomes of Mesothelioma Lawsuits

| Mesothelioma
Patients who are presenting troublesome symptoms such as persistent coughing, pains in the chest, or severe shortness of breath, should be seen by their doctor as soon as possible. While these are symptoms commonly shared with many other issues they are also the primary symptoms of mesothelioma. After they see their physician and alert them to…Read the article
How Much Exposure is Needed to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

How Much Exposure is Needed to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

| Mesothelioma
Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire and electricity. Although asbestos fibers are microscopic in nature, they are extremely durable and resistant to fire and most chemical reactions and breakdowns. These properties of asbestos supported its use for many years in a number of different commercial and…Read the article
Understanding Mesothelioma

Understanding Mesothelioma

| Mesothelioma
Patients who are presenting troublesome symptoms such as unrelenting coughing, severe shortness of breath, or chest pains need to be seen by their doctor as soon as possible. While these are symptoms commonly shared with many other issues they are also the primary symptoms of mesothelioma. After they see their physician and alert them to their…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Files Two Cancer Cases for Railroad Workers

Napoli Shkolnik Files Two Cancer Cases for Railroad Workers

| Workers Compensation
Napoli Shkolnik has filed two cases in Fort Worth, Texas against BNSF Railway, for injuries that two former employees suffered related to toxic exposures on the job. Burlington Northern Santa Fe is one of the nation’s largest railroads, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.  The two former employees brought suit separately under the Federal Employee Liability…Read the article
Railroad Worker Injuries: Do You Need a FELA Cancer Lawyer?

Railroad Worker Injuries: Do You Need a FELA Cancer Lawyer?

| Workers Compensation
CASE UPDATE Napoli Shkolnik PLLC FELA attorneys have filed a lawsuit against BNSF Railway (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) on behalf of two railroad workers in Texas. The two former employees suffered toxic exposures related to their on the job activities. When a worker suffers from an injury on the job, they have the right to…Read the article
The Emerging Crisis of PFAS Exposure

The Emerging Crisis of PFAS Exposure

| Environmental Litigation
This article was written by Paul Napoli and Tate J. Kunkle and appeared in the New York Law Journal (October 7, 2017) Are PFAS the next MTBE? Or, perhaps the next asbestos? Or, in the words of William Shakespeare, is it much ado about nothing? That is the question from both sides of the bar,…Read the article
Cuomo signs law that aids responders with 9/11 illnesses

Cuomo signs law that aids responders with 9/11 illnesses

| World Trade Center
Gov. Cuomo approved a new law Monday to aid responders stricken with 9-11 health-related illnesses. Cuomo took a break from his annual motorcycle ride to Ground Zero on Monday to sign the legislation, which provides line-of-duty sick leave to those with conditions related to their response to the World Trade Center attacks. The measure, passed…Read the article
New Actemra Clinical Trials Move Forward

New Actemra Clinical Trials Move Forward

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Even as questions swirl about the drug’s safety, Roche subsidiary Genentech announced that its plans to market Actemra to sclerosis patients will move to Phase 3 clinical trials. Over the next 48 weeks, Genentech employees at over 100 worldwide sites will administer either tocilizumab or placebos to test subjects who have been diagnosed with systemic…Read the article
What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Cases

What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Cases

| Mesothelioma
In negligence cases, “damages” refers not to an amount of money but to a concept that victims should be restored to their condition before the negligence occurred; in this case, that negligence is exposure to dangerous asbestos. However, since no one on this earth has the power to turn back the clock to a time…Read the article
The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

| Mesothelioma
Almost all negligence cases — around 90 percent, by most counts — settle out of court before trial. In many negligence matters, such as some car crashes, liability is relatively clear and the damages, while significant, are not overwhelmingly large. But in mesothelioma lawsuits, liability is not always as clear, especially in ambient (indirect) exposure…Read the article
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