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What Exactly Are Occupational Diseases?

What Exactly Are Occupational Diseases?

| Workers Compensation
An occupational disease is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity. It is an aspect of occupational safety and health. An occupational disease is typically identified when it is shown that it is more prevalent in a given body of workers than in the general population, or in other worker populations. The first…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
Can Benzene Be Found In Paint?

Can Benzene Be Found In Paint?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Are you a regular user of detergent and dyes, bug sprays, and synthetic fibers? What about decorative paints and paint thinners? Nothing odd, millions of others use them too. They do make our lives convenient, scented, and colorful, after all. There’s nothing unsafe or unhealthy about them, right? Unfortunately, wrong. All of these products contain dozens…Read the article
Five Worst Dangers Of Benzene Exposure

Five Worst Dangers Of Benzene Exposure

| Personal Injury
Benzene is a petroleum-based industrial solvent that, until rather recently, was also used in after-shave lotions, decaffeinated coffee, unleaded gasoline, and consumer solvents like spot removers and paint strippers. As early as the 1940s, researchers identified benzene as one of the most dangerous products in the world. In fact, an industry group noted that “the…Read the article
9/11 Injuries Could Kill Millions

9/11 Injuries Could Kill Millions

| World Trade Center
The current list of 9/11 injury victims, as long as it is, could only be “the tip of the iceberg,” according to New York thoracic surgeon Dr. Raja Flores. Clouds of toxic dust laced with asbestos, fibreglass, mercury, and benzene swept over the streets of Manhattan on 9/11, and winds undoubtedly carried the particles to the other…Read the article
Town of Wheatfield Put On Notice for Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Town of Wheatfield Put On Notice for Billion Dollar Lawsuit

| Environmental Litigation
Environmental Litigation attorney and Napoli Shkolnik Partner Louise Caro recently spoke to TWC News Buffalo regarding the impending Wheatfield lawsuit. As she explains the Town of Wheatfield has 30 days to respond to the filed notice of claims after which the lawsuit will be filed. The town will not be the only defendant named in…Read the article
Water Contamination at USMC Base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Water Contamination at USMC Base, Camp Lejeune, NC

| Environmental Litigation
Military personnel, their spouses and children of all ages were exposed to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, located in North Carolina, between 1953 and 1987. What’s worse, it seems that senior military leaders were made aware of the hazard on numerous occasions and did not take any action. Today it is not even a question…Read the article
Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

| Personal Injury
Lead, asbestos, and even mold may come to mind as dangerous substances before you think of benzene. Although benzene is one of the lesser known dangerous substances, it can cause serious health problems for people who have long-term exposure to it, such as painters and those who work in factories that use benzene for producing…Read the article
Deadly Chemicals in Air After Attack on WTC

Deadly Chemicals in Air After Attack on WTC

| World Trade Center
Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Immediately after the attack, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Christie Whitman announced that New Yorkers need not worry about breathing in the dust-filled air. People were told that the air was safe and free of toxic chemicals. This was not true. People began to come down…Read the article
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