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What You Need to Know: Justice for Nursing Home Victims Act

What You Need to Know: Justice for Nursing Home Victims Act

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As of October 2021, over 15,000 residents of Nursing Homes died of Covid-19. At the same time, immunity laws were passed, and since repealed, which attempted to bar families grieving the loss of loved ones from filing wrongful death cases against these same nursing homes. Now, a proposed new law may allow these families of…Read the article
Do Guardians Really Look Out for Their Wards?

Do Guardians Really Look Out for Their Wards?

| Medical Malpractice
In most states, a guardian may seize total control of a person’s assets if that person is incapacitated. According to one observer, “incapacitate” is so vague that it could mean “anything from being in an absolute coma to not being able to find your car keys.” Essentially, there is a presumption that the guardian is…Read the article
Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

| Coronavirus
Recently, there has been an increase in concern over elder abuse in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have been keeping up with the news at all, you have probably heard them say thousands of times, “There is no need to panic, this virus is killing only the elderly and those with underlying…Read the article
6 Signs a Loved One May be Abused in a Nursing Home

6 Signs a Loved One May be Abused in a Nursing Home

| Personal Injury
It is one of the most difficult things for a family to be told – that there is a chance that their loved one has been a victim of nursing home elder abuse or neglect. Trust has been broken and those whose job it was to take care of your loved one has done the…Read the article
This Year’s Deadly Flu Season

This Year’s Deadly Flu Season

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Most people have contracted the flu at some point in their life, or cared for a sick loved one with the flu at the very least. After all, there is a flu season every year in the United States. In most cases, however, most people can escape the worst effects of the flu via vaccine,…Read the article
Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing Home Injuries

| Personal Injury
Nursing homes are designed to be places of safety and protection for those who are elderly, sick, and unable to care for themselves as such. Unfortunately, however, nursing homes are businesses, and sometimes, corners are cut for the purpose of saving on costs. As a  result of this, nursing home injuries occur at a surprisingly…Read the article
How To Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse

How To Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse

| Personal Injury
Elderly people are some of the most vulnerable in our society, and sadly, they are often abused by those who are supposed to be providing them with care. If you have a loved one who is being cared for in a nursing home or by an in-home nurse, here are some of the common signs…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik Appears on PrimeTime Justice

Hunter Shkolnik Appears on PrimeTime Justice

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hunter Shkolnik recently appeared on CNN’s PrimeTime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield. This live program covers current legal and social issues, trials and litigations with views from both sides of the coin as well as Ms. Banfield’s point of view to guide the discussion. Mr. Shkolnik was asked to weigh in on a variety of legal…Read the article
Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

| Personal Injury
  When an older person falls, the injury may not have yet happened. It may happen when they get quickly yanked back up to their feet by an eager, friendly hand. The injuries that can occur from this are spinal cord injuries, dislocations, torn ligaments, or torn muscles. Additionally, the serious injury could occur with…Read the article
Signs of Emotional Elder Abuse

Signs of Emotional Elder Abuse

| Personal Injury
Bullying does not stop at the playground. Just as 12 year-olds torment, tease, and pick on the kids who are not as big or strong as them, the same thing happens to the elderly. Younger caregivers use their physical strength, positions of power, and mental sharpness to bully and belittle the elderly they are supposed…Read the article