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Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

| medical
In the spring and summer of 2020, virtual healthcare visits increased over 4,000 percent, mostly due to the coronavirus outbreak. The number of healthcare facilities offering such services also increased significantly, mostly due to supply and demand. Previously, many facilities hesitated to offer such services, typically because of high implementation costs. Virtual healthcare contacts do…Read the article
Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

| Personal Injury
One of the nice things about living in the Tri-State Area is that you are never more than about 200 miles away from something you have never seen before. And, since Old Man Winter is still at least a month away (we’re keeping our fingers crossed on that one), many people are thinking about squeezing…Read the article
Pittsburgh Girl Who Fell Off Trampoline Fights Paralysis

Pittsburgh Girl Who Fell Off Trampoline Fights Paralysis

| Personal Injury
13-year-old Mary Maloney was an athletically gifted girl before she fell from a trampoline. Now, she lies virtually motionless in a hospital bed and faces an uncertain future. Maloney fell on her head while practicing somersaults. She initially did not feel hurt, but soon lost feeling in much of her body. On her way to…Read the article
Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

| Coronavirus
Far and away the best way for your family to stay safe and do some activities during the coronavirus pandemic is to stay at home, whether or not such an order is in place. Face masks and social distancing also slow the virus’ spread, but they are not as effective as sheltering in place. But…Read the article
Revel Puts Brakes on NYC Moped Leasing Service

Revel Puts Brakes on NYC Moped Leasing Service

| Personal Injury
The ridesharing company announced it was suspending service in the Big Apple due to issues with “rider accountability and safety measures.” After two Revel riders died in two separate incidents in less than two weeks, New York Mayor Bill deBlasio called the company’s safety record “unacceptable.” “Our people have been talking to Revel, and they’ve…Read the article
Action Seeks to Block Sale of Weed Killer Roundup

Action Seeks to Block Sale of Weed Killer Roundup

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik and National Civil Rights and Personal Injury Attorney Ben Crump Joins with National Black Farmers Association to Seek to Block Sale of Weedkiller Roundup Crump, NAACP, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists call for Bayer-Monsanto to “end Black farmers’ bondage to their GMO seeds and cancer-causing herbicide” Co-counsel Chris Schnieders, said it’s time for…Read the article
Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

| Personal Injury
This question affects many personal injury cases, as over two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly use social media platforms. As outlined below, Facebook posts and other social media posts and likes could have either a positive or negative impact on your claim for damages. So, if you were hurt in an accident, think before you hit…Read the article
Companies Move to Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Companies Move to Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

| Coronavirus
Executives from Pfizer and Moderna say they are on track to have a COVID-19 vaccine on the shelves by the end of 2020. With these two trials which will have about 30,000 patients each, Moderna and Pfizer established a sizable lead in the race to develop a vaccine. Some 150 firms currently have COVID-19 vaccines…Read the article
Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

| Personal Injury
In a nutshell, the great outdoors (such as camping) are still pretty great, even during coronavirus pandemic, as long as you follow basic safe guidelines. A group of public health physicians rated outdoor camping as a relatively-low 3 on a 10-point risk scale. For comparison, they rated a gym as an 8 and a round…Read the article
NY Sets New Standards for Drinking Water Contaminants

NY Sets New Standards for Drinking Water Contaminants

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkonilk PLLC supports New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement regarding “forever chemicals” and 1,4-Dioxane. This is a first-in-the-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-Dioxane. Maximum contaminant limits (MCLs) were set at 10 parts per trillion each for Perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (“PFOS”) (collectively “PFAS”) and 1 part per billion for…Read the article