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Contaminants of Emerging Concern: PFAS in Your Water

Contaminants of Emerging Concern: PFAS in Your Water

| Environmental Litigation
Early in 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency addressed contaminants of emerging concern in drinking water, highlighting the presence of PFAS. The EPA regulates 90 contaminants in drinking water, but not PFAS. There are over 4,700 known PFA compounds used in a variety of applications. Out of 4,700 known PFA compounds, 29 are found as contaminants…Read the article
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a claylike mineral that is mined from deep underground. Because of its water resistant properties and softness, it is a flexible mineral that is often utilized in consumer products. Most notably, it is used in talcum powder and cosmetics, such as blush and eyeshadows. Talc has been…Read the article
Is Rikers Island in New York Safe?

Is Rikers Island in New York Safe?

| Civil Rights
All Democrats in the New York City delegation to Congress recently asked President Biden to stop a “humanitarian crisis” on Rikers Island, which they claim Mayor DeBlasio is not adequately addressing. The detention center is already under federal supervision. That monitor recently told a court that Corrections Department officials should complete “basic correction 101” after…Read the article
Baby Deaths Prompt Nationwide Pillow Recall

Baby Deaths Prompt Nationwide Pillow Recall

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Colorado-based Boppy Co. recalled over three million loungers after eight infants died as they rested in the company’s baby furniture products. The affected products are the Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. According to the government, infants can slip onto their sides or stomachs and suffocate.…Read the article
Lights, Camera, Action in the Operating Room

Lights, Camera, Action in the Operating Room

| Medical Malpractice
Although the proposal has been pending for several years, the fight over AB 863, which would allow patients to record surgical procedures, is just now heating up. Could this progressive proposal spread to other progressive states, like New York? South Korean lawmakers recently passed one of the world’s first laws allowing surveillance cameras in operating…Read the article
NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

| Personal Injury
Largely depending on your perspective, nursing home data recently provided by the New York State Health Department either exonerates these facilities or condemns them. Coronavirus was “a perfect storm” for nursing homes, explained UMass Professor William Miller. “You have extremely vulnerable residents living in a congregate setting being served by people who come in from…Read the article
Parents Intentionally Leave Child in Hot Car

Parents Intentionally Leave Child in Hot Car

| Personal Injury
When authorities rescued a 1-year-old child from a hot car in a shopping mall parking lot, he was “breathing heavily, sweating profusely, and at grave risk of death.” Several witnesses reported seeing a crying infant alone inside a car which was parked in a Manhasset shopping mall. Police had to break one of the vehicle’s…Read the article
Safety Issues for Labor Day 2021

Safety Issues for Labor Day 2021

| Personal Injury
The COVID-19 delta variant has cast a shadow over many plans for the long holiday weekend in September 2021. A fourth of travelers have changed their destinations, and many people have eschewed flying for driving. Our New York personal injury attorneys obtain the compensation injury victims need and deserve, whether they are close to home…Read the article
NY Judge Threatens Endo Pharma, Attorneys with Contempt

NY Judge Threatens Endo Pharma, Attorneys with Contempt

| Opioid Crisis
In Suffolk County, NY, Supreme Court Justice Jerry Garguilo has ordered Endo Pharmaceuticals and its attorneys, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, to explain at a hearing on August 25 why they withheld critical evidence from the New York Attorney General and lawyers for Nassau and Suffolk County, who have sued Endo over its marketing 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