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Pfizer Suspends EpiPen Injector Sales

Pfizer Suspends EpiPen Injector Sales

| Personal Injury
Many people trust epinephrine injectors to protect them against serious allergic reactions. It now appears this trust might have been misplaced. The company largely blamed product misuse for the EpiPen injector problems. The failure to release a safety catch and injecting the chemical at the wrong angle might cause either too much or too little…Read the article
Third-Hand Smoke: Unseen Toxins in Your Everyday Life

Third-Hand Smoke: Unseen Toxins in Your Everyday Life

| Personal Injury
Third-Hand Smoke Toxins Most of us are aware of the dangers of smoking tobacco products. According to the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, smoking causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, lung disease, stroke, cancer, and heart disease. Smoking also greatly increases your risk for immune system issues such as rheumatoid…Read the article
Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

Electric Scooter-Related Injuries On The Rise

| Personal Injury
Electric scooters have recently become more and more popular in cities all across the United States, but with that popularity has also come an increase in scooter-related injuries, according to a report from CNN. Known as E-Scooters, these compact modes of transportation are popping up on city streets across the globe and causing more serious…Read the article
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

| Napoli Shkolnik News
One advocacy group has big plans for Brain Injury Awareness Month, highlighted by an advocacy day in Albany on March 25. Some legislative priorities include “keeping the TBI waiver out of Medicaid managed care, expanding the Concussion Management and Awareness Act of 2011 and creating a resource facilitation program,” said Brain Injury Association of New…Read the article
Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Princess Cruise Lines knew that several people aboard the Grand Princess were infected with the coronavirus COVID-19, yet the ship set sail for Hawaii anyway, according to court documents. An earlier coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess put the company on notice that there was a problem, the plaintiffs allege. Therefore, when individuals on the…Read the article
Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Last week in Brooklyn, two children were fatally hit by vehicles in a traffic accident, while walking to school. The first death occurred last Tuesday when a ten-year-old girl crossing the street with her older brother was hit by an empty school bus making a right turn. Just two days later and two miles away,…Read the article
Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

| Medical Malpractice
Before she had stomach surgery at an Arizona hospital, Janine specifically told doctors she did not want a pelvic exam. They gave her one anyway. And, this was not an isolated incident. Only a few states in the Union require pelvic exam informed consent. In most cases, doctors or even medical students may perform such…Read the article
TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The dangerous and possibly fatal stunt began in Spain and has spread worldwide. Already, several U.S. children have sustained permanent injuries while partaking in the challenge. In the Rompecráneos (skull cracker) stunt, three children stand in a line. When all three jump simultaneously, the two outside children kick to the inside, causing the middle child…Read the article
Hospital Infection Kills Infant Heart Patient

Hospital Infection Kills Infant Heart Patient

| Medical Malpractice
Baby Elizabeth Hutt survived multiple open heart surgeries during her first six months of life, but she could not survive an Aspergillus Mold infection she contracted in a hospital emergency room. A subsequent hospital investigation determined that the Aspergillus Mold spores came from the hospital’s HVAC unit. Fourteen children developed the same infection beginning in…Read the article
Zantac Injury Attorneys

Zantac Injury Attorneys

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Over-the-counter Zantac (Ranitidine) is already one of the largest-selling antacids in the United States. Annual revenue exceeds $125 million. That market share was expected to triple by 2026. Then, the Food and Drug Administration found a dangerously-high level of a cancer-causing compound in Zantac. The watchdog then ordered Sanofi to stop selling the drug in…Read the article