Christopher R. LoPalo is an experienced litigator who manages the firm’s Pharmaceutical and World Trade Center Departments. He is a personal injury attorney whose primary focus is on the litigation of complex mass tort litigations involving products liability, personal injury litigation, medical malpractice cases, wrongful death litigation, environmental, negligence, and class actions all over the United States. Mr. LoPalo has been an integral player in successfully recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of the firm’s clients since joining the Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.
Mr. LoPalo’s clients typically include individuals throughout the country who were seriously injured by large corporations or municipalities such as Wyeth, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Merck, Eli Lilly, Organon, Takeda, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, and the City of New York.
- New York
- United States District, Southern District of New York
- United States District, Eastern District of New York
- United States District, Northern District of New York
Awards and Honors
Trial Lawyers of Puerto Rico, Member
Speaker, Bankruptcy in Mass Tort, Perrin Virtual Mass Tort Litigation Conference (March 2, 2022)
Pharmaceutical Lawsuits Series:
- Invokana (We are no longer accepting new Invokana cases)
- Risperdal (We are no longer accepting new Risperdal cases)
Council of Negro Women, Ben Crump file suit against Johnson & Johnson, Our Weekly Los Angeles (August 19, 2021)
National Council of Negro Women, Ben Crump file lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, The Atlanta Voice (August 10, 2021)
Talc Lawsuit Accuses J&J of Targeting Black Women, medtruth. (August 3, 2021)
Johnson & Johnson Denies Allegations It Marketed Cancer-Causing Talcum Powder Products to Black Women Through ‘Its Words and Images;’ Crump Firm Leads Lawsuit, Atlanta Black Star (August 2, 2021)
An Advocacy Group for Black Women Is Suing Johnson & Johnson Over Its Talcum Powder Products, The Root (August 1, 2021)
Johnson & Johnson Marketed Baby Powder To Black Women Amid Ovarian Cancer Concerns, Our Time Press (August 1, 2021)
Lawsuit Filed Against Johnson & Johnson for Targeting Products Linked to Cancer to Black Women, Group Alleges, Essence (July 29, 2021)
National Council Of Negro Women, Ben Crump File Suit Against Johnson & Johnson, The Seattle Medium (July 29, 2021)
National Council of Negro Women, Ben Crump File Suit Against Johnson & Johnson, Atlanta Daily World (July 28, 2021)
Lawsuit: Johnson & Johnson Targeted Black Women in Marketing Baby Powder, Law.com/The Recorder (July 27, 2021)
Ben Crump files lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of Black women, ABC News (July 27, 2021)
Johnson & Johnson marketed baby powder to Black women amid cancer concerns, lawsuit says, azcentral., a USA TODAY affiliate (July 27, 2021)
Black women’s organization sues Johnson & Johnson over talcum-based powder, CBS News (July 27, 2021)
Ben Crump files Johnson & Johnson lawsuit on behalf of Black women over powder causing cancer, Yahoo! News (July 27, 2021)
Crump Leads Suit Against Johnson & Johnson for Pushing Talcum Powder to Black Women Despite Cancer Link, The Washington Informer (July 27, 2021)
Ben Crump Sues J&J Over ‘Cancerous’ Talcum Powder…Targeted at Black Women, TMZ (July 27, 2021)
A landfill in their backyard, CNN (September 11, 2020)
After 9/11, Staten Island’s defunct Fresh Kills landfill became a forensic site for Ground Zeros debris. Nineteen years later, the city is transforming it into a park. residents worry it’s making them sick, but the city has found “little evidence” of a link.
Representative Cases and Settlements of Note
*Results May Vary Depending On Your Particular Facts and Legal Circumstances*
- In re: World Trade Center Disaster Site Litigation, 21 MC 100 (AKH) and 21 MC 102 (AKH), United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Mr. LoPalo played an integral role in the historic settlement of more than ten thousand workers’ claims against the City of New York, its contractors and other defendants in the mass tort litigation where first responders, construction workers, and laborers became ill as a result of toxic exposures suffered during the debris removal and clean-up operations at the World Trade Center and related sites following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Additionally, Mr. LoPalo resolved hundreds of claims involving workers who cleaned-up the buildings surrounding the World Trade Center Site.
- $1M+ Zadroga Award
- $233,400 Zadroga Award
- In re: NuvaRing ® Litigation: Mr. LoPalo’s clients participated in the $100 Million NuvaRing Resolution Program for compensation for blood clotting injuries caused by a birth control device.
- In re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation: Mr. LoPalo’s clients participated in the $650 Million Pradaxa Master Settlement Program for compensation for their bleeding injuries caused by blood thinners.
- In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation: Mr. LoPalo’s clients obtained millions of dollars for blood clotting injuries caused by birth control pills.
- In re: Trasylol Products Liability Litigation: Mr. LoPalo’s clients obtained millions of dollars a result of being administered the defective drug Trasylol during heart surgery.
- In re: Diet Drug (Phentermine, fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation: Mr. LoPalo’s clients obtained close to a billion dollars as a result of heart injuries from defective diet medications.
- Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP