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How Opioid Litigation Settlements Help Affected Communities

How Opioid Litigation Settlements Help Affected Communities

| Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis in the United States continues to be a cause of concern, affecting thousands of individuals and communities. In 2019, the National Institute for Drug Abuse reported nearly 50,000 cases of opioid-related deaths. The increasing number of opioid overdose deaths can be attributed to an increase in the prescription of opioid painkillers and…Read the article
Who are Wrongful Death Beneficiaries in New York?

Who are Wrongful Death Beneficiaries in New York?

| Personal Injury
Like the wrongful death laws in most states, New York’s wrongful death statute, which is found in Section 5-4 of the Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law, compensates survivors when a loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence. For purposes of this law, “survivors” are usually spouses, children, and/or parents. Other close relatives, like siblings,…Read the article
8 Common Reasons to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

8 Common Reasons to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

| Medical Malpractice
Like all people, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers occasionally make mistakes. Sadly, these malpractices often lead to their patients experiencing pain, injury or even death. According to studies, injuries caused by medical malpractices are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. For a medical mistake to be considered malpractice, the…Read the article
How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury law was created to protect you from injury due to another person’s actions or inactions, and there’s a specific method detailing how damages are assessed in personal injury cases. The first step you should take after an…Read the article
What is a Letter of Protection?

What is a Letter of Protection?

| Personal Injury
Primarily, a letter of protection “protects” injury victims from high car crash-related medical bills. The average injury-related hospital bill exceeds $60,000. Most health insurance companies refuse to pay these expenses, for liability reasons. And, most New Yorkers do not have that kind of money in their savings accounts. They are in no position to pay…Read the article
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
Watch Out For These Common Imposter Scams

Watch Out For These Common Imposter Scams

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As the internet evolves, scammers are evolving as well. Until recently, many online accounts, even bank accounts, had relatively weak security measures. Back then, many users preferred convenience over security. Now, most users value security over convenience. They are willing to take a few extra login steps if that’s what it takes to secure their…Read the article
Did Zantac Cause My Cancer? How to Know

Did Zantac Cause My Cancer? How to Know

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Zantac is one of the brand names of ranitidine, a generic medicine. It’s one of the many medications used to treat the symptoms of acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn. However, some patients develop cancer symptoms while or after using the drug. Zantac can be cancer causing, and the Federal…Read the article
Do Big Lawsuits Really Protect People?

Do Big Lawsuits Really Protect People?

| Personal Injury
A recent spate of consumer product recalls have spawned numerous legal actions. Some people want to know who really benefits from these actions, the consumers who bought dangerous products or the lawyers who file the cases? Philips recently recalled millions of defective CPAP machines designed for people with sleep apnea. The foam lining in these…Read the article
6 Reasons to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

6 Reasons to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
Have you recently been the victim of a car crash, a slip and fall accident, a construction injury, or a dog bite and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit? These filings are a common type of legal action, but it can be tough to know if filing a personal injury lawsuit is the right…Read the article
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