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Health Alert: Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton, NY Residents

Health Alert: Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton, NY Residents

| Environmental Litigation
The New York State Department of Health has recently come under pressure to provide biomonitoring for Westhampton residents whose private wells were contaminated by PFOS associated with firefighting activity at Gabreski Airport. No specific details on the testing have been provided by the Department of Health yet but they did issue a statement saying that…Read the article
Medical Malpractice Team Achieves Approximately Million Dollar Settlement

Medical Malpractice Team Achieves Approximately Million Dollar Settlement

| Medical Malpractice
When a family member or a loved one is sick, we want to do everything we can to make them better as quickly as possible. Sometimes we have to rely on outside care from medical providers. We trust that they will care as much as we do about getting a person well. Unfortunately that is…Read the article
Honda’s Vehicles Irresistible to Rodents

Honda’s Vehicles Irresistible to Rodents

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Honda and several other automakers are trying to save money and be more environmentally responsible by using soy-based coatings on fuel lines, electrical wiring, and other key components of their cars. While soy is less expensive and greener than traditional petroleum-based coatings, there is a major downside: it attracts rodents, which have chewed through the…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Files Lawsuit Against Helicopter Manufacturer for Defective Parts

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Files Lawsuit Against Helicopter Manufacturer for Defective Parts

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Today, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, on behalf of its clients, filed suit against AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. AgustaWestland is the North American distributor of Agusta A1091A and A109A MK II helicopters. These helicopters were identified last year by the FAA as being defective. As the…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik Invited Back to PrimeTime Justice To Offer His Legal Opinion

Hunter Shkolnik Invited Back to PrimeTime Justice To Offer His Legal Opinion

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hunter Shkolnik was invited to appear on PrimeTime Justice Live with Ashleigh Banfield again to provide his legal insight on a range of current events and legal issues. Walmart Shooting: Armed Customer Shoots, Kills Alleged Shoplifter A customer wants to help out what he thought was a shoplifting in progress occurring in the parking lot of…Read the article
NY Dept of Environmental Conservation: PFOA & PFOS Now Regulated as Hazardous Substances

NY Dept of Environmental Conservation: PFOA & PFOS Now Regulated as Hazardous Substances

| Environmental Litigation
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) as well as two other variants of the chemicals have been added to New York state’s list of hazardous substances. The announcement that these toxic chemicals will now be regulated came from the the State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) late last week. The City of Newburgh’s primary…Read the article
Colorado Air Force Base: 5 Year Plan to Clean Up Water Contamination

Colorado Air Force Base: 5 Year Plan to Clean Up Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
150,000 gallons of wastewater containing perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) was released from Peterson Air Force Base into the Colorado Springs’ wastewater treatment center.  The city’s wastewater system is not set up to removed these harmful PFCs so they remained in the water even as it was released to Fountain Creek. PFCs are toxic chemicals found in firefighting…Read the article
Johns Hopkins 2016 Study: Medical Malpractice Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Johns Hopkins 2016 Study: Medical Malpractice Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

| Medical Malpractice
Many may think that nightmare stories of medical negligence leading to serious physical injury and even death are rare exceptions. However, a 2016 study by patient-safety researchers shed some light on the impact medical malpractice truly has on the Country. The study, led by a professor of surgery at John Hopkins University School of Medicine,…Read the article
Shocking Percentage of Surgeries Involve At Least One Medication Error

Shocking Percentage of Surgeries Involve At Least One Medication Error

| Medical Malpractice
A 2015 study that analyzed the rate of medication errors in surgeries that were performed at Massachusetts General Hospital had a shocking conclusion: a mistake or adverse event occurred in every second surgery, as well as in five percent of drug administrations. The study was presented at the Anesthesiology 2015 meeting in California, and summarized…Read the article
Flint Water Crisis: Long-Term Health Effects on Children

Flint Water Crisis: Long-Term Health Effects on Children

| Environmental Litigation
On top of the every day hassle of living with the Flint Water Crisis, the Flint community is facing the reality of short and long-term health issues their families are having to deal with. It has been two years since officials informed residents that their tap water was unsafe to drink because of toxic levels…Read the article
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