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Doctors Continue To Struggle With Blood Clot Treatment

Doctors Continue To Struggle With Blood Clot Treatment

| Medical Malpractice
Over two decades after scientists discovered a “breakthrough procedure” in stroke treatments, many patients still have no access to advanced tPA therapy, largely because of potential medical malpractice issues. If ischemic (blood clot) stroke patients receive tissue Plasminogen Activator injections within three to four-and-a-half hours after the onset of symptoms, the tPA can effectively dissolve…Read the article
Hill Harper, Napoli Shkolnik File Injunction in Flint

Hill Harper, Napoli Shkolnik File Injunction in Flint

| Environmental Litigation
NorthStar Legal Action Group, PC, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, and actor and activist Hill Harper have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order against the State of Michigan, seeking to compel the State to continue providing bottled water at the remaining four Point of Distribution (POD) sites. Recently, the State of Michigan…Read the article
PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Class Action Filed in MA

PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Class Action Filed in MA

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC and the Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates have filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon by Hyannis, Hyannisport, and West Hyannisport. The class action complaint was filed in the Federal…Read the article
Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace

Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace

| Civil Rights
When men and women go to their jobs day in and day out they expect fair treatment and a decent pay and to be treated like the hardworking individuals they are. When people are discriminated against solely because of their sex, then that person has become a victim of sexual discrimination in the workplace. For…Read the article
Hip Recalls and Procedural Risks

Hip Recalls and Procedural Risks

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
A hip replacement is done to correct a problem with the bones and joint of the hip-part of the bone and joint is removed and is replaced with a synthetic hip joint that is usually constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This artificial joint replacement is done to try and reduce pain and…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Files PFOA/PFOS Contamination Case in WA

Napoli Shkolnik Files PFOA/PFOS Contamination Case in WA

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon by the residents of Airway Heights and Medical Lake, Washington. The class action complaint was filed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern…Read the article
What Exactly Are Occupational Diseases?

What Exactly Are Occupational Diseases?

| Workers Compensation
An occupational disease is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity. It is an aspect of occupational safety and health. An occupational disease is typically identified when it is shown that it is more prevalent in a given body of workers than in the general population, or in other worker populations. The first…Read the article
Injured on the Job? Do I File a Workers Compensation Claim

Injured on the Job? Do I File a Workers Compensation Claim

| Personal Injury
On-the-job injuries are extremely common. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that in 2016 alone, there were approximately 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. Workers who are injured on the job often require medical care, ongoing treatment, and time off of work. In some cases,…Read the article
What to do After an Aviation Accident 

What to do After an Aviation Accident 

| Aviation Accidents
As the number of planes flying the skies increases and as more and more people travel by plane, the risk that passengers will be involved in some sort of aviation accident while flying also greatly increases. Generally, air traffic is considered one of the safest methods of traveling long distances, but when something does go…Read the article
How Much Exposure is Needed to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

How Much Exposure is Needed to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

| Mesothelioma
Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire and electricity. Although asbestos fibers are microscopic in nature, they are extremely durable and resistant to fire and most chemical reactions and breakdowns. These properties of asbestos supported its use for many years in a number of different commercial and…Read the article
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