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What Are The Differences Between Asbestosis And Mesothelioma

What Are The Differences Between Asbestosis And Mesothelioma

| Mesothelioma
While today we understand that asbestos can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life and health, for many decades it was considered a “wonder” material and was used extensively in dozens of products and materials. The result is that we can be exposed to this harmful substance in a myriad of locations and…Read the article
NHL and Retired Players Agree on Brain Injury Lawsuit

NHL and Retired Players Agree on Brain Injury Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
Assuming a Minnesota federal judge approves the deal, roughly three hundred former players will each receive a share of about $19 million. These benefits break down to roughly $22,000 per player in cash compensation and about $75,000 per player in medical benefits. “The cash amount of $22,000, that’s small,” remarked former Detroit Red Wings defenseman…Read the article
The Connection Between the WTC Attacks and a GERD Diagnosis

The Connection Between the WTC Attacks and a GERD Diagnosis

| World Trade Center
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. Many people occasionally experience gastroesophageal reflux (GER). In most cases, the normal heart burn and indigestion people feel is short lived and flares up only in certain stressful situations or after eating certain trigger foods. However, if…Read the article
Tips For Safer and Less Stressful Flights This Holiday

Tips For Safer and Less Stressful Flights This Holiday

| Personal Injury
Of all the travel times of the year, the busiest by far is the Thanksgiving holiday followed by the Christmas and New Years holiday breaks. Countless people fly to and from their holiday destinations during these peak times and that means airports, planes, and roads are packed and there is a lot that can happen…Read the article
Attune Knee Implants & Complications

Attune Knee Implants & Complications

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
An estimated 4.4 million Americans currently rely on artificial knee implants. These implants can be used to improve mobility and joint function, especially in the elderly.  Knee replacement is one of the most common medical procedures in the U.S., and the DePuy knee replacement system has been one of the more popular options. However, after…Read the article
Update on Columbia Gas Company Explosions in Massachusetts

Update on Columbia Gas Company Explosions in Massachusetts

| Personal Injury
One September 13, 2018 there was a disaster involving gas lines exploding that killed one person, injured some 25 others and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses. The incident occurred in Massachusetts and affected three small towns in a localized area. The tragedy occurred without any warning and the effects are still being…Read the article
Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action 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 Dutchess County and seeks to certify a class to represent all water providers in the State of New York that have been…Read the article
Mesothelioma and the Military- What is the Connection?

Mesothelioma and the Military- What is the Connection?

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a very rare and specific form of cancer that attacks tissue lining the organs of the body. There are several common types that can be caused by asbestos exposure- pleural, which affects the lungs; peritoneal, which affects the abdomen; and pericardial, which affects the heart. As many as 75- percent of all mesothelioma cases are pleural in…Read the article
Coping With Chemo Brain

Coping With Chemo Brain

| Mesothelioma
Many people undergoing treatment for mesothelioma notice changes in their cognitive abilities. Your cognitive skills relate to memory, thinking, learning, paying attention, logic, reasoning, and processing information that you see and hear. A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating to both the individual and their loved ones, which can alter a person’s ability to think clearly, stay…Read the article
5 Common Places To Find Asbestos, Part 2

5 Common Places To Find Asbestos, Part 2

| Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a dangerous carcinogenic substance that presents a very real threat to the health of humans. As discussed in our recent article, asbestos was widely used in the production and application of a whole swath of products throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, revered by numerous manufacturers and industries for its heat, chemical, and…Read the article
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