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Fifth Talcum Powder Trial Ends In $110M Verdict

Fifth Talcum Powder Trial Ends In $110M Verdict

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In four of the five trials held so far, juries have linked talcum powder to ovarian cancer. The latest verdict — $110 million from a Missouri jury — included a staggering $95 million in punitive damages. Jurors determined that Johnson & Johnson was 99 percent responsible for 62-year-old Lois Slemp’s injuries and that supplier Imerys Talc was 1…Read the article
Opioid Complaint Filed on behalf of Nassau County

Opioid Complaint Filed on behalf of Nassau County

| Opioid Crisis
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is proud to announce that it has filed a Complaint in Nassau County Supreme Court on behalf of Nassau County against pharmaceutical companies and doctors that aggressively marketed and distributed prescription opiates. The litigation will be spearheaded by Paul J. Napoli, Salvatore C. Badala, and Joseph L. Ciaccio. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano stated,”Nassau County…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Attorney on WABC About Opioid Litigation

Napoli Shkolnik Attorney on WABC About Opioid Litigation

| Opioid Crisis
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC lead Nassau County opioid litigation attorney Salvatore Badala recently spoke with WABC-7 Eyewitness News reporter Kristin Thorne. In the exclusive interview, Badala explained that Nassau County will be filing the opioid lawsuit in New York Supreme Court shortly. The lawsuit is seeking to recoup millions of dollars that have been spent on…Read the article
Louisiana Taxotere MDL Moves Forward

Louisiana Taxotere MDL Moves Forward

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
As of June 2017, over 1,100 Taxotere injury cases have been consolidated for pretrial purposes in the Eastern District of Louisiana, and noted women’s health attorney Marie Napoli predicts that they will settle soon and on plaintiff-friendly terms. In less than a year, the docket has mushroomed from 33 cases to 1,116. So far, U.S. DIstrict…Read the article
Free Community Screening of Jim Wahlberg's  "If Only"

Free Community Screening of Jim Wahlberg's "If Only"

| Opioid Crisis
Merrimack NH, Monday June 12th @ 7:00 PM – The grassroots organization “Recovery: A Family Answer” will host a viewing of “If Only”, a short film co-written and produced by James Wahlberg, at Merrimack Valley Baptist Church http://mvbc.org/ on Monday June 12th @ 7:00 PM.  The film was created to initiate a meaningful dialogue between…Read the article
A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that is most commonly caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Because the cancer can develop years or decades after exposure, and because its symptoms can mirror those of a number of other conditions, it can be difficult to diagnose. Consider the following about how mesothelioma is…Read the article
Lawsuit Filed Against Opioid Manufacturers in Ohio

Lawsuit Filed Against Opioid Manufacturers in Ohio

| Opioid Crisis
On June 5, 2017, Napoli Shkolnik filed a lawsuit against the major manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications on behalf of the City of Dayton, Ohio.  Dayton has been hit as hard by the opioid and heroin epidemic as anywhere else in the nation.  Despite the valiant efforts of the City and Mayor Nan…Read the article
Boating Accidents: Top Causes

Boating Accidents: Top Causes

| Personal Injury
Recreational boating accidents cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of death every year. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that in the year 2016, there were 4,463 recreational boating accidents counted that resulted in 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries, and about $49 million in property damage. Consider these top causes of boating accidents, and what to do…Read the article
Misleading SPF Labels

Misleading SPF Labels

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Consumer Reports has issued a new and updated list of failed sunscreens for the year. Of particular importance is the “Variation from SPF” column. SPF stands for sun protection factor and is a measure of how well a sunscreen guards against ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. The ‘double down red arrow’ in the column of this…Read the article
Legal Issues In DES Daughters Cases

Legal Issues In DES Daughters Cases

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The story behind DES daughters, a nickname which became popular around the time that an episode of the “Lou Grant Show” highlighted the issue, goes all the way back to 1938, when scientists developed Diethylstilbestrol. Today, their offspring, and the offspring of their offspring, often suffer from serious health issues that may even be life…Read the article
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