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Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

| Mesothelioma
It is a well-established scientific principle that asbestos causes cancer. However, to establish a claim for financial compensation, victim/plaintiffs must do more than present well-established scientific principles. They must prove that a specific tortfeasor (negligent actor) was responsible for this exposure, and they must also prove that their claim is legally recognized. The obstacles to…Read the article
What Does the Healthcare Plan Look Like?

What Does the Healthcare Plan Look Like?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As Republicans attempt to change the healthcare laws in America, dozens of modifications to proposed bills are being made at a rapid rate. While no one knows exactly what the final law will be–assuming that Republicans can get their bill through both the House and the Senate–here’s a look at what the new healthcare plan…Read the article
Vicarious Employer And Owner Liability

Vicarious Employer And Owner Liability

| Personal Injury
New York’s auto insurance minimum requirements is one of the lowest ones in the country, as vehicle owners need to carry only $25,000 in personal injury insurance and $10,000 in property damage coverage. Statistics vary widely, but the average injury-related hospital bill is about $14,000, and when adding other economic losses, like lost wages and…Read the article
Just for Men: Hair Dye Lawsuits

Just for Men: Hair Dye Lawsuits

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Just for Men hair dye, which is a hair coloring product manufactured by Combe Inc. and is marketed specifically for men who want to get rid of their grey hair, may be dangerous. To be sure, the product, which was introduced by Combe Inc. in 1987, has caused numerous men serious complications, resulting in myriad…Read the article
Common Issues In Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

Common Issues In Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

| Personal Injury
Since the early 1990s, state legislators have passed strict anti-DUI laws, while at the same time, courts and law enforcement agencies have developed aggressive anti-DUI procedures. Yet despite this crackdown, alcohol is still a factor in about a third of the fatal car crashes in New York. Victims in these cases are usually entitled to…Read the article
What Are Some Common Mesothelioma Diagnosis Issues?

What Are Some Common Mesothelioma Diagnosis Issues?

| Mesothelioma
Cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses, affecting as many as 1.3 million Americans each year. In most cases, the doctor either fails to identify cancer altogether or fails to diagnose the right kind of cancer. Lots of doctors miss lung cancer in general, and mesothelioma in particular. Perhaps more so than other…Read the article
Marie Napoli Appointed To Steering Committee In Hip Case

Marie Napoli Appointed To Steering Committee In Hip Case

| BHR hip implant lawsuit
We are proud to announce that Partner Marie Napoli has been named as a Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee Member in In Re: Smith & Nephew BHR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775), which is positioned before United States District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court of Maryland. The firm is…Read the article
Federal Appeals Court Throws Out Asbestos Cases

Federal Appeals Court Throws Out Asbestos Cases

| Mesothelioma
The Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed six mesothelioma cases, a decision which attorney Paul J. Napoli says underscores the difficulties inherent in winning ambient exposure cases. The underlying dispute goes back to 1952, when Owens-Illinois Inc. registered a patent for a lightweight fire door; the door contained cement laced with asbestos. Subsequently, Wisconsin-based…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik to Hold WTC Claims Form Open House

Napoli Shkolnik to Hold WTC Claims Form Open House

| World Trade Center
The firm continues to be proud to represent clients for the 9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund claim. In order to facilitate the completion of the claim form package, we will be holding an Open House Event on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2pm to 8pm at the <a href="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/nycws-new-york-marriott-downtown/">New York Downtown Marriott</a> located at 85…Read the article
What’s in Your Water – Napoli Shkolnik Investigates

What’s in Your Water – Napoli Shkolnik Investigates

| Environmental Litigation
NAPOLI SHKOLNIK PLLC attorneys have handled landmark environmental cases and can help recover from personal injuries and property damages arising out of exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and GenX. Clean drinking water is a finite natural resource and a precious commodity. In recent years, however, public drinking water supplies have become contaminated…Read the article
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