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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
More than Pilot Error Caused the Jan 22, 2014 Airbus/Eurocopter EC130B4 Helicopter Crash

More than Pilot Error Caused the Jan 22, 2014 Airbus/Eurocopter EC130B4 Helicopter Crash

| Aviation Accidents
I see more than pilot error here. The main rotor turns in the opposite direction in French helos (when compared to US helos). One effect is that pedal inputs (for tail rotor anti-torque) are also opposite. In a difficult situation, pilots revert to muscle memory. Here, proper control inputs for a US helo would exacerbate loss of control in this French helo. Opposite/incorrect pedal input is a recurring problem and has been a casual factor in multiple helicopter crashes.Read the article
The Buffalo News Interviews Paul Napoli about Wheatfield Notice of Claims

The Buffalo News Interviews Paul Napoli about Wheatfield Notice of Claims

| Environmental Litigation
There’s a whole host of symptoms and less severe injuries, similar to what we’ve seen in other toxic cases,” said Napoli Shkolnik attorney, Paul Napoli. Those symptoms, he said, include respiratory complaints, headaches and nervous system disorders. According to the Town Clerk Kathleen M. Harrington-McDonell, 16 notice of claims have been filed against the Town.…Read the article
Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries: Delayed C-Section

Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries: Delayed C-Section

| Medical Malpractice
A C-section or Cesearean section, is an alternative to a vaginal delivery.  A C-section maybe scheduled in advance for a  variety of reasons, or may be performed in an emergency situation due to a problematic labor.  A patient relies on the obstetrician and hospital staff to take decisive action during labor if signs that a…Read the article
Town of Wheatfield Put On Notice for Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Town of Wheatfield Put On Notice for Billion Dollar Lawsuit

| Environmental Litigation
Environmental Litigation attorney and Napoli Shkolnik Partner Louise Caro recently spoke to TWC News Buffalo regarding the impending Wheatfield lawsuit. As she explains the Town of Wheatfield has 30 days to respond to the filed notice of claims after which the lawsuit will be filed. The town will not be the only defendant named in…Read the article
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