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How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

| Mesothelioma
Patients who are presenting troublesome symptoms such as unrelenting coughing, severe shortness of breath, or chest pains need to be seen by their doctor as soon as possible. While these are symptoms commonly shared with many other issues they are also the primary symptoms of mesothelioma. After they see their physician and alert them to their…Read the article
Health Risks and Concerns Regarding Invokana

Health Risks and Concerns Regarding Invokana

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Invokana, medically known by the drug name canagliflozin, is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor and is being prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with Type 2 Diabetes. It is used as part of a treatment plan and is used in addition to diet and exercise when results are not being seen and levels are…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik Appointed Leadership Opioid Litigation Role

Hunter Shkolnik Appointed Leadership Opioid Litigation Role

| Opioid Crisis
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is proud to announce that Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik was named to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804) by United Stated District Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Shkolnik brings his substantial trial and resolution experience as well as…Read the article
Are Consumer Reviews Reliable?

Are Consumer Reviews Reliable?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As a consumer, there is a good chance that when you are making a decision about where to spend your money or your time, you turn to consumer reviews. In fact, sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Amazon reviews, and more are typically considered trusted sources of information. Many of us look for those star ratings before…Read the article
Poison Water Causes Serious Illnesses At Peterson AFB

Poison Water Causes Serious Illnesses At Peterson AFB

| Environmental Litigation
Fed up with PFOA-laced drinking water that may be causing cancer and low birth weights, some of the residents in and around Colorado Springs’ Peterson Air Force Base have turned to attorneys of Napoli Shkolnik for both justice and financial compensation. Beginning in the 1970’s, air force firefighters used large amounts of PFOA-laced firefighting foam.…Read the article
Common Misdiagnosis That Doctors Make

Common Misdiagnosis That Doctors Make

| Medical Malpractice
When we are sick or hurt we go to the doctors because we trust them to take care of us and to be better equipped and informed on the care that we need to get better. But despite all the advancements in modern medicine, as many as 10 – 15 percent of office visits for…Read the article
What Is Libel/Defamation and Why Do Celebrities Sue?

What Is Libel/Defamation and Why Do Celebrities Sue?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
If you pay attention to the news, you have probably noticed that over the years, many celebrities have filed libel and defamation lawsuits, some of which have yielded large settlements in the millions of dollars. If you have been confused by exactly what libel and defamation are, and why celebrities sue, here is a look…Read the article
Understanding PFOA and Its Health Risks

Understanding PFOA and Its Health Risks

| Environmental Litigation
With a technical name of perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA is a man-made chemical and does not exist in any form naturally. It is a key ingredient in products that are made to resist oils and waters and to be more heat tolerant. The most famous brand name for products with resistant qualities is Teflon. The same…Read the article
How Opioids Affect the Brain and the Body

How Opioids Affect the Brain and the Body

| Opioid Crisis
Opioids, including heroin, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, and more, are commonly used around the world — the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that an estimated 26.4 to 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Many types of opioids are abused by addicts and though the street drugs like heroin get the most press, the rate of adduction and…Read the article
Hip Recalls and Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Hip Recalls and Hip Replacement Lawsuits

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Did you know that between 200,000 and 300,000 hip replacement operations are performed in the U.S. each year?  Unfortunately, these types of procedures have become quite common in younger adults and middle-aged patients as well. Although hip replacements hold the most successful rate and cost-effective interventions in medicine, these surgeries are overwhelming and risky. Only…Read the article
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