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What to Do If Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine Has Been Recalled

What to Do If Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine Has Been Recalled

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Chronic respiratory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma affect millions of people worldwide. To date, there are around 235 million people living with asthma all over the world. Those who have been exposed to certain environmental factors such as exposure to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks have been shown to…Read the article
Do Guardians Really Look Out for Their Wards?

Do Guardians Really Look Out for Their Wards?

| Medical Malpractice
In most states, a guardian may seize total control of a person’s assets if that person is incapacitated. According to one observer, “incapacitate” is so vague that it could mean “anything from being in an absolute coma to not being able to find your car keys.” Essentially, there is a presumption that the guardian is…Read the article
Drunken Long Island Bus Driver Causes Multiple Wrecks

Drunken Long Island Bus Driver Causes Multiple Wrecks

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The Baiting Hollow Scout Camp bus driver, whose BAC level was roughly six times the legal limit, now faces multiple criminal charges. The 61-year-old bus driver was transporting campers and staffers when she hit a large concrete pillar, ran a stop sign, and sideswiped a car near the intersection of Oak Hills and Sound Avenue.…Read the article
Can You Sue for Nursing Home Negligence During the Pandemic

Can You Sue for Nursing Home Negligence During the Pandemic

| Medical Malpractice
The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating effect on millions of people around the world but was especially fatal for those living in nursing homes. Older people and those with preexisting conditions are more vulnerable to the virus and their cases are often more severe. As a result, hundreds of nursing homes experienced widespread outbreaks among…Read the article
Beware of Fake DMV Texts

Beware of Fake DMV Texts

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Officials urged New Yorkers to ignore text messages instructing recipients to update their information by clicking on a link. In response, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill which expanded the telemarketing definition to include text messages. So, phishing texts will be subject to more scrutiny in the future. “Our consumer protections need to keep pace…Read the article
Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

| Personal Injury
The child’s heart stopped during a simple tooth extraction procedure. He had no pre-existing conditions and no known anesthesia allergies. According to police, a certified nurse anesthetist put the boy to sleep immediately prior to the procedure. Less than an hour later, the young man’s pulse slowed and cheek swelled. Despite some unspecified medical intervention,…Read the article
Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

| Civil Rights
Former Long Island doctor Stuart Copperman thought he had avoided legal responsibility for multiple sexual assaults he committed between 1961 and 2000. Now, seventy-seven of his victims hope to have their day in court. Copperman, who now lives in Florida, has not practiced medicine since these allegations came to light in a 2000 disciplinary hearing.…Read the article
County Report: Dangerous Work Conditions at FL Gopher Plant

County Report: Dangerous Work Conditions at FL Gopher Plant

| Environmental Litigation
The new report by the Environmental Protection Commission (“ECP”) Hillsborough County shows multiple egregious violations and problems within Gopher Resource, LLC. The Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission published an EPA Level 4 Investigation of Gopher Resource Tampa Plant on June 30, 2021, and found 14 allegations that are considered violations of the air pollution permits…Read the article
Benzene Contamination Prompts Sunscreen Recall

Benzene Contamination Prompts Sunscreen Recall

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson recalled five popular sunscreens which were tainted with benzene, a chemical which can cause serious health problems at even very low levels. The affected aerosol products are Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen, along with four versions of Neutrogena sunscreen: CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen,…Read the article
What to Know Before Filing an Abdominal Mesh Lawsuit

What to Know Before Filing an Abdominal Mesh Lawsuit

| Medical Malpractice
What to Know Before Filing an Abdominal Mesh Lawsuit There are currently thousands of ongoing lawsuits involving abdominal mesh in the US, filed by patients who underwent surgery involving mesh products to fix hernias or other problems, but whose procedures ended up causing them more pain and harm. If you’ve gone through a similar procedure…Read the article