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Dog Bites in New York

Dog Bites in New York

| Personal Injury
New York, like every other jurisdiction in this country, has laws regarding liability for dog bites and the injuries that arise as a result of dogs that bite, maul, or otherwise harm people. Dog bites are a major cost to society, accounting for more than a third of all homeowner’s insurance claims.   In 2011 it…Read the article
Shkolnik Named Co-Lead Counsel in Fantasy Sports Class Action

Shkolnik Named Co-Lead Counsel in Fantasy Sports Class Action

| Napoli Shkolnik News
We are proud to announce that Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik has been named Co-Lead Counsel in the In re Daily Fantasy Sports Litigation by United Stated District Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. of the United States District Court of Massachusetts. Judge O’Toole, writing about his appointments, noted that the appointees are “able litigators who bring…Read the article
Uber Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

Uber Bike Courier Service Undermines Bike Messengers

| Workers Compensation
Uber is creating controversy on the streets of New York, and not because of the conflict between taxi drivers and unlicensed Uber contractors, according to an article by Crain’s New York Business. Instead, the issue is between bike messengers working as couriers and Uber’s new delivery service, which is similar to its driving services in…Read the article
FDA Finds Adverse Reactions to Meds at Profound Level

FDA Finds Adverse Reactions to Meds at Profound Level

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that there were an astounding 123,000 deaths caused by prescribed medications in 2014, as well as 800,000 serious health complications that caused hospitalization and/or permanent disability. These adverse effects of prescription drugs, according to the FDA, have tripled in the last decade. Keep in mind that…Read the article
Pharma Execs Under Fire for Opioid Business Practices

Pharma Execs Under Fire for Opioid Business Practices

| Opioid Crisis
Pharmaceutical companies came under fire in Oregon recently, the issue being the lack of punishment that the executives of drug companies are currently facing in regards to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction. In an article by the Statesman Journal, Oregon health fraud unit attorney general David Hart testified at a hearing of the Senate…Read the article
What to Do in an Out-of-State Car Accident

What to Do in an Out-of-State Car Accident

| Personal Injury
There were 299,452 car crashes in 2014 in the state of New York, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. However, it is safer to travel in New York traffic than many other states. According to data collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are 0.80 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled…Read the article
Pharma's Biased Drug Info Killing Thousands

Pharma's Biased Drug Info Killing Thousands

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
We all know that the tobacco industry is one of the most corrupt, but the health industry? While doctors are prone to making mistakes, just like we all are, something much more villainous and intentional is brewing within the pharmaceutical industry. According to The Independent, there is an epidemic of biased, unethical information purposefully being…Read the article
Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

Boat Runs Aground, Coastguard Capsizes on Rescue

| Personal Injury
Fishing is one of the most dangerous civilian occupations. In fact, it is currently the second most dangerous occupation, after logging. While there were only 22 fishing deaths in 2014, compared to 835 driver and commercial vehicle deaths, fishing has a very high risk rate, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. With 80.8…Read the article
Elevated Lead Blood Levels in Children

Elevated Lead Blood Levels in Children

| Personal Injury
One of the worst types of toxic exposure for young children is lead, which is why it is no longer used in paint. Since 1997, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began testing lead blood levels in children under six years old. The levels have continued to drop since the testing protocol began.…Read the article
Acute Back Pain and Debilitating, Chronic Pain

Acute Back Pain and Debilitating, Chronic Pain

| Personal Injury
Back injuries are common. In fact, low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all visits to physicians, and is the second most common symptomatic reason for visits, according to a study published by the National Library of Medicine. The spine, ribcage, and all the adjoining muscles and ligaments are put under great…Read the article