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New York’s Nursing Home Abuse Statute

New York’s Nursing Home Abuse Statute

| Personal Injury
In the 1970s a series of scandals converged involving New York state’s system of nursing homes, which culminated in then Governor Carey’s appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged unlawful practices within nursing homes throughout the state. At the time, the New York Times helped to uncover systemic, widespread occurrences of underfeeding, safety violations…Read the article
Newark, New Jersey Lead Poisoning

Newark, New Jersey Lead Poisoning

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC served a Notice of Claim against the New Jersey State District Superintendent, the principal of New Jersey Regional Day and the New Jersey Department of Education on behalf of a Newark family alleging their child was exposed to lead and other toxic substances in the drinking water of the Newark Public School…Read the article
Free & Open to the Public: Help with Paying Medical Bills

Free & Open to the Public: Help with Paying Medical Bills

| Napoli Shkolnik News
If you are seeking information and help on how to pay your medical bills, we encourage you to attend a free event hosted by Napoli Shkolnik PLLC (NS) on April 25th, 6-10pm at the Borough of Manhattan Community College Multi-Purpose Room (199 Chambers Street). NS attorneys will explain how a newly reenacted government program could provide…Read the article
Subway Accidents in New York City

Subway Accidents in New York City

| Personal Injury
It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents happen, sometimes very bad ones. Bad things happen to good people. Just last month, on February 15, 2016 a man was trying to board a subway train when it appears as if he did not make it onto the train. At the same time it seems…Read the article
Wrongful Death Actions in New York

Wrongful Death Actions in New York

| Personal Injury
There are certain unfortunate accidents that happen in life that the law allows the family members involved to sue to insure that they are made whole for their losses. It is important to note at the outset that since a wrongful death action is premised in civil law, it is not the goal of the…Read the article
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