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Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon Dutchess County and seeks to certify a class to represent all water providers in the State of New York that have been…Read the article
Mesothelioma and the Military- What is the Connection?

Mesothelioma and the Military- What is the Connection?

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a very rare and specific form of cancer that attacks tissue lining the organs of the body. There are several common types that can be caused by asbestos exposure- pleural, which affects the lungs; peritoneal, which affects the abdomen; and pericardial, which affects the heart. As many as 75- percent of all mesothelioma cases are pleural in…Read the article
Coping With Chemo Brain

Coping With Chemo Brain

| Mesothelioma
Many people undergoing treatment for mesothelioma notice changes in their cognitive abilities. Your cognitive skills relate to memory, thinking, learning, paying attention, logic, reasoning, and processing information that you see and hear. A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating to both the individual and their loved ones, which can alter a person’s ability to think clearly, stay…Read the article
5 Common Places To Find Asbestos, Part 2

5 Common Places To Find Asbestos, Part 2

| Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a dangerous carcinogenic substance that presents a very real threat to the health of humans. As discussed in our recent article, asbestos was widely used in the production and application of a whole swath of products throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, revered by numerous manufacturers and industries for its heat, chemical, and…Read the article
What You Need To Know About Taxotere

What You Need To Know About Taxotere

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2018, there were approximately 266,120 new cases reported of invasive types of breast cancer, along with another 63,960 cases reported of non-invasive types of breast cancer. For every eight women in the United States, at least one will develop some form of breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. These numbers are simply…Read the article
Glucosamine Sulfate False Labeling

Glucosamine Sulfate False Labeling

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Most of us are used to product substitutions. Many shirts are made of polyester instead of cotton. Or, the ring on your finger may feature a manufactured diamond as opposed to a natural diamond. In many cases, the substituted product is just as good. Polyester looks as good as cotton, and manufactured diamonds are practically…Read the article
Understanding Different Types of Mesothelioma

Understanding Different Types of Mesothelioma

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is one of the rarest, yet most aggressive types of cancer linked to asbestos exposure. This type of cancer occurs in the mesothelium, the thin layer of tissue covering nearly all of the major organs in the body. When many people think of mesothelioma, they typically connect this disease to the lungs. While the…Read the article
Who is Liable For Damages if Someone Else Wrecks My Car?

Who is Liable For Damages if Someone Else Wrecks My Car?

| Personal Injury
“Contrary to popular belief, in case of an accident, car insurance follows the car — not the driver. So if you lend your car to a friend or a visiting relative, you could be liable if an accident occurs. Even if your friend has great coverage with the highest limits and the lowest deductibles, your auto…Read the article
Who is Responsible for a Slip or Fall on Government Property

Who is Responsible for a Slip or Fall on Government Property

| Personal Injury
Slips can happen anytime anywhere to anyone and when they involve a fall, serious injuries can occur. From twists and sprains, broken bones, pulled muscles, bruises, and more serious injuries like head trauma, these injuries can cause a lot of pain and suffering and can cause problems for years after the initial fall. Falls often…Read the article
Hearing Loss on the Job Site- Can I Sue My Employer?

Hearing Loss on the Job Site- Can I Sue My Employer?

| Personal Injury
If the hearing loss you experience because of your work environment is caused by someone’s negligent or intentional behavior, there may be options available to you to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Hearing loss is more common on the worksite than many people realize and certain professions and industry workers are more at…Read the article