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Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions

Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions

| Personal Injury
When someone dies as the result of another person’s negligence, the law has any number of remedies in place to punish the negligent party. When someone is found guilty of manslaughter, he or she has committed a negligent act whereby someone died as a result. The defendant did not, however, have the necessary culpable mental…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik Helps RushCard Customers Receive $20.5M

Hunter Shkolnik Helps RushCard Customers Receive $20.5M

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hunter Shkolnik is one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys representing the thousands  of RushCard customers who were allegedly shut out of their prepaid card accounts last October. Under the terms of the settlement, customers will be reimbursed for all fees that were assessed by RushCard in addition to previously issued credits. Additional relief may also be…Read the article
Medical Products Liability Cases Can Happen to Anyone

Medical Products Liability Cases Can Happen to Anyone

| Personal Injury
It is a sad reality that some medical devices that physicians and surgeons place inside people do not function in the fashion for which they were intended. This does not even begin to question the actions or inactions of the surgeon or physician who placed the medical device. Often enough a medical product does not…Read the article
Toxic Exposure is Complicated

Toxic Exposure is Complicated

| Environmental Litigation
Almost all personal injury actions involve the legal concept of negligence or strict liability.  While there are exceptions and every case is fact specific, broadly speaking, negligence requires that the Plaintiff proves four things: Duty Breach Causation Damages The concept of duty seems simple enough. A person has a duty to not act negligently so…Read the article
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Causes and Costs

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Causes and Costs

| Personal Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious health care matter. At any one time approximately 1.6 million people in America has or had a diagnosis of TBI, which can be scaled from mild to moderate to severe. Depending on the severity of the injury, some who are diagnosed are able to regain some or all…Read the article
Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Transvaginal Mesh Complications

| Medical Malpractice
It is not surprising to anyone that both age and childbirth individually and in combination take their tolls on the human body. Many medical complications result from both. One of the more common medical complication from both or either that women suffer from are stress urinary incontinence as well as pelvic organ prolapse. Surgeons and…Read the article
Alcohol-Fueled Negligence

Alcohol-Fueled Negligence

| Personal Injury
Alcohol is a powerful drug which can severely inhibit a person’s ability to properly and safely function. It almost goes without saying that driving, operating machinery, and performing dangerous operations such as operating a gas grill, lighting fireworks, or even working in the kitchen with sharp cutlery can put you at risk of injury. Some…Read the article
Making a Federal Case of Cruise Ship Liability

Making a Federal Case of Cruise Ship Liability

| Personal Injury
Millions of passengers go on cruises every year. Unfortunately, injuries, illnesses, or even death on the high seas happen often enough on these ships. There are obviously times when these things happen and they are not the result of any negligence, as human life is indeed delicate.  There are other times, however, that the cruise…Read the article
Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Water Contamination in NY

Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Water Contamination in NY

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of New York on behalf of Hoosick Falls, New York residents Bryan and Kary Schrom against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. (Saint-Gobain) and Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell). The Village of Hoosick Falls water crisis made headlines earlier in 2016 after discovery of the man-made…Read the article
Personal Injury on Airplanes

Personal Injury on Airplanes

| Personal Injury
It is no surprise to anyone reading this blog or for anyone who has traveled at all that accidents happen on planes. A whole host of things can happen on a plane that would warrant a passenger to seek compensation from the airline carrier. There are factors that are beyond the control of the airlines,…Read the article