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Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In general, time heals all wounds and degrades all things. If these general principles apply to the nation’s dams, and they probably do, the recent Michigan dam failures could be just the beginning. One national safety and advocacy group says more than 2,000 dams in the United States are deficient and highly likely to fail.…Read the article
Coronavirus: How It Seems to Affect Children

Coronavirus: How It Seems to Affect Children

| Coronavirus
The light at the end of the tunnel might be an oncoming train. As life slowly gets back to normal, there could be more reason than ever to be alarmed. Officials are seeing a steep rise in the number of Kawasaki Disease patients, especially children. A significant number of these children either tested positive for…Read the article
Evenflo Car Seat Manufacturers Under Scrutiny

Evenflo Car Seat Manufacturers Under Scrutiny

| Personal Injury
Evenflo voluntarily recalled a number of car seats after a consumer watchdog group uncovered a critical flaw, and some parents say Graco invented inflated safety claims to pump up sales of some models. Consumer Reports testing revealed that some Evenflo car seats had a critical flaw. During low-speed impacts, the plastic split, causing the strap…Read the article
Water Safety Over the Holiday Weekend

Water Safety Over the Holiday Weekend

| Personal Injury
The last Monday in May is usually one of the biggest holiday on the calendar. But it will feel a bit different this year. So, if the surf beckons on Memorial Day 2020, leave early and be flexible. LOCAL TRI-STATE OPENINGS/CLOSURES Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, and other New York City beaches are closed. Fire Island,…Read the article
Controversial Link: Smoking, Vaping and Coronavirus

Controversial Link: Smoking, Vaping and Coronavirus

| Coronavirus
There is some evidence that ingesting nicotine by smoking or vaping might increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus, and also worsen the infection. There is also some evidence that nicotine might be a partial COVID-19 vaccine. A recent French study suggested that since coronavirus was a Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, or nAChR, disease, nicotine use…Read the article
Cleaning Water Supplies: How PFAS Are Treated

Cleaning Water Supplies: How PFAS Are Treated

| Environmental Litigation
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of hazardous industrial chemicals that have been found in water supplies throughout the US. Unfortunately, due to the persistent nature of these compounds, they can linger indefinitely in both the environment and the human body. Recently, the task of cleaning up water supplies has fallen to…Read the article
Restaurants Cry Foul Over Business Interruption Denials

Restaurants Cry Foul Over Business Interruption Denials

| Coronavirus
A group of restaurateurs in the Buckeye State have joined a growing list of coronavirus-related business interruption denial claimants in federal courts nationwide. Several other kinds of coronavirus lawsuits are working their way through the judicial system. Highlights include class action lawsuits against airlines and ticket retailers for failure to give refunds and wrongful Paycheck…Read the article
Accessing Safe Foods During Public Calamities

Accessing Safe Foods During Public Calamities

| Coronavirus
When disaster strikes, governments opt for one of two standard orders to the public: Get Out! and Stay Home! When hurricanes, floods and other forecastable catastrophes occur, evacuation is obviously the best option. But for those unable to flee, and when other calamities explode – like a global pandemic – staying put is the safest…Read the article
How To Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

How To Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that gets its name from the fact that it originates in the mesothelium, which is a thin layer of cells that line the organs of the body. This cancer most commonly forms in the lining of the lungs but can also be found in the lining of the heart…Read the article
COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

| Coronavirus
A recent case before the Vermont Supreme Court in which an emergency room nurse revealed to police that an intoxicated woman she had treated intended to drive home, emphasizes the growing focus on the protection of patient data. While the outcome of the case was not surprising–the nurse was found not at fault because she…Read the article