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Our client was walking in midtown Manhattan when he tripped and fell over a defective and hazardous utility box in the middle of a crosswalk. As a result of his fall, our client sustained significant and traumatic injuries to his right shoulder. These life-altering injuries effectively ended his professional golf career.

$995,000 Premises Settlement

Our client was working when he stepped on a poorly secured Masonite board, which caused him to trip and stumble. He struck his head on the corner of a wall and has caused him permanent injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.

$6 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

Our client underwent a discectomy back procedure at a local hospital, which resulted in a sever to the thyroid artery.  He then developed post-operative bleeding in his neck, which led to a blocked airway and eventually hypoxic brain damage. This left him in a temporary coma and with significant permanent disabilities.  As part of the…

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  • Becker’s Hospital Review On United, Cigna, Viant Lawsuits

  • The behavioral health units of UnitedHealthcare and Cigna face four class-action lawsuits claiming the insurers conspired with a third-party company to underpay providers and balance bill patients hundreds of millions of dollars. The lawsuits, filed by law firm Napoli Shkolnik April 5, accuse United Behavioral Health and Cigna Behavioral Health of using Viant as a…

  • Modern Healthcare Reports on United, Cigna Viant Lawsuits

  • Several behavioral health providers and patients sued UnitedHealth Group and Cigna subsidiaries for allegedly underpaying the providers for out-of-network claims, leaving patients with massive medical bills. Two of the lawsuits were filed by behavioral health providers and two were filed by patients. They are all seeking class action status.

  • Law360 Quotes Matt Lavin On Alleged Insurance Scheme

  • Cigna and UnitedHealth Group’s behavioral health services arms have colluded with a cost-containment middleman to cheat patients on payments for out-of-network mental health and addiction treatment and underpay providers, according to a series of new proposed class actions. Matthew M. Lavin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told Law360 on Friday that there would collectively be…

  • Bloomberg Law Quotes Matt Lavin on Cigna, United Lawsuit

  • The lawsuit alleges Cigna and United Behavioral  underpaid Out-Of-Network claims. “Cigna and United’s use of Viant to systematically underpay treatment costs for addicts and the mentally ill is, sadly, just today’s example of insurers placing profits before behavioral health patients,” Matt Lavin, a partner at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Washington, D.C., and the lead attorney…

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Coronavirus Litigation:COVID-19 Pandemic Plays Out in Court

04.08.20 | Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to plague the United States and the rest of the world, public officials in multiple offices have been served with lawsuits over the way they have handled various aspects of the global crisis. From price-gouging vendors to the nation of China, defendants are being accused of anything from taking advantage…

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FDA Demands Zantac Recall

04.06.20 | Pharmaceutical Litigation

Recent evidence links the popular heartburn medication to an increased cancer risk, thus FDA demands Zantac recall. The agency wants all ranitidine off store shelves effective immediately. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration is sending letters to Sanofi and other ranitidine manufactures asking them to stop making and shipping product. Additionally, the FDA advises consumers…

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Timeline of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

04.03.20 | Personal Injury

The Personal Injury Timeline Most accident claims do not go to court. In fact, over 95 percent of these matters settle out of court. A few cases settle very quickly. But for the most part, the settlement process takes time. As with any other negotiations, it’s important to not resolve the claim too early. If…

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What’s the Difference Between Furloughs and Layoffs?

04.02.20 | Personal Injury

Some words, such as coronavirus and COVID-19, are synonymous. They mean the same thing. Other words, like furlough and layoffs, do not exactly mean the same thing. Both the l-word and the f-word mean the employee is not working. But there are some significant differences, mostly in terms of employee rights. In normal times, employers…

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