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$233,400 Zadroga Award

Our client lived in the World Trade Center area at the time of 9/11 and was exposed to the toxins in the air. She also had to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to get to work and  developed asthma, which is a persistent problem for her. Ultimately she lost her job due to frequent asthma…

$1M+ Zadroga Award

Our client was an engineer who cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center site.  He filed a claim with the original Victim Compensation Fund and received a non-economic award for his pain and suffering. The WTC Health Program certified asthma, chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, gastro reflux disease and sleep apnea as being exposure-related. When our client…

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  • $2.5M+ Plaintiff Verdict in Opioid Overdose Case

  • Partner Chris Schnieders represented the family of Excel shooting victim Nicolas Moon. Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, Moon began seeing a psychiatrist who prescribed a "relentless escalation regimen of opioids and benzodiazepines." The verdict is believed to be the biggest for an opioid overdose in Sedgwick County history.

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  • Chris Schnieders Obtains $2.5M+ in Opioid Overdose Case

  • Partner Chris Schnieders represented the family of an Excel shooting victim who overdosed from a dangerous combination of opioids and benzodiazepines. Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, Nicholas Moon has been prescribed this “relentless escalation” regimen by Wichita psychiatrist Elsie Steelberg, M.D. and her practice Advocates for Behavioral Health, P.A. The trial focused on opioid…

  • NY COVID-19 Nursing Home Lawsuit Can Proceed

  • An Erie County judge on Monday allowed a lawsuit filed by the estate of a woman who died in a nursing home in the early weeks of New York’s COVID-19 crisis to move ahead with its claims against the nursing home, rejecting the facility’s effort to invoke the COVID-19 immunity provisions granted and later repealed…

  • Hunter Shkolnik: New York Times Quote of the Day

  • “Videos of sales meetings where they laughed, and they joked about the use of drugs like fentanyl that kill people and how they owned the market and they made the markets. This is what the public needs to see.” Hunter Shkolnik, a lawyer for Nassau County, referring to a trial in which Teva Pharmaceuticals, among…

  • Hunter Shkolnik Speaks To Law.com On NY Opioid Jury Verdict

  • The jury began deliberating on Dec. 14 after hearing more than five months of testimony presented by the government plaintiffs and the defendants. A Suffolk County jury on Thursday ruled in favor of New York state and the Long Island counties in the state’s long-running opioid trial, finding that a group of drug companies created a…

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Food Safety Concerns Continue in New York

05.12.22 | Personal Injury

Just as we were celebrating National Food Allergy Awareness Month, a report surfaced that many food packaging materials contain high levels of a dangerous chemical. The tainted packages were from large fast-food chains, like Cava, Arby’s, Nathan’s Famous, Burger King, Stop & Shop, Chick-fil-A, and Sweetgreen. These companies used PFAS to separate grease from wrappers.…

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Is Baby Formula Harmful? How NEC Is Connected to Formula

05.10.22 | Product Litigation

If you’re a parent, you may be wondering if baby formula is harmful. It’s a valid question, especially since NEC—necrotizing enterocolitis, a digestive disease primarily found in premature babies—has been connected to so many cases of baby formula toxicity. This article will explain what NEC is and how it is connected to baby formula. We’ll…

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Feds Investigate Popular Breakfast Cereal

05.05.22 | Personal Injury

There appears to be an issue with the cereal product, Lucky Charms,  as the Food and Drug Administration said it was “reviewing and investigating” reports of adverse episodes. A consumer protection website said it had received over 1,000 complaints about problems like diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. The company said it took “the consumer concerns reported…

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What Does “FDA-Approved” Really Mean?

05.03.22 | Pharmaceutical Litigation

When you see the term “FDA-approved” on a product, it’s easy to think that it’s been verified as safe and effective by the government agency. But what does that really mean? In this article, we’ll discuss what “FDA-approved” actually means as well as the process of getting a product, specifically pharmaceuticals, FDA-approved. Understanding the process…

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