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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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  • Ponsetto gained nationwide notoriety after video of her aggressively confronting 16-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr. at SoHo’s Arlo Hotel went viral. Ponsetto was indicted on second-degree unlawful imprisonment as a hate crime, according to an indictment obtained by She pleaded not guilty in June. “Keyon, Jr. and his family deserve more than an apology after…

  • Bloomberg Quotes Paul Napoli on PFAS Contamination

  • Originally many of the cases targeted 3M and DuPont, but increasingly companies like Lockheed Martin Corp., Tyco Fire Products LP, and Wolverine that allegedly purchased, used, and released PFAS, are being sued. When medical testing is granted, the results of subsequent tests can support later individual injury claims if disease manifests, said Paul Napoli, of…

  • Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in Law360 on New Endo Defense Team

  • Scorched by cover-up claims in nationwide opioid litigation, Endo Pharmaceuticals is hoping for heroics from a Skadden squad that is belatedly revealing vast volumes of drug marketing records, a strategy that could simultaneously snuff out some discovery deficiencies and fuel new doubts about the drugmaker’s initial transparency. “Where the discovery is in the infancy, there’s…

  • Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Teva’s Opioid Parody Videos

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals is scrambling to stop jurors in a New York opioid trial from viewing internal videos that transformed famous film scenes into parodies of narcotic painkiller marketing, warning that the clips are so provocative they could single-handedly destroy the drugmaker’s defense. Although the precise content of the clips remains unclear, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC partner…


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How Opioid Litigation Settlements Help Affected Communities

12.02.21 | Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis in the United States continues to be a cause of concern, affecting thousands of individuals and communities. In 2019, the National Institute for Drug Abuse reported nearly 50,000 cases of opioid-related deaths. The increasing number of opioid overdose deaths can be attributed to an increase in the prescription of opioid painkillers and…

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Who are Wrongful Death Beneficiaries in New York?

11.29.21 | Personal Injury

Like the wrongful death laws in most states, New York’s wrongful death statute, which is found in Section 5-4 of the Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law, compensates survivors when a loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence. For purposes of this law, “survivors” are usually spouses, children, and/or parents. Other close relatives, like siblings,…

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8 Common Reasons to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

11.22.21 | Medical Malpractice

Like all people, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers occasionally make mistakes. Sadly, these malpractices often lead to their patients experiencing pain, injury or even death. According to studies, injuries caused by medical malpractices are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. For a medical mistake to be considered malpractice, the…

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How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

11.18.21 | Personal Injury

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury law was created to protect you from injury due to another person’s actions or inactions, and there’s a specific method detailing how damages are assessed in personal injury cases. The first step you should take after an…

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