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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…

$1.2M+ Zadroga Award

Our client was a union steelworker who volunteered to clean up debris at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. He developed rectosigmoid cancer, which affects the rectum and colon, after being exposed to fumes and toxins at the site after working 40 hours in only a few days. He became disabled and was no…

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  • Marie Napoli on Court TV: Jealous Lover Murder Trial

  • Marie Napoli provides legal analysis on a juror improperly communicating with her parents. "This could very easily be a mistrial," says Napoli. Should the juror be excused? Marie shares that if she were the judge, she would relieve the juror as there are multiple problems going, including how far the communication spread.

Publications

  • Bloomberg Law Quote H. Shkolnik on Purdue Pharma

  • Purdue Pharma is poised to wrap up all liability for its role in the opioid crisis in a matter of weeks after its $8.3 billion settlement with the Justice Department cleared the way to resolve outstanding bankruptcy claims. “This clears the way for a Purdue bankruptcy plan to be finalized and to be put forward…

  • NJLJ Quotes Hunter Shkolnik: Where To Send Elmiron Cases

  • Lawyers from several prominent firms have filed 80 lawsuits that allege Elmiron, used to treat a chronic bladder infection called interstitial cystitis, causes eye problems. Anticipating hundreds more cases, they are dueling over whether to coordinate an MDL in Pennsylvania before U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone or U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in New Jersey,…

  • Law360 Quotes H. Shkolnik On $5B J&J Offer

  • Johnson & Johnson  disclosed that it’s offering up to $5 billion to end a nationwide torrent of litigation accusing it of contributing significantly to America’s opioid addiction crisis, a 25% increase on an earlier settlement proposal. The tentative deal is $1 billion larger than a global resolution that J&J floated nearly one year ago, and…

  • Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Pharmacies’ Opioid Review

  • Pharmacies have no justification for their request that the Sixth Circuit review a judge’s ruling allowing two Ohio counties’ opioid claims to go forward, other than that they disagree with the ruling, the counties said Tuesday. “The chain pharmacies are rehashing a losing, and almost laughable argument,” Hunter J. Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, one of…

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Top Five Construction Accident Causes

10.23.20 | Personal Injury

Here’s the top construction accident causes, as construction accidents are quite common in New York. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has only one inspector for every 59,000 workers. Therefore, this agency usually does not uncover violations until someone gets seriously hurt. Moreover, New York’s construction industry is very competitive. Some companies may being…

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Water-Borne Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Texas Boy

10.21.20 | Personal Injury

After a bacterial infection killed a 6-year-old boy, officials warned residents in several Houston-area towns not to trust the municipal water supply. Health officials are unsure if Josiah McIntyre contracted a Naegleria fowleri infection from water in his family home or at a neighborhood public splash park. Officials in several cities, including Josiah’s hometown of…

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NY Says Debt Collectors Crossed the Line

10.19.20 | Napoli Shkolnik News

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that Operation Corrupt Collector, a multi-agency investigation, has culminated in criminal charges against debt buyers in multiple states. State officials pressed charges against five upstate companies in the operation, and the Federal Trade Commission filed similar charges against two North Carolina companies. “These are the most egregious types…

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Criminal Charges Filed in Coronavirus Nursing Home Outbreak

10.16.20 | Coronavirus

Largely as a result of poor decisions and chronic understaffing, two workers at a Massachusetts soldiers’ home might spend the next thirteen years in prison because of criminal charges. A grand jury indicted Bennett Walsh and Dr. David Clinton, two members of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home’s leadership team nursing home, on multiple charges. According to prosecutors,…

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