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$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…

$4.8 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

This settlement was won on behalf of a child who suffered an anoxic brain injury leading to significant developmental delays after a hospital failed to intervene to perform a timely c-section. The child suffers from significant developmental disabilities as well as cerebral palsy and a significant seizure disorder.

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  • Pharmacies Look To Lay Blame on Doctors for Opioid Crisis

  • A group of pharmacies led by CVSPharmacy Inc, Walgreen Co. and Walmart Inc. are taking aim at droves of unnamed doctors, saying the Ohio counties suing as part of the sprawling opioid multidistrict litigation are unfairly blaming pharmacies instead of going after physicians for overprescribing the drugs. The pharmacists are bound by law to accept…

  • Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on ‘Opioid Babies’ Protection

  • Legal guardians of babies born to mothers who took opioids during pregnancy asked the Ohio federal judge overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation to certify a class for the purpose of medical monitoring, saying Tuesday that the babies are the most vulnerable victims of the opioid crisis. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, a top plaintiffs attorney…

  • Pursuing Personal Injury Justice | AI Magazine Feature

  •   Our partner, Joseph Ciaccio, and Napoli Shkolnik were featured in the November 2019 issue of AI Magazine in a piece entitled, “Pursuing Personal Injury Justice.” Joseph Ciaccio was recently recognized by AI Magazine as “Leading Medical Device and Malpractice Attorney of the Year”. Read about award-winning attorney, Joseph Ciaccio, and his story about helping…

  • CBS4 Settles Gender Discrimination Suit

  • Former CBS4 investigative reporter Michele Gillen sued the station in federal court, accusing her ex-colleagues of age and gender discrimination. Gillen, the award-wining journalist whose contract was not renwed in 2016, said she was bullied and harassed. The case was set to go to trial this week, but the parties reached a confidential settlement agreement,…


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NC Cancer Cluster Raises Serious Questions

01.16.20 | Environmental Litigation

Five people on one street in a Charlotte suburb have developed thyroid tumors. There is evidence that toxins from a nearby power plant might be responsible for the cancer cluster. Iredell County resident Susan Wind first became concerned when her then-16-year-old daughter developed a small lump behind her ear. Doctors eventually discovered that both she…

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New Findings on Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

01.14.20 | Napoli Shkolnik News

A new study suggests that the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine has little to do with number of doses received. The recommended series has always been two or three doses, but a study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open suggests any dose is better then none. Although it is too early for people…

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Ikea To Pay $46 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

01.09.20 | Commercial Litigation & Class Actions

The home furniture giant agreed to pay the record amount to resolve a claim that its dresser tipped over, killing a 2-year-old boy. The settlement is almost three times greater than a similar one the company reached with three families in 2016. Although the dresser was only thirty inches high, it fell onto Jozef Dudek…

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Tour Bus Wreck in PA Kills and Injures 60+ People

01.08.20 | Napoli Shkolnik News

Overall, the overnight wreck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike killed five people and seriously injured sixty others. According to investigators, the Z&D Tours bus rolled downhill and careened off an embankment prior to overturning. Two large trucks then collided with the wrecked bus. Investigators ruled out icy conditions as a cause, but they still do not…

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