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Napoli Shkolnik represents victims across the country in complex litigation, arbitration, and mediation related to a number of practice areas, including Medical Malpractice,  Environmental Litigation, Aviation Accidents, Mesothelioma, and Civil Rights. We also handle FELA Accidents, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims for injured and disabled workers and assist responders and survivors of September 11, 2001, World Trade Center Claims attacks on the United States with claims for compensation and medical care through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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Deaths caused by nursing home negligence are especially infuriating, confusing, and heartbreaking. Recently there have been a string of elderly deaths in New York nursing homes due to Covid-19.   New York Nursing Home Covid Deaths: The Exacerbation  The onset of Covid-19 has exacerbated pre-existing conditions in many New York nursing homes. Nursing home difficulties have included:  Poor Facility Hygiene: Nursing homes may not practice proper hygiene and sanitation for the facility, resulting in a…
Law Firm Marks Groundbreaking Victory for Opioid Crisis Victims; Critical Action for Camp Lejeune Residents, Victims of Gun Violence, and More National law firm Napoli Shkolnik, led by Marie Napoli, Hunter Shkolnik and Paul Napoli, has announced another successful year of landmark settlements and significant legal action in the areas of opioid crisis litigation, environmental justice, mass tort, and civil rights. Among the firm’s accomplishments of 2022 was an agreement with opioid manufacturers Teva and…
*Related Note: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Grounding Investigations into a corrupt file that caused the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) central database, and its backup system, to fail continue. The Notices notify pilots of issues along their route and destination. Due to the NOTAM failure, an order to stop all aircraft departures nationwide had been issued. Flight Cancellations A combination of bad weather, staffing issues, and increased demand prompted Southwest Airlines to cancel thousands of…
City of Rochester Mayor Malik Evans was joined today by Corporation Counsel Linda S. Kingsley and attorneys from Napoli Shkolnik PLLC to announce the City is filing a lawsuit in State Court against firearm industry members for their role in fueling the gun violence crisis in the City of Rochester. The suit seeks to hold manufacturers, makers, importers, and distributors of firearms responsible for the illegal and unreasonable sale, manufacture, distribution, importing, and marketing of…
Among adults, respiratory syncytial virus infections are rarely serious. Among young children, RSV is often fatal. The respiratory syncytial virus outbreak is “rampant all throughout the country,” remarked Chicago pediatrician Dr. Juanita Mora, who is also a voluntary American Lung Association spokesperson. “The emergency department is getting completely flooded with all these sick kids, so we want parents to know they can go to their pediatrician and get tested for RSV, influenza and even…
Surgical procedures can often be the most effective means of treating serious ailments, even though recovery can be painful and lengthy. However, doctors also perform an alarmingly high number of unnecessary surgeries, which serve little or no advantage to non-surgical treatment options and carry the same risks as a necessary surgery. This has been a problem in the United States for years, leading the National Library of Medicine to write in 2017 that, “avoiding…
The COVID-19 pandemic put an enormous strain on the American medical system. Surging case rates left facilities without beds. Quarantine requirements created a logistical nightmare. High rates of infections among doctors and nurses and a punishing workload led to staff shortages. Fortunately, many medical professionals rose to the occasion–working past their limits and saving lives. At many hospitals, though, business decisions and management failures led to dire conditions for patients, sometimes causing more harm than…
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said over 14,000 strollers were unsafe after a child lost part of a finger. This stroller recall affects the popular UPPAbaby All-Terrain RIDGE Jogging Strollers. Specifically, the unsafe products have an extendable canopy with a mesh window and zipper pocket, a disc hand brake system, and an adjustable handlebar with a wrist strap. The brand UPPAbaby is on the front of the stroller, and RIDGE is on the side of…
August 18, 2022 | Personal Injury Prolonged exposure to dangerous levels of lead dust has been the unfortunate reality for workers at Gopher Resource. The company’s smelting plant in Tampa has been exposing its employees to extensive risk due to airborne lead dust particles – which may lead to increased kidney failure, brain damage, cardiovascular diseases, or even death. If you or people you know have been employed at Gopher Resource and experienced lead poisoning…
July 31, 2022 | Personal Injury According to Voices Beyond Assault, a women-led non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing and empowering the lives of people who have experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, and abuse is a growing epidemic. Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, reports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men…