Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik is a national law firm that concentrates on complex litigation on behalf of injured victims. We have recovered over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients and have been awarded some of the top honors in the legal profession. From our headquarters in the Empire State Building in New York City, we oversee several fully staffed offices throughout the country with dozens of attorneys and hundreds of staff ready to protect the rights of our clients.
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Being wrongfully injured in an accident of any degree may qualify you to personal injury legal representation. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can file a claim or even take your case to court in order to obtain the compensation you will need to help you afford your medical bills and recovery costs.
if you suffered a stock market loss that resulted directly or indirectly through any kind of misconduct, misrepresentation, inadequate information or unauthorized training then a securities attorney should be contacted at once. Securities litigation and arbitration cases often recover compensation totaling millions of dollars in settlements for the victims of such claims.
An FDA lawsuit can be made by an attorney at the firm if you were the wrongful victim of an injury or illness that was caused by defective drugs, an unclear warning label or undisclosed drug risks. You may also have a claim if your malady resulted from the unexpected side effects of a specific medication, the improper conduct of a clinical trial, the use of a defective medical device or the untimely use of a drug that was recalled.
Any party involved in the manufacture and / or sale of a product that caused damage, injury or illness to its user should be held responsible through a product liability lawsuit. Depending on your state of residency, you may be able to sue the product's designer, manufacturer, assembler or wholesaler.
An injury or illness that was incurred while on the job qualifies you to file a workers' compensation claim which will require your employer to provide you with financial support and medical benefits during the time it takes you to recover from your work-related injury / illness.
Paying in to the Social Security system throughout your years of employment will now come in handy if you are looking to obtain the benefits of Social Security Disability. A physical or mental disability that prevents you from working full-time may entitle you to Social Security Disability, regardless of whether or not you contributed payments to the system in the past.
The negligence of a medical practice or health care provider can easily result in injury or illness to the patient involved. As such, misdiagnoses, incorrect drug dosages, incorrect prescriptions, surgical errors, medication errors or any other form of improper treatment deserve to be attended to legally.
A number of extenuating circumstances could have resulted in the car collision that you were involved in, including poor weather conditions, reckless third-party driving behaviors, road design flaws, poorly placed signs and traffic lights, etc. If your accident was caused by any circumstance such as those listed above then you should not wait to take legal action.
It is not uncommon for employees – past and present – of construction zones, industrial factories, shipbuilding practices and automotive industries to develop mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. Exposure to asbestos while on the job rightfully entitles you to make a legal claim if you have developed a respiratory disease of any nature.
Developing an illness or long-term disease such as cancer from your exposure to harmful toxins, air & water pollution, improper disposal of waste or even radiation could require the involvement of an environmental lawyer. The same is true for any property damage or expensive bills that result from exposures of this nature.
A business dispute, whether an alleged breach of contract or an issue involving defamation or trade secrets, has the potential to put at risk everything you have worked so hard to achieve. It is in these situations that you need a competent, objective professional to represent your interests.
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Eric D. Jackstadt has represented injured people his entire career which began in 1982. He has extensive experience in railroad negligence under the Federal Employers Liability Act and represented many union workers in their fight for just compensation for on-the-job injuries. During this period he also represented unions in labor law and arbitration matters as well as cases involving general liability and personal injury.
Since 2003, Mr. Jackstadt has been involved in asbestos personal injury litigation where he has applied his skills in the area of liability discovery, motion practice and docket management.
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