Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP is a nationally recognized law firm who concentrates on Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation in areas such as personal injury, medical malpractice, auto accidents, securities arbitration and litigation, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, labor law and environmental litigation. Defective prescription drugs and defective medical devices are a focus of the law firm.
The lawyers of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP know how devastating, debilitating and painful injuries, or the loss of a loved one, can be for a family. They treat clients with compassion, explaining each step of the legal process to ensure they understand the progress of the case. Clients can have confidence in their ability and trust them to fight those who caused the injury or loss, even if the responsible party is “big business” such as the pharmaceutical companies, oil industry or insurance companies, to recover the compensation the client deserves.
Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP prides itself on compiling the most thorough and accurate case possible and utilizes professionals in many areas of expertise to ensure examination of cases with the proper medical perspective. They also work with other types of consultants and experts, including accident reconstruction specialists, while preparing cases for litigation.
Recently our lawyers represented more than 10,000 firefighters, police officers and construction workers who developed illnesses caused by exposure to toxic dust during work in 9/11 rescue, recovery and debris removal efforts in the case of In Re: WTC Disaster Site Litigation. After eight years of compiling and fighting the cases, they secured a settlement of $816.45 million for these heroes in
In the environmental litigation known as In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (“MTBE”) Products Liability Litigation, Napoli Bern LLP represented 23 Long Island, NY water districts suing major oil companies, including BP Products, Exxon Mobil, Shell and others for the contamination of public water wells with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). They won a settlement of nearly $52 million for the water districts.
In the case of Cunningham v. American Home Products Corp., the lawyers of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP challenged one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world in a Mass-Tort case regarding the adverse health effects of the prescription diet drug Fen-Phen and won medical monitoring for all New York state residents who took this drug. Fen-Phen was well know for causing heart valve damage, narrowing of the blood vessels in the lungs and Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH). They won a landmark settlement for the thousands of clients they represented.
LAWYERS WITH PROVEN RESULTS
• $52 Million Dollar Settlement for Environmental Contamination of Municipal Water Supplies of MTBE by Petroleum Refiners and Retailers
• $875 Million Dollar Settlement on Behalf of Users of a Pharmaceutical that Caused Heart Defects
• $118 Million Dollar Settlement on Behalf of Users of a Pharmaceutical That Caused Heart Defects
• $220 Million Dollar Settlement on Behalf of Users of a Pharmaceutical That Caused Heart Defects
• $712.5 Million Dollar Settlement of Injuries Sustained by Rescue and Recovery Workers at Ground Zero
from Toxic Dust.
• $24.5 Million Dollar Settlement of Injuries Sustained by Rescue and Recovery Workers at Ground Zero
from Toxic Dust at Fresh Kills Landfill
• $28 Million Dollar Settlement of Injuries Sustained by Rescue and Recovery Workers at Ground Zero
from Toxic Dust While Working on the Barges and Piers
• $47.5 Million Dollar Settlement of Injuries Sustained by Rescue and Recovery Workers at Ground
Zero from Toxic Dust Recovered from The Port Authority Of New York and New Jersey
Hundreds of Settlements and Verdicts Over $1 Million Dollars - Too Many To List
The law firm has recovered more than two billion dollars for their clients since 2000.
Some of the local, national and multinational entities they have obtained successful verdicts and settlements against include:
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space
Federal Express Corporation
Hertz Claim Management
The City of New York
New York Cruise Line
National Presto Industries
Brooklyn Union Gas
Getty Terminals Corp
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
New York City Transit Authority
New York City Housing Authority
The United States
Hunter Mountain Ski Resort
Black & Decker
Off Track Betting (OTB)
West Side Medical Center