Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik Named as Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Invokana Liability Litigation

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – January 27, 2017) – We are proud to announce that Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik has been named as a Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee Member in In Re: Invokana (Canagliflozin) Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2750) United Stated District Judge Brian R. Martinotti of the United States District Court of New Jersey.

The Court reviewed all the submissions but ultimately made his decision to assemble and “effective committee” by appointing “an array of highly skilled counsel with diverse backgrounds.” Mr. Shkolnik’s experience handling complex pharmaceutical litigation certainly falls into these parameters.

As a member of the Executive Committee, Mr. Shkolnik will continue to investigate and develop the claims while also overseeing the coordination, preparation, and presentation of the necessary legal documentation.

In 2015 the FDA strengthened its warning based on additional serious safety concerns and added a new Warning and Precaution label. The litigation alleges that the use of Invokana can lead to an increased risk of kidney failure and heart attacks.

“I welcome the opportunity to work with the members of this Executive Committee,” says Hunter Shkolnik. “People believe that they are taking a drug to treat one disease and end up having to deal with a whole new set up serious health issues. My firm and I are believe that those responsible for our client’s suffering should be held accountable and we are ready to take on that fight.”

About the firm
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a national litigation firm providing representation to persons in class action lawsuits and complex commercial cases as well as victims of environmental contamination disasters, aviation accidents, defective prescriptions drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, and other serious personal injury matters. With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and affiliates through the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.

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Hunter J. Shkolnik, Esq.
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
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New York, NY 10017
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