A Law Firm's History by the Numbers: Weitz & Luxenberg's story of multimillion-dollar verdicts
Even after twenty-one years of practice involving dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, general negligence, and toxic substances, among others, our firm maintains its trail-blazing status in mass tort litigation, taking more million dollar verdicts than most firms in the country.
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating shows that a lawyer has reached the peak of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for several years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. These impressive verdicts and settlements are a testimony to the work of legal experts who are leaders among their peers.
We invite you to review this list, which indicates a breadth of practice experience, from fighting for the rights of those with asbestos-related illnesses to those harmed by defective drugs and medical devices, accident victims and those who were misdiagnosed or received substandard medical care. Below is just a sampling of our victories in fighting against those who cast aside the public's welfare and safety due to gross negligence—or in favor of monetary gain.
$53 million verdict — brake mechanic suffering from mesothelioma
$13.5 million verdict — one of the very first Vioxx trial cases
$37 million verdict — 2 asbestos lung cancer plaintiffs
$47 million verdict — boilermaker who died from mesothelioma
$75 million verdict — historic consolidated trial involving men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s
$12.7 million verdict — iron worker who was injured due to unsafe working conditions
$25 million jury verdict — brake reliner
$30 million verdict — 7 former power-plant workers suffering from asbestos-related illnesses
$14 million consolidated verdict — 5 asbestos-related cancer suits: shipyards/powerhouses/construction
$44 million verdict — 5 asbestos cases, including $11.6 million awarded to widow of sheet metal worker who died of mesothelioma
Awards & Settlements
$64.65 million award — 4 asbestos plaintiffs
$17.5 million — consolidated trial of 5 mesothelioma victims
$3.5 million — 2 asbestos exposure cases
$15 million settlement — man wound up a paraplegic due to negligent hospital care
$5.8 million settlement — failure to perform timely C-Section
$6 million settlement — pediatric malpractice case
$8 million settlement — obstetrical malpractice resulted in neurological deficits
$600,000 settlement — motor vehicle negligence resulting in serious injury
$1.6 million settlement — suicide after premature hospital discharge
$2.6 million settlement — ill-fitting prosthesis caused decubitus ulcers
$1.5 million settlement — construction worker fell off elevated train tracks
$750,000 settlement — defective construction equipment resulted in serious injury to worker
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