MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS LAWYERS: LEADERS IN THE NATION
Weitz & Luxenberg Obtains Historic $190 Million Verdict in Mesothelioma Case
A New York Supreme Court Jury returned a verdict in July, rendering a verdict worth a total of $190 million. The verdict concludes a lawsuit brought by five Weitz & Luxenberg clients exposed to asbestos while working in New York as plumbers, boilermakers, and construction workers. It is believed that the $190 million verdict is the largest consolidated asbestos verdict in NYC history. Read the full release here and The National Law Journal's coverage here.
GE Device Recalled for Brain Injury Risk to Neonates
Weitz & Luxenberg is investigating a Class 1 FDA recall of a defective product that may pose a deadly risk to infants. Several types of GE products used by medical providers to resuscitate infants have been found to present a risk of delivering incorrect oxygen levels, threatening to cause serious brain injuries or other complications. Read more about the recall here, and contact Weitz & Luxenberg to discuss your case.
Prestigious Publications Add Weitz & Luxenberg to List of 2014 'Best Law Firms'
The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named New York-based Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. a top national law firm for 2014. Recognized individually for their outstanding legal work were the firm's Perry Weitz, Arthur Luxenberg, Robert J. Gordon, Jerry Kristal, Paul Pennock, and Michael Roberts. You can read the full press release here.
Drug Recalled for Missing Main Ingredient, May Pose Fatal Threat
Weitz & Luxenberg is currently investigating claims that a medicine used to treat a rare and serious condition may lead to fatal complications. According to the FDA, some L-citrulline products marketed by chemical supplier Medisca may actually contain little or no L-citrulline, an amino acid supplement used to treat urea cycle disorders. Medisca has recalled select lots of the drug, but the FDA is concerned that patients – mostly children – who relied on L-citrulline supplementation to prevent potentially fatal levels of ammonia from building up in their bodies could have already been confronted with serious consequences, including death. If a loved one has experienced health problems while taking L-citrulline products, please contact Weitz & Luxenberg to get more information.
Weitz & Luxenberg Client among First to Reach Settlement in Hip Replacement Lawsuit
A Weitz & Luxenberg client became one of the first in the country to settle their Stryker hip implant lawsuit in December, agreeing to terms with the medical manufacturer. Weitz & Luxenberg's Ellen Relkin, Chair of the New Jersey litigation PSC, helped reach the agreement on behalf of her client. This was the first mediation in the court-ordered Bellwether mediation program. Read the full story here.
Weitz & Luxenberg Files Action Against Derailed Train on Behalf of Injured Vet
Peter Samberg of Weitz & Luxenberg, a major national personal-injury and mass-tort law firm, has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Metro North Railroad along with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on behalf of Gregory Paul Bignon who was severely injured during a recent train derailment near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. Read the full story here.
As Contamination Looms, Weitz & Luxenberg Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Long Island Water District
Weitz & Luxenberg Investigating Defective Remington Rifle Claims
Weitz & Luxenberg is currently investigating claims for product liability and deceptive practices relating to the defectively designed trigger on the Remington 700-series rifles. If you have purchased one of these rifles, please contact us so we can provide you with more details. Read the full story.
Weitz & Luxenberg Settles Asbestos Suit of Long Island Politician
Weitz & Luxenberg secured a settlement this fall in a lawsuit brought by William Lindsay, a Suffolk County Legislature representative and lifelong union electrician. Lindsay, who died on September 11th, had suffered from a cancer brought on by occupational exposure to asbestos. Read his story here.
WEITZ & LUXENBERG FIRM NEWS:
National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 Board Chooses Shareef Rabaa To Be 2015 President
The National Trial Lawyers has chosen Weitz & Luxenberg brain-injury trial attorney Shareef Rabaa as the 2015 president of their Top 40 Under 40 organization. The group focuses on young attorneys of extraordinary talent and accomplishment. Read the full story here.
Pennock and Relkin to Speak at Mass Tort Conference
On Friday, April 4, 2014, two W&L attorneys are speaking at HarrisMartin's Mass Tort Litigation Conference with Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.). Paul Pennock, Esq., Managing Attorney, is speaking on Adverse Events, Personal Injury Proof Defense & Spoliation. Ellen Relkin, Esq., Of Counsel, is participating in a session on Settlement v. Trial – Coordination, Conflicts & Committees. The conference is being held at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. See the full agenda.
Relkin Speaks on Mass Torts at NJAJ Convention
On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Ellen Relkin, Esq., a N.J. Certified Civil Trial Attorney of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., will be presenting a Mass Tort Case Law Review as well as presenting on the DePuy Hip and Stryker Rejuvenate litigations at the Boardwalk annual convention. The program is sponsored by the New Jersey Association for Justice. Get more information.
Medical Malpractice Team Recovers More than $7 Million for Clients in 2013
Weitz & Luxenberg’s Medical Malpractice team, headed by attorney Allan Zelikovic, has had a very busy year. In two wrongful death cases, the team recovered for the children of two single mothers in their 30s. In other cases, the families of a woman who died after a tummy tuck and a man who was not told he had cancer, despite a positive diagnosis, also received compensation for their deaths. The team also helped a woman whose uterus was damaged receive compensation for her injuries. Read the full story.
High-Stakes BP Env’l Penalty Case Moves Into Next Phase
Weitz & Luxenberg’s Robin L. Greenwald, Esq., questioned an expert witness in the damage and negligence phase of the class action against oil giant BP. Testimony showed that BP knew for two decades that a catastrophic blowout was likely to happen and did not have a viable source control plan. Read the full release here.
American Bar Assn. appoints Ellen Relkin as co-chair of important subcomittee
Ellen Relkin, Esq., of Weitz & Luxenberg PC, has been appointed co-chair of the American Bar Assn.'s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Subcommittee for the 2013-14 term. The important subcommittee is part of the Mass Torts Committee within the ABA's Section of Litigation. In a letter to Ms. Relkin, the ABA said it was "excited to have such an esteemed member of the bar joining our committee leadership." Founded in 1878 and now with approximately 400,000 members, the Chicago-based ABA is the world’s largest voluntary professional organization and is committed to advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.
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