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Weitz & Luxenberg Helps Client to $35 Million Mesothelioma Verdict against Crane Co.
A Weitz & Luxenberg client who for eight years worked removing asbestos from New York-area buildings has won $35 million from industrial products manufacturer Crane Co. The Queens man developed mesothelioma after being repeatedly exposed on the job to asbestos, bringing suit against Crane Co. A New York State Supreme Court jury returned the eight-figure verdict in March. Read more here.
Ellen Relkin Appointed Chair of Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Litigation
Ellen Relkin, Esq., has been appointed as Chair of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee of the New Jersey consolidated Multi-County Litigation in the In Re: Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Hip Implant Litigation. The appointment was made by the Hon. Brian R. Martinotti of the New Jersey Superior Court. Ms. Relkin was also appointed as Liaison Counsel -- in that capacity she will coordinate with the New Jersey Superior Court and any other courts (federal or state) handling parallel litigations; as well, she will coordinate with both plaintiffs’ and defense counsel. The Stryker Rejuvenate Litigation -- a multidistrict action comprised of lawsuits filed by injured hip-implant patients nationwide -- was granted Multi-County Litigation status in January and assigned to New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen County (one of three New Jersey Multi-County venues). Since Stryker is a New Jersey resident defendant, plaintiffs from around the country are able to pursue claims in that state. Notably, this suit is the only centralized jurisdiction in the country for Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II cases. More than 50 cases are currently pending before Judge Martinotti in Bergen County and based on representations in court today, several hundred cases are expected to be filed shortly.
Doctors, Accused of Failing to Tell Man He had Colon Cancer, Agree to Settlement
Weitz & Luxenberg's Medical Malpractice unit, headed by Allan Zelikovic, Esq., has secured a settlement in the case of a man who died after his doctors failed to appropriately warm him he was in the early stages of colon cancer. You can read more about the settlement here.
Weitz & Luxenberg Secures Settlement for Woman who Died of Complications Related to Tonsillectomy Procedure
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., has helped secure a major settlement in the tragic case of a woman who died in the days following tonsillectomy surgery. You can read about the result here.
Weitz & Luxenberg Launches Investigation of Recalled Stryker Surgical Tools
Stryker Orthopaedics, the company responsible for manufacturing thousands of allegedly defective hip implant devices, has recalled a product designed to assist surgeons perform hip replacement surgeries. You can read more about the recalled Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides here. Don't know what products were used to perform your surgery? Contact us now for a free evaluation.
WEITZ & LUXENBERG FIRM NEWS:
Ellen Relkin Educates Fellow Lawyers on Metal-on-Metal Hips
With multiple metal-on-metal hip MDLs being tried across the country country, Weitz & Luxenberg's Ellen Relkin spoke May 29th at an AAJ conference about important medical and legal developments taking shape. Her talk will focus on the injuries caused by Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABG-II hip implant systems. You can view the program's agenda 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.
Nine Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys again tapped for magazine’s New York ‘Super Lawyers’ list
Nine extraordinary attorneys with the Manhattan law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., once again earned the mantle of New York metropolitan-area “Super Lawyers,” according to the organization that assembles the rarified list. Named as “Super Lawyers” are: Perry Weitz, Esq.; Arthur Luxenberg, Esq.; Robert J. Gordon, Esq.; Jerry Kristal, Esq.; Paul Pennock, Esq.; Ellen Relkin, Esq.; Lawrence Goldhirsch, Esq.; Michael Roberts, Esq,; and Nicholas Wise, Esq. Read the full story here.
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