2008 NEWS UPDATE
Record mesothelioma verdicts . . .
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., specializes in the prosecution of asbestos cases, and is on record in the news media for winning multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for workers and family members who suffered from asbestos-related injuries, most notably mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is not uncommon among naval shipyard workers, for example, who were exposed to heavy concentrations of asbestos fibers below deck, or automobile mechanics replacing asbestos-containing break shoes that, to this day, still contain dangerous concentrations of asbestos. These fibers lodge in the lungs, only to develop into cancerous tumors decades later.
Just last year, the firm won a $37 million verdict in two asbestos lung cancer cases.
Prior to that, the firm won a $53 million verdict for a brake mechanic suffering from mesothelioma, and a $49 million verdict for a boilermaker who died from mesothelioma.
The firm also won a historic consolidated trial involving men who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s. Weitz & Luxenberg represented 36 clients in that case, securing verdicts of $75 million.
$53 Million Asbestos Verdict $53 Million Largest Compensatory Asbestos Verdict in New York
Largest compensatory Asbestos verdict in New York: $53 Million
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