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W&L Wins $23 Million Verdict for Asbestos Exposure Causing Mesothelioma

Weitz & Luxenberg recently secured a $23 million trial verdict win for 81-year-old James McWilliams. Mr. McWilliams was a lifelong steamfitter. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. W&L attorney Brittany Russell tried the case with valuable assistance from Pierre Ratzki, a member of W&L’s Appellate Team. Jury Found Jenkins…

More Women Dying of Mesothelioma Due to Asbestos

The number of women dying of malignant mesothelioma has been climbing since 1999, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study. Over the past two decades, the number of deaths due to mesothelioma has increased 25%. This includes 489 women succumbing to the disease in 1999 and 614 dying from this…

Talc Threat Recognized on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

As threats of new coronavirus variants linger, most of us are doing our best to move on and return to some degree of normalcy. However, everyday challenges continue for anyone living with mesothelioma. All the team members at Weitz & Luxenberg — along with everyone dedicated to stopping this horrible, preventable cancer — pause to…

$23 Million Verdict Win by W&L for Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

Weitz & Luxenberg attorney Brittany A. Russell recently secured a $23 million trial verdict for our client who developed mesothelioma cancer after being exposed to asbestos at her place of work. The jury awarded: Cynthia Cowger was employed at an industrial laundry facility that used press pads manufactured by Qualitex Company. Qualitex is the world’s largest…

$27.4 Million Verdict Won by W&L for Mesothelioma in Talc Asbestos Case

Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys Joseph J. Mandia, Benno Ashrafi, and others recently secured a $27.4 million trial verdict for Shawn “Val” Johnson. Mr. Johnson is a decades-long user of Johnson’s® Baby Powder who developed terminal mesothelioma cancer as a result of asbestos exposure from the talc-based baby powder. The jury awarded Mr. Johnson $458,000 in…

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Promising New Treatment Explored

The Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to make headline news across the country daily. However, people living with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are facing their own very real health challenges every day. This year as we recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26, we are excited to report a promising new treatment for…

W&L a Top Firm in Total 2020 Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed Nationwide

Weitz & Luxenberg has been ranked as the number one plaintiff law firm headquartered on the East Coast in filing asbestos cases. And we rank as #3 in filings in the whole United States. The analysis, done by KCIC — a consulting firm advising companies on product liability — studied court filings nationwide to track the state of…

New Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug therapy for treating mesothelioma which combines the use of two existing drugs. This medical protocol is the first new mesothelioma treatment the FDA has approved in more than a decade. In announcing its approval the FDA stated that this combination drug therapy “has…

California Mesothelioma Lawyer

Our attorneys are intimately knowledgeable with both federal and state law involving asbestos exposure and disease. We can provide you with the legal guidance you need to file an asbestos lawsuit in California. Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in California Between 1999 and 2017, more than 27,000 people in California died from asbestos-related diseases. Of these,…