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With all the changes going on in the world since 2020, Weitz & Luxenberg wants to do what we can to make life a little easier for our clients. We believe opening an office in Long Island gives many people better access to successful legal help.
W&L attorneys are taking the fight over illness from asbestos exposure and other personal injuries right to the doorsteps of negligent companies and individuals.
Our personal injury attorneys do their best for our clients. They work long hard hours to get you the compensation you deserve for your suffering at the hands of others due to corporate greed and negligence.
With a team of 20, W&L expects to serve most of the legal personal injury needs of the Long Island community.
As a personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is always handling a variety of cases.
Our Long Island office emphasizes cases due to exposure to asbestos. Our team of asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys fights for our clients who suffer from cancer — including lung cancer. Many of our clients are smokers who got lung cancer from asbestos exposure at work. It was due to the type of work they did. Other clients have ovarian cancer and they got it from using talcum powder.
We regularly have success for our clients when we go up against large corporations. We believe these companies should be held responsible for failing to tell you about the dangers of asbestos and for exposing you to deadly asbestos fibers.
The corporations must be held accountable and compensate you if you were harmed. We work with you to identify and then track down these corporations. This is so we can make them pay for what they did to you.
The Long Island office houses our asbestos bankruptcy team. W&L serves on numerous Trust Advisory Committees formed due to corporate bankruptcies.
When a company exposes you to asbestos and then goes bankrupt, a bankruptcy trust is often created. This trust is money set aside to pay future claims against the company for asbestos exposure. The money helps compensate you for the harm the company caused.
A portion of this money is available to many of our clients without going to trial. We help you with the process of applying to the trusts. This includes providing information about your exposure, getting medical records, and requesting statements from doctors. We also help you discover the trusts — often more than one — you may be eligible for.
The manufacturers of drugs and medical devices sometimes create products that are unsafe or fail to work properly. When they do, your health and life may be in danger. Our teams of attorneys have lots of experience — and the necessary resources — to take on these companies. W&L attorneys are often in leadership positions for litigations and have been awarded significant compensation for our clients. Read more about our defective drugs and medical devices cases.
Your life can be threatened when your air, water, or ground are contaminated. Toxic chemicals are sent into the environment by irresponsible corporations. Our team of environmental attorneys represents individuals harmed by pollution and the local water systems run by the towns they live in. Read more about our environmental pollution lawsuits.
Large corporation focus on their income, sometimes at the cost of your needs, privacy, and health. Dangerous products, illegal charges, and data breaches opening you up to identity theft are often the outcome. Our W&L attorneys have experience working to protect you from injury, as well as financial losses. Read more about our consumer protection legal efforts.
Our firm also takes personal injury cases in New York, including car accidents, negligence, construction accidents, school accidents, and medical malpractice. Our team of attorneys is ready to meet with you to discuss your case. We want to get you the justice Long Islanders deserve when you have been injured by others. Our attorneys have won many cases for clients hurt due to the action — or lack of action — of others. Read more about the types of personal injury cases we handle for clients.
People go to hospitals to get better, not to be injured more — or even die. A medical mistake can make your health situation worse. It can also cause the death of a loved one. Doctors and hospitals providing inappropriate care need to be held liable. If your family has been affected by medical malpractice, our attorneys can fight to get you compensation for what you have gone through. Read more about how we can help you with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Our team of asbestos and personal injury attorneys strives to get compensation for Long Islanders and other New Yorkers. In addition to getting justice for people across the U.S., we have won successful results — in the courtroom and in settlements — for thousands of clients. Some of the cases the W&L attorneys have won are:
A very large verdict for a Long Island couple who met at Huntington Hospital. She got cancer from asbestos exposure. This is our biggest single asbestos case verdict ever.
Our client lived and worked on Long Island. He got cancer from being exposed to asbestos at Con Edison and Long Island Lighting Co. power plants.
Our Long Island client was a marine ship repairman He got sick with malignant mesothelioma from being repeatedly exposed to asbestos when repairing motors and engines.
Weitz & Luxenberg represents clients who have been exposed to asbestos across Long Island. Often, we have several clients who worked at a single location or in the same industry.
This includes military, entertainment, and educational venues.
Partner Lisa Nathanson Busch heads up W&L’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Department. She explains why we are the right choice if you are looking for a personal injury law firm on Long Island.
As a very experienced U.S. asbestos related exposure personal injury law firm, we know how to help our clients. We have been successfully suing large corporations for decades. W&L attorneys are not afraid to go up against the “big guys” for you. And we have the resources to do so. But we still want to get to know each of clients as an individual — and understand your story.
Our firm began with litigation about asbestos exposure causing mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other cancers. And we became one of the highly successful leading firms from our beginnings in the 1980s. Long Island is a key place where engineers, laborers, industrial workers, and other blue-collar workers faced asbestos exposure. We expanded to cover a range of personal injury and consumer protection lawsuits. Our Long Island office can better serve clients who live in the metro New York area, but your lives and jobs are focused closer to their homes.
Many of our Long Island office cases are asbestos exposure lawsuits. The majority of our clients are workers from power plants, hospitals, military sites, and commercial construction sites. Our clients were employed as shipyard workers, construction workers, contractors, power plant workers, insulators, and auto mechanics. Many of them worked for the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) or LILCO/LIPA (Long Island Lighting Company/Long Island Power Authority).
No. In addition to people who were directly exposed to asbestos at work, we often have cancer cases from their family members. These family members were exposed to asbestos when it was brought home by their loved ones. It may be a child who grew up greeting their dad with a big hug when he came home from work. Or it could be a wife who was washing his laundry. Unfortunately, they can both get extremely sick from their exposure to asbestos.
Yes, we help a wide range of clients. Although our focus is on asbestos exposure, this type of injury falls under a broader umbrella of personal injury law. In these other cases, our clients are also injured by a company’s negligence.
These are often cases involving water contamination and other types of environmental pollution. We also have clients who were made sick by toxic chemicals in other ways. In addition to these, we handle cases for people suffering from dangerous drugs or defective medical devices, including hip implants.
It is simple. We want to help people hurt by others. My colleagues and I believe in righting wrongs. And our clients deserve our best efforts.
We know the large corporations have a lot of power and use that power — often putting their profits ahead of people’s lives. That’s why we do this.
Most of our clients are hardworking regular, people. They care about their families and do their best to support them. None of them suspected just working could expose them to dangerous materials — and those materials could kill them. Or their family members.
But the corporations knew. They just chose not to tell their workers, and not to spend the money needed to provide sufficient protections on the job.
We think you deserve better. And we will help you get it.