Firm News: May 2014

Ford Ordered to Pay $11 Million to Mesothelioma Victim

A deceased New York mesothelioma victim and his widow were on Tuesday awarded $11 million after Weitz & Luxenberg laid out a compelling case against Ford Motor Co. The case was submitted to the jury just as the extended Memorial Day weekend was about to begin. But the panel took only until the next court-business…

Weitz & Luxenberg Wins Fight for Families of Asbestos Victims

Weitz & Luxenberg is committed not only to offering the most aggressive trial representation possible, but also to achieving justice for our clients when trial courts unjustly turn away their cases. Mesothelioma victim Johnny Kesner Jr.’s California suit is a case in point. The defendant claimed it bore no responsibility for the mesothelioma Mr. Kesner…

$2.5 Billion in DePuy Hip Settlement

Thousands of patients whose hip implants failed and were removed prior to August 31, 2013 and who enrolled in the $2.5 billion settlement will begin to receive their settlement payments. Late last week, DePuy and its parent company Johnson & Johnson agreed to waive its ”walk-away rights” and are proceeding to fund the six-figure settlements…

FDA Recalls Blood Clot Testing Strips

Weitz & Luxenberg is currently investigating claims surrounding a medical recall, the target of which may be responsible for three consumer deaths. The FDA has issued a Class I Recall of Alere San Diego Inc.’s INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips, which have been linked to at least nine malfunctions resulting in six injuries and three…

GM Adds Models to Recall

Outrage among consumers intensified as General Motors today announced a recall of nearly 3 million more of its cars and light trucks. Affected by this latest recall are: Chevrolet Malibu (2004-12) Chevrolet Malibu Maxx (2004-07) Chevrolet Malibu 2.5-liter (2014) Pontiac G6 (2005-10) Saturn Aura (2007-10) Chevrolet Silverado (2014-15) GMC Sierra (2014-15) Chevrolet Tahoe (2015) Chevrolet…

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