Firm News: Jun. 2014

$25 Million to 2 N.Y. Mesothelioma Victims

Riveting, heartrending, and —ultimately —persuasive testimony elicited by attorneys from the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg led a Manhattan jury on Monday to award $25 million in damages to two victims of asbestos exposure, the plaintiffs’ attorneys today announced. The jury decided that Ivan Sweberg, 72, of Merrick, N.Y., who is battling mesothelioma, should…

Devices Suspected of Spreading Cancer

Weitz & Luxenberg has launched an investigation of a device that may spread cancer in some surgical patients. Laparoscopic power morcellators, electric tools inserted into the abdomen to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies, appear to be spreading concealed sarcomas. A set of spinning blades used to cut tissue can accidentally stir up tumor cells,…

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