Firm News: Mesothelioma: Page 19

$4.5 Million Awarded in Construction Asbestos Case

A Clay County, Missouri, jury last week awarded a $4.5-million verdict to the family of a Kansas City construction worker who died of mesothelioma after working with asbestos-containing materials his entire career. According to the family’s mesothelioma lawsuit, the man’s exposure to asbestos-laden products contributed to his death. The construction worker, the family’s chief breadwinner, had…

Asbestos Disease Awareness

Over 1.4 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer in 2008, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), which estimates that 15 percent of men and 14 percent of women were diagnosed with a form of lung cancer. While most cancers are tragically unavoidable, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. would like to alert you to those that can…

$16.25 Million in Dental Tape in Asbestos Exposure

On Friday, June 27, 2008, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. achieved a $16.25 million verdict in an asbestos lawsuit on behalf of Marvin Penn, 71, diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, and his wife Josephine Penn. The jury attributed 20 percent of the liability to the sole defendant at trial, Kerr Corp., a dental tape supply…

$37 Million for Lung Cancer

On Friday, May 11, 2007, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., a staunch protector of the rights of workers who have been recklessly exposed to asbestos, won Phase II of a reverse-bifurcated lung cancer trial against Robert A. Keasbey Company. The company was a former insulation contractor that also distributed asbestos products in the New York metropolitan…

$25 Million for Retired Police Officer

For more than twenty years, Weitz & Luxenberg has been winning asbestos lawsuits and securing out of court settlements for clients who were exposed to asbestos. Asbestos companies exposed people to their toxic asbestos-containing materials in a variety of settings — many of those settings were a workplace of some sort, but not all. We…

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