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W&L Files First Personal Injury Suit over Water Contamination in Hoosick Falls

Weitz & Luxenberg today filed the first personal injury suit resulting from water pollution in Hoosick Falls, NY, on behalf of plaintiff James Donavan. The complaint states that exposure to Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has directly caused Donavan’s ulcerative colitis and other illnesses, which is consistent with findings from the C8 Panel that expressly linked ulcerative colitis…

Weitz & Luxenberg Investigates Worker Conditions In Poultry Processing Plants

Weitz & Luxenberg announced today it is investigating working conditions at poultry processing plants in the United States. The investigation comes after a report published by nonprofit Oxfam America that showed employees on the processing lines at major poultry companies are not given adequate bathroom breaks, leading many to wear diapers to prevent embarrassment when…

W&L Obtains Substantial Settlement in Challenging Negligence Case

Weitz & Luxenberg last month obtained a confidential multimillion-dollar settlement on behalf of a Queens, New York, man who sustained a traumatic brain injury, as well as other injuries, after falling from an apartment building’s second story walkway next to an apartment. The settlement came on the heels of a hard-won appellate victory that W&L…

Metro North Derailment

What began for Gregory Paul Bignon as a pleasant, carefree Christmas gift-buying excursion on a quiet Sunday morning ended with a train crash and severe injuries that included a broken pelvis, knocked-out teeth, and head, back, and leg trauma. This and more resulted when the speeding, Manhattan-bound Metro North Railroad commuter train aboard which Mr.…

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