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FDA Probes Dangers of Metal Hips

The FDA has announced plans to commission a study of the corrosion that occurs in certain models of metal hip implants, saying more data is needed to safeguard patients. The devices in question —prosthetic hip joints that have modular junctions which provide more options at implantation but pose risks for excess mechanical motion causing fretting and…

$190 Million Award for Clients

W&L won a landmark trial for mesothelioma victims at the end of July 2013. The eleven-week trial culminated in a $190 million verdict, the largest for a consolidated asbestos case in New York history. The case is the most recent sizeable success for the firm, which has earned billions since it was established more than…

Wall Street Journal Gets It Right

The Wall Street Journal made an invaluable contribution to the national conversation about asbestos-exposure injuries by chronicling the health struggles of medical doctor Bill McQueen, a Weitz & Luxenberg client who recently died of mesothelioma. The article accurately depicts the horror of mesothelioma and demonstrates the disease’s devastating effect on the families of victims like Dr. McQueen.…

$35 Million Verdict Against Crane Co.

Mass tort and personal injury litigation firm Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today announced a verdict in the case of Ivo John Peraica, an asbestos removal worker who died in December from cancer caused by asbestos. The New York Supreme Court jury that heard Peraica’s case returned its verdict Friday, awarding $35 million to the Croatian-born…

Neurological Injury Specialist Attorney to Speak

Weitz & Luxenberg trial attorney Shareef Rabaa will speak at a gathering of lawyers and medical experts hosted by the North America Brain Injury Society. Rabaa, 34, was chosen to speak about his legal work with brain injury victims, which also earned him the National Trial Lawyers’ “40 Under 40” honor for 2012. A major…

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