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$13.5 Million in Vioxx Trial

Weitz & Luxenberg client John McDarby, 77, and his wife were rewarded a $4.5 million dollar verdict and $9 million in punitive damages from a New Jersey jury in one of the first Vioxx trial cases against Merck. ”The verdict is a victory for the 100,000 Americans who had heart attacks from Vioxx,” said lawyer Robert Gordon.…

$47 Million from LILCO, Con Edison

A March 2003 article in the New York Daily News reported on a mesothelioma personal injury verdict/settlement regarding an ex-boilermaker who was awarded $47 million yesterday by a jury that blamed his lung cancer on years of working with asbestos. Robert Croteau, 53, of Pottstown, Pa., was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal lung cancer, in…

$8.5 Million Awarded in Cerebral Palsy Case

In a May 2002 lawsuit verdict, a Rochester, New York, jury awarded $8.5 million to a woman who claimed Rochester General Hospital caused irreparable damage to her baby by botching the delivery, according to a report by “Rochester Democrat and Chronicle” reporter Matt Leingang. Rochester resident Angela Asproules, 22, sued the hospital in state Supreme…

$53 Million to Asbestos Victim

In one of the largest compensatory verdicts for a single plaintiff in the history of asbestos litigation, a New York jury on Feb. 8 awarded a mesothelioma victim and his family a $53 million verdict for his asbestos exposure as a brake mechanic (Patricia Brown, Individually and as Executrix of the Estate of Stephen Brown…

$10 Million in Bungee Cord Accident

A 15-year-old boy suffered blindness in one eye, loss of the quality of life, and emotional distress, from a bungee cord accident. He was on a school field trip involving a zip line. He was struck by a broken bungee cord which acted as a brake for the zip line. It was carrying another student…

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