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$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…

Ford Ordered to Pay $11 Million to Mesothelioma Victim

A deceased New York mesothelioma victim and his widow were on Tuesday awarded $11 million after Weitz & Luxenberg laid out a compelling case against Ford Motor Co. The case was submitted to the jury just as the extended Memorial Day weekend was about to begin. But the panel took only until the next court-business…

Jury Awards $9 Billion to Diabetic Put at Cancer Risk by Actos

A Louisiana jury has awarded $9 billion to a New York man who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos. The verdict, issued Monday night, orders Takeda Pharmaceuticals to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, and Eli Lilly to pay $3 billion. Plaintiff Terrence Allen, a New York resident, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2011…

$12.5M for Three NY Construction Workers

It was wrong that three hard working, blue collar New York State construction workers should die of mesothelioma, and a New York Supreme Court jury said so by awarding $12.5 million dollars to their families last Tuesday. The jury decided that Harry Brown (a career Local 12 asbestos insulator), Patrick McCloskey (a career Local 638…

Medical Malpractice Recovers $7 Million in 2013

This year has been a busy one for the medical malpractice attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg, headed by attorney Allan Zelikovic. Since 1990 when the unit was first established, Weitz & Luxenberg’s Medical Malpractice team has worked on more than 1,000 lawsuits dealing with substandard medical care and dangerous drugs or devices.  “Although there are…

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