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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…

$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…

$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…

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