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$25 Million for Retired Police Officer

For more than twenty years, Weitz & Luxenberg has been winning asbestos lawsuits and securing out of court settlements for clients who were exposed to asbestos. Asbestos companies exposed people to their toxic asbestos-containing materials in a variety of settings — many of those settings were a workplace of some sort, but not all. We…

$6 Million for Pediatric Malpractice

Over one in four pregnant women carries the bacteria Group B Streptococcus (GBS or Group B Strep). It can cause an infection that is easily treatable with antibiotics. Despite how often the infection arises or how devastating its effects when left untreated, babies continue to suffer at the hands of physicians who fail to follow…

$8 Million for Obstetrical Malpractice

Medical errors account for nearly 100,000 deaths each year, estimates the Institute of Medicine, a Washington-based policy research organization. Many other patients live with debilitating conditions after falling victim to such negligence. Toward its ongoing dedication to hold doctors and other medical professionals accountable for the tragic injuries they inflict with substandard care, Weitz &…

$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…

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