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18.05.15 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Cited for Top NYS 2014 Product Liability Cases by New York Law Journal

Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. has been recognized by the New York Law Journal for winning the top three product liability verdicts in New York State in 2014. “The lawyers and law firms who are ranked in ... mehr

28.10.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Mesothelioma Treatment Tomudex Receives International Support


Mesothelioma treatment Tomudex, made by a global pharmaceutical company, is receiving approval from a panel of international experts. Tomudex falls in the group of anti-cancer drugs known as antineopl... mehr

19.10.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

New Mesothelioma Treatment Technique Developed


Extrapleural pneumonectomy, a surgical procedure that removes mesothelioma cancer from the lining of the lung, has been reported to be an effective new mesothelioma treatment technique. The technique ... mehr

06.10.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Mesothelioma Cancer: Possible Treatment Option


An experiment carried out in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Medical University Vienna has tested the effectiveness of a genetically modified virus to tr... mehr

03.10.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Asbestos Cancer Mesothelioma Afflicts a 39 Year Old Woman


It has been reported that a 39 year old woman has been diagnosed with the cancer mesothelioma. This is somewhat unusual because mesothelioma most frequently afflicts people who are much older. Mesothe... mehr

28.09.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Illinois Schools Shut Down After Discovery of Asbestos


It has been reported on www.claimsjournal.com that two schools in Heyworth, Illinois have been closed after an air sample tested positive for asbestos. As a result, school officials decided to cancel ... mehr

24.09.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

New Chemotherapy Treatment for Mesothelioma Currently Being Tested


It has been reported that Southwest Oncology Group, a U.S. based clinical trial cooperative group, is currently testing a chemotherapy treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Presently, chemothe... mehr

05.08.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Suffering from Pain After Knee Replacement Surgery? It May Have Become Loose


On March 11, 2010, several orthopedic surgeons participated in a discussion concerning a study on the failure rate of a certain type of knee replacement. The knee replacement is described as cementles... mehr

22.06.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Veteran Passed Away from Mesothelioma Cancer


It has been reported that a U.S. Army veteran passed away at the age of 64 from the asbestos cancer, malignant mesothelioma. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 25 years of service.... mehr

09.06.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Asbestos Cancer Mesothelioma can Result from Secondary Asbestos Exposure


Many people are aware that working with asbestos containing products can lead to asbestos exposure which in turn can lead to asbestos cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Fewer people are awa... mehr

21.05.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Asbestos being removed from Summerlin Road in Lee County, Florida


On May 18, 2010, a project to clean up asbestos-laden fill material from Summerlin Road was begun. The source of the asbestos is currently unknown. The discovery of asbestos delayed the clean up proje... mehr

17.05.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

EPA Accuses Florida City of Violating Asbestos Regulations


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has informed the officials of Marco Island, a city in southwest Florida that it violated six asbestos-related regulations in the course of reconstructing... mehr

09.04.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Require Participants


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City is presently seeking people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma to participate in at least three clinical trials investigating the effecti... mehr

01.04.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Former Telephone Technicians are at Risk of Developing Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer


In a case still pending against other asbestos manufacturers, asbestos attorneys Weitz & Luxenberg mailed the first settlement check of a six figure sum to the surviving family members of a New York C... mehr

30.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settles for Former Painter and Ship Worker


Earlier this month, a Greek maritime worker who came to the United States in 1971 to follow in his father’s footsteps here as a commercial painter, received a settlement check for $466,000 related t... mehr

24.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Work with Asbestos led to Mesothelioma Cancer in Shipyard Worker


In a case still pending against other asbestos product manufacturers, Weitz & Luxenberg last month sent a six-figure settlement check to the widow of a Brooklyn Navy Yard shipyard worker who died of m... mehr

19.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Asbestos Hazards Plague the Construction Industry in the United States


Asbestos was used extensively in many building products for so many decades that any construction worker working on a construction site prior to the mid-1980s was at risk for lethal asbestos exposure.... mehr

18.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settles for $2.1 Million for New Jersey Construction Worker


A 48-year-old New Jersey (NJ) union construction worker, who had his left lung removed after he was diagnosed with occupational mesothelioma cancer, received a $2.1 million settlement from a lawsuit h... mehr

17.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Wins $510,813 Mesothelioma Settlement for Rockefeller Center Carpenter


New York mesothelioma law firm Weitz & Luxenberg recently obtained a $510,813 settlement for a retired carpenter suffering from mesothelioma cancer and his family. The TV series “30 Rock” may ... mehr

16.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settles with $2 Million Payout for Deceased Brooklyn Construction Worker's Family


New York mesothelioma law firm Weitz & Luxenberg recently settled the mesothelioma cancer case of a deceased Brooklyn construction worker for $2.16 million. The construction worker died last year from... mehr

15.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

New York City Construction Worker Describes Life with Mesothelioma

"I can't walk like I used to. I can't climb stairs anymore. I used to climb nine flights of stairs every day. I'm lucky I can climb one." These were the words of a retired New York City construction w... mehr

11.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Mesothelioma Lawyers win $1.28 Million Settlement in Mesothelioma Cancer Case for Carpenter

Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyers recently secured a $1.28 million settlement for a 77-year-old former carpenter suffering from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma. Prior to this settlement, Weitz ... mehr

09.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Mesothelioma Lawyers win $461,000 Settlement in Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit

The mesothelioma law firm Weitz & Luxenberg recently obtained settlements currently totaling $461,000 for a Navy veteran suffering from asbestos-related lung cancer. The man had enlisted in the Navy i... mehr

04.03.10 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Potential mesothelioma vaccine demonstrated to be safe in research study

The American Thoracic Society has reported that researchers have demonstrated the safety of a potential vaccine against mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer that is almost always caused by exposure ... mehr

02.10.07 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Lawyers Respond to Study Casting Further Doubt on Avandia


October 1, 2007, New York, NY— A further pall has been cast over Avandia, a drug for Type 2 diabetes. A new study has found that long-term use of the pharmaceutical increases heart attack risk by mo... mehr

24.08.07 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Welcomes Ambre Brandis to its Asbestos Litigation Department


Ambre Brandis has joined the ranks of Weitz & Luxenberg’s accomplished attorneys in the firm’s Asbestos Litigation department. No stranger to the law or asbestos, the New Jersey native honed her s... mehr

19.04.07 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Responds to Report Citing Rise of Hospital Errors


April 19, 2007, New York, NY--A new report on American hospitals concluded that the death of nearly 250,000 Medicare patients might have been prevented if healthcare workers made fewer errors. Medicar... mehr

25.01.07 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Responds to Report Calling Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Crisis a 'Hoax'


January 24, 2007, New York, NY—The belief that the United States is in the throes of a medical malpractice lawsuit crisis can be blamed on just a tiny group of negligent doctors, says a new watchdog... mehr

30.11.06 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Wins $25 Million in Mesothelioma Verdict


November 29, 2006, New York, NY—In its ongoing effort to hold corporations responsible for recklessly exposing workers to the lethal toxin asbestos, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. obtained a jury verdict o... mehr

29.11.06 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Wins $6 Million in Pediatric Malpractice Case


November 28, 2006, New York, NY—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... mehr

14.11.06 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Wins $8 Million in Obstetrical Malpractice Case


November 14, 2006, New York, NY—Medical errors account for nearly 100,000 deaths each year, estimates the Institute of Medicine, a Washington-based policy research organization. Many other patients ... mehr

23.10.06 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg responds to Arsenic contamination in Minneapolis


October 20, 2006, New York, NY—In an ongoing investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified over 60 properties containing arsenic in soil that posed an immediate health thre... mehr

05.10.06 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Vapor Intrusion - A dangerous environmental concern, says Weitz & Luxenberg


October 3, 2006, New York, NY--Communities across the United States are learning about the dangers of vapor intrusion—but many are learning far too late. The harmful phenomenon results when soil is ... mehr

26.09.06 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg responds to PCE contamination in Billings, MT


September 25, 2006, New York, NY—In response to news that the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating possible vapor intrusion into homes in Billings, Montana, nationally-recognized mass to... mehr

12.09.06 - Weitz & Luxenberg

Weitz & Luxenberg Airs Ads on Mesothelioma featuring Daniel J. Travanti


September 11, 2006, New York, NY — To highlight its effectiveness in fighting for those harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, nationally-recognized mass torts and personal inju... mehr

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