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When the Stakes Are High, Victims Choose Levy
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PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS WITH AN EXPERIENCED CANCER LAWYER

Fighting for Families in Litigation Over Cancer-Related Claims
Levy Konigsberg is a top-rated trial practice known nationally for handling complex claims involving various cancers and preventable causes.

As leaders in this field, our award-winning attorneys have secured landmark rulings against some of the nation’s largest and most powerful corporations and have amassed a record of victories that have changed laws, lives, and public safety.

Whether they involve dangerous products, harmful medications, or toxic emissions, cancer cases are powerful tools for holding institutions and corporations accountable for putting profits over people. When you partner with our firm, we provide the firepower to fight back.

Levy Konigsberg serves victims nationwide and works on contingency, which means there’s no cost to hire our team and no fee unless we win. To speak with a cancer attorney about your potential case, call (800) 315-3806 or contact us online.
Types of Cancer Cases We Handle
Our award-winning attorneys at Levy Konigsberg leverage a multi-disciplinary approach to handle a range of cancer-related litigation. This includes cancers caused by defective products, asbestos, tobacco products, unsafe medicationstoxic exposure, and other corporate and institutional failings.If you suspect you have a potential case following a cancer diagnosis, we’re available to explore your options for taking legal action. Some examples of cancer litigation currently being handled by our firm:

Examples of Our Cancer Litigation Work
Levy Konigsberg has led the field in litigating complex cancer-related claims for plaintiffs across the country. Our work has resulted in record results, millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients, and landmark rulings that have set legal precedent and changed public policy.

Here are some examples of our cancer litigation results, media coverage, and important cases:

  • In June 2023, Levy Konigsberg filed 116 mesothelioma lawsuits against newly created J&J spinoff company Kenvue. The filings were the latest development in our firm’s ongoing efforts to help victims obtain justice after being diagnosed with cancer caused by their use of J&J’s talc-based baby products.
  • In May 2023, Firm Partner Jerome Block, who leads our Cancer Litigation team, was featured in an episode of The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper discussing his work representing women diagnosed with cancer caused by J&J’s now discontinued baby powder and the current state of J&J talc powder litigation.
  • In June 2022, Levy Konigsberg secured a major victory for mesothelioma victims and asbestos workers in New Jersey when the New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirmed on appeal that product manufacturers cannot escape liability when they fail to place adequate warnings on products, including the asbestos products at issue in the case.
  • In May 2019, Levy Konigsberg helped secure a $325 million verdict against J&J for a woman who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma after using asbestos-contaminated baby powder. Although the verdict was later overturned on appeal, it prompted J&J to terminate its manufacturing of talc-based baby powder in the U.S. in May 2020.
  • In October 2018, Partner Jerome Block won a $43.1 million dollar verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the family of Louis Summerlin, who died of lung cancer, against R.J. Reynolds based on a jury’s finding that the company’s menthol cigarettes were a defective product. The trial was featured in an episode of the Great Trials Podcast and was the first federal jury verdict against Big Tobacco in favor of a former smoker in New York.
  • In December 2012, Block and our firm secured an historic $1.34 million jury award for the widow of a man who died from lung cancer. The jury sided with our client after finding that R.J. Reynolds negligently failed to warn about the risks and addictiveness of its cigarettes. On a separate claim, the jury also found that co-defendant Philip Morris USA fraudulently marketed “Marlboro Lights” in a way that made consumers believe “light” cigarettes were safer.
Individual & MDL Lawsuits vs. Class Actions
Because cancer-related litigation often involves issues of great concern to the public and issues that impact large populations of consumers and communities, many of these cases are consolidated through court processes that make them more efficient to litigate.

But while consolidation in large cases may be necessary, it’s important for plaintiffs with potential claims to understand the type of case they have and what prospective lawyers may be offering. This is especially true when it comes to multi-district litigation, or “mass torts,” and class actions.

  • Multi-district litigation (MDL) is a special process in which many claims involving a specific issue or event are consolidated before a single federal court. MDLs streamline pre-trial proceedings and claim processing, and because they allow plaintiffs to maintain individual claims, they also require each plaintiff to prove their claims and defendants’ liability.
  • Class actions are cases in which one or several representative plaintiffs represent the interests of a large group of similarly impacted individuals. This group, called the class, is represented by individual(s) called class representatives or lead plaintiffs, whose cases are the only ones which are litigated.

The distinct difference between mass torts (MDLs) and class actions is that MDLs allow plaintiffs to maintain their individual claims and pursue financial recoveries commensurate with their damages. This is an important point to understand, as participation in an MDL is more likely to position a plaintiff for a recovery that more accurately reflects their damages and which is typically larger than what’s available through class action litigation.

At Levy Konigsberg, we believe in the importance of helping victims secure the compensation they deserve and have extensive experience litigating mass torts involving cancer-related claims in federal courts across the country, as well as individual lawsuits. We can help you understand the type of litigation applicable to your case and how we may be able to help.

Our Role As Cancer Lawyers
At Levy Konigsberg, we take great pride in helping victims and families fight for justice, and in litigating consequential cases that benefit not only our clients, but also communities and families across the country. For example, our work has helped:

  • Secure hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for victims and families.
  • Set legal precedent to aid plaintiffs in future litigation.
  • Prompt recalls and market removals of dangerous products.
  • Alert health authorities and communities to serious cancer risks.
  • Spur the development of improved regulations and policies that protect the public.

In addition to leveraging our experience and resources to help clients take on powerful defendants, we also recognize the profound impact cancer diagnoses can have on families.

In all cancer-related cases we handle, we provide personalized and passionate support, and are mindful that our clients’ quality of life comes first. We seek to minimize the time and energy clients spend on the legal aspects of their claims so they can spend more time with their families. Most importantly, we fight for the maximum compensation possible.

Recoverable Damages in Cancer Claims
Victims in cancer-related claims are entitled to a financial recovery of their damages. While every case is different, these damages generally include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Costs associated with medications and therapies
  • Lost income and lost future earnings
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional injuries
  • Other economic and non-economic damages

In cases involving fatal cancers, qualifying family members who file wrongful death and survival actions can recover other types of compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost financial support
  • Lost emotional support and lost consortium

In some cases, courts may also award plaintiffs punitive damages. Punitive damages are a class of damages meant to further punish defendants whose conduct rises to an unacceptable standard of negligence, wrongdoing, or impunity. Punitive damages are not awarded in every case, but they are not uncommon in high-stakes and emotionally turbulent cases like those involving cancer diagnoses.

Call For a FREE Consultation: (800) 315-3806
Levy Konigsberg has recovered more than $3 billion in compensation for clients, including millions in compensation for victims and families who suffered losses due to cancers caused by negligence, toxic exposure, and dangerous products. We’re passionate about helping victims seek justice and have the resources to take on even the most powerful defendants.

If you have questions about a potential cancer lawsuit, our attorneys want to help. Call (800) 315-3806 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.

Resources for Victims & Families

OUR HIGH-IMPACT CASES

VERDICT IN FOUR MESOTHELIOMA CASES

$750 MILLION

LARGEST MESOTHELIOMA VERDICT IN U.S. HISTORY

$325 MILLION

This case is currently awaiting final review on appeal.

LANDMARK MESOTHELIOMA CASE

$117 MILLION

Landmark Mesothelioma Case

$117 MILLION

Stephen and Kendra Lanzo v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Imerys Talc America, Inc.

Mesothelioma Case

$90.5 MILLION

Johns Manville I

Mesothelioma Case

$47.2 MILLION

Consorti, Luchnick, Pulizzi, Tabolt

Mesothelioma Case

$37.3 MILLION

Douglas Barden et al. v. Johnson & Johnson (“J&J) and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. (“JJCI”)

Mesothelioma Case

$30.3 MILLION

Susan Buttitta v. Asbestos Corp., et al.

Mesothelioma Case

$23 MILLION

City of Baltimore v. U.S. Gypsum et al.

Mesothelioma Case

$22 MILLION

Mayer, Pride

Mesothelioma Case

$19.5 MILLION

Matteson, Lustenring v. AC & S, Inc., et al.

Mesothelioma Case

$18.5 MILLION

New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Consolidated Asbestos Litigation

Mesothelioma Case

$18.2 MILLION

Ronsini, Cardinal, Hoz

Mesothelioma Case

$18.2 MILLION

Gantcher, White, Venturno, Dollas, Mangialomini

Mesothelioma Case

$16.5 MILLION

Florence Nemeth v. Whittaker Clark & Daniels, et al.

Mesothelioma Case

$14.3 MILLION

New York Consolidated Powerhouse Asbestos Litigation

Mesothelioma Case

$14.3 MILLION

Ciletti, McPadden, Greff

Mesothelioma Case

$12.1 MILLION

City of Baltimore v. Owens-Corning et al.

Mesothelioma Case

$10.6 MILLION

Chisholm

Mesothelioma Case

$10 MILLION

Rhodes

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Making a Difference for Clients and Public Health

Levy Konigsberg’s landmark jury verdicts and settlements make a difference in the lives of our clients and the public. Our cases have changed the law to make people safer and resulted in dangerous products being removed from the market. Our attorneys handle a broad range of cases, including cases involving mesothelioma, lead poisoning, water contamination, sexual abuse, pharmaceutical liability, tobacco injuries, toxic chemical exposure, and more. We have been nationally recognized for our long history of achieving record-setting results.

MEDIA APPEARANCES

The attorneys of Levy Konigsberg have appeared as legal analysts on numerous local and national news outlets, including NBC, USA Today, and AP. Our firm has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other highly respected publications for our noteworthy case results and numerous successes in high-profile civil litigation matters. We have also been frequently recognized by local news stations and media for our legal achievements and commitment to bettering the communities we serve.

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