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PFOS/PFAS Water Contamination Lawsuits

Elmiron Lawsuits

May 2, 2020 - LK has previously alerted our clients to the harmful short and long-term health conditions associated with contaminated water. A significant source of contamination- PFAS and PFOS – has been detected in both public and private water sources as a result of manufacturing and industrial processes. PFAS and PFOS are known carcinogens and their widespread use […]

Michigan Federal Court Rules EPA Must Defend Lawsuit in the Flint Water Crisis

April 26, 2020 - Flint, Michigan – On Wednesday, April 26, 2020, Levy Konigsberg attorneys Corey Stern and Renner Walker defeated a motion to dismiss filed by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). The federal district court ruled that the EPA’s sovereign immunity defense did not apply and that the Flint residents’ Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”) lawsuit may proceed. […]

Levy Konigsberg Wins Landmark Appeal in Asbestos-Containing Talcum Powder Case

April 10, 2020 - New York, New York, April 10, 2020—Yesterday, a panel for the First Department of New York’s Supreme Court, Appellate Division handed down a landmark ruling affirming a jury verdict in an asbestos-contaminated talcum powder case, and increasing the net verdict to $3.3 million. The decision, in Nemeth v. Brenntag North America, et al., was the […]

Levy Konigsberg Co-Counsel In $750 million Baby Powder Punitive Damages Verdict Against J&J

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Mesothelioma

February 7, 2020 - Today a jury in New Jersey Superior Court Middlesex County awarded $750 million dollars in punitive damages to four plaintiffs whose mesothelioma was caused by exposure to Johnson & Johnson’s asbestos-contaminated Baby Powder and other consumer talc products.  The jury, deliberating just blocks from Johnson & Johnson’s corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, was […]

LK Partner Moshe Maimon Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers©

Moshe Maimon Lawyer of the Year

February 5, 2020 - Levy Konigsberg LLP partner Moshe Maimon has received the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” award for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs in New York City.  This award will be featured in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Moshe Maimon has been at the forefront of groundbreaking litigation in numerous high-profile […]

COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Lawsuits

Coronavirus Nursing Home Lawsuit

February 4, 2020 - [Last Updated: April 30, 2020] – Nursing homes are expected to provide dependable care for elderly adults who have chronic health problems or are unable to care for themselves. Families rely on trained and experienced staff to keep their loved ones safe. Those who work and operate nursing homes owe their residents a legal duty […]

COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuits

Coronavirus Nursing Home Lawsuit

February 4, 2020 - [Last Updated: April 30, 2020] – The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to unprecedented disruptions in various businesses across the country. Nearly all states have implemented policies to close businesses in response to the Coronavirus.  In some cases, businesses have voluntarily closed as a result of an inability to conduct business or infection among […]

LK Partner Jerome Block Discusses $43.1 Million Lung Cancer Verdict on Great Trials Podcast

Great Trials Jerome Block

January 30, 2020 - A Boston jury awarded $43.1 million dollars to plaintiffs Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin (on behalf of herself and the estate of her deceased spouse) for tobacco and asbestos claims against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“Reynolds”), Phillip Morris USA, Inc. (“Phillip Morris”) and manufacturers of products containing asbestos.  The historic verdict […]

Levy Konigsberg Co-Counsel In $37 million Baby Powder Verdict Against J&J

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Mesothelioma

September 11, 2019 - After a two and a half month consolidated trial of four plaintiffs living with peritoneal mesothelioma, a New Jersey Superior Court jury in Middlexex County unanimously found that Douglas Barden, David Etheridge, D’Angella McNeill, and William Ronning were exposed to asbestos from Johnson and Johnson’s talc products, including its signature baby powder. The jury’s deliberated […]

Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Lawsuits

Dicamba Drift Lawsuit

March 9, 2019 - Chlorpyrifos is the active chemical found in most pesticides used for agricultural and residential purposes.  People can become exposed to the chemical by living in close proximity to farms where it is routinely sprayed on crops, and drinking water and eating produce contaminated with chlorpyrifos. Continued exposure to chlorpyrifos can cause a variety of neurodevelopmental […]

Cast Iron Pipes Lawsuit

cast iron pipe lawsuit

March 6, 2019 - Most homes built before 1975 use cast iron pipes for their sewage and water systems.  Cast iron pipes can corrode internally and externally over time and cause severe damage. Policyholders are increasingly forced to pay out of pocket for failing pipes that can cause serious property damage and pose health risks to occupants of the […]

Levy Konigsberg Files Groundbreaking Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Rockefeller University Hospital

Elmiron Lawsuits

February 13, 2019 - The attorneys at Levy Konigsberg, known for representing thousands of children in the Flint and NYCHA lead poisoning crises, recently filed a class action lawsuit against Rockefeller University Hospital for its role in the sexual abuse of pediatric patients and re-traumatization of abuse survivors.     Background For over 40 years, Rockefeller University Hospital allowed […]

Infant Sleeper Lawsuits Showcase Risk of Death or Serious Injury

Infant Sleeper Lawsuit

February 11, 2019 - The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and Kids II Rocking Sleepers have been recalled after being linked to dozens of infant deaths.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called upon the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) to initiate warnings about the immediate dangers of infant sleepers and advised parents that children of all ages […]

Just for Men Hair Dye Lawsuits

just for men hair dye lawsuit

February 11, 2019 - Just for Men Hair Dye is an over-the-counter shampoo-in formula that reduces or eliminates gray hair in men.  Several variations of the product are sold for application on the head and face.  In recent years, users of Just for Men Hair Dye have experienced severe allergic reactions, irritated skin, and chemical burns.  Just for Men […]

Spray Polyurethane Foam Lawsuits

spray polyurethane lawsuit

February 11, 2019 - Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is typically used to insulate buildings and close cracks in walls.  SPF can be applied as wall insulation, roofing, and sealant, and is also used to manufacture household goods, such as mattresses and car seats.  The use of SPF has increased dramatically in the past decade.  However, the Environmental Protection Agency […]

Pap Smear Misdiagnosis Lawsuits

pap smear lawsuit

February 11, 2019 - Cervical cancer can be easily detected by a Pap smear test during a routine gynecological examination.  Pap tests screen for abnormal growths by examining cells taken from a patient’s cervix.  Errors in Pap test administration and interpretation by clinicians, lab technicians, and physicians have led to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cervical cancer.  When a […]

Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawsuits

window cord strangulation lawsuit

February 11, 2019 - Between 1990 and 2015, almost 17,000 children in the United States were treated in hospitals for injuries sustained by window blinds according to a study in Pediatrics.  Approximately 1 in 8 of these children were injured after becoming entangled in the cords of blinds.  Two thirds of these children died from their injuries.  Experts believe […]

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