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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuits

Legionnaires Disease Lawsuits

February 11, 2019 - Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria.  The bacteria grow in warm water and can be detected in the water and plumbing systems of large buildings. While most people with Legionnaires’ disease recover with treatment, certain individuals are vulnerable to prolonged and serious illness.  An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurred […]

South Shore Libra and Smart Basics 3-Drawer Dresser Lawsuits

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February 11, 2019 - South Shore Furniture recalled its 3-drawer dressers sold online at Walmart, Amazon, Target and other stores after one child was killed and another child was seriously injured when the chest tipped over.  The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned that failing to anchor the chest, or defectively anchoring the furniture to the wall, […]

Firefighting Foam Lawsuits

fire fighting foam lawsuits

February 11, 2019 - Toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used to produce firefighting foam since the 1950s.  PFAS include PFOA, PFOS and many other chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified PFAS as an “emerging contaminant”, which indicates it is likely dangerous to human health. Firefighting foam has been linked to kidney, testicular, […]

New Jersey Jury Awards $2.38 Million to Widow of Manufacturing Plant Worker who Died of Mesothelioma After Being Exposed to Union Carbide Asbestos

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January 29, 2019 - NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, January 29, 2019 – A jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey awarded $2.38 million to the widow of a manufacturing plant worker who died of mesothelioma after years of working with raw asbestos mined, marketed, and distributed by chemical giant Union Carbide Corporation. Willis Edenfield, who worked as a chemical compounder […]

Boston Jury Awards $43.1 Million Verdict in Cigarette Smoking-Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer Trial

Levy Konigsberg RJ Reynolds Asbestos Tobacco Verdict

October 15, 2018 - BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 15, 2018—In the first ever lung cancer trial involving claims of tobacco and asbestos exposure, a Boston jury awarded a total of $43.1 million dollars to plaintiffs, Joanna Summerlin (widow) and Chris Summerlin (son), for Louis Summerlin’s lung cancer and wrongful death caused by defectively designed cigarettes and fraudulent misrepresentations regarding the […]

Lead-Contaminated Dust Poses Major Health Hazard to New York Tenants

September 28, 2018 - For years, lead-contaminated construction dust has inflicted serious harm on tenants in apartments throughout New York City.  Lead is a highly toxic metal which was commonly used in interior and exterior paints prior to 1978.  Exposure to lead can cause significant developmental defects in young children, including speech impairments and cognitive deficits.  Children become lead […]

Asbestos Covered Steam Pipe Bursts Under the Streets of Manhattan

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July 20, 2018 - LK Partner Robert Komitor Is Interviewed and Appears on NBC New York Affiliate WNBC to Discuss the Impacts During the Height of the Disaster. Asbestos dangers lurk everywhere and may emerge at any time. There is no better example for that than turning to the streets of New York City, where a Con Edison steam […]

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