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

Elmiron Lawsuits

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

asbestos steam pipe

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

asbestos steam pipe

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 […]

LK Wins Ruling Allowing Mesothelioma Ship Worker’s Case To Proceed in New York

Oil Tanker Mesothelioma

March 23, 2018 - On September 20, 2017, attorneys from Levy Konigsberg earned an important legal victory from a Manhattan-based federal court in New York. Levy Konigsberg represents the estate of Mr. Jurgen Unterberg, who worked as an engineering officer on several different oil tankers from 1973 to 1978 for a company called Mobil Shipping and Transportation Company (“MOSAT”). […]

Lead Poisoning Victim to Sue Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority

March 20, 2018 - The effect of lead exposure in children has been a national health concern for decades. There is no known level of lead in the blood that is considered safe for children. Lead exposure is associated with a number of conditions in children, including poor academic achievement and impaired focus. Because the consequences of lead exposure […]

Catastrophic Railway Accidents Raise Questions About Safety Standards

Train Accident Lawsuit

March 20, 2018 - A series of catastrophic railway accidents have made news headlines in the past few years, including four fatal accidents involving Amtrak trains since December 2017. The causes of these collisions vary, but investigators have indicated that insufficient safety precautions contributed to many of these deadly incidents. Inadequate training procedures and failure to install safety mechanisms […]

Ninth Circuit Court Demands EPA Issue Updated Rules on Lead Poisoning

March 19, 2018 - The standards for lead-based paint and dust were issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001 and have not been updated since that time. Now, an order by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit mandates that the EPA propose revised rules by March 27, 2018. The standards for lead-based paint […]

Victims Seek Legal Options Following New York City Terrorist Attacks

new york terror attack lawsuit

March 17, 2018 - Families of victims of the terrorist attack on October 31, 2017 on the West Side Highway in Manhattan intend to sue the city and the state for maintaining an unsafe environment that contributed to the attack. Eight people were killed when an Uzbekistan immigrant from Paterson, New Jersey knocked down pedestrians and cyclists as he […]

2017 False Claims Act Year in Review: Government Recovers $3.7 Billion

Whistleblower law firm

March 6, 2018 - Settlements and verdicts in fraud claims brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) amounted to a $3.7 billion payout to the Department of Justice in 2017. Since the FCA was amended in 1986 to enhance the role of whistleblowers and alleviate obstacles to initiating actions against alleged wrongdoers, more than $56 billion has been recovered […]

Levy Konigsberg Wins Ruling in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Brake Case

asbestos brakes

January 17, 2018 - On August 4, 2017, mesothelioma attorneys from Levy Konigsberg (“LK”) won an important legal ruling in federal court in New Jersey. The firm represents the estate of Mr. Gerald Hoffeditz who worked as a mechanic and heavy equipment repairman on military trucks. These vehicles needed everything from transmissions to brake part repairs. Unfortunately, all these […]

LK Mesothelioma Department – Highlights and Lessons Learned in 2017

mesothelioma lawsuits

December 26, 2017 - As 2017 comes to an end, we look back at a few of the highlights and lessons we learned this year.   Historic Mesothelioma Jury Verdict (April 7, 2017):   Levy Konigsberg (“LK”) achieved a historic victory, winning the first jury verdict in a peritoneal mesothelioma case involving cosmetic talc use. Our client, Florence Nemeth, lived […]

Flint Lawyers Take on NYCHA for Lead Paint Violations

December 7, 2017 - The lead poisoning attorneys at Levy Konigsberg LLP are taking on the New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) for failing to make federally and locally mandated annual lead paint inspections for years. Under the New York City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (“Local Law 1 of 2004”), NYCHA is required to conduct annual visual inspections […]

A Letter of Gratitude To Our Dear Veterans

veterans asbestos

November 11, 2017 - By: Robin Blumenkranz Levy Konigsberg LLP (LK) salutes the brave men and women that put their lives in danger each day to protect our great nation. Today, on Veterans Day and each-and-every day, we acknowledge the sacrifice that soldiers, sailors, airmen, coastguardsmen, and marines make for our freedom and we proudly honor these selfless heroes. […]

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