Weitz & Luxenberg Secures “Substantial” Settlement for Three Men Killed by Asbestos

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Weitz & Luxenberg’s asbestos litigation trial team reached settlements last week in the cases of three men who worked for years around asbestos, ultimately developing cancer. The men filed lawsuits against multiple corporations alleging that the companies knew about the asbestos in their products but sold them anyway.

I’m happy Weitz & Luxenberg was able to help our clients’ families by securing these settlements, but we realize that financial compensation for lung cancer is secondary... Our thoughts go out to our clients.

Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., a nationally-recognized mass tort and personal injury litigation law firm, today announced the successful settlement of three lawsuits filed against major asbestos and manufacturing corporations on behalf of the firm’s clients. The firm described the settlement as comprising a “favorable and substantial” amount.

The complaints allege that the plaintiffs - long-time workers in industries that exposed them to toxic asbestos insulation - ultimately developed asbestos-related cancers that led to their deaths. Matt MacIntyre, head of Weitz & Luxenberg’s trial team, said that the settlement would pass to the clients’ families.

Anthony Lamano served in the Navy from 1955-57, then worked for years as a boiler technician in Long Island before developing lung cancer. His lawsuit (Index #98-121906, Sup. Ct. NY) was filed and reached the jury selection phase before the defendants named in the complaint agreed to settle.

Two other clients’ cases were filed alongside Mr. Lamano’s.

Lawrence Johnson (Index # 03-100769, Sup. Ct. NY) worked for major power houses and construction sites as an insulator, later developing mesothelioma, a cancer whose only known cause is asbestos.

William Barthold (Index # 02-105877, Sup. Ct. NY) worked as a pipefitter after serving in the Navy from 1942-46. He also died of lung cancer.

MacIntyre, who was joined by Mike Fanelli on Weitz & Luxenberg’s trial team, said the firm could take pride in securing the favorable settlements, but that their thoughts were with their clients’ families.

“I’m happy Weitz & Luxenberg was able to help our clients’ families by securing these settlements, but we realize that financial compensation for lung cancer or mesothelioma is secondary to the important issues – promoting health and justice. Our thoughts go out to our clients, who have been resolute throughout this process.”

About Weitz & Luxenberg

Founded in 1986 by attorneys Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today ranks among the nation’s leading law firms. Weitz & Luxenberg’s numerous litigation areas include: mesothelioma, defective medicine and devices, environmental pollutants, accidents, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Victims of accidents are invited to rely on Weitz & Luxenberg’s more than 20 years of handling such cases – begin by contacting the firm’s Client Relations department at 1-800-476-6070 or at clientrelations(at)weitzlux9dot)com and ask for a free legal consultation. More information: http://www.weitzlux.com

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