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Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. was formed by partners Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg. Founded with the goal of providing top-flight legal services to clients injured by negligent companies and people, the firm took root in New York and immediately propelled Weitz and Luxenberg to success, earning them a reputation as public champions. That reputation remains strong and is still growing today.

At W&L, we consider ourselves to be among the best law firms in the world at taking a client’s case and achieving the result they want. There are hundreds of firms that practice the same kind of law that we do, but very few who do as well for their clients.

W&L and its top-flight litigators have been recognized with dozens of awards and recognitions that reflect the elite level of our legal work. Our lawyers are regularly recognized with “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers” distinctions, honors that are handed out by legal publications. Our lawyers also serve on the leadership committees of some of the largest multidistrict litigations in the nation and the committees of multiple asbestos bankruptcy trusts.

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Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. Offers Gratitude to Veterans for Assuring Our Nation’s Liberty

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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today extolled the virtue of all the women and men who have served our country so courageously and admirably over the years. Their efforts ensured our freedom and that of our children for decades to come. We are forever indebted to their commitment and steadfast fealty.

Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. Sees Cancer Research Month As Ideal Time to Provide Free Access to Cancer Study Data

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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. today said it agrees with Vice President Joe Biden that the lives of more cancer victims could be saved if cancer researchers were able to more freely access published studies and, most importantly, their underlying data.

W&L Hopes Faster FDA Publication of Potential Risk Signals for SGLT2 Inhibitors: Newest – Stroke, Thromboembolic Events, Acute Kidney Injury

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NEW YORK, N.Y., April 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., said today it hopes potentially fatal side effects associated with SGLT2 inhibitor drugs will be reported to consumers faster, since people taking these next-generation diabetes medications deserve to be notified of the health dangers shortly after they have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Weitz & Luxenberg Attorneys Chosen as 2016 ‘Rising Stars’ by Super Lawyers Magazine

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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super Lawyers revealed that eight Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. attorneys have been named by the magazine as 2016 ‘Rising Stars’ of the profession, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg Responding to Air Quality Issues in Portland, Oregon

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-time environmental activist Erin Brockovich is joining with Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., attorney Robin Greenwald to investigate claims from Portland, Oregon area residents who may have been harmed by chemical emissions released into the air by art-glass companies in the region.

Weitz & Luxenberg Secures $5.2 Million Verdict Finding Malice in Asbestos Lawsuit Against Fluor and Subsidiaries

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally known law firm Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. secured a verdict of $5.2 million in damages on behalf of an 82-year-old Orange County, California, man and his wife who sued a Fortune 500 company they charged with contributing to his increased risk of developing mesothelioma, Weitz & Luxenberg announced today.

Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg to Visit Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Groundwater Contamination Victims on Jan. 30

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESSS NEWSWIRE) — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, together with a team of Weitz and Luxenberg attorneys, look forward to meeting with victims of the Hoosick Falls, New York PFOA groundwater contamination on Saturday, January 30, 2016, said the nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm.

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Greenwald Is Co-Lead Counsel in Excellus Data Breach Case

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robin L. Greenwald, head of the Weitz and Luxenberg Environmental, Toxic Tort and Consumer Protection litigation unit, will serve as interim co-lead counsel in the developing Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach class action lawsuit, according to the firm.

Robin L. Greenwald of Weitz & Luxenberg Named to Leadership Role in Volkswagen Multidistrict Litigation

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robin L. Greenwald, a former senior attorney within the U.S. Department of Justice and now head of the Weitz and Luxenberg Environmental, Toxic Tort and Consumer Protection litigation unit, has been appointed to an important leadership role in the multidistrict federal court litigation currently advancing against Volkswagen, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Weitz & Luxenberg Helping Hoosick, N.Y., Victims of PFOA Contaminated Groundwater

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz & Luxenberg is investigating bringing a lawsuit against one or more companies believed responsible for certain cancers and other illnesses affecting residents of Hoosick, New York, where the residents have unwittingly been drinking water contaminated with PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), the nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm today announced.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Victims Ask Weitz and Luxenberg and Erin Brockovich for Help

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,200 affected residents gathered Wednesday night in Porter Ranch, California. They were there to listen to environmental activist Erin Brockovich, scientists and attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg discuss their legal options against Southern California Gas Co. due to a leak from the natural gas storage well in the hills above their homes, the law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg today reported.

Weitz and Luxenberg Adds Serious Urinary Tract Infections to SGLT2 Inhibitor Injuries Probe

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced that the firm has expanded the scope of its investigation into SGLT2 inhibitor drug injuries. SGLT2 inhibitor drugs include Invokana and others listed below. This move will allow the nationally known mass tort law and personal injury firm to focus on cases where people taking SGLT2 inhibitors were hospitalized after developing urosepsis (serious infection of the blood) or pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys) from SGLT2 inhibitor-associated urinary tract infections.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Victims to Meet Erin Brockovich, Weitz and Luxenberg, Dec. 9 in Porter Ranch, CA

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich – whom actress Julia Roberts famously portrayed in an Oscar-winning role – will join environmental and consumer protection attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., at a Southern California townhall meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, for victims of the Porter Ranch gas leak, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg Wins MDL Designation for Claims Against Johnson and Johnson Power Morcellators

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced that one of its lead attorneys, Paul J. Pennock, successfully argued to a federal court judicial panel to consolidate into a single multidistrict litigation dozens of lawsuits claiming injuries from use of power morcellators manufactured by Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc.

Honoring Women Lawyers Benefits Clients Most, Says Attorney Gaffney

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CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philadelphia-area attorney Mary Gaffney, of Weitz and Luxenberg, believes the conferring of honors on high-achieving women lawyers is good for their career prospects. However, she believes it is even better for individuals in need of legal assistance as it helps them make smarter choices about who should represent them in a court fight.

Weitz and Luxenberg Voices Hopes for Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2015

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The mesothelioma lawyers of nationally known asbestos-exposure law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., said they hope on Saturday to alert as many individuals as possible to the scourge of mesothelioma, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg to Target Volkswagen Over ‘Defeat Device’ Emissions Recall

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Owners of recalled Volkswagen diesel passenger cars sold with emissions controls designed to cheat during smog tests may be entitled to compensation from the automaker, the nationally known personal injury law firm Weitz and Luxenberg said today.

NYC Personal Injury Law firm – 14 Weitz and Luxenberg Attorneys Named as ‘Super Lawyers’

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super Lawyers magazine yesterday reported that 14 attorneys from the powerhouse personal injury law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., will appear in the prestigious periodical’s 2015 roster of outstanding New York City metro area attorneys, Weitz and Luxenberg announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg Investigating Excellus-Lifetime Healthcare Data Breach

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal injury and class action law firm Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it has begun investigating cases arising from the recently discovered hacking of 10.5 million Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield customers’ confidential records.

AMMCO-Hennessy Handed First Asbestos Defeat by Weitz and Luxenberg

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury this month handed Hennessy Industries, Inc. as successor to AMMCO Tools, Inc., its first-ever loss in an asbestos-exposure lawsuit despite the defendant company’s self-assurances that the grieving family of an Army veteran and automotive parts store owner who died of mesothelioma had no chance of winning, victorious plaintiffs’ law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg Investigating Injuries Caused by Recalled Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters from Cook Medical

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today launched an investigation into injuries sustained by patients when catheters used during cardiac angiogram procedures to inject contrast dye into blood vessels malfunctioned by either splitting or separating, the firm announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg Probes Data Breach at Medical Informatics Engineering and NoMoreClipboard

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today initiated an investigation into the harm suffered by patients whose private health and financial records were hacked during a recent data breach in Indiana, the law firm announced.

Injuries to North Shore L.I. Patients from Data Breach Investigated by Weitz and Luxenberg

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NEW YORK, N.Y., June 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal records and insurance information on 18,000 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System patients were compromised by a data breach that occurred last year in Texas but went undisclosed for many months, and now Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. is considering filing negligence, economic injury and failure-to-warn claims against Dallas-based Global Care Delivery, the law firm today announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg is Told 95 percent of Eligible Stryker Hip Patients Now Enrolled in Settlement Program

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NEW YORK, N.Y., June 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally prominent personal injury law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today said that 95 percent of registered eligible patients are now enrolled in the Stryker modular hip settlement program. This program has been established to ensure that each injured patient will receive a share of more than $1 billion as compensation for problems encountered with Rejuvenate and ABGII metal-on-metal modular hip implants.

Hospital Data Breach Affects Thousands of Patients

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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. is investigating another privacy breach that has resulted in the theft of patients’ personal information at several hospitals in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These hospitals all used the billing services of Medical Management LLC, based in North Carolina, announced the law firm.

Weitz and Luxenberg Exploring Southern California Oil Spill Victims’ Claims

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, California.

Lumber Liquidators’ Laminate Flooring Installers Urged to Contact Weitz and Luxenberg

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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring has dangerously high levels of formaldehyde, a toxin so harmful that Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit in March against the company on behalf of consumers who installed this highly toxic flooring in their homes.

Weitz and Luxenberg Probes Claims of Unsolicited Calls, Text Spam

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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it will investigate potential claims from consumers pestered by unsolicited phone calls or spam text messages from telemarketers, debt collectors and others.

Weitz and Luxenberg’s Bilsborrow Will Attend AAJ Leadership Academy

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NEW YORK, N.Y., April 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney James Bilsborrow, of Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., is one of a dozen lawyers from around the nation chosen to participate this year in an American Association for Justice (AAJ) training academy to develop promising new leaders of the legal profession, the law firm today announced.

Weitz & Luxenberg Accepting Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement Cases

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NEW YORK, N.Y., April 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent voluntary recall of Zimmer Persona Knee Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) subsequently categorized as a Class II recall, has led Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., to begin accepting cases involving Zimmer Persona Knee replacement injuries, the law firm today announced.

Zofran Birth Defect Cases Being Accepted by Weitz and Luxenberg

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NEW YORK, N.Y., April 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., announced it is accepting cases of congenital heart defects and cleft facial abnormalities in children whose mothers took the prescription drug Zofran during pregnancy to relieve symptoms of morning sickness.

Pioneer Bank Data Breach Draws Weitz & Luxenberg Probe

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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. today announced it is investigating claims from customers of Pioneer Bank who suffered – or fear they soon will suffer – economic harm from a data breach made possible by the Jan. 26 theft of one of the Troy, New York-based financial institution’s laptop computers.

Weitz and Luxenberg Brings Class Action Against Lumber Liquidators

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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., on Wednesday filed a class action lawsuit seeking to make Lumber Liquidators, Inc., pay restitution to consumers who purchased from the home-improvements retailer certain brands of laminate flooring found to emit high levels of health-harming formaldehyde, the law firm announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg Files Data Breach Lawsuit Against Premera Blue Cross

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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. today filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle-based Premera Blue Cross on behalf of policy holders who lost sensitive private information as a result of a massive, sustained hacking of Premera’s computer systems, the law firm announced.

Weitz & Luxenberg Probes Lumber Liquidators Toxic Flooring Claims

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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A ’60 Minutes’ expose this week of Lumber Liquidators, alleging the home-improvements corporation made profits by selling laminate flooring that emits harmful levels of formaldehyde, prompted Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. to announce today it is investigating claims from consumers who purchased the hazardous Chinese-made product.

Weitz & Luxenberg Files Lawsuit Against Lenovo for Superfish Security Risk

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NEW YORK, N.Y., March 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. has announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against Lenovo and Superfish for a recent case of laptop security failings. The suit was filed in response to the growing concern over computer manufacturer Lenovo’s inclusion of Superfish malware on laptops purchased after Sept. 1, 2014.

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Anthem Data Breach Lawsuit Helps Kids, Too

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Anthem Inc. data breach class action lawsuit brought this month by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. seeks to protect tens of millions of children – and not just adults – affected by the health insurance giant’s massive loss of sensitive confidential records, the New York-based law firm today announced.

Global Resolution Reached in Lawsuits over Stryker Rejuvenate/ABG II Failed Hips

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HACKENSACK, N.J., Nov. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized after four months of negotiations before retired United States Magistrate Judge Diane Welsh of JAMS in Philadelphia.

Takata Exploding Airbags Prompts Weitz and Luxenberg to Begin Readying Class-Action Lawsuit

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reports of at least four deaths and nearly 150 injuries from exploding airbags that hurl jagged, razor-sharp pieces of shrapnel at drivers and passengers spurred leading national law firm Weitz & Luxenberg to today announce it is preparing for a class action suit against airbag manufacturer Takata Corp.

Weitz and Luxenberg – $12.5M Verdict for Three New York Construction Workers

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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A four-month legal battle ended this week in victory for the families of three New York area workers stricken by mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The verdict, announced Tuesday by a New York Supreme Court jury, brings closure to the fight for justice of three workers unwittingly exposed to toxic materials on the job. Weitz and Luxenberg filed suit more than a year ago on behalf of the three men.