Toxic Torts

The Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm in New York City has a special products, toxic tort and lead poisoning unit headed by Howard Raphaelson. He personally handles the preparation and filing of lawsuits against large corporations. Litigation in cases involving Fen-Phen, asbestos, tobacco and — more recently — Vioxx, Celebrex and Guidant defibrillators are examples of the types of cases that our NYC law firm has undertaken against the manufacturers of these substances that cause horrible injuries to thousands of people across our country.

This area of law can be the most demanding for lawyers to pursue, but without the checks and balances that trial lawyers and courts create by fighting for the rights of these injured people, large corporations would have far less incentive to research and safeguard products and substances.

One additional area of research that The Raphaelson & Levine New York City Personal Injury Law Firm has taken the time to explore is injuries that may be caused as a result of cell phone use. In the same way that general public was not aware about how cigarettes caused cancer, we believe it is important to be diligent in the following the research of cell phones.

Lead poisoning in different buildings throughout New York can be very dangerous for young children. Pediatric neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists are consulted regularly by our office. Be careful of lead paint in your home if you have children.