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.
Toxic Exposure from Fire Extinguisher Results in Respiratory Ailment: $250,000
Our toxic exposure lawyers achieved a recovery of $250,000 for a client who was at a gas station in Brooklyn when a fire extinguishing system malfunctioned causing him to be sprayed with chemicals. The client developed a respiratory ailment and was diagnosed with asthma. The defendants claimed that our client already had asthma and even had his nebulizer with him at the time of the accident. The emergency room records from the date of the accident claimed that our client had a prior history of asthma. Through tenacious negotiation, Jason Krakower and Howard Raphaelson were able to secure a settlement at mediation.
Lead Poisoning: $500,000 Settlement
The parents of a 10-year-old child sued the landlord after their boy ingested paint chips in his apartment. The child developed learning disabilities that Howard Raphaelson successfully linked to the ingestion of lead paint chips. The matter was resolved prior to jury selection for nearly $500,000. The defendant's attorney informed the Raphaelson Law Firm that this payment represented the largest individual award ever paid by the defendant's insurance carrier in a lead paint case.