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Anapol Weiss is a national leader in personal injury, product liability and mass tort litigation, having successfully litigated thousands of cases in state and federal courts. Our personal injury lawyers have obtained billions of dollars in successful verdicts, settlements and judgments on behalf of clients in a variety of mass tort, class action, environmental toxin, medical malpractice and automobile accident lawsuits.

pharmaceutical liability medical devices class actions medical malpractice vaccine claims
$4.85 billion
Vioxx Litigation (MDL 1657) Merck & Co., Inc. agreed to pay $4.85 billion to resolve Vioxx-related claims involving heart attack, sudden cardiac death or stroke. Anapol Weiss Partner Sol Weiss served as Co-Liaison Counsel in the New Jersey Vioxx litigation.
$3.75 billion
Fen-Phen Litigation (MDL 1203) American Home Products Corporation agreed to compensate thousands of people who used the diet drugs and suffered heart valve disease.
$205 million
Rezulin Settlement (MDL 1348) Pfizer settled thousands of claims alleging the Rezulin diabetes drug caused severe liver damage and sometimes death.
$200 million
Trasylol Settlement as Co-lead Counsel (MDL 1928) Bayer agreed to settle lawsuits alleging the heart surgery drug Trasylol increased risk of kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and death.
$114.5 million
Baycol Settlement (MDL 1431) Bayer settled thousands of lawsuits alleging use of the drug Baycol led to kidney failure, the development of a disease that causes damage to muscle called rhabdomyolysis, and other injuries.
$90 million
Propulsid Settlement (MDL 1355) Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, settled lawsuits alleging dangerous heartbeat irregularities associated with Propulsid, a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.
$150 million
Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Settlement Biomet has agreed to pay in excess of $150M to people who needed their failed metal-on-metal hip implant replaced. The settlement, negotiated by lead counsel Thomas Anapol, provided for a $200,000 base award for eligible claimants.
$1.4 Billion
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Settlement Stryker agreed to pay in excess of $1.4B for defective hip devices. The settlement negotiated by several lawyers, including Thomas Anapol, provided for a base award of $300,000 per case. To date, it is the highest base settlement in any metal-on-metal hip implant litigation.
$765 million
Proposed Settlement in the NFL Concussion Litigation The settlement will contribute to immediate medical support to retired players in addition to funding new brain injury safety and research programs.
$22 million
Spinal Fusion Surgery Client was disabled by unnecessary spinal fusion surgery.
$9.6 million
Birth Injury During Labor Case involving a substantial birth injury during labor.
$8.3 million
Medication Overdose Client who suffered permanent brain injury due to a hospital pain medication overdose.
$9 million
Medical Malpractice Breech birth medical malpractice case
$8 million
Brain-Damaged Obese Woman An obese woman who became brain damaged and is now required to live in a long-term care facility after a stay at a New Jersey hospital was awarded more than $8 million in damages. In Terris v. Cohen, Sandra Terris, an obese women, was given a higher-than-normal dose of the narcotic Dilaudid to control pain and "out-of-control-diabetes" after a car accident, according to court documents.
$8 million
Medical Malpractice Verdict in Rural County In this case, the Plaintiff alleged the defendant, an emergency medicine specialist, was negligent for discharging the Plaintiff, after failing to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism in the emergency room, which led to the death of
$4.25 million
Neurological Injures Woman suffered severe neurological injures due to a hospital's failure to timely treat the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
$4 million
Obstetrician Negligence Mother and child permanently injured as a result of their obstetrician's negligence of labor and delivery.
$3,500,000
Post-Operative Injection Client had nerve damage from a post-operative injection
$2.5 million
Neurological Injures Child born with neurological injures because the attending obstetrician canceled a emergency C-section.
$2 million
Surgery Negligence Ten month old child suffered destruction of her right eye global and blindness due to negligence in connection with lazy eye surgery.
$1,954,000
Failure to Diagnose Plaintiff's descendent had symptoms including fever, coughing, dehydration, inability to eat, diarrhea, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. She was pregnant in her third trimester. She was diagnosed with a viral syndrome and discharged with an oral antibiotic. Her condition did not improve and returned to hospital. She slipped into a coma, at which time an emergency C-section was performed. She suffered a collapsed lung, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and died of bilateral pneumonia.
$1.4 million
Failure to Diagnose 63 year old husband and father who died because the attending physician failed to diagnose and treat a dissecting aortic aneurysm.
$1.1 million
Misdiagnosis Rhabdomyolysis misdiagnosis case
$1 million
Improperly Prescribing Recovery for the death of a 42 year old as a result of a physician improperly prescribing methadone to treat his chronic pain.
$1 million
Paralyzed man Accepts $1M to Settle Suit over Undiagnosed Sign of Stroke On Dec. 4, 2007, our client went to see a doctor complaining of intermittent light-headedness and double vision. He had risk factors for heart disease, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and prior smoking. He was referred to a ophthalmologist and ordered a carotid artery test. On Dec. 31st, he suffered the stroke. The suit charged that the doctor failed to diagnose a transient ischemic attack, often a stroke precursor, and failed to meet the standard of care. He did not consult a neurologist, admit our client to a hospital, or administer anti-platelet agents, the suit alleged.
$800,000
Fatal Misdiagnosis Suit | Stewart v. Terrigno A Cumberland County jury awarded nearly $800,000 over a fatal misdiagnosis of a pulmonary embolism.
$10.6 million
Brain Damage Child suffered brain damage from the Varicella vaccine.
$9 million
Payout from Chicken Pox Vaccine $9 million payout, with a lifetime payout of $40 million on behalf of a child who suffered a reaction to the chicken pox vaccine that left him with a developmental delay and seizure disorder.
$4.5 million
Guillain-Barré Syndrome A woman received $4.5 million with an expected lifetime payout of $11.6 million after developing Guillain-Barré Syndrome and becoming paralyzed.
$1.5 million
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Woman developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) after receiving an influenza vaccine.
$3.5 million
Flu Vaccine Man became permanently paralyzed after receiving a flu vaccine.
$610,000 thousand
Ttransverse Myelitis Child was diagnosed with transverse myelitis after receiving his childhood vaccinations.
$2 million
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Woman was diagnosed with GBS and paralyzed as a result of an influenza vaccine.
$460,000 thousand
Settlement for a Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Victim A woman was diagnosed with CIDP after receiving a flu vaccine.
$850,000 thousand
Influenza Vaccine An elderly man became paralyzed as a result of the influenza vaccine.
$500,000 thousand
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Former nurse was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome as a result of a TDaP vaccination.
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