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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 products liability class actions medical malpractice construction site accidents environmental toxins auto accidents premises liability securities 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.
$26 million
Verdict Against General Motors The defective design of a passenger’s seat back failed in a rear-end collision and rendered the passenger a quadriplegic.
$20 million
Verdict Against Tractor-Trailer Company Verdict against a tractor-trailer company for inadequate conspicuity and rear end under ride protection.
$10.2 million
Verdict Against Volkswagen Verdict against Volkswagen in a products liability case for lack of an anti-submarining ramp for a rear, center-seated occupant.
$12 million
Verdict Against Football Helmet Company Verdict against a football helmet company for a spinal cord injury; the largest known verdict against a football helmet company for a spinal cord injury sustained by a user.
$8.8 million
Verdict Against Ford Verdict against Ford in a product liability lawsuit on behalf of a person injured in a roll-over accident.
$3.75 million
Settlement in Fatal Fire Lawsuit Settlement in a fatal fire lawsuit for the loss of a mother and three sisters. The fire was caused by a heater that did not adhere to adequate inspection protocols and lacked certain features that decreases the likelihood of short-circuiting.
$1.75 million
Settlement for a Forklift Driver Settlement for a forklift driver paralyzed when the boom of another forklift struck the rear of his seat and propelled him upward, into an overhead metal bar, breaking his neck and paralyzing him from the waist down.
$325,000 thousand
Tire Changing Machine Verdict in which Anapol Schwartz established a precedent for imposition of liability against a manufacturer of a tire changing machine, whom the plaintiff agreed did not initiate events leading to the injury.
$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.
$20 million
Settlements in Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal Sol Weiss served as co-lead counsel in this class action, which compensated minors whose civil rights were violated.
$800,000 thousand
Settlement of a Class Action Against McDonalds/JPMorgan Chase Bank David Senoff served as co-lead counsel in this settlement of a class action suit against McDonalds/JPMorgan Chase Bank for requiring payment of wages via "Payroll Cards".
$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.
$19 million
Work Without Safety Equipment Iron worker who fell 13 feet and was rendered a quadriplegic after the construction company permitted him and other employees to work without safety equipment at heights of up to 30 feet.
$14 million
Workplace Safety Lawsuit Verdict Largest verdict ever rendered in a workplace safety case in Delaware.
$5 million
Elevator Shaft Fall Verdict Verdict for the family of a man killed in an elevator shaft fall caused by violating state safety code and continuing to service a condemned elevator.
$500 million
Asbestos Recoveries Total of asbestos recoveries in 25 years.
$7.25 million
Mesothelioma Victim Philadelphia County verdict in 2014 on behalf of a mesothelioma victim.
$4.3 million
Tetra-Ethyl Lead Exposure Case Settlement in a tetra-ethyl lead exposure case.
$20 million
Verdict Against a Trucking Company A man suffered a brain injury after driving his car into the rear end of a tractor trailer stopped on the Schuylkill Expressway.
$2.5 million
Auto Accident Case Arbitration in an auto accident case in which a landscaper fractured his thigh, knees, lower legs and toes, and suffered the loss of his spleen.
$2 million
Tractor-Trailer Accident Client suffered brain injuries, permanent memory loss and personality changes when a tractor-trailer caused a serious accident.
$1.07 million
Verdict for an Injured Record Producer Verdict for an injured record producer who was hit by a canoe and suffered hearing loss.
$900,000 thousand
Verdict for a Woman Raped by a House Cleaner Verdict for a woman raped by a house cleaner for whom a criminal background check was not done.
$800,000 thousand
Man Injured When a Tree Fell on His Car Verdict for a man injured when a tree fell on his car while he was driving to work. This was the largest jury verdict recorded in memory in Columbia County, Pa.
$1.2 million
Verdict in Compensatory and Punitive Damages Verdict in compensatory and punitive damages in a fraud case in which the client sued her husband for fraud in undervaluing the couple's jointly held stock.
$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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