Fen-Phen Class Action Lawsuit - $3,700,000,000.00
Arnold Laub filed the first class action suit against eight pharmaceutical companies involved in marketing or selling the diet drugs, Fenfluramine and Phentermine (a.k.a. Fen-Phen), on behalf of patients nationwide. The claimants were awarded $3,700,000,000.00.
Toxic Cloud Class Action Lawsuit - $185,000,000.00
The Law Offices of Arnold Laub brought a class action lawsuit against the general chemical company, a plant in Richmond, California wherein 50,000 claimants were awarded $185,000,000.00 for exposure-related injuries, including emphysema.
Pedestrian v. Auto Case - $14,500,000.00
A 27 year old male and a 58 year old male were standing in front of walk-up windows at a San Francisco building. A delivery car left the roadway, went up a wheelchair ramp, crossed the sidewalk and crushed the plaintiffs against the building. One man suffered traumatic amputation of both legs above the knee. The other had a crushed left leg requiring 14 surgeries over two years and multiple skin and muscle grafts. These cases settled for $14,500,000.
Homosexual man v. Shell Oil Company - $5,300,000.00
A middle aged male who maintained a respectable position in a large corporation was terminated after he was caught making copies of a personal matter to promote a homosexual safe sex party. A co-worker discovered the original copy of the promotional flyer and was offended. The co-worker faxed the original to the company's home office in Houston, Texas and the senior vice president was terminated the next day. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub received a court judgment for $5,300,000.00, the largest then known verdict in the United States for an individual for wrongful termination.
29 year old Male at the Altamont Pass - $4,700,000.00
A 29-year-old male was handed a fire extinguisher by his employer and instructed to fight a grass fire at the windmills of Altamont Pass. He suffered 3rd degree burns over a significant percentage of his body. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $4,700,000.00.
50 Year old Woman hit by car - $4,500,000.00
A 50-year-old woman was standing on the sidewalk at the corner of an intersection when two cars collided at the intersection. One of the cars careened onto the sidewalk striking the plaintiff and pinning her against a light post. She suffered great injuries to her legs, including an amputation below the knee. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $4,500,000.00.
One year old boy with 3rd degree burns - $2,500,000.00
A 1-year-old boy living in an illegally structured apartment with no central heating system was burned by the heating system the family was forced to use. Without heat, the family used a Japanese-style grill to maintain warmth inside their apartment. When a relative added accelerant to the fire, a small explosion erupted causing the 1-year-old boy to catch on fire. The boy suffered 3rd degree burns to his face, hands and arms. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $2,500,000.00.
San Jose Garage Explosion - $2,500,000.00
A San Jose man was burned when he opened his garage door and triggered a butane explosion. The water heater inside his garage had been leaking natural gas and creating a vacuum, so when the plaintiff opened his garage the explosion occurred. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $2,500,000.00.
Sexual harassment - $2,500,000.00
A 17-year-old female employee of a fast food restaurant chain was asked to stay after work by her supervisor, a man previously arrested, on work premises, for child molestation. After work, the man raped the 17-year-old girl inside the fast-food establishment. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $2,500,000.00.
Baby with brain damage - $2,225,000.00
A 28-year-old female from Oakland, California brought suit against a hospital because the doctor's delay in performing a Caesarean section caused her baby to have brain damage. The baby's heart rate began to drop, which usually indicates that a doctor needs to be notified and with the patient right away, but in this case, the heart rate monitor went undetected by hospital staff, which resulted in the baby's brain damage. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $2,225,000.00.
Sport Utility Vehicle Accident - $2,100,000.00
The family of an 18-year-old male brought suit against the driver of a sport utility vehicle that lost control and drove off the side of a cliff. The plaintiff and his friends attempted to flee an unsupervised party when the police arrived to break it up. The plaintiff got into the back of a sport utility vehicle, unrestrained. The drunk driver of the SUV began to head down the hill when he lost control and drove off the side of a cliff. The driver and other passengers lived, but the plaintiff died two days later. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $2,100,000.00.
Medical Malpractice - $1,850,000.00
The family of a 33-year-old male brought suit against doctors and a hospital for failure to timely diagnose a brain aneurysm. The man fainted at work and his employer sent him to a medical clinic to be checked. There, he was examined by a nurse and sent home. When his headaches worsened, he sought treatment at a county hospital, where they failed to perform any diagnostic tests. Over the next few weeks, he returned to the clinic many times. Finally, a CT Scan was ordered and revealed he was undergoing a rupture of a cerebral aneurysm. Within hours of the CT Scan, he lapsed into a coma, underwent emergency brain surgery and was rendered into a vegetative state. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $1,850,000.00.
Motorcycle Accident - $1,450,000.00
A man riding a motorcycle was shoved sideways when a car rear-ended his motorcycle.. Another car then struck the left side of the motorcycle, knocking the motorcyclist to the ground causing him severe injuries. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $1,450,000.00.
Speeding Vehicle - $1,250,000.00
A 27-year-old male was a passenger in a speeding vehicle on its way back from a Lake Tahoe trip when the driver lost control and hit a pole on the passenger's side. The plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $1,250,000.00.
Earthquake Victim - $1,000,000.00
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which measured 7.1 on the Richter Scale caused a veteran truck driver from Hayward to spend two days in the hospital. The 40-year-old male's 18-wheeler truck dropped 60 feet off the 880 freeway on the Cypress Structure in Oakland during the earthquake; miraculously he suffered no fractures. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub were the first to file a claim on behalf of a 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake victim and settled this case for $1,000,000.00.
Construction Accident - $850,000.00
A 31-year-old male construction worker was injured when a device called a 'skip loader,' which resembles a large shovel-like claw, closed on his foot. The accident caused him to have part of his foot amputated. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $850,000.00.
School Gym injury - $850,000.00
While in his high school gym, a 15-year-old male and his peers were left unsupervised when the teacher stepped out of the room. During the teacher's absence, the boys added more weights to the bar in an attempt to see how much more the 15-year-old male could lift. When the bar became too heavy, it fell onto the boy's stomach injuring his pancreas and spleen. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $850,000.00.
Bus Accident - $850,000.00
A 13-year-old girl was getting off a bus on Geary St. in San Francisco when she realized she was at the wrong bus stop. With one leg still inside the bus and the rest of her body outside the bus, the bus driver closed the doors and proceeded to drive off. The girl was dragged about one block before the rear left wheel of the bus ran over her body. She suffered a fractured hip and pelvis as well as internal injuries. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $850,000.00.
Unsafe Living Conditions - $500,000.00
A 38-year old male fell from a two-story apartment when a balcony he was leaning on collapsed. The balcony had been covered with dry rot and the apartment owner had not replaced or repaired it. The plaintiff broke both of his legs. The Law Offices of Arnold Laub settled this case for $500,000.00.