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Schlesinger Law Offices Wins a Substantial
$9 Million Verdict for Surviving Daughters

On May 31, 2024, Schlesinger Law Offices secured a significant victory in a three-week-long, hotly contested product liability trial for the wrongful death of an 82-year-old beloved father. We previously tried and won this case in 2014 but were forced to conduct a retrial. In May, we achieved an even larger verdict for our client. Our firm perseveres and works to achieve a just outcome for our deserving clients.

Succeeding against a formidable, sophisticated, and well-funded opponent like RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in a complex product liability case proves we are well-equipped to handle challenging cases. We like to say that the simple things we take care of immediately, while the impossible takes us a bit longer. Schlesinger Law Offices is a 70+ year-old multi-generational personal injury practice happy to help those needing legal assistance.

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Scott Schlesinger Quoted in The National Law Journal

The National Law Journal reached out to founding attorney Scott Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., for his renowned perspective and thoughts on who is liable for the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. This tragic event has raised many questions and concerns about the safety of our public infrastructure.
The National Law Journal

Miami Dolphins Tyreek Hill Sued by Influencer Claiming He Broke Her Leg During a Training Session

February 28, 2024 – Last summer during a training session at his south Florida residence, a social media influencer, represented by Schlesinger Law Offices filed a lawsuit against Tyreek Hill, the wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. She claims that the athlete tackled her in a “violent” manner, resulting in a fractured leg. 
People Magazine    Tampa Bay Times

The Biggest Verdicts and Settlements Won by South Florida Attorneys in 2019

December 24, 2019 – 2019 saw jurors deliberate on a landmark same-sex tobacco case and a failed robotic garage, while South Florida litigators found common ground in behemoth bankruptcy disputes. Read More

Broward Lawyers Land $6.5M Verdict Over Child’s Christmas Carnival Ride Fall

December 23, 2019 – Bryan Hofeld, David Silverman and Zane Berg represented Elizabeth Frank, who was 11 when she fractured her skull and broke both legs on board a ride called the “Psycho Swing,” which the lawyers alleged was operated with reckless disregard for safety. Read More

Big Tobacco survived a crackdown. So can e-cigarettes

September 26, 2019 – Altria’s big investment in Juul isn’t looking so hot now amid growing concerns about health risks tied to vaping and a broad regulatory crackdown on e-cigarettes. Read More

South Florida law firm files lawsuit to stop sale of ecigarettes

September 25, 2019 – A South Florida law firm is fighting to stop the sale of e-cigarettes. The Schlesinger Law Office has been fighting the tobacco industry for decades. Read More

How Juul’s reputation went from high-tech cool to hazardous

September 25, 2019 – Juul dominated the e-cigarette industry, prompting the FDA to call teen vaping an “epidemic.” What does vaping do to your body? We explain. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY. Read More

How Juul’s reputation went from hightech cool to hazardous

SEPTEMBER 25,2019 – The pendulum swing in the reputation of Juul Labs — from a less-harmful cigarette alternative to a public danger — has engulfed the vaping company in crisis. Read More

Hospital sued for leaving medical device in patient’s chest

December 28, 2018 – The lawsuit against Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and a cardiologist claimed the tip of a catheter, ruptured balloon were left inside the plaintiff in a failed angioplasty. Read More

‘We Are Outraged’: This South Florida Firm is Winning Millions of Dollars Against Big Tobacco

July 20, 2018 – Attorneys at the Schlesinger Law Offices in Fort Lauderdale won three verdicts over two months, requiring tobacco giants to shell out millions of dollars to smokers’ families. Read More

Did Cutting Corners to Chase Cash Lead to Catastrophic Consequences?

September 19,2017  – The elements that led to the catastrophe at the rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills this week should have come as no surprise. Read More 

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Med Mal Damages Caps for Pain and Suffering

June 8, 2017 – Florida’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice injury cases is unconstitutional, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Read More 

$15M Verdict, Including $12M in Punitives, Thumps RJR for Smoker’s Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

APRIL 21, 2017 – Jurors Friday imposed a $12 million punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the smoking-related disease effects they found Johnny Lima suffered as a result of Reynolds’ participation in a long-standing conspiracy to hide the dangers of cigarettes. Read More

WWII Hero’s Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 – A Florida state court jury handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed. Read More

VW owners fuming over smog scandal

September 24, 2015 – The CEO of scandal-ridden Volkswagon resigned Wenesday, leaving behind a badly discredited automaker facing billions in finces and lots of angry customers. Read More

$1,000,000 For Boy Hit At A Marlin’s Game

A boy got hit in head at Marlin’s game resulting in million dollar settlement.

Florida Lawyer Says Multimillion-Dollar Tobacco Verdicts Will Spread To Other States

August 12,2013 – A Florida jury handed Scott Schlesinger every plaintiff lawyer’s dream earlier this month when it ordered R.J. Reynolds to pay his clients $37.5 million for the death of smoker Laura Grossman from lung cancer at the relatively young age of 38. Read More