$325,000 – SETTLED: product liability/dangerous product – 38-year-old heavy smoker who suffered a heart attack after taking a dietary supplement
Mr. Buky and Mr. Weinstein co-counseled a case that involved a 38-year-old heavy smoker who suffered a heart attack after taking a dietary supplement containing Ephedra. His lawsuit was one of the first cases litigated against the makers and distributors of this harmful ingre- dient. The Defendant, a national manufacturer of dietary supplements and vitamins, argued that the cause of this man’s heart attack was his heavy smoking and obesity, not Ephedra. Through intensive and costly scientific investigation, as well as discovery taken of corporate executives at their New York office that uncovered a lot of “dirt,” the Defendant agreed to a settlement of $325,000 for their client shortly before trial.
Elliot J. Sokoloff, Esq., is Co-Director of Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A.-Attorneys at Law since 1993. Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. has offices in Royal Palm Beach (Palm Beach County, Florida) as well as Vero Beach (Indian River County, Florida). Mr. Sokoloff is originally from New York and has been a Florida resident since 1989. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University with a degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from what is now the Dyson School of Business. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.