Verdicts and Settlements of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman

Our personal injury attorneys have been involved in many high-value cases resulting in substantial verdicts and settlements. In 1998, Rodman, Rodman & Sandman was one of 50 firms that joined forces in order to successfully compel the tobacco industry to accept a worldwide settlement worth over $200 billion to compensate for the destructive effects of tobacco. More recently, in 2003, we worked together with firms in Dallas and New York City, securing a $423 million settlement against oil refineries that were contaminating public water supplies.  

The law firm of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman is proud of our record of verdicts and settlements. We invite you to read about some of our most significant verdicts and settlements.


The law firm of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, P.C., is one of the pioneering asbestos law firms in the country, representing victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases since the mid-1970s.  For the past 30 years, our personal injury attorneys have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, including lung cancer, laryngeal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and asbestosis.  We handle mesothelioma cases not only in Massachusetts, but also in New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Texas, Florida, and California.  We have represented hundreds of mesothelioma victims from the filing of their claims to their conclusion, providing comfort and financial security to our clients.


In the early 1990s, Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, P.C., joined other firms around the country to force the tobacco companies to face responsibility for the death and damage caused by their harmful and addictive products.  In 1998, we were an important part of a consortium of law firms fighting the tobacco industry, which resulted in a nationwide settlement of over $200 billion.  Our firm worked diligently in representing the state of California to recoup Medicaid costs, and we helped achieve a settlement for California of approximately $25 billion to be paid over a period of 25 years.

In addition, our personal injury attorneys are selective in reviewing cases of individuals who suffer from lung cancer or emphysema as a direct consequence of smoking.  Presently, we are part of two class actions, in California and Louisiana, which have been brought as a result of deceptive and misleading advertising of the tobacco companies regarding the addictive properties of nicotine. 

Water Contamination

Rodman, Rodman & Sandman has been actively involved in water contamination litigations for many years.  Together with co-counsel in New York and Texas, we represented 80 Massachusetts cities, towns, and other water providers, whose water was contaminated by the gasoline additive, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).  Over the past three years, we have reached nationwide settlements with the oil industry of almost $500 million, of which approximately $90 million was paid to the Massachusetts clients.   

Other Litigation

In addition to representing victims of asbestos diseases, tobacco illnesses, and water contamination, our personal injury attorneys have been extensively involved in representing victims of defective machinery; automobile and construction site accidents; head, brain and spinal cord injuries; workers’ compensation accidents and dangerous prescription drugs.

We obtained approximately $7 million for two individuals who sustained brain injuries in a Jeep rollover accident.  We have also successfully settled injury claims against drunk drivers and the establishments that served them, including a $1.3 million settlement for a leg crush injury.  In addition, we have achieved six and seven figure settlements for a variety of personal injury claims, including multiple fractures sustained in a porch collapse; chronic infection from injuries caused by a roadway defect; amputation from the use of a defective table saw; brain injury and death from a work-related fall from a ladder; and scarring, disfigurement and burn injuries from a motorcycle crash.

Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman

For more examples of past successful verdicts and settlements, contact the personal injury attorneys of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, serving Malden, Boston, and all Middlesex County areas.