Testosterone Replacement Therapies Associated with Heart Attack, Stroke or Death
The Food & Drug Administration has launched an investigation into the risks of testosterone replacement therapy through the use of products such as AndroGel®, AndroDerm®, Axiron®, Testim® and other testosterone treatments. Research suggests that millions of men may be at risk for a heart attack, stroke or premature death by taking testosterone therapy they don’t actually need. Lawsuits related to the use of testosterone replacement therapy for so-called “Low T” which seek compensation for such injuries have already been filed in Federal District Court.
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck PC ranked in 2014 "Best Law Firms"
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck PC has been ranked in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
Dino Privitera Writes Article for The Verdict
Stewart Eisenberg Appears on 6 ABC to Discuss Car Seat Safety Standards
"Complying with minimum standards doesn't mean the car seat is safe," shared Partner Stewart Eisenberg in a recent interview with 6-ABC's Nydia Han.
Stewart Eisenberg is representing a family that suffered the tragic death of a four-month-old baby who was properly restrained in a rear facing car seat during a low speed collision where no one else in the car was seriously injured.
Eisenberg, Rothweiler Delivers Holiday Presents to Women against Abuse Shelter
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. helped to raise the spirits of domestic violence victims by collecting children's clothing for the families at Women Against Abuse's shelter in Philadelphia.
Stewart Eisenberg and Kenneth Rothweiler named Local Litigation Stars
Stewart Eisenberg and Kenneth Rothweiler were named Local Litigation Stars in the area of Medical Malpractice by Benchmark Plaintiff, the definitive guide to America's leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys.
$1.95 Million Recovery in Anesthesia Medical Malpractice Case
Ken Rothweiler, Esq., and Daniel Jeck, Esq., recently achieved a $1.95 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 14-year-old girl who presented to a local hospital in order to undergo an 18-minute operative procedure under minimal general anesthesia. But she never awoke and ultimately died.
Fred Eisenberg Featured in the Legal Intelligencer
According to Eisenberg, "Bus companies are, for the most part, a completely unregulated industry," Eisenberg said. "For example, buses that leave from Chinatown in Philadelphia to go to Chinatown in New York, or discount buses, are notorious for driving too many miles without adequate checks for violations. Once they're closed down by specific state legislatures, they reopen somewhere else the next day."
Nancy Winkler Interviewed by NewsWorks on the "Apology Bill"
Nancy Winkler was interviewed by WHYY's NewsWorks for her take on the "apology" bill that Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett recently signed into law. The "apology" bill allows health professionals to apologize for an error without it being used in court against them.
Fox-29 Features New Developments in Drowning Death at Philadelphia Day-Care
Fox-29 recently aired a follow-up story on the investigation into the drowning death of seven-year-old Isear Jeffcoat during an outing from a Philadelpia day-care facility. Earlier this year, Nancy Winkler, Esq., filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the day-care facility operator Tianna Edwards on behalf of the boy's mother.
Stewart Eisenberg and Nancy Winkler File Case in Philadelphia against Police Officer who Sexually Assaulted a Young Girl
Stewart Eisenberg and Nancy Winkler filed a Complaint filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas asserts the former Philadelphia police officer Tyrone Wiggins engaged in a course of repeated sexual assault and violence against Deborah Grooms, beginning when she was a minor and continuing into adulthood, and that he abused his official authority, status, title and position as a police officer. Wiggins is currently incarcerated in the State Correctional Institute at Mahanoy after being sentenced to 17 ½ to 35 years for his crimes against Grooms.
Trial Magazine Features Stewart Eisenberg
Stewart Eisenberg Elected in American Board of Trial Advocates
Stewart Eisenberg was recently elected into the American Board of Trial Advocates—an invitation-only, national association that seeks experienced trial lawyers and judges with high personal character and honorable reputations.
Article by Dino Privitera Appears in the Verdict.
Nine Eisenberg, Rothweiler Attorneys Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Nine Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck, P.C. attorneys were recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2013. Stewart J. Eisenberg, Esq., Kenneth M. Rothweiler, Esq., Nancy J. Winkler, Esq., Fredric Eisenberg, Esq., Daniel Jeck, Esq., Dino Privitera, Esq., and Brian C. Hall, Esq. have been named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as top attorneys in the state for 2013. Joshua B. Schwartz, Esq., and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr., Esq. have been named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars' list of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2013.
Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service and includes no more than five percent of the state's attorneys in its annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Selections are based on a rigorous, multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
Nancy J. Winkler Elected President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Nancy J. Winkler, Esq., a partner at Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck P.C., was elected President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, at the organization’s annual meeting held at the Rittenhouse Hotel. One of Pennsylvania’s oldest trial lawyer organizations, PTLA is comprised of attorneys who are dedicated to preservation of the American legal system and working to protect the rights of all individuals to seek justice in the Courts. Ms. Winkler is the fourth woman to preside over PTLA in its 54-year history.
Working hard to protect the rights of innocent victims has been at the heart of Ms. Winkler’s career. For 26 years, she has represented individuals and their families in the litigation of complex personal injury matters involving automobile defects, product liability, pharmaceutical liability, medical malpractice, toxic exposure, construction accidents, falls and automobile/trucking accidents.
Dan Jeck Writes Article for The Legal Intelligencer
The Legal Intelligencer published an article written by Dan Jeck entitled, "Compensable Damages for Loss of Companionship.”
There really is no debate. There is no greater loss than the loss of a child. In preparation for this summary, I re-read several articles about the senseless tragedy that unfolded only a few months ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It was truly numbing. Some of the parents of the 20 children killed who dropped them off at school that morning hold onto the hope that their kids are going to come home. Nicole Hockley still reaches for her son Dylan's hand in parking lots, according to The New York Times. Another parent expects her son to crawl into her bed for hugs before "goodnight."
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Nancy Winkler and Dino Privitera File Lawsuit on Behalf of Seven Year Old Boy who Drowned While in Day Care
Philadelphia Fox 29 News investigated the tragic death of seven year old Isear Jeffcoat who drowned in a backyard swimming pool while in the care of what authorities have described as a fraudulently licensed day care facility. Attorneys Nancy Winkler and Dino Privitera have filed a wrongful death suit against the facility's operator and owner as well as the owner of the home where the drowning took place. What is most appalling is that months before Isear Jeffcoat died; Department of Public Welfare officials had evidence that the operator of the day care facility had an extensive criminal background and used fraudulent means to obtain her license.
For more on this tragic story please read an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Parent sues in June drowning death of boy at Philadelphia day-care center.
Stewart Eisenberg and Dino Privitera File Lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America
Stewart Eisenberg and Dino Privitera filed a complaint in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas asserts that inadequate background checks and improper supervision of a Chester County Scoutmaster by the Boy Scouts and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints led to the molestation of a 15-year-old boy scout in 1998 and 1999. Vance Hein was a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 84 in West Chester, Pa., and also served as a youth leader in the LDS congregation.
Hein is also named in the lawsuit for sexually, physically, and emotionally abusing Melvin Novak, who is now an adult residing in Delaware. Mr. Novak was molested at Boy Scout meetings and camp, in fields and parks, at Hein’s apartment and during a “special” trip to Canada.
Stewart Eisenberg Writes Article for The Legal Intelligencer
The Legal Intelligencer published an article written by Stewart Eisenberg entitled, "Update on the Discoverability of Private Facebook Pages."
In today's digital and virtual society in which almost everyone has some sort of social networking page, it is critically important for attorneys to be aware of what is discoverable in a personal injury lawsuit. Currently, there is a dearth of Pennsylvania appellate case law on the issue of discoverability of nonpublicly viewable Facebook information (i.e., "private" photographs, wall posts, status updates and, inter alia, friend lists). However, several lower court opinions on this topic have recently been issued. A plurality of the decisions suggest that there should be a threshold demonstration that the nonconfidential Facebook information is likely to contain or lead to admissible evidence.
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler Ranked One of the Best Law Firms in America for Medical Malpractice
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. has achieved first tier honors nationally and in Philadelphia in the 2012-2013 U.S.-News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for their representation of plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases.
Fred Eisenberg and Todd Schoenhaus File Lawsuit Alleging Unsafe Construction Equipment Caused Man's Death
A complaint filed in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas by Fred Eisenberg and Todd Schoenhaus asserts that defective construction equipment caused the death of Bruce Hardy, Jr., of Bainbridge, Pa. in December 2010. The construction accident occurred at a York County hydroelectric plant owned by PPL Generation. Hardy was employed as a laborer by the general contractor for an expansion project at the plant.
Dino Privitera Profiled in Ambassador Magazine
An Italian immigrant and Philadelphia attorney, Dino Privitera was recently featured in the National Italian American Foundation's Fall 2012 issue of its Ambassador Magazine.
Mr. Privitera was recognized for his pro bono handling of a case of first impression involving an Iraqi interpreter who successfully obtained permanent residency in the United States.
The NIAF distributes the Ambassador Magazine nationally to more than 30,000 members of the organization. The Fall issue's other "Making a Difference" profiles have included The New York Times' best-selling author David Baldacci; animators from Pixar Studios; and Major League Baseball Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola, Jr.
FDA Investigates Whether Dialysis Provider Failed to Warn Patients About Lethal Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Fresenius Medical Center, the nation's largest operator of dialysis centers, for potentially violating Federal Regulations by failing to inform its customers of a lethal risk of GranuFlo (powder) and Naturalyte (liquid) Acid Concentrate.
Ken Rothweiler Comments on the Freeh Report in the Legal Intelligencer
Kenneth Rothweiler was interviewed by The Legal Intelligencer and asked what impact the Freeh report will have on civil litigation against Penn State University. The Freeh report implicates that employees of the University worked to cover up the sexual abuse committed by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Stewart Eisenberg Publishes Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Pennsylvania
Every crime victim has the right to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation from the perpetrator or from other parties whose unreasonable conduct gave rise to conditions which allowed the crime to occur. The purpose of this handbook is to provide victims and service providers with a basic understanding of the civil justice system so that victims might consider this important option and know where to turn for help.
Fredric Eisenberg Files Lawsuit against Gas Company for Death of Worker
Fredric Eisenberg has filed a lawsuit against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp and three other companies for the death of his client, Gregory Walker. Mr. Walker was working on a gas rig platform when he was struck in the head by a casing pipe and catastrophically injured. The lawsuit claims the defendants were responsible for the death of Mr. Walker because they failed to inspect, supervise and control the work site.
For more on this story, please read this article from the Times-Tribune:
Woman sues gas company for father's death
Dino Privitera's Article on Pro Bono Work Featured in The Verdict
Dino Privitera and the law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck are firm believers in Pro Bono work. The firm and its attorneys have committed countless hours over the years helping those most in need. Recently, Dino shared how through his pro bono effort he helped an Iraqi Interpreter that he helped gain citizenship in the United States. The article appeared in the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer's Association Newsletter, The Verdict.
Kenneth Rothweiler Comments on Increasing Access to Justice
Kenneth Rothweiler wrote an editorial for the Philadelphia Inquirer on the new rule that was implemented by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to help those in need receive civil legal assistance.
Case Filed in Federal Court on Behalf of Man Tased to Death by Police
Stewart Eisenberg, Esq. and Daniel Sherry, Esq. filed a taser death case in Federal court on behalf of the family of Robert Neill, a decorated, Vietnam veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PSD).
Super Lawyers Names Seven Eisenberg, Rothweiler Attorneys As Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012
Stewart J. Eisenberg, Esq., Kenneth M. Rothweiler, Esq., Nancy J. Winkler, Esq., Fredric Eisenberg, Esq., Daniel Jeck, Esq., Dino Privitera, Esq., and Brian C. Hall, Esq. have been named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as top attorneys in the state for 2012. This Thomson Reuters rating service includes no more than five percent of the state’s attorneys in its annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 50 practice areas. Selections are based on a rigorous, multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
Joshua B. Schwartz, Esq., and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr., Esq., Named in Pennsylvania Rising Stars for 2012
Joshua B. Schwartz, Esq., and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr., Esq. have been named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars’ list of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.
Brian C. Hall, Esq. Elected President of Media Borough Council
The Media Borough Council has elected Brian C. Hall, Esq., of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck, P.C. to serve as its President. The Council is a seven-member governing body for the town of Media, Pa., a town of 5,500 residents.
$1.8 Million Verdict for Failure to Diagnose Pneumonia
Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, Brian C. Hall, secured a $1,800,000 verdict for the failure timely to diagnose and treat pneumonia caused by a fungus .
Ken Rothweiler Comments on the Controversial Interviews of Jerry Sandusky
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky provided controversial interviews to national media about his alleged sexual abuse of minors that he met through his charity The Second Mile, and in the following weeks, his defense attorney Joseph Amendola stated that he believed the young men claiming traumatic abuse were coming forward for monetary reasons. The Philadelphia Inquirer turned to Kenneth Rothweiler, Esq., for his seasoned opinion on the public relations tactics used by Sandusky's legal team.
Brian Hall's Medical Malpractice Verdict Appears in Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis
The recent medical malpractice verdict that Brian Hall secured in Court appeared in the Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review and Analysis. The verdict for $800,000 against the hospital only was for the estate of a 44 year old woman who died as a result of fungal pneumonia. Hall argued in court that the hospital failed to timely diagnose the condition which ultimately cost the woman her life.
Daniel J. Sherry Jr. Believes Penn State Cannot Invoke Sovereign Immunity
Daniel J. Sherry Jr. was interviewed by the Legal Intelligencer and asked if he believed Penn State University could invoke sovereign immunity as a defense in child sex abuse scandal.
"There's absolutely no question" that Penn State cannot invoke sovereign immunity, said Sherry. "State schools could have an argument."
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Stewart J. Eisenberg and Kenneth M. Rothweiler Selected as Best Lawyers in America 2012
Stewart J. Eisenberg and Kenneth M. Rothweiler have once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Eisenberg was named a top litigator in the area of medical malpractice for the second consecutive year; while Rothweiler was honored for the third consecutive year in the areas of medical malpractice and mass torts.
Nancy J. Winkler Elected Vice President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, and Jeck, P.C is proud to announce that Nancy J. Winkler has been elected to the office of Vice President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) at the annual election meeting on June 16, 2011. She will become President in 2013.
Dino Privitera Appointed to Verdict's Editorial Board by Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association recently appointed Dino Privitera to the editorial board of its monthly publication Verdict. Privitera will play an important role in informing the region's trial lawyers of arbitration awards, jury verdicts and settlements, as well as recent developments in Pennsylvania appellate law.
Stewart J. Eisenberg Honored For Legal Excellence by AVVO and Arrive Magazine
Stewart J. Eisenberg was named a Top Northeast Lawyer for Personal Injury by AVVO and Arrive Magazine. Eisenberg will appear in the November/December 2001 of Arrive Magazine.
Nancy J. Winkler Files Civil Rights Lawsuit against state of New Jersey and its Department of Human Services
Nancy J. Winkler has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court asserting that the State of New Jersey failed to address the systemic abuse at the New Lisbon Developmental Center. The Civil Rights action against the State of New Jersey and its Department of Human Services (DHS) declares that they subjected her client, Mr. Hollis, to inhumane living conditions that resulted in his wrongful and untimely death from extreme hypothermia at the Burlington County facility in December 2009.
Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?
Hot Coffee, a documentary by Susan Saladoff, has won awards at numerous film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival and the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival. This powerful and enlightening documentary exposes how Big Business is attempting to take away your constitutional rights.
Kenneth Rothweiler Named President of Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, and Jeck, P.C, is proud to announce that Kenneth M. Rothweiler has officially been named President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). The announcement was made official at the association's 2011 annual retreat.
Ken Rothweiler and Daniel Sherry Jr. Comment on the E-Discovery
Kenneth Rothweiler and Daniel J. Sherry Jr. were featured in article from the Legal Intelligencer. Rothweiler and Sherry shared their thoughts on E-discovery and the current struggle between plaintiff and defense firms regarding the process of E-discovery.
Fredric Eisenberg Featured in American Association for Justice Trial News
Fredric Eisenberg was featured in an article from Trial News, a publication of the American Association for Justice. Eisenberg was interviewed regarding the favorable ruling handed down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Hormone Replacement Therapy Cases. The ruling allowed Eisenberg to recover settlements for dozens of woman adversely affected by Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Kenneth Rothweiler Featured in Philadelphia Business Journal
Ken Rothweiler was interviewed by the Philadelphia Business Journal on his plans as President of the Pennsylvania Association Justice. Specifically, Rothweiler talked about the changes to his practice with the passing of the Fair Share Act and how he plans to change the image of trial lawyers state wide.
Protect The Rights of the Injured
The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering eliminating the concept of joint and several liability that will significantly affect the rights of injured workers, consumers, and all Pennsylvanians who are seriously injured or killed by someone else's carelessness.
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler,Eisengerg & Jeck, P.C. attorneys named to 2011 Pennsylvania SuperLawyers, Rising Stars List and Top 50 Women In Pennsylvania
Seven attorneys from Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, and Jeck, P.C, were named to the Pennsylvania's Super Lawyers list for 2011. In addition, one of the firm's attorneys was named to Super Lawyers "Rising Stars 2011" list.
Victim's Family Sues Bus Company in Fatal N.J. Turnpike Crash
Ken Rothweiler and Fred Eisenberg represent the family of a young man from Philadelphia who was killed in a tour bus accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.
$1.25 Million Recovery for Tractor Trailer Accident
Nancy Winkler recovered $1.25 million for a New Jersey woman seriously injured in an auto accident with a tractor trailer. Winkler’s client was traveling down the interstate when a tractor trailer suddenly switched lanes striking the driver side of the plaintiff’s vehicle.
Stewart J. Eisenberg & Kenneth M. Rothweiler Selected As Best Lawyers In America For 2011
Stewart Eisenberg Discusses Gas Station Explosion Case
Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Stewart Eisenberg held a press conference to discuss a product liability lawsuit filed on behalf of his client, Luther David Byers. Mr. Byers was tragically killed when his car burst into flames after he pumped gas into it.
Kenneth Rothweiler Comments on Disruptive Behavior in Pennsylvania Hospitals
Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney Kenneth Rothweiler was a guest of Philadelphia Fox 29 News. During his segment, Mr. Rothweiler discussed a disturbing report that showed hospital employees misbehaving while on the job.
Kenneth Rothweiler Discusses who is at Fault in Philadelphia Duck Boat Tragedy
Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Kenneth Rothweiler was interviewed by Philadelphia Fox 29 News about the Duck Boat tragedy. Mr. Rothweiler discussed who he believed was legally at fault for the unfortunate accident.
$1.2 Million for Failure to Diagnose & Treat Pneumonia
Stewart J. Eisenberg and Dino Privitera achieved a $1.2 million verdict for the family of a young man who died from complications of pneumonia which were not properly treated by his physician.