Catastrophic personal injuries have a profound impact upon the lives of the victims and their families—physical, emotional and financial.
An experienced law firm knows how to uncover who was at fault and make them accountable, securing the financial support that may be needed for a lifetime.
In May 2015, Amtrak train No. 188 travelling to New York sped around a curve in Philadelphia and derailed, causing over 200 injuries, including 8 deaths. An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board concluded the crash was caused by the engineer mistakenly accelerating around the curve instead of decelerating. Working as part of the Plaintiff’s Management Committee to handle the Multi-District Litigation, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., was able to secure a historic $265 Million settlement to ensure that all victims will be compensated for their injuries and losses in a timely manner.
A parking garage under construction collapsed killing five people and seriously injuring another 30. It was later determined that the building was built without the necessary steel required to connect the floors to the walls. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., spent four years in litigation and preparation for trial, took 250 depositions and inspected nearly 1.5 million documents to achieve one of the largest construction accident settlements in U.S. history.
When his 1999 Acura Integra rolled over the seatbelt failed to prevent his head from striking the roof, leaving the driver a quadriplegic. During discovery, Eisenberg Rothweiler’s attorneys uncovered a 1992 roll over test showing Honda was aware of the defect and failed to redesign the seatbelt or alert the public. This incident could and should have been avoided by using a safer design that already existed. The verdict is the largest automotive defect award in Pennsylvania history.
In June of 2016, a 43 year old man was working alone on the roof of an auto body shop in Aston when tragically he tripped and fell 25 feet through a skylight onto the concrete floor below. As a result of this accident, he suffered severe and permanent brain damage. At trial, our attorneys argued that the defendants (the landlord and tenant) were negligent because they were aware the skylights were dangerous and did nothing to remedy the situation. Furthermore, counsel argued that screens, which now cover the 8 skylights on the auto body roof, could have easily been installed and prevented the injuries to our client.
An 8 year-old boy contracted an infection when antibiotic therapy was stopped at the direction of his pediatric urologist, resulting in permanent kidney damage and the need for a kidney transplant. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., reviewed thousands of documents and developed strong theories supported by the boy’s medical history. Despite the complexity of the case and an aggressive defense from the doctor and hospital, a successful verdict was achieved.
The law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., settled a case for $14,000,000 for the failure to properly monitor vital signs that resulted in death.
A 45-year-old woman who received a series of epidural injections to her cervical spine and developed an epidural abscess that went undiagnosed until it caused a permanent spinal cord injury. Due to the delay in diagnosis and treatment, our client will be walker and wheelchair bound. Kenneth Rothweiler and Nancy Winkler secured a $14 million recovery that will afford her the opportunity for a full life.
Despite complaints of pain and other symptoms by the patient, emergency room physicians failed to order a CT scan that would have revealed a tumor pressing on her brain. Now, the single mother is blind, paralyzed, and brain-damaged requiring 24-hour care. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., argued that the brain tumor could have been easily detected on any of her earlier visits, facilitating removal of the tumor and enabling her to lead a normal life. This award will help to provide proper care for this young mother and ensure her daughter is supported for the rest of her life.
A mother of two severely autistic boys was buried alive when her SUV collided with a dump truck carrying tons of sand. The driver of the dump truck swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle, causing the load of sand to shift and tip the vehicle over and onto the SUV. Eisenberg Rothweiler trial attorneys, Ken Rothweiler, Fred Eisenberg and Dan Sherry tried the case for the Walsh family against three defendants: the driver of the truck; the mining company that loaded the sand, and the driver who was creeping out onto the roadway which caused the dump truck to swerve. A high-low agreement was reached before verdict to provide a more speedy recovery of funds for the family of the deceased.
En route to an athletic event, a high school’s van driven by the coach left the road, rolled over and severely injured a high school athlete. Although wearing a seatbelt, the student was partially ejected from the van and is now a wheelchair-dependent quadriplegic. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., filed a civil complaint in the New York State Supreme Court, alleging that the City was responsible for the actions of the High School and Coach; that the school was negligent in its failure to advise its coaches and staff that transporting students in passenger vans was prohibited under law. Suit was also filed against the van’s manufacturer because the passenger van lacked canopy airbags to prevent occupant ejection during a rollover, and against the automotive company for designing a seatbelt that did not provide reasonable restraint. The result achieved by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., ranks in the top five largest settlements against New York City.