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.
Attorneys Kenneth Rothweiler, Fred Eisenberg and Todd Schoenhaus settled a truck accident case for $9 million after two years of litigation and one mediation. The settlement was reached as a trial was set to begin. In this case, our client was a single mother whose car was struck in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer when the truck crossed the center line. The truck driver had a history of medical issues and safety violations, was overly fatigued, and should not have been permitted by his employer to operate a commercial vehicle. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury, which the trucking company vigorously disputed, and broke multiple bones. She is permanently unable to work or care for herself. The $9 million settlement will help provide the care that she will need for the rest of her life.
Partners Ken Rothweiler and Daniel Jeck resolved a medical malpractice action in Philadelphia just prior to trial arising from the failure by Obstetricians at a local hospital to recognize and appreciate a pattern of non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracings that warned of significant fetal cord occlusion or blockage in a timely manner. As a result of the failure to perform an expedited delivery, our client suffered severe and permanent neurological injuries from hypoxia (lack of oxygen) sustained towards the end of her mother’s labor.
At six months old, a child was infused with a solution that contained ten times the prescribed dose of sugar in the concentration. The boy went into shock, suffered a stroke and now has permanent brain damage. The manufacturer of a compounding system that creates intravenous solutions for supplemental nutritional needs was to blame. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., maintained that the compounding machine should have utilized software that would recognize and prevent incorrect dosing. The technology not only existed, it had been incorporated in similar machines to prevent mixing of potentially lethal concentrations. The settlement will help provide for the young boy’s needs today and into the future.
An 8-year-old boy was killed after he was ejected from a van struck by a tractor-trailer. The van’s lift gate latch failed upon impact, opening the rear gate and ejecting all occupants inside. The boy was then run over by oncoming traffic. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., argued before a jury that the minivan was not crashworthy and did not offer adequate protection from a collision. The automobile manufacturer knew that in certain scenarios, the rear hatch could open due to a design flaw in the latch mechanism. It was also known that the seats would collapse backward and the seatbelts would be unable to keep the occupants in the vehicle. The manufacturer did not warn drivers or issue a recall. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., recovered a large award for the boy’s family during the trial.
A young woman was driving her SUV at only 35 mph when struck by another motorist, causing her vehicle to roll over. She was ejected from the vehicle when her seatbelt malfunctioned. As a result, she has chronic, intractable pain from metal rods surgically placed in her back to stabilize her spinal cord, and required surgery to remove a kidney damaged in the rollover. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., argued that the auto manufacturer was responsible for an SUV design which was not crashworthy and failed to protect the driver in such a collision. The manufacturer acknowledged the propensity for the vehicle to rollover, yet did nothing to warn or protect drivers. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., recovered a large settlement for the client.
After surgery for an abnormally curved spine, a 7-year-old girl was transferred to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to recover. As is proper procedure, the patient was restrained using soft wrist restraints to guard against her removing her breathing tube (a normal reaction when patients regain consciousness). Within hours of arriving at the PICU, the restraints were removed. When she awoke, she removed her breathing tube. She stopped breathing and her heart stopped. She was resuscitated, but oxygen deprivation caused permanent damage to her spinal chord. She has lost the use of her legs, cannot control bladder or bowel function and faces a lifetime of health complications. Her future medical needs will exceed $4 million. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., achieved a multi-million dollar settlement after two mediations.
An electrical lineman was electrocuted while replacing electrical catenary lines. He suffered multiple injuries including the amputation of both arms at the shoulder and his left leg above the knee. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., filed suit against multiple defendants in a highly technical and complex case involving many expert witnesses and teams of attorneys representing the various defendants. The case was settled on the first day of the trial.
After experiencing respiratory problems, a 10-week-old boy was taken by his mother to a local emergency room. The physicians failed to diagnose his illness and improperly discharged him. After his release, the baby experienced seizures which caused severe, permanent brain damage. When the boy was 4 years of age, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., filed a claim on his behalf. After just one week of trial, the firm recovered a large settlement, which is to be placed into trust for the child’s future care.