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.

Notable Victories

  • $55,300,000

    Auto Defect / Motor Vehicle AccidentParalysis / Spinal Cord
    $55.3 Million awarded by a Philadelphia Jury for Defective Seatbelt in Honda Vehicle

    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.

  • $265,000,000

    Train AccidentMultiple Injuries
    $265 Million Settlement in Amtrak Train No. 188 Derailment

    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 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.

  • $101,000,000

    Construction AccidentMultiple Injuries / Wrongful Death
    $101 Million Tropicana Parking Garage Collapse Case Settlement

    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 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.

  • $24,800,000

    Construction AccidentBrain Injury
    $24.8 Million Awarded by Philadelphia Jury for Man Who Fell Through Skylight

    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.

  • $15,000,000

    Medical MalpracticePermanent Kidney Damage
    $15 Million Awarded by Philadelphia Jury to Child who Suffered Kidney Damage

    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 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.

  • $14,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeSpinal Cord
    $14 Million Recovery Against Hospital and Doctors for Delay in Performing MRI

    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.

  • $14,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeWrongful Death
    $14 Million Settlement Against Hospital

    The law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck settled a case for $14,000,000 for the failure to properly monitor vital signs that resulted in death.

  • $11,200,000

    Medical MalpracticeBlindness / Brain Injury / Paralysis
    $11.2 Million Verdict Against Local Hospital that Failed to Diagnose Brain Tumor

    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 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.

  • $10,500,000

    Motor Vehicle AccidentWrongful Death
    $10.5 Million Verdict for Woman “Buried Alive” in Crash

    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.

  • $10,000,000

    Motor Vehicle AccidentParalysis / Spinal Cord
    $10 Million Settlement for a Former Stuyvesant High School Student who was Paralyzed in a Rollover Accident on a School Trip

    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 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 ranks in the top five largest settlements against New York City.

  • $9,000,000

    Truck AccidentMultiple Injuries / Brain Injury
    $9 Million Settlement Against Trucking Company

    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.

  • $8,900,000

    Medical MalpracticeBrain Injury
    $8.9 Million Settlement Reached for Infant Who Suffered Brain Damage During Mother’s Labor

    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.

  • $8,000,000

    Product LiabilityBrain Injury
    $8 Million Dollar Recovery in Product Liability Suit

    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 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.

  • $6,800,000

    Auto Defect / Motor Vehicle AccidentWrongful Death
    $6.8 Million Settlement for Door Latch Failure on a Minivan

    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 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 recovered a large award for the boy’s family during the trial.

  • $6,500,000

    Auto Defect / Motor Vehicle AccidentMultiple Fractures / Spinal Cord
    $6.5 Million Settlement for 33-Year-Old Woman Involved in a Rollover Accident

    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 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 recovered a large settlement for the client.

  • $6,300,000

    Medical MalpracticeParalysis / Spinal Cord
    $6.3 Million Settlement Reached For Child Who Suffered Spinal Cord Injury

    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 achieved a multi-million dollar settlement after two mediations.

  • $5,015,000

    Construction AccidentAmputation
    $5.015 Million Settlement for Electrical Lineman Following Contact With Live Catenary Wires

    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 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.

  • $5,000,000

    Emergency Room / Medical MalpracticeBrain Injury
    $5 Million Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

    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 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.

  • $4,500,000

    Medical MalpracticeBrain Injury
    $4.5 Million Settlement for Newborn Baby who Suffered Permanent Injuries when Mother’s Uterus Ruptured During Childbirth

    Labor and delivery nurses failed to recognize and react in a timely way to fetal heart rate abnormalities that can often precede uterine rupture. After several weeks of trial where liability was aggressively contested, Eisenberg Rothweiler proved that the nursing staff, undergoing a shift change, decided to wait before notifying the attending physician to evaluate the patient. As a result, Cesarean delivery was delayed until after the rupture had occurred and tragically the newborn suffered permanent and severe neurologic injuries.

  • $4,100,000

    Motor Vehicle AccidentHead Trauma / Multiple Injuries / Paralysis
    $4.1 Million Suit Settles Over Pick-Up’s Crash with UPS Semi

    The plaintiff, then 27 years old, sustained severe brain injuries as a passenger in a pick-up truck that ran a stoplight and collided with a tractor-trailer. The driver of the pick-up had auto insurance with a $300,000 policy limit. In an all-day session of negotiation before the judge scheduled to preside over trial in the case, Eisenberg Rothweiler was able to show that the tractor-trailer driver had been negligent by speeding down the exit ramp and could not stop in time to avoid the collision. The City of Philadelphia agreed to pay $50,000 for poor maintenance in the area of the accident, and the company owning the tractor-trailer agreed to pay $3.75 million in the case. The settlement is essential to care for the needs of the victim, who today is ambulatory in a wheelchair, has hearing difficulties and double vision, loss of hand-eye coordination and impaired use of her hands, as well as short-term memory loss and urinary dysfunction.

  • $4,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeParalysis
    $4 Million Recovery for Paralyzed Man due to Failure to Diagnose and Treat Spinal Infection

    A 55-year-old city worker underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his esophagus and received pain medication through an epidural catheter inserted in his back after surgery. A few days later, when the nurse removed the catheter, she notified the surgeon of pus at the site and the doctor ordered an antibiotic to fight infection. Over the following days, the patient developed fever, elevated white blood cell count and redness at the site of the epidural—common signs of infection. Finally, after four days, the doctor scheduled the patient for an MRI. Tragically, due to the untreated MRSA infection, the patient had already become paralyzed from his chest down before the MRI could be performed. After one day of trial, Eisenberg Rothweiler reached a settlement by arguing that the negligence of the surgeon and hospital caused a tragedy, which clearly should have been avoided.

  • $3,800,000

    Truck AccidentDisfigurement / Multiple Facial Fractures
    $3.8 Million Arbitration Award for Plaintiff in Car-Truck Accident

    A motorist suffered massive facial fractures, the loss of an eye and psychological problems when her car ran into a tractor-trailer that was blocking the highway. As the 40-foot-long tractor-trailer was backing into a parking lot, it blocked the westbound lane. The evening was dark and there were no streetlights. While Eisenberg Rothweiler believed they had a strong case, uncertainty regarding the jurors’ potential view of the case facilitated the decision to go to arbitration. Eisenberg Rothweiler argued that the truck driver chose the least safe option for entering the parking lot. In addition, there were no spotters to warn oncoming traffic and no reflective tape on the sides of the vehicle. The lack of skid marks at the scene and other evidence suggested that the injured driver didn’t see the tractor-trailer. The arbitrator’s final judgment took into account the degree of responsibility held by each of the parties involved for the accident.

  • $3,600,000

    Nursing Home NegligenceWrongful Death
    $3.6 Million Recovery for the Family of a Mentally Challenged Man who Died While Being Restrained

    A 41-year-old man with Down’s syndrome died while being restrained by employees of the facility where he resided. Employees alleged that he was being aggressive with other residents and needed to be physically restrained. Despite signs of distress, the defendants continued to restrain the man until he died of asphyxiation. Eisenberg Rothweiler argued at trial that the facility and its employees were negligent in failing to follow their own policies, and were directly responsible for the death of the law firm’s client. After one week at trial, the defendants elected to settle the case.

Additional Awards

  • Confidential

    Auto Defect/Product LiabilityMultiple Injuries
    Confidential Settlement
  • $4,750,000

    Auto Defect/Product LiabilityMultiple Injuries
    $4.75 Million Settlement Against General Motors
  • $3,500,000

    Auto Defect/Motor Vehicle AccidentWrongful Death
    $3.5 Million Verdict for Philadelphia Police Officer Killed in SUV Rollover
  • $3,500,000

    Auto Defect/Motor Vehicle AccidentWrongful Death
    $3.5 Million Recovery for Family Involved in a Fatal Tire Failure Accident
  • $3,500,000

    Pharmaceutical LiabilityWrongful Death
    $3.5 Million Recovery in Pharmaceutical Product Liability Suit
  • $3,350,000

    Auto Defect/Motor Vehicle AccidentWrongful Death
    $3.35 Million Recovery for Unbelted Driver in SUV Accident
  • $3,025,000

    Construction AccidentWrongful Death
    $3.025 Million Recovery for the Family of a Young Man who was Killed in a Construction Accident
  • $3,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeSpinal Cord
    $3 Million Verdict for Unsupervised Epilepsy Patient who Fell in Hospital Bathroom
  • $3,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeBrain Injury
    $3 Million Recovery for Brain Damaged Girl
  • $3,000,000

    Pharmaceutical LiabilityWrongful Death
    $3 Million Recovery in Pharmaceutical Product Liability Suit
  • $2,750,000

    Auto Defect/Motor Vehicle AccidentWrongful Death
    $2.75 Million Settlement For a Mother Involved in a Roll Over Accident
  • $2,500,000

    Medical MalpracticeParalysis
    $2.5 Million Verdict for Client Injured by Side Effect of Medication Unrecognized by Primary Care Physician
  • $2,450,000

    Medical MalpracticeWrongful Death
    $2.45 Million Settlement for Family of Woman who Died After Hospital Failed to Monitor Blood Pressure
  • $2,250,000

    Auto DefectMultiple Injuries
    $2.25 Million Settlement for Seatbelt Failure
  • $2,250,000

    Medical MalpracticeLimb Damage
    $2.25 Million Recovery for delayed diagnosis resulting in amputation
  • $2,150,000

    Construction AccidentLimb Damage
    $2.15 Million Recovery for Vietnam Veteran Injured by Defective Machinery
  • $2,050,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident/Product LiabilityWrongful Death
    $2.05 Million Recovery for Family of a Philadelphia Man who Died in a Motorcycle Accident
  • $2,015,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident/Product LiabilityWrongful Death
    $2.015 Million Recovery for Family of a Philadelphia Woman who Died in a Car Accident
  • $2,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeBrain Injury
    $2 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case against Emergency Room Physician’s Assistant
  • $2,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeWrongful Death
    $2 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case against Emergency Room Physician
  • $2,000,000

    Pharmaceutical LiabilityWrongful Death
    $2 Million Recovery for Client who was Overdosed with Colchicine Resulting in Death
  • $2,000,000

    Medical MalpracticeWrongful Death
    $2 Million Settlement for 42-Year-Old Woman who Died after Entering Local ER with Stomach Pains
  • $2,000,000

    Emergency Room/Medical MalpracticeWrongful Death
    $2 Million Recovery for 50-Year-Old Man with Ruptured Appendix

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