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Newsletter Fall 2019

May 23, 2020

Feldman Shepherd Newsletter

Fall 2019
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$30M Confidential Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

Attorneys Mark W. Tanner and James P. Faunes obtained a $30 million confidential settlement in a medical malpractice case that also resulted in a hospital’s agreement to re-examine the role of residents in patient care.

 

$4.5M Recovery for Mother, 3 Children Killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

Attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria achieved a $4.5 million settlement in a case involving a  mother and three of her children who were struck and killed while lawfully crossing Roosevelt Boulevard while using a crosswalk.

$4M Settlement for Construction Worker Hit By Dump Truck

Attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria secured a $4 million settlement for a construction laborer who was seriously injured at a job site along the New Jersey Turnpike when a dump truck backed up into him.

 

$3M Pre-Suit Settlement for Death of Newborn in Central Pennsylvania

Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano secured a confidential $3 million pre-suit settlement for the death of a newborn in Central Pennsylvania.

$3M Settlement for Post-Procedure Death

Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Andrew K. Mitnick secured a $3 million settlement for the post-procedure death of a 76-year-old retired woman survived by adult children and her 90-year-old husband.

 

$2M Record-Setting Wrongful Death Settlement in New Hampshire

Attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock, G. Scott Vezina and Carolyn M. Chopko obtained a $2 million settlement for the family of a man who died during sinus surgery.

$800K for Victim of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Attorney Andrew K. Mitnick and Evan Y. Liu, M.D achieved an $800,000 settlement for a 100-year-old nursing home resident in a suburban Philadelphia county for abuse and neglect.

 

The firm also entered into a number of confidential settlements that cannot be described or discussed.

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Netflix Documentary Will Shine Spotlight on Dresser Tip-Overs

A documentary series by Netflix covering dangerous consumer products in a handful of industries shines a spotlight on a growing epidemic of dresser tip-overs in the U.S.

Episode 3 of “Broken” features in-depth interviews with former Feldman Shepherd clients — Crystal Ellis and Janet McGee — who both lost their 2-year-old sons when an IKEA MALM dresser tipped over in their home. Both moms have worked tirelessly to promote safe design and rigorous testing of dressers to help ensure that no other families experience similar tragedies.

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Feldman Shepherd Attorney Evan Liu Helping Victim of Boko Haram Kidnapping Apply for Asylum in the U.S.

Attorney Evan Y. Liu, M.D., is assisting a young Nigerian woman who had previously been kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 with her asylum application through refugee protection organization HIAS. Since coming to the United States, the woman has learned English, testified before a Congressional committee, earned her GED, and is now in the process of applying to college.

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Feldman Shepherd presents a sold-out CLE Program on “Don’t Panic: Effective Trial Techniques for Young Lawers”

In October, Feldman Shepherd held a “Don’t Panic: Effective Trial Techniques for Young Lawyers” CLE in Pennsylvania. Moderated by Carol Nelson Shepherd, the program was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Fitler Club, in Philadelphia.

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Attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann and Edward S. Goldis filed a product liability lawsuit against Chicco U.S.A. on behalf of a 3-month-old Pennsylvania boy who suffocated in a “Napper” accessory that was part of the Chicco Lullaby Dream Portable Playard.

Attorneys Alan M. Feldman and Edward S. Goldis filed a class action lawsuit to address a policy by the City of Chester, Pennsylvania, requiring that all individuals detained and/or placed in custody shall be subject to strip search, many of whom have not appeared before a judge.

Alan M. Feldman shared litigation strategies from his IKEA dresser tip-over cases and his thoughts on preventing further tragedies in an article, titled “Dressers Dangers,” that he authored for the November Products Liability issue of Trial Magazine. To read Alan’s article

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Attorney Alan M. Feldman was a presenter at the American Association for Justice’s CLE program titled “Exposing Dangers in the Home — Child Safety Concerns and Emerging Products Liability Issues.”

 

Attorney Mark W. Tanner presented on Strategies and Tactics at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE program titled “Best Practices in Pretrial Litigation in the Federal Courts: A View from the Bench” on November 7.

Attorney Carol Nelson Shepherd presented on “Contemporary Topics in First Time Medicine Interactions: Primary Care, Urgent Care, ER” at the Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s 2019 Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar on October 24.

 

Attorney John M. Dodig was named a 2020 Top Attorney for Personal Injury by SJ Magazine.

John was recognized on the New Jersey Law Journal’s “Top 20, Personal Injury Awards” list for having one of the largest personal injury recoveries reported by the Law Journal between Aug. 21, 2018 and Aug. 19, 2019.

Attorney Ezra Wohlgelernter served on the host committee for a reception in support of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on  October 17.

 

Attorney Daniel S. Weinstock was honored with the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar” award.

Attorney Roberta D. Pichini co-presented the Hon. C. Darnell Jones II of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with the 2019 American Board of Trial Advocates Jurist of the Year Award on October 3.

 

Attorney Daniel J. Mann was interviewed by 6 ABC Action News in Philadelphia regarding Feldman Shepherd’s wrongful death case against Chicco U.S.A. on behalf of an infant who suffocated in an inclined sleeper.

Attorney Jason A. Daria was recognized on the New Jersey Law Journal’s “Top 20, Personal Injury Awards” list for having one of the largest personal injury recoveries reported by the Law Journal between Aug. 21, 2018 and Aug. 19, 2019.

 

Attorney Evan Y. Liu, M.D. presented on “Contemporary Topics in First Time Medicine Interactions: Primary Care, Urgent Care, ER” at the Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s 2019 Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar on October 24.

Attorney Andrew K. Mitnick authored the article “Liability for Doctors Who Fail to Take a Medically Impaired Driver Off the Road,” which was published by the New Jersey Law Journal in August.

 

Attorney Bethany R. Nikitenko was one of six panel speakers for Philadelphia VIP’s Summer Pro Bono Program. She spoke to 80 law students about the importance of pro bono service and how pro bono service can enhance professional careers.

Attorney James P. Faunes was a guest on the “Who’s Who in Philly Labor” 860 AM radio show.

James was awarded a citation from the Philadelphia City Council in recognition of his selection for PhillyLabor’s Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy 2019 List.

 

Director of Marketing Danelsy C. Medrano presented at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on how to build a website in one day on October 2.

Danelsy was also a presenter at Philadelphia Startup Week.

Super Lawyers

Ten Feldman Shepherd attorneys were named as Super Lawyers honorees, including Alan M. Feldman as the No. 3 ranked Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania. Read More

 

Best Lawyers

Ten Feldman Shepherd attorneys were named as 2020 Best Lawyers in America, including Daniel S. Weinstock as Lawyer of the Year for medical malpractice law. Read More

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