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Our formula for success is simple: a combination of investigative know-how, a team of leading experts, and an unparalleled dedication to achieve the maximum recovery for our clients.

Verdicts & Settlements

Our attorneys have a long history of accomplishment and dedication to our clients. Arnold Kessler founded our law firm in 1973 and was one of the first attorneys in the United States to secure a recovery in excess of $1 million on behalf of an individual client. Since then our lawyers have compiled a record of success in both individual and class action litigation including the following:

$25

Million

Verdict

A $25 million jury verdict for a high school student who suffered a severe brain injury in a motor vehicle collision which was caused by the negligence of the shopping center, which failed to build and maintain a safety exit that would have prevented the collision. The jury verdict was reported as one of the “Top 100 Jury Verdicts” in United States by The National Law Journal in 2005 and remains the highest jury verdict for a personal injury verdict in northeastern Pennsylvania.

$14.5

Million

Medical Negligence

A $14.5 million recovery in a medical negligence case for a child who suffered brain damage as a result of the physicians’ failure to properly manage post operative care.

$10

Million

Motor Vehicle Accident

A $10 million recovery for the family of a young father of three children who was killed when a tire separated from an illegally overloaded tractor-trailer and crashed through the windshield of the car.

$8.5

Million

Jury Verdict

An $8.5 million jury verdict against Ford Motor Company for the defective design of a sports utility vehicle. The jury verdict established a new record high for a personal injury jury award in Etowah County, Alabama.

$8

Million

Product Liability

An $8 million recovery for a fire fighter who suffered crippling injuries because a fire hose coupling was defectively manufactured and broke during a fire training exercise, causing the hose to become detached and strike the fire fighter.

$7.5

Million

Product Liability

A $7.5 million recovery for a firefighter seriously injured as a result of defective fire fighting equipment.

$7.5

Million

Medical Negligence

A $7.5 million recovery in a medical negligence case for a newborn who suffers from cerebral palsy due to negligence on the part of the physicians during birth.

$6

Million

Construction Accident

A $6 million recovery for a 37-year-old welder who suffered a brain injury on a construction job site where safety was ignored by the general contractor and owner, who failed to erect the scaffold properly, failed to perform routine safety inspections, and failed to schedule the work properly.

$4.3

Million

Construction Accident

A $4.3 million recovery for a child who suffered a serious head injury while attempting to cross a dangerous roadway which did not have properly marked crosswalks, crossing lights, overhead lighting, nor appropriate warnings for either motorists or pedestrians. After Cohen, Placitella & Roth attorneys obtained recovery on behalf of the injured child, the roadway was repaired and safety recommendations were implemented.

$4.2

Million

Mesothelioma

A $4.2 million recovery on behalf of the daughter of a boilermaker who developed mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to the asbestos on her father’s work clothes.

$3.8

Million

Mesothelioma

A $3.8 million recovery for a daughter who was exposed to asbestos during home construction.

$3.6

Million

Mesothelioma

A $3.6 million recovery on behalf of an electrician who developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos containing products and equipment in the course of his work.

$3.5

Million

Property Damage

A $3.5 million recovery when a gas utility company failed to protect a gas regulator, after an explosion, from impact damage.

$3.3

Million

Mesothelioma

A $3.3 million recovery on behalf of a former carpenter who developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products while installing ceilings in commercial buildings.

$3.25

Million

Medical Negligence

A $3.25 million recovery in a medical negligence case for a client who was blinded during surgery because the physicians failed to properly administer anesthesia.

$2.4

Million

Property Damage

A $2.4 million recovery where a marina fire was caused by negligence of the electrical utility and an electrician.

$7.6

Billion

Class Action

Key member of the legal team representing New Jersey against the tobacco industry to achieve a record breaking recovery of $7.6 billion.

$3.75

Billion

Pharmaceutical Litigation

$3.75 billion settlement for injuries caused by the prescription diet drug combination known as Fen-Phen.

$3

Million

Medical Negligence

Recovery for a young woman who suffered a stroke as a result of a failure of proper diagnosis.

$36

Million

Environmental Damage

Recovery during an appeal of a favorable administrative award, for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against a coal mining company. The compensation covered costs of repair and restoration of the Ryerson State Park dam and recreational lake destroyed by underground mine subsidence movement.

$220

Million

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Cohen, Placitella & Roth lawyers were an instrumental part of the team that recovered $220 million for the victims of contaminated injectable steroid compounded by NECC.

$2.39

Million

Medical Malpractice

In the face of a $25,000 dollar offer to settle by the defendant, A Lehigh County jury awarded $2.39 million to a woman who alleged that a knee injury following surgery caused her to become completely disabled and largely confined to a wheelchair.

*Past case results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.

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