Our Drug Safety Legal Team is made-up of three leading law firms, each with considerable experience handling drug injury cases against the big pharmaceutical companies.
Each of our attorneys has more than 25 years of experience in personal injury cases. Together, we are able to pool our resources to provide the best possible legal representation for drug injury victims. Read about our attorneys and find out how our team can help you.
Kenneth M. Rothweiler
Kenneth Rothweiler is the co-founder and senior partner at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.
Mr. Rothweiler represents complex cases involving medical malpractice, product liability, and pharmaceutical injury. Patients, doctors, and lawyers consider Mr. Rothweiler one of the leading personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania. Among his notable cases are:
- $15 million verdict for a child who needed a kidney transplant as a result of a medical decision.
- $11.2 million verdict for a single mother who suffered severe brain damage after being turned away from a hospital emergency room.
- $5 million settlement for a child who suffered seizures and brain damage after being improperly discharged from the emergency room.
- $4 million for a medical misdiagnosis of an epidural abscess.
Mr. Rothweiler’s many distinctions include:
- The Best Lawyers in America: This is the oldest and most respected peer-review guide to legal excellence in the United States.
- Super Lawyer (2005-2013): This distinction is reserved for the top lawyers in the U.S. Only five percent of the attorneys from any state or region may be given this honor.
- Top 100 lawyers in Philadelphia
- Top 100 lawyers in the state of Pennsylvania
- Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice
- Past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Million Dollar Advocates Club: This honor is reserved for attorneys who obtain settlements greater than one million dollars.
Helping injury victims is more than a job to Mr. Rothweiler. He routinely volunteers his time to take on pro bono cases for the indigent. He is also a charter board member for the nonprofit organization, The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. In 2001, Mr. Rothweiler rallied patients to protest potential changes in Pennsylvania law which would have denied courtroom trials to victims of medical malpractice access. As a result, Mr. Rothweiler assisted in the creation of legislation to promote patient safety.
Mr. Rothweiler is also the creator of several programs that train and educate young trial attorneys.
Alex H. MacDonald
Alex H. MacDonald has been a trial lawyer for thirty-six years.
He and his MacDonald Law Group have successfully represented plaintiffs in a number of nationally significant and well-publicized wrongful death cases against large medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
- Mr. MacDonald served as the lead counsel in more than 50 Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) wrongful death cases arising from the use of the diet aid, Fen-Phen.
- He negotiated an 8 figure settlement for a Portland, Maine stroke death related to the drug Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) and resolved over 25 Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) cases. He obtained recoveries of one million to ten million dollar for PPA stroke victims in Massachusetts, Tennessee, Ohio.
- Mr. MacDonald successfully represented families of patients who had suffered a fatal Fentanyl drug overdose as a result of defective transdermal “Duragesic Patches.
Mr. MacDonald made legal history in January 2000, when he led the trial team for the first Fen-Phen diet pill death case filed in the United States. At the time, the verdict was the largest wrongful death recovery in Massachusetts’s history. He also played a key role in overseeing the consolidated national diet pill litigation to the Plaintiff’s Discovery and Expert Witness Committees. His efforts contributed to the $6 billion global settlement of 70,000 Fen-Phen diet pill claims.
From 2000 to 2012, Mr. MacDonald helped injury victims and their families obtain more than $300 million in compensation from large corporations and pharmaceutical companies, including 80 recoveries of one million dollars or more. His success is recognized by his peers: Mr. MacDonald has been named to The Best Lawyer in America in the areas of mass torts and plaintiff’s product liability litigation.
Mr. MacDonald is an active member of the Boston Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Since 1989, he has served on the board of directors of the Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc., an antipoverty legal agency. He is a frequent invited lecturer on tort law, trial technique, and mass tort legal issues at Continuing Legal Education seminars across the United States.
He has helped injury victims stand up to big companies for more than 25 years and has a reputation for winning tough cases. He and his team have recovered more than $250 million in verdicts, binding awards and settlements, including numerous high publicity cases.
For over 25 years, Mr. Ostroff has represented thousands of victims of dangerous drugs and devices.
Mr. Ostroff has been named as one of “Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Lawyers” and has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest possible rating of “AV Preeminent,” based on confidential ratings provided by at least 50 lawyers and judges. Mr. Ostroff has been presented numerous honors, awards and tributes from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (“MADD”), Forbes Magazine, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and AVVO. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Special Master Ken Feinberg honored Mr. Ostroff on behalf of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for his free representation of those who were injured and killed in the 9/11 tragedy.
Jon Ostroff and his wife Amy are the co-founders of Love to Langa, a charity that builds Early Childhood Learning Centers and sponsors education programs for orphans and vulnerable children in in the slums near Cape Town, South Africa.
Mr. Ostroff is also the author of the widely referenced book on Pennsylvania Limited Tort Law.