Philadelphia Man Gets $4.15M Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit After Spending 24 Years in Prison for a Murder He Did Not Commit
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on January 17th, 2020
(Photo above, Shaurn Thomas, left, and attorney, James Figorski) Shaurn Thomas was just a 16-year-old boy in 1990 when he was arrested by two Philadelphia police detectives and charged with murdering a man in North Philadelphia. After his arrest, the detectives and the legal system didn’t listen to his alibi – that he was in custody at a juvenile detention facility at the time of the killing – as the detectives pushed their own agendas...
Court Radio: Part II: Asbestos in Our Workplace and Schools: Addressing the Public Health Crisis with Legislation
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on January 12th, 2020
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer continues his discussion about asbestos with State Senator Vincent J. Hughes, who represents the 7th District of Pennsylvania. They discuss what political leaders and legislation can do to stop the asbestos health crisis that is still causing school districts to close down.
Med Mal Lawyer Wins $6.48M Verdict for Family of Child Born with Birth Defects Due to Blood Pressure Medicine Prescribed for Her Then-Pregnant Mother
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on January 10th, 2020
A child who was born with serious birth defects after her mother continued to take blood pressure medication while she was pregnant has been awarded $6.48 million in damages by a Georgia jury to pay for her ongoing medical treatments. The girl, now 8 years old, suffered brain damage, kidney damage, cognitive issues, skull abnormalities, intestinal problems and other medical issues due to the blood pressure medicine that was prescribed for her mother, Terry Franklin,...
Court Radio: Part I: Asbestos in the Workplace and in our Schools, What To Do If You Think You May Have Been Exposed
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on January 5th, 2020
On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks to asbestos litigation attorney Edward M. Nass about the Philadelphia school district being closed for asbestos remediation, the risk children face with being exposed to asbestos and what needs to be done to prevent asbestos-related health risks.
Car Accident Attorney Gets $12M Settlement for Family of Teen ATV Rider Killed After Being Tasered by a Michigan State Trooper
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on January 3rd, 2020
The family of a 15-year-old Detroit teenager has reached a $12 million settlement with the Michigan State Police after the boy died in an ATV crash in 2017 after he was Tasered by a state trooper through the window of a patrol car. The teen, Damon Grimes, was riding the ATV on a street on Detroit's east side on Aug. 26, 2017, when a state trooper fired a Taser at him from the passenger seat...
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on December 30th, 2019
With the recent Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa holidays behind us and New Year's Eve coming up this week, car crash attorneys MyPhillyLawyer want to remind everyone about the dangers of drunk driving and DUI as we begin to welcome the approaching New Year of 2020. To fight to keep drunk drivers off our roads this holiday season the Pennsylvania State Police will once again be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Drive Sober...
By Dean I Weitzman, Esq. on December 22nd, 2019
On this holiday episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Saul Langsam of MyPhillyLawyer talk about everything involving wills and estates.
Car Accident Attorney Wins $27M Settlement for Family of Child Severely Injured When Police SUV Struck Their Car at High Speed
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on December 20th, 2019
A California family has reached a $27 million settlement from Sacramento County after a sheriff deputy's SUV smashed into the family's car as the sheriff's vehicle drove at high speed without activating its emergency lights and siren in July of 2017. The crash severely injured the family's then-10-year-old daughter, who suffered permanent brain damage in the wreck. The child, Julian Awad, who is now 12, was riding in the backseat of her family's Honda CRV...
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on December 13th, 2019
One life gone. Another life ruined, a prison sentence in the wings. Two families broken apart. All due to one moment of texting and driving. It happens often nowadays, and it can be prevented easily. Here is the latest story. It was Sept. 28, 2016. Dr. Yuwen Wang, 39, a scientist for a fragrance maker, was out walking at 8:20 A.M. in Keansburg, N.J., just as Alexandra Mansonet, 50, was driving by in her black...