ERIC H. WEINBERG, ESQ.
Attorney Eric Weinberg is the principal of The Weinberg Law Firm. Based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the firm handles a full range of personal injury cases including product liability and food poisoning lawsuits in New Jersey, New York, and throughout the country.
A champion for the consumer and nationally known figure in mass tort litigations and other complex multi-party, multi-district products liability and negligence lawsuits, he has built a reputation for meticulous case preparation and aggressive prosecution of cases against large, powerful corporate defendants. He has earned the respect of his colleagues on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the bar for his professionalism and dedication to protecting the rights of his clients.
Areas of legal focus and career highlights
Food Poisoning Litigation
Mr. Weinberg has represented hundreds of individuals injured in multistate food poisoning outbreaks, including the ConAgra Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Veggie Booty Snacks, and Peanut Corporation of America outbreaks. He has also served as counsel for persons injured as a result of restaurant food poisoning outbreaks including Arby’s, Valdosta, Georgia; and Iberia Peninsula Newark, New Jersey.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
The Weinberg Law Firm currently represents women who have suffered ovarian cancers that may be linked to talcum powder use for feminine hygiene.
Vaginal Mesh Products
Mr. Weinberg currently serves as local counsel for more than 400 vaginal mesh cases pending in New Jersey State court. Filed against vaginal mesh manufacturers C. R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson, these cases were consolidated in New Jersey Superior Court in Atlantic County, and recently moved to Bergen County. For information regarding local counsel services, please contact New Brunswick, NJ Lawyer, Eric H. Weinberg at 1-877-934-6274.
Mr. Weinberg represented plaintiffs in lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Pradaxa, a blood thinning medication alleged to have caused internal bleeding and other injuries. Mr. Weinberg served as Co-Chair of the Science/Experts Committee and was member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Pradaxa consolidated multi-district litigation (MDL), reflecting his knowledge and experience in these types of complex actions. The Pradaxa MDL settled on May 28, 2014, for $650 million.
Eric Weinberg assists individuals suffering catastrophic injuries occurring as a result of medical malpractice, including for example, the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism, volvulus and malrotation, and metabolic diseases; prescription drug errors; and failure to provide proper medical supervision.
Most recently, the firm received a combined verdict and settlement of $2.74 million from two doctors in a wrongful death case following an orthopedic surgery. The case was tried at the Middlesex County Court House in New Brunswick, NJ.
Mr. Weinberg currently represents the State of Utah in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Merck for the recovery of damages related to Vioxx expenditures. He previously represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in a similar case, which was settled by Merck.
Mr. Weinberg represented hundreds of individuals, or their survivors, who suffered serious personal injuries or died as a consequence of taking the prescription pain killer Vioxx. The firm filed over 300 cases against Merck, and recovered over $45 million on behalf of Vioxx personal injury victims.
In 2003, Mr. Weinberg successfully negotiated settlements totaling $68.5 million for individuals who were injured by Baycol, a cholesterol lowering drug manufactured by Bayer. He also played a leading role in discovery and the area of expert development for this litigation, which was consolidated in Philadelphia.
Defective Blood Products
Mr. Weinberg was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in MDL-986, and served on the Executive Committee charged with management of the litigation on behalf of thousands of persons with hemophilia infected with HIV from the use of blood products. He was instrumental in obtaining a $670 million class action settlement with corporate defendants Baxter, Bayer, Rhone Poulenc, and Green Cross of Japan, on behalf of persons with hemophilia and HIV or their survivors. He represented individual clients in New Jersey and New York and negotiated additional settlements in excess of $30 million.
In connection with his representation of individuals with hemophilia and HIV, Mr. Weinberg participated in the organization, funding and direction of legislative strategies in New Jersey and New York that led to changes in the statutes of limitations in both jurisdictions, permitting injured persons to bring claims that might otherwise have been time-barred. Mr. Weinberg authored the law that is currently on the books in New York giving injured persons their rights to the court system.
Mr. Weinberg served as a Trustee of the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. In 1995, the Association presented him with its President’s Award, given in recognition of extraordinary service to the hemophilia community.
Mr. Weinberg’s knowledge of pharmaceutical litigation and his reputation for integrity led a global pharmaceutical company to retain his services as a mediator of dozens of product liability claims against the company. Mr. Weinberg successfully mediated a resolution of the matters. Mr. Weinberg is available to mediate complex litigation matters.
Lectures and Teaching
Eric Weinberg is a noted speaker and lecturer on topics relating to the prosecution and settlement of serious injury cases, including mass tort and catastrophic injury cases. He has served as a Visiting Lecturer at Rutgers University, where he taught a Senior Honors Colloquium entitled, “AIDS, Blood and Litigation.” He has been an invited speaker for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Defense Research Institute, seminars conducted by Mealey’s Litigation Reports, and the educational seminar “Mass Torts Made Perfect.”
Eric Weinberg is a graduate of Rutgers College and Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of the States of New Jersey and New York, as well as numerous Federal courts.
Mr. Weinberg is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Middlesex County Bar Association.