Messa & Associates Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars and Top 100 Lists Firm Features Client Stories on “WhyMessa.com”
Philadelphia personal injury attorneys Messa & Associates, P.C. proudly announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Less than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Two were selected as Top 100 in Philadelphia and Top 100 in Pennsylvania. Another Messa & Associates attorney was named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars for 2013. The firm has also launched a new website – www.whymessa.com – in concert with the selections.
Philadelphia Attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Presents at AAOS Annual Meeting
Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founding attorney of Messa & Associates, P.C., contributed as a guest speaker at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Chicago, last week. Mr. Messa’s presentation, entitled “Avoiding Malpractice: A Practical Guide to the Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” analyzed the process of evaluating and handling a medical malpractice case. He detailed the complete process using video clips and speaking about his personal courtroom experiences.
Richard Heleniak Named To New Jersey Super Lawyers List
Messa & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Richard J. Heleniak has been selected to the 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Attorneys File Suit Against Messiah College for Three-Year Old Child Who Lost Her Eye on Early Learning Center Playground
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. and Thomas N. Sweeney of Philadelphia personal injury law firm Messa & Associates have filed a lawsuit against Messiah College. The suit alleges that then three-year-old Aubrey Cintron was injured on the playground at Messiah College Early Learning Center. Aubrey was running onto the playground when she ran into a latch that was sticking out of the gate on the playground impaling her right eye. The facility, despite knowing of the hazardous gate, failed to repair it creating a dangerous environment for the children at Messiah College Early Learning Center.
Shari Larson Shares Her Experience on Panel for Pennsylvania Hospital’s Nursing Conference
Legal nurse consultant, Shari Larson, of Messa & Associates, P.C., served as a panelist at Pennsylvania Hospital’s 9th Annual Nursing Conference. Ms. Larson discussed her role as a legal nurse at the firm and answered questions along with other panel members, including Channel 6 Health reporter Ali Gorman.
$5 Million Recovery for Slip and Fall Case
Personal injury attorneys, Joseph L. Messa, Jr. and Jenimae Almquist, of Messa & Associates, P.C. have resolved a premises liability case against an apartment complex and real estate management company for $5 Million, the firm announced today.
Messa & Associates Announces New Northern New Jersey Location
Personal injury law firm Messa & Associates, P.C. announced the opening of a new office in Northern New Jersey today. The office is located at 520 West First Avenue in Roselle, N.J.
Messa & Associates Educates Students About Fire Safety During Fire Safety Month “Nearly 500 Students to Receive Smoke Alarms,” Says Messa
Messa & Associates, P.C., one of the area’s leading personal injury law firms, is celebrating Fire Safety Month with students at Freire Charter Middle School. The firm will hold an event at Freire’s middle school campus on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 located at 1026 Market Street in Philadelphia to discuss fire prevention techniques with the students.
Offices of Messa & Associates Featured as Part of CCRA’s Annual Fall Tour
Messa & Associates, one of the area’s leading personal injury law firms, was included in the Center City Residents’ Association’s 54th Annual Fall Tour on Sunday. The tour welcomed guests to look inside some of the most unique homes, workplaces and gardens in Center City Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Speaks at The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals Annual Education Conference
Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founding attorney of Messa & Associates, P.C., and Catherine B. Steffa presented at The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals’ Annual Education Conference at Loews Hotel in Philadelphia last Friday morning.
$2+ Million Verdict Affirmed by Pennsylvania Superior Court Family of Hyseem Jacobs to Receive Damages
On October 5, 2012, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the unanimous jury verdict awarding damages of $2,154,583.00 to the family of Hyseem Jacobs, who was injured at the time of his birth at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on March 22, 2006.
Attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Named Among New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers
Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founding attorney of Messa & Associates, P.C., has been named to the Top Rated Lawyers in New Jersey list for 2012. Mr. Messa was selected as a leading attorney in the medical malpractice and personal injury fields, areas where he has more than 20 years of experience representing plaintiffs in cases against doctors, hospitals, medical practice groups, nursing and homes as well as other personal injury defendants.
Philadelphia Attorney Thomas N. Sweeney Appointed to Pennsylvania Association for Justice Board of Governors
Attorney Thomas N. Sweeney of Messa & Associates, P.C. has been appointed to the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Sweeney will serve a one-year term on the Board of Governors. The Pennsylvania Association of Justice was created to uphold and defend the Pennsylvania legal system.
Messa & Associates Files Second Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Tainted Tylenol Caused Death of Two-Week-Old Infant
Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary companies and key executives have been sued in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for the death of a two-week-old infant, Tracen Sherfey, after he ingested recalled Infant’s Tylenol. The company, despite knowing of manufacturing problems with the drug, did not issue a comprehensive and wide-spread recall of the product and repeatedly downplayed any health risks in hearings before United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Philadelphia-based law firm of Messa & Associates, P.C. filed the suit on behalf of Tracen’s parents, Stacy and Neil.
Messa & Associates Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars and Top 100 Lists
Five Messa & Associates, P.C. attorneys have been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012. Less than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Two were selected as Top 100 in Philadelphia and Top 100 in Pennsylvania. Another Messa & Associates attorney was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2012. The firm has also launched a new website – www.whymessa.com – in concert with the selections.
Philadelphia Attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Presents as Part of Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education Course.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founding attorney of Messa & Associates, P.C., participated in the “Fundamentals of Personal Injury” CLE course as a faculty member earlier this week. The course, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, offered training in skills related to successfully handling a personal injury case.
Philadelphia Attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Addresses Orthopaedic Surgeons at their Annual Meeting
Mr. Messa’s presentation focused on patient safety related lawsuits and the process of handling a medical malpractice case from the beginning phases until its conclusion.
Philadelphia Attorney Eric H. Weitz Elected to Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors
Mr. Weitz will serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors, working with the Chancellor and fellow Governors to establish official policy for the Philadelphia Bar Association and provide guidance to the overall legal system.
Messa & Associates Adding to New Jersey Practice with John Mininno Joining the Firm as Of Counsel
Center City based law firm Messa & Associates, P.C. has merged with Mininno Law Office effective immediately, the two firms have announced. The firm will continue under the name Messa & Associates, P.C. with John Mininno, Esq. joining as Counsel to the firm.
Messa & Associates Files Lawsuit in Tylenol Recall Case that Killed Toddler
Johnson & Johnson, key executives and subsidiary companies have been sued in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for the death of a two-year old boy, River Moore, after he ingested tainted Children’s Tylenol. The company, despite knowing of the problem with the manufacture of the drug, did not issue a comprehensive and wide-spread recall of the product and repeatedly downplayed any risks even after hearings before House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Philadelphia-based law firm of Messa & Associates, P.C. filed the suit on behalf of River’s parents, Daniel and Katy.
Messa & Associates Gives Back for the Holidays
The attorneys and staff at Messa and Associates, P.C. partnered with the Salvation Army for their Angel Tree program. Angel Tree provides gifts to underprivileged children in the Philadelphia area whose families demonstrate a need for assistance in making their holiday wishes come true. This year, we sponsored two families with children from ages 14 months to 12 years old.
Messa & Associates Rolls Out Spanish Website
Messa and Associates, P.C. has launched a new Spanish language website. The website, www.messalaw.com/es, is designed to help us meet the needs of our Spanish-speaking clients.
Attorney Jenimae Almquist Joins Messa and Associates, P.C.
Messa and Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Jenimae Almquist, Esquire to the firm. She will join the firm and continue her practice in complex personal injury litigation representing victims of catastrophic accidents, explosions, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products liability, as well as burn victims and individuals who have been harmed by defective products.
Attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Named Top 100 Trial Lawyer for Pennsylvania
Messa and Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that founding attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr. has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for the state of Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers.
$2+ Million Unanimous Verdict Upheld
A unanimous jury verdict awarding $2,154,583.73 in damages to the family of a child who sustained a devastating brain injury just before his delayed delivery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Verdict for Family of Man Injured in Alcohol-Related Crash
A Gloucester County court returned a verdict awarding damages of $561,000 to the family of Edwin Wilson against Defendant, Starting Gate Lounge. The Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident after being served alcohol at an excessive level while a patron at the Defendant’s bar.
Messa and Associates, P.C. Adds Attorney Eric H. Weitz
Messa and Associates, P.C., is pleased to announce the addition of Eric H. Weitz, Esquire to the firm. He will join the firm and continue his practice with a focus on representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries arising out of a variety of matters including medical negligence, automobile and trucking accidents, construction accidents, defective premises and insurance bad faith.
More Than Half of Messa & Associates Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List
Four Messa & Associates attorneys have been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2011. Less than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Another Messa & Associates attorney was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2011.
Judge Rules Drug Manufacturer Can be Held Liable for Punitive Damages in Wolfe Case
Philadelphia (April 2011) – Senior U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois has ruled that McNeil-PPC Inc. may be held liable for punitive damages because evidence suggests the drugmaker withheld information.
$950,000 Recovery for a Medical Malpractice Case
$950,000 recovery for the family of a woman whose nasogastric suction tube was wrongly hooked up to her hospital room’s oxygen on a high liter flow.
$1.375 Million Settlement for a Construction Accident
$1.375 Million settlement for a construction accident, which resulted in multiple serious injuries. The plaintiff was performing field work including site surveys to supply a propane tank and run the gas pipe at an Earthgro facility. In order to complete the job, the plaintiff needed to be elevated in a man cage attached to a fork lift.
February 15, 2011
$2+ Million Unanimous Verdict
A Philadelphia jury yesterday returned a unanimous verdict awarding damages of $2,154,583.73 to the family of Hyseem Jacobs against Defendants, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Peter Chen, M.D.
Joe Messa, Client Speak about Carnez Boone Case
The Philadelphia Daily News spoke to Okita Allen, the mother of Carnez Boone, as well as Philadelphia personal injury attorney Joseph L. Messa about the pending lawsuit filed after the 14-year-old teen drowned in a lake at Lakeside Park in Stoneboro last summer.
Messa & Associates One of Newsweek’s “Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania
Messa & Associates, P.C. was featured in the January 3, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Listed under the Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania section, the firm was included in a special feature highlighting lawyers who are among the best.
Messa & Associates Joins Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family
As part of the firm’s mission to help the local community, the staff at Messa & Associates has adopted a family for the holidays.
Messa & Associates Donates to Tons of Turkeys
As part of the firm’s mission to help the local community, Messa & Associates made a donation to Tons of Turkeys.
Joe Messa Recognized by Suburban Life Readers
This year, Joe Messa was recognized as a Readers’ Choice Top Attorney in Malpractice Law.
$885,000 settlement for a trucking accident
$885,000 settlement for a trucking accident, which resulted in multiple serious injuries.
September 21, 2010
New Attorney: A. Christine Giordano
Messa & Associates is proud to announce the recent addition of Ms. A. Christine Giordano, BSN, JD to our firm.
August 12, 2010
Messa & Associates Retained in Tragic Drowning Case
Messa & Associates has recently been retained to represent a Delaware County family whose 14 year-old son, Carnez Boone, tragically drowned at Stoneboro Lake during a YES Academy field trip.
June 10, 2010
$1,300,000.00 Settlement in Negligent Security Case
$1,300,000.00 settlement for the assault of a building occupant due to negligent security services provided by a property management company and security provider.
June 10, 2010
$700,000 settlement for Negligent Inpatient Care
$700,000 settlement for a man against several Defendants for negligence in failing to prevent, treat, and recognize a developing decubitus ulcer in Plaintiff’s sacrum during inpatient care. Plaintiff was previously paralyzed as a result of an unrelated motor vehicle accident.
April 16, 2010
$2.5 Million Settlement for Trucking Accident Case
Philadelphia attorney, Joseph L. Messa Jr., of Messa & Associates, P.C., reached a $2.5 million settlement for client Samuel Ofei, age 54, during a mediation before Ron Sherr of ADR Options.
March 15, 2010
Joseph L. Messa at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Conference
Founding attorney, Joseph L. Messa, Jr. of Messa & Associates, P.C., recently took part in a symposium at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual conference in New Orleans, La.
March 4, 2010
Philadelphia Jury Awards Plaintiff $954,000.00 in Slip and Fall Case
Philadelphia attorney Joseph L. Messa Jr. of Messa & Associates, P.C., represented Sam Agresta, who was injured in a slip and fall at the Springton Pointe Condominium Association, located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. On March 2, 2006, Mr. Agresta fell on the icy common area of the community property in front of his home.
February 23, 2010
They Knew and Failed To
America has witnessed major recalls over the years from a variety of companies who specialize in the upkeep of family homes, health, and safety. In the report “They Knew and Failed to…” from the U.S. Chambers Institute for Legal Reform, informs the public of a variety of corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline and Chiron, who knew that their products were dangerous, but failed to inform the public due to expenses.
January 5, 2010
Messa & Associates, “Philadelphia’s Finest Attorneys”, Featured in Newsweek
Messa & Associates, P.C., was featured in the special 2009 year-end issue of the national magazine, Newsweek…more
October 12, 2009
A jury awarded over $435,000 against the University of Pennsylvania to Mr. Frank Reynolds.
A jury awarded over $435,000 against the University of Pennsylvania to Mr. Frank Reynolds, in a case involving breach of contract and violations of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law….more
September 15, 2009
August 15, 2009
$5.75 Million Settlement for the Death of a Toddler at Local Day-Care Center
$5.75 million settlement for wrongful death of a two-year old at a Philadelphia daycare center.
July 30, 2009
Trial Begins Monday for the Death of Toddler at Local Day-Care Center
Monday, August 3, 2009, begins the trial of two-year old Shahadah Bell who lost her life as a result of not being properly supervised at Brightside Academy, Philadelphia’s largest daycare provider.
PHILADELPHIA VA MEDICAL CENTER, AND UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH SYSTEM, UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR BOTCHED TREATMENTS
Dr. Gary D. Kao has been accused of giving the wrong radiation dose to dozens of prostate-cancer patients at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. The U.S. Senate hearing began yesterday, June 29, 2009.
Attorneys For Victims Of Cement Truck Rollover Accident I-26 At College Park Road
On May 12, 2008, Marcushire “Cushire” Akabi-Davis entered I-26 eastbound toward Charleston from College Park Road with her mother and twin sister traveling as passengers when her vehicle was struck by a fully loaded cement truck.
According to the FDA.gov, the FDA and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are investigating Salmonella contamination in pistachio products sold by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc, Calif.
January 26, 2009
Over-the-Counter-Children’s Motrin Causes Liver Failure in Little Girl
Little Girl in Need of a Second Liver Transplant Remains on Waiting List After Pediatrician Prescribed Over-the-Counter Motrin to Treat a Virus
November 10, 2008
Woman’s Life Spared By Misfire Of Gun By Roommates Boyfriend
Gun Aimed at Woman’s Head Misfired Twice before finally going off: Man takes his own life inside Residence of Girlfriend
October 30, 2008
Messa & Associates Recovers $2.75 Million For Sixty-Four Year Old Man Permanently Injured In Motorcycle Accident
Plaintiff Underwent Three Surgeries and Two Years of Rehabilitation Due to Negligence of Lex Electric Co., Inc.’s Truck Driver
October 1, 2008
Messa & Associates Is Pleased To Announce The Recent Addition Of Thomas N. Sweeney, Esq To The Firm
Messa & Associates is happy to announce that Thomas N. Sweeney, ESQ has joined its team of trial council. Mr. Sweeney has practiced in both state and federal courts, as well as represented clients before the American Arbitration Association. His practice focus is on complex personal injury cases including toxic tort, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, and other catastrophic injury cases.
July 24, 2008
Nationwide Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Regarding the Drug Digitek
On April 8th 2008, the FDA announced a Class-1 Recall of lots of Bertek and UDL Laboratories Digitek Tablets Manufactured and Distributed by Generic Drug-Maker Actavis and Mylan Pharmaceuticals because tablets may contain up to DOUBLE the dose of the drug Digoxin.
July 08, 2008
New Attorney: Richard J. Heleniak
Messa & Associates is proud to announce the recent addition of Mr. Richard J. Heleniak Esq. to our firm.
May 22, 2008
JOSEPH L. MESSA, JR. INDUCTED INTO THE VERDICT CLUB
Premier litigators group honors Messa for million-dollar awards
Tractor Trailer Accident Leaves Driver a Quadriplegic
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. of Messa & Associates was successful in having the Superior Court of Pennsylvania over reverse order by the trial court…