Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, representing plaintiffs in complex litigation involving serious injuries and/or death
A law firm with a national reputation that provides personalized attention to its clients. Philadelphia's Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman provides specialized representation to plaintiffs in complex personal injury and class action cases, involving practice areas that include anti-trust, consumer, pharmaceutical and products liability issues, medical malpractice, and other major personal injury cases. Most recently, Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, as Lead Counsel in the national litigation involving Chinese-Manufactured Drywall, negotiated the $1 Billion settlement to provide remedial construction and other monetary payments to affected property owners. Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman spearheaded the prosecution efforts of the largest mass tort litigations in the nation. The firm was one of six plaintiffs' counsel responsible for negotiating the $4.85 Billion settlement with Merck & Co., Inc. involving the widely prescribed drug Vioxx, and also participated in the $65 Million settlement between Merck & Co., Inc. and Third-Party providers. Also, the firm is still the lead plaintiffs' counsel in the Diet Drug Products Liability Litigation (the "Fen-Phen" litigation) a nationwide class action with 600,000 class members involving $6 Billion in benefits. The firm has the ability, experience and knowledge to obtain outstanding results for its clients. It has achieved such results in cases litigated both in the Philadelphia area and nationally, at the trial court level and in appellate courts. Members of the firm have appeared before the United States Supreme Court and have filed numerous petitions before that Court to hear important, fundamental legal issues. For more than 30 years, Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases involving drug and pharmaceutical recall claims, defective products liability cases, mass tort and environmental liability exposure claims, and antitrust cases for the plaintiffs it has represented. Many of the cases have been litigated through the specialized Multidistrict Litigation process established by Congress for the consolidation and coordination of cases having common issues. In addition, the firm also represents individuals who have been seriously injured as a consequence of medical malpractice, vehicular accidents, premises liability and other actions. The firm has litigated such cases in state and federal courts across the country.
510 Walnut Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia PA 19106
Thousands of deaths and serious personal injuries occur in the United States each year that are attributable to medical malpractice by doctors, hospitals, or other medical professionals. Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman have the knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities of these often difficult cases, which may involve initial failure or delay in diagnosis of a condition, the misdiagnosis of a condition, negligence during a surgical procedure, birth injuries or trauma, failure to consider adverse reactions or misuse of prescription drugs or medical devices, or failure to properly treat a patient even when the condition is properly diagnosed. As with other major personal injury cases, Medical Malpractice cases also require the ability to effectively consult with experts in order to properly litigate the case and maximize the damages to be recovered. Frequently, these cases involve medical issues concerning multi-medical specialties, so expert evidence is procured from such disciplines as internal medicine, orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and other medical areas, in order to fully present the medical malpractice case. The firm has contacts with experts in these areas, to provide reliable and accurate case assessments and to offer testimony in favor of the injured plaintiff. And where the case results in a wage loss claim, the firm develops vocational and loss of wage expert evidence in order to compensate for those losses, beyond the compensation for pain, suffering and disfigurement.
Born:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1939
College:Temple University, B.S., 1961
Law School:Temple University, LL.B., 1964
Admiralty Law; Antitrust; Business Torts; Class Actions; Environmental Liability; Mass Torts; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Securities Litigation
1964, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court; 1983, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Claims Court
Arnold Levin is a Philadelphia native who focuses his practice in the areas of Admiralty Law, Antitrust, Business Torts, Class Actions, Environmental Liability, Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Securities Litigation.Mr. Levin recently achieved inclusion in the "Best Lawyers in America".
He has been named as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers.
In 2011, Mr. Levin was named as one of Lawdragon's "500 Leading Lawyers in America".
He was admitted to the bar in 1964 and is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the U.S. Claims Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Levin has served in the following capacities: Co-Lead Counsel, Plaintiffs' Legal Committee and Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel, In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1014 (E.D. of Pa.); Co-Lead Counsel, Plaintiffs' Management Committee and Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel, In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine, Fenfluramine, Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. of Pa.). Member, Plaintiffs' Executive Committee, In re Rezulin Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1348 (S.D. of NY); Member, Executive Committee and Lead Trial Counsel, In Re Asbestos School Litigation, U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Master File No. 83-0268. Member: Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Silicone Gel Breast Implants Products Liability Litigation, Master File No. CV-92-P-10000-S; In re Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc. Accufix Artrial "J" Leads Products Liability Litigation, Case No. MDL-1057 (S.D. Ohio); Member, Steering Committee: In re Baxter Healthcare Corporation Gammagard Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1060-R ( C.D. of Calif.); In re Norplant Product Liability Litigation MDL No. 1038 ( E.D. of Texas); and In re Propulsid Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1355 ( E.D. of Louisiana); Plaintiffs' Steering Committee: In re National Football League Players' Concussion Litigation, MDL No. 2323; Plaintiffs' Steering Committee: In re Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2328; Lead Counsel In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047.
A graduate of Temple University (B.S., 1961; LL.B., 1964), Mr. Levin was a member of Phi Alpha Delta; Beta Gamma Sigma; Tau Epsilon Rho and the Scabbard & Blade. He served in the United States Army as a captain in the Military Police Corp. He was Article Editor for the Temple Law Quarterly, in 1964.
His published works include the following: "Clearing A Path Through Multi District Litigation," Trial Magazine, September 1979; "Class Action," Trial Magazine, May 1982; "Proof of Causation: The Problem of the Indeterminate Defendant and of the Indeterminate Plaintiff," The Barrister, Winter 1985-1986.
He is a fellow in the International Society of Barristers and holds memberships in the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice in Philadelphia (State Judicial Procedure Committee, 1978; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 1978); the Pennsylvania, American (Vice Chairman, Maritime Insurance Law Committee, 1981-1982) and International Bar Associations; The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1978-1981); The Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Co-Chairman, Antitrust Section, 1977); The American Association for Justice (Secretary, 1977-1978, Vice Chairman, 1978-1979 and Chairman, 1979-1980, Commercial Litigation Section; Member: Amicus Curiae Committee, 197