For 50 years, the name “Mayerson” has been synonymous with
principled attorneys zealously representing wrongfully injured victims
with integrity, compassion, and dedication. First through The Mayerson
Law Offices, located at the historic Meeting House in Spring City, and
now through Mayerson Injury Law, within sight of the storied Sunnybrook
Ballroom, two generations of Mayersons have obtained rightful compensation
for victims of injury throughout Montgomery County, Chester County, Berks
County, and the surrounding areas for more than half a century.
Hy Mayerson began practicing in 1963 at 2 Penn Center in Center City Philadelphia,
eventually expanding to locations throughout the Philly-Metro Area. The
Mayerson Law Office earned a national reputation for filing the first
class action on behalf of Vietnam War veterans suffering brain tumors,
various cancers, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), lobotomies, and
other debilitating or terminal conditions due to exposure to dioxin contained
in the defoliant “Agent Orange.”
See Pamela Weintraub,
The Agent Orange Mystery,
OMNI, August 1982, at 14.
Hy was one of the filing attorneys for the first
Agent Orange class action filed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeking compensation from the manufacturers
of the substance for the harm it caused. He remained integrally involved
in the ongoing Multi-District Litigation (MDL),
In re Agent Orange Products Liability Litigation, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York,
successfully obtaining compensation for U.S. Military personnel suffering
from dioxin poisoning.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, The Mayerson Law Office was the national
leader in products liability litigation relating to roll-over risk and
faulty or insufficient driver restraint systems in industrial forklifts.
Hy’s work in this area was so notable that he was recognized for
his contributions in American Jurisprudence, Proof of Facts 3d. After
years of publishing on the danger of forklift rollover, the National Safety
Council awarded Hy Mayerson a Certificate of Merit for his contribution
to forklift safety. Hy’s success in the area of
forklift products liability was such that attorneys throughout the nation sought him out to assist
them on similar cases.
In 1994, Hy’s son, Benjamin, was admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania and joined the Mayerson Law Offices. Not long thereafter,
he accepted a case on behalf of a Reading area couple who were struggling
with their insurance company to have their car repaired following a collision.
While many law firms would have turned the case down due to the limited
damages, Ben, Hy, and Attorney Margaret Connors, took up the cause, eventually
leading to one of the largest insurance bad faith verdicts in the history
of Pennsylvania and the nation, a 21 million dollar verdict against insurer
The Court based its decision upon “Defendant’s unfounded refusal
to pay a valid claim because it was not economically advantageous to it,
the risk of harm to Plaintiffs and the public by allowing a structurally
unsound vehicle to be operated and travelling on public roads, and the
tremendous obstacles, including concealment of evidence, erected by Defendant.”
Berg v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., No. 98-813 (Berks C.C.P. June 12, 2014)
(Sprecher, J.) (Verdict). While the case is ongoing, facing a second trip up Pennsylvania’s
appellate ladder, it has already made waves throughout the legal and insurance
industries and has forced insurance companies to be more responsible to
In the midst of these outstanding achievements, over the last 50 years
the attorneys of the Mayerson Law Offices, and now Mayerson Injury Law,
have helped thousands of innocent, injured victims of the carelessness
and irresponsibility of others recover the compensation they and their
families deserved and needed to pick up the pieces. Our attorneys provide
guidance, compassion, and aggressive advocacy to those whose lives have
been impacted by the negligent or careless actions of others.
Mayerson Injury Law: Your Pottstown Injury Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, work accident,
slip and fall, or other type of accident, we may be able to help. Call
Mayerson Injury Law today at 610.492.715 or
reach out to us online to have your case evaluated by a Mayerson Pottstown injury lawyer at no
cost to you.