ANTHONY J. D’AMICO

ANTHONY J. D’AMICO

Founding Partner

ajd@damicolegal.com

(412) 851-6387

Mr. D’Amico is a founding member of D’Amico Law Offices, LLC. With decades of litigation experience, he began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. In 1987, Mr. D’Amico began his career in civil litigation and has since concentrated his practice in areas of serious personal injury, wrongful death, pharmaceutical cases, product liability cases, and medical malpractice cases.

A partial sampling of Mr. D’Amico’s cases includes the following:

The Ashland Oil Spill, a class action resulting in a $30,000,000 settlement for property damage and business interruption as a result of the release of oil from a ruptured oil tank.

A wrongful death claim on behalf of the parents of an infant who died as a result of the ingestion of an anti-heartburn medication known as Propulsid™. The infant’s death and the resulting litigation were major contributing factors in the FDA’s order to discontinue the sale of Propulsid™ in the United States.

A premises liability claim on behalf of a worker who developed acute myelogenous leukemia as a result of occupational exposure to toxic fumes emanating from coke batteries.

Mr. D’Amico’s practice areas include:

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Awards:

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Pennsylvania
  • 2018 American Bar Foundation Sustaining Life Fellows
  • PaLAW 2000 Top 50 Awards and Settlements List – #33
  • Recipient, Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Award, 1988
  • Variety Club of Pittsburgh Law Enforcement Award, 1988

Memberships:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Education:

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, J.D. Cum Laude, 1982.
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, M.A., 1976
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, B.A., 1973

Languages:

  • English
  • Italian

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Below is a selection of the many cases Mr. D’Amico has successfully litigated for his clients:

  • Wrongful Death Due to Dangerous Railroad Crossing
  • Wrongful Death Due to Inhalation of Toxic Emissions from Common Spray Paint Can
  • Brain Cancer Due to Vinyl Chloride
  • Wrongful Death While Operating a Defective Fork Truck
  • Wrongful Death Due to Dangerous Conditions at Coal Mine
  • Wrongful Death of Foreign Nationals While Visiting in the United States
  • Wrongful Death Due to Delay in Diagnosing Aneurysm
  • Wrongful Death Due to Delay in Diagnosing Dissecting Aorta
  • Wrongful Death of Infant While Participating in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial
  • Wrongful Death Due to Dangerous Conditions at the Worksite
  • Wrongful Death Caused by Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Traumatic Amputation of Arm on Slitter Machine
  • Wrongful Death Due to Negligent Care at Nursing Home
  • Negligent Supervision at Nursing Home Causing Resident to Fall & Fracture Hip
  • Traumatic Amputation of Hand on 2-Roll Milling Machine
  • Traumatic Amputation of Fingers on Plastic Molding Machine
  • Traumatic Injury to Arms & Legs from Commercial Riding Lawn Mowing Machine
  • De-Gloving Injury Due to Defective Conveyor Belt
  • Hydraulic Fluid Injection Injury to Arm Due to Defective Couplings
  • Medical Malpractice Leading to a Delay in Diagnosing Breast Cancer
  • Malpractice Leading to a Delay in Diagnosing Colon Cancer
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Due to Fall in Elevator Shaft
  • Brain Damage to Child from Ingestion of Lead Paint Chips
  • Personal Injury Due to Explosion at Steel Mill
  • Loss of Eye Due to Defective Kitchen Knife
  • Loss of Eye Due to Defective Leaf Spring on Bus
  • Traumatic Injury Due to Defective Step Ladder & Defective Extension Ladder
  • Loss of Control of a Passenger Vehicle Due to Improperly Mounted Tires in Resulting Paraplegia of Occupant of the Vehicle
  • Esophagus & Lung Burns a to a Firefighter Caused by Inhalation of Hot Smoke & Toxic Fumes Due to a Defective Firefighter’s Mask
  • Negligent Operation of a Tractor Trailer on a Highway Resulting in a Crash with a Motor & the Wrongful Death of a Passenger of the Vehicle
  • Drowning Death of a Guest of a Hotel Due to Failure of the Hotel to Provide a Lifeguard at the Hotel Pool
  • Rupture of the Jugular Vein by an Anesthesiologist Preparing a Patient for Surgery During Placement of a Central Venous Catheter Resulting in the Wrongful Death of the Patient
  • Occupational Exposure to Pesticides Causing Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Death to a Golf Course Superintendent
  • Bedsores to Resident of a Nursing Home Due to Inadequate Supervising & Treatment
  • Loss of a Testicle in an Adolescent Due to Delay in Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion
  • Delayed Diagnosis of a Colon Perforation During Gallbladder Surgery
  • Delayed Diagnosis of Colon Perforation During Bariatric Surgery
  • Misinterpretation of an X-Ray of Child’s Right Elbow Fracture Resulting in Delay in Treatment & Misalignment of the Child’s Arm
  • Defective Knee Implant in an Adult Male Resulting in Early Failure of the Implant & Revision Surgery
  • Improper Manipulation of a Patient’s Leg following Knee Surgery Resulting in a Re-Fracture of the Knee Requiring Revision Surgery & Eventual Loss of Use of the Leg
  • Malfunction of an Escalator Resulting in Traumatic Injuries to Multiple Passengers
  • Failure to Employ Proper Fall Prevention for a Patient at a Hospital Resulting in the Patient Falling in the Bathroom & Fracturing His Ankle
  • Traumatic Injuries to an Airline Passenger at an Airport Who Was Injured When a Jetway Collapsed Due to Inadequate Maintenance of the Jetway
  • Traumatic Injuries & Facial Scars to a Child Due to Inadequate Assembly of a Bicycle Kickstand

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