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ABOUT THE AUTHORS ERIC WEINBERG is the principal of the Weinberg Law Firm, which he founded in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1984. He has successfully represented thousands of victims in complex civil cases involving defective pharmaceutical products and medical devices, medical malpractice, vehicle negligence, product liability, premises liability, and construction matters. He has tried approximately thirty jury trials and more than two hundred bench trials, obtaining verdicts and settlements for his clients in excess of $800 million. He was instrumental in obtaining a $670 million settlement for HIV-infected hemophiliacs, and the settlements he negotiated for his hemophilia clients in New Jersey and New York totaled an additional $30 million. He served for several years as a trustee of the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. Weinberg graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and from Boston University School of Law. After law school, he worked for the Somerset County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s Office before going into private practice. He and his wife live in Highland Park, New Jersey, and have four sons. DONNA SHAW is a professor at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, where she serves as chair of the Department of Journalism and Professional Writing. Before that, she spent most of her career as a journalist, for newspapers including the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she worked for seventeen years, and then at WedMD as an editor. Her time at the Inquirer included ten years on the business news staff, where she covered pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and health care. At WebMD, she developed a nationwide network of news bureaus and worked closely with other managers to help make WebMD the nation’s premiere website for health and wellness information . She has bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from the Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree from Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism. She also studied biotechnology as a journalism fellow at the University of Maryland’s Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, and at Virginia Commonwealth University. She and her husband have two children and live in Philadelphia. ...


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