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We have recovered over $50,000,000 on behalf of our clients and continue to deliver.

Since 2001, Richard J. Hollawell has become one of the most successful personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York representing clients that were seriously injured or families that had lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of others.

Contact our lawyers today if you or a loved one has been injured.

$4.7 Million


Our client was catastrophically injured due to hospital emergency department personnel failing to properly diagnose and timely treat the client’s condition which led to a heart attack, subsequent stroke, and partial paralysis.

$4.5 Million


A $4,500,000 jury trial verdict after a three week trial for the family of a client who died as a direct result of a doctor overprescribing highly addictive painkillers in increasing doses.

$9 Million


Richard Hollawell, along with co-counsel, obtained a $9 Million settlement in May of 2023 from private equity firm Belhealth Investment Partners and its principals and their portfolio companies, Linden Care and Quick Care, to settle allegations involving False Claims Act violations in a qui tam complaint that Defendants unlawfully distributed Subsys, a potent, rapid-onset fentanyl sublingual spray, in violation of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 C.F.R. Sec. 1306.04(a).

The United States Department of Justice declined to intervene in the case in 2018 against the Defendants and Mr. Hollawell and his co-counsel litigated the case, conducting discovery, depositions and mediation which led to the settlement. 

The case is very notable for the successful resolution with a private equity firm because of the high legal hurdle in the case to prove that Belhealth exerted day to day control over its portfolio companies, Linden Care and Quick Care Pharmacies. The case is captioned United States ex rel. Jane Doe v. Insys Therapeutics, No. 2:16-cv-7937-JLS-AS (C.D. Cal.).

$4 Million


Improper prescribing of opioids and other Controlled Substances by a physician in MA results in $4,000,000.00 settlement.

A 39 year old mother, wife, daughter and friend to many was continually prescribed opioids and other Controlled Substances despite the physician being aware that the patient became addicted to the highly addictive prescription medication years before the patient’s death.

$1.7 Million


A complex case against a physician, pharmacy and pharmaceutical company for the death of a 32 year-old which was brought on behalf of the family.

This complex case was hard-fought against a multitude of large national law firms representing the various defendants which resulted in a $1,700,000.00 settlement for the family.

$1 Million


A $1,075,000 settlement for a dram shop case against a bar/restaurant for over-serving a patron who ultimately got behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, seriously injuring our two clients who were passengers in the vehicle when the driver lost control of his car and crashed.



A $925,000 settlement for the family of a man who died as a result of his doctor overprescribing fatal amounts of prescription pain medications. The doctor failed to provide any treatment for the patient and only prescribed painkillers that escalated each time the patient returned for visits. 



A $900,000 settlement for a minor child who was seriously and permanently injured as a result of being run over by a forklift at a family member’s workplace, an industrial area where the child was not ever supposed to be near.



In 2014, a Philadelphia man died from an accidental overdose from prescription painkillers. A wrongful death claim was brought against 2 separate medical practices that were excessively overprescribing painkillers.



An $875,000 settlement in the case of a patient who became addicted to painkillers and passed away from an accidental overdose due to a doctor’s reckless prescribing. 



As she was walking, she was struck by a large recycling can that had been jettisoned from the mechanical arm of truck.

It had been dislodged from the holding mechanism and then shot over the truck as the mechanical arms were raised, sailing through the air and striking our client. The injuries to her neck required intensive surgery.



An $825,000 settlement in the case of a patient who became addicted to painkillers and passed away from an accidental overdose due to a doctor’s reckless prescribing. 



A $800,000 wrongful death settlement was awarded to our client whose family member had passed away due to negligent and reckless opiate prescriptions by a pain management center. 



A $750,000 settlement to our client, a commercial tractor trailer driver who was stopped on the side of the road when he was struck by another tractor trailer driver who had lost control of their vehicle. The accident caused our client to sustain severe injuries to his spine necessitating multiple surgeries.



A $700,000 settlement for a family of a man whose doctor negligently prescribed him multiple and fatal amounts of prescription painkillers. 



Our client was seriously injured while he was working a tractor-trailer repairman in Carney’s Point, NJ. While the client was under the truck to ensure that the new part installed was properly functioning, the truck driver negligently put the truck in gear which caused the truck to run over and drag the client underneath. We were able to successfully pursue a negligence claim against the trucking company and the truck driver, achieving a settlement of $660,000.



A $635,000 settlement for our client , a minor, who was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a car. The driver then fled the scene leaving him on the side of the road with a serious head fracture and fractured leg. The driver then hid their damaged vehicle in their garage for days until a neighbor reported to police that their car matched the description of the vehicle involved in the accident.



A $600,000 settlement in a case when a minor child was partially blinded when another child threw a stick at him that struck him in the eye. In addition to resolving with the homeowner’s insurance for the child that threw the stick, our NJ personal injury attorneys successfully obtained another settlement with the homeowner where the large pile of sticks remained for months just adjacent to an elementary school as well as the landscape company that left the pile of sticks.



Our client was wrongfully prescribed a fentanyl drug only indicated for end of life break-through cancer pain that caused addiction. The client was only prescribed the potent fentanyl drug for 6 months, but it was devastating, causing the client to suffer with the illness of addiction which required in-patient treatment and rehabilitation. A total settlement of $600,000.00 was obtained for the client who has thankfully been recovering well.



In 2024, a settlement of $565,000.00 was awarded to the family of a man who tragically passed away from an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2019. The case was filed in 2021 in Pennsylvania against a physician and a pharmacy for their roles in the over-prescribing and improper dispensing of Oxycontin, Xanax and other opioids for many years. The decedent became addicted to the Oxycontin and Xanax and obtained treatment at a rehabilitation center while under the physician’s care. Although aware of the decedent’s addiction history, rehabilitation, and subsequent cessation of Oxycontin and Xanax intake, the physician continued prescribing these medications, and the pharmacy resumed dispensing them. In 2017, the physician’s medical license was suspended, but the decedent was already heavily dependent on the prescribed medications. In 2019, the decedent passed away from an accidental fentanyl overdose.



Richard earned a $600,000 pre-trial settlement on a trucking related accident case that resulted in client undergoing neck surgery for a herniated disc. 



We earned a $550,000 settlement on behalf of our client who had been recklessly prescribed opiates by a New Jersey doctor leading to addiction and continuing rehabilitation.

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