Nathan Murawsky has represented seriously injured people in personal injury lawsuits for nearly 25 years and has obtained substantial settlements and verdicts. His experience includes cases involving auto accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, professional negligence, liquor liability, defective products, and civil rights violations.
Nathan has successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict in courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the federal court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Attorneys in the Philadelphia area and throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania refer their clients to Nathan due to his vast experience in the courtroom.
Major recoveries include:
- Multi-million-dollar settlement for injuries sustained when the client was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. As a result of the accident, the client was unable to perform his job in commercial banking due to a traumatic brain injury. While the client appeared physically normal, his brain injury severely impacted his short-term memory, cognitive ability to perform simple mathematical equations necessary for his job, and furthermore altered his personality.
- $1.425 million verdict in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Marriott Hotels for a client who was caused to fall by soda crates improperly stacked around a blind turn on a loading dock. After a 10-day trial, the jury found unanimously against the defendant and rendered an award to cover the client’s medical expenses, future wage loss, and pain and suffering.
- Settlement for a woman dropped down steps while being transported by an ambulance service, leading to the amputation of one of her feet. Although confidential, the resolution sufficiently compensated the client for her pain as well as the impact on her daily life in losing her foot.
- Settlement of a motor vehicle accident in Berks County when the client was rear-ended by a teenage driver. The client, a traveling nurse, was unable to work after the accident and required multiple back surgeries.
- Negotiated a settlement during trial against the City of Philadelphia for failing to maintain a fence around a dilapidated reservoir into which his client fell, breaking both legs. As a result of the litigation, the City of Philadelphia addressed its failure to upkeep the property and made major renovations and repairs to prevent another serious injury.
- $850,000 verdict through arbitration against a Bucks County tavern for continuing to serve an intoxicated patron and then allowing her to leave and drive home. The client was rendered partially disabled after the intoxicated driver caused a violent auto accident.
- Settlement exceeding $500,000 for a premises liability claim against a corporation in Lehigh County, when a driver making a delivery was injured from falling inside the premises due to improper design and maintenance of steps. The resolution stemmed, in part, from Nathan’s ability to conclusively establish the defendant’s knowledge of the defect and documented failure to take corrective measures after prior falls had taken place.
- Successfully mediated a medical malpractice case against a Montgomery County hospital in which an elderly man suffered a massive heart attack while in the hospital, but through litigation, it was discovered that the hospital failed to respond in a timely manner to the emergency, thus leading to the man’s death. While terms of the settlement are confidential, the result sufficiently met the family’s approval and led to changes within the hospital’s procedures to ensure protection against similar problems in the future.
- $650,000 resolution of a case during trial against a chain restaurant after a slip-and-fall accident in the parking lot caused a permanent loss of use of the client’s leg. Notably, the client’s injury was a rare nerve disorder, which was disputed by the defense. In part, Nathan’s cross-examination of the defense medical expert brought out testimony confirming the severity of the injury.
Nathan additionally has been involved in mass tort cases. Nathan was involved with the orthopedic bone screw litigation where surgeons used screws to attempt to resolve spinal problems, even though the FDA has failed to approve screws for such uses. After years of litigation against doctors, hospitals, and manufacturers, the cases were globally resolved in excess of $100 million. He has also litigated cases involving defective products, such as automobile parts, and construction site accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries.
Nathan has argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Recognizing his experience, knowledge, and reputation, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas approved Nathan to sit for the court as a settlement master. In this role, he presides over settlement conferences for major cases in the Philadelphia court system.
The Intersection of Estates and Civil Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2017
Lectured in the areas of automobile and premises liability law as well as the impact of social media and information technology in personal injury actions.
Professional and Civic Memberships
Montgomery Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
- Executive Committee Member, Young Lawyer Division (1996-1999)
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Honors and Awards
“SUPERLAWYERS” Rising Star (2004-2010)
Recipient of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers James J. Manderino Award for Trial Excellence
Nathan and his wife Melissa are the proud parents of three children and can often be found with their kids at an art show, soccer game, or school event. Nathan is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, plays basketball whenever possible, and takes pride in volunteering as an assistant coach for the Lower Moreland High School Boys Basketball Team.