Steven J. Weinberg

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Palm Desert, California

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP
Steven J. Weinberg
McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Health Care, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1975

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2023

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP

73255 El Paseo
Suite 10
Palm Desert, CA 92260 Visit website


An attorney with more than 47 years of experience, Mr. Steven J. Weinberg is a partner at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP. Over the course of his renowned career, he has successfully litigated hundreds of cases. He represents clients in Los Angeles and throughout California, and his legal practice covers medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, wrongful death and other personal injury cases.

A 1972 Bachelor of Arts graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Weinberg earned his Juris Doctor from the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law in 1975. He was admitted to practice in California the same year and has gone on to build a strong reputation and a successful track record since then. 

Mr. Weinberg has been included on Super Lawyers Southern California Plaintiffs- Medical Malpractice since 2014.

Mr. Weinberg has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates(ABOTA) since 1984 and  was recently elevated to the rank of Diplomate. 

In recognition of his high professional standards and accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Weinberg an AV Preeminent* peer review rating for multiple years in a row. He was listed among attorneys who obtained the Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2020 by and among The Best Lawyers in America’s  Plaintiffs- Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiffs Products Liability. 

Several professional associations have honored Mr. Weinberg with memberships or leadership positions. He served as a financial secretary and among the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California and as the president of the Western Trial Lawyers Association. 

Mr. Weinberg’s other memberships include The State Bar of California, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California,  San Bernardino County Bar Association,  Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and Riverside County Bar Association.

A part of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Weinberg has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Some of his representative results include:

·       $5 million in a medical malpractice case

·       $5 million in a birth injury case

·       $3.5 million in a medication error case

        $2.8 Million medical malpractice wrongful death case

·       $1 million in a surgical error case

When not fighting hard for the rights of his clients, Mr. Weinberg is involved in serving his community. He actively volunteers to provide pro bono services and is a part of Habitat for Humanity in Baton Rouge.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Health Care, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40% Health Care
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1975, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California State Bar
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Governor Emeritus, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2004 - Present, 2020
  • Secretary, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1984 - 1986
  • Mediator-Riverside Superior Court Mediation Panel, 2018
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2020
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1981-2004, Financial Secretary, 1990, Secretary, 1985-1988
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), (Rank of Diplomate), 1983
  • Past President, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 1985-1992, Parliamentarian, 1988, Secretary, 1990
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California, Election Committee, 1992 - Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Baton Rogue, La. and St. Louis Mo. 2006 to Present
Educational Background:
  • BA, Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1972
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • California Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced College of Advocacy, Los Angeles, Faculty, 1985
  • Annual Seminar in Reducing the Risk of Obstetric Malpractice for Doctors, nurses, lawyers and risk managers, held in San Francisco, Speaker, Legal and Medical Implications of Preterm Labor, American Conference Institute, 2004
  • Western Trial Lawyers Assoc., Persuasion in Advocacy Seminar, Maui, Hawaii, Speaker, Themes and Strategies, 1987
  • Annual Educational Seminar on Medical Malpractice, Speaker, Punitive Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases, Orange County Trial Lawyers Assoc, 1999
  • Western Trial Lawyers Assoc., Maximizing Damages Seminar, Maui, Hawaii, Speaker, Voir Dire, 1986
  • 33rd Annual Tahoe Convention, Speaker, Difficult Economic Damage Issues in Medical Malpractice Case, Consumer Attorneys Of California, 1998
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Guest Lecturer 1983-1985, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Trial Advocacy, Faculty
  • January, 1998, 16th Annual Recent Developments Program - Civil Litigation Practice, Speaker, Civil Practice Litigation: 16th Annual Recent Developments Program, California Continuing Education Of The Bar, 1998
  • Desert College of Law, Adjunct Professor of law, Civil Procedure I and II, 2004-2005, Faculty
  • 32nd Annual Tahoe Seminar, Speaker, Damage Issues in Complex Medical Malpractice Cases, Consumer Attorneys Of California, 1997
  • College of The Desert, Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Government, Fall, 2009, Faculty
  • 30th Annual Lake Tahoe Convention, Speaker, Settlement Techniques/Strategies in Medical Malpractice, California Trial Lawyers Assoc., 1995
  • Cabrillo Pacific School of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego) Adjunct Professor of Law, Civil Procedure, 1975-1976, Faculty
  • 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Convention, Speaker, Evaluation and Preparation of Medical Negligence Cases, California Trial Lawyers Assoc, 1994
  • Essential Techniques By The Masters Seminar, Maui, Speaker, Jury Selection in the 90's, Western Trial Lawyers Assoc., 1993
  • American Trial Lawyers Assoc/Western Trial lawyers Assoc, Maui, Hawaii, Speaker, Effective Use of Witnesses, 1984
  • 32nd Annual Convention, San Francisco, Speaker, "Making sure your Evidence Gets in", California Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • California Trial Lawyers Assoc., Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, Speaker, Non-verbal Communication in the Courtroom, 1988
  • updates of reported cases in the past year relating to Civil Litigation, Speaker, Civil Practice Litigation: 11th Annual Recent Developments Program, California Continuing Education Of The Bar, 1993
  • Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Update-Indio, Calif., Speaker, Medical Malpractice Update, 2014
  • 31st Annual Convention, San Francisco, Speaker, Proving Caution in the Birth Injury Case, California Trial Lawyers Assoc., 1992
  • Taught Civil Procedure, Adjunct Professor of Law, California Desert Trial Academy College of Law, 2013
  • Forum magazine, July/August 1993 issue, Author, Loss of Household Services - Economic vs Non-Economic Damages, California Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • Kaiser Seminar- San Diego, Speaker, Birth Trauma Litigation, Consumer Attorneys Of California, 2016
  • authored chapter in Witness Preparation, ed by, V. Hale Starr, Aspen Publications, 1985, Author, Witness Preparation in the Small to Medium Law Office, 1985
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Riverside, Speaker, Battle of the Pro's 'Closing Arguments", 1992
  • Western Trial Lawyers Assoc., Mastering Trial Strategies & Tactics Seminar, Maui, Speaker, Cross Examination of Defense Doctors, 1992
  • California Trial Lawyers Assoc., 27th annual Tahoe Seminar, Speaker, Medical Malpractice Discovery, 1992
  • California Trial Lawyers Assoc., Annual Convention, La Jolla, California, Speaker, Voir Dire - Damages, 1990
  • Western Trial lawyers Assoc., Annual Convention, Kauai, Hawaii, Speaker, Techniques of Persuasion, 1990
  • California Trial Lawyers Assoc., 25th Annual Tahoe Convention, Speaker, Jury Selection in medical Malpractice Cases, 1990
  • California Trial Lawyers Assoc., Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, Speaker, Evaluating and Preparing Birth Injury Cases, 1989
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Speaker, Psychology of Persuasion, 1989
  • American Trial Lawyers Association/Western Trial Lawyers Association, Maui, Hawaii, Speaker, Psychology of Persuasion, 1989
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, National College of Advocacy week long course, San Diego, California, Faculty, Trial Advocacy Course, 1986
  • American Assoc. of Trial Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada, Speaker, Community Attitude Studies in Specialized Litigation, 1988
  • Montana State Bar, Torts and Trial Techniques Seminar, Helena, Montana, Speaker, Motorcycle Crashworthiness, 1983
  • Montana State Bar, Torts and Trial Techniques Seminar, Helena, Montana, Speaker, Failure to Warn in Products Liability Cases, 1983
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Assoc, Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, Speaker, How to Build your Personal Injury Practice, 1978
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Products Liability by the Master's Seminar, Speaker, Failure to Warn in Products Liability Cases, 1982
  • American Trial Lawyers Assoc., Advanced Trial Techniques Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, Speaker, Motorcycle Crashworthiness, 1982
  • American Trial Lawyers Assoc./Western Trial lawyers Association, Maui, Hawaii, Speaker, Proving Damages in the Wrongful Death of a child, 1982
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, National College of Advocacy, Week Long course, Faculty, Trial Advocacy Course, 1984
  • California Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced College of Advocacy, Los Angeles, Faculty, 1984
  • Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in California, Top Verdicts, 2020
  • , Top 50 Wrongful Death Settlements in America, Top Verdicts, 2021
  • , Southern California Super Lawyers-Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Plaintiff's Products Liability, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • , Top Ten Wrongful Death Settlements in California, Top Verdicts, 2021
  • Best Lawyers, Best Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiff lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • , National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Nursing Home Abuse Litigation, 2020
  • Selected for the fifth year in a row as one of the Top 77 Layers in the Coachella Valley, Top 77 Lawyers in Coacheall Valley, Palm Springs Life Magazine, 2019
  • , National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Medical Malpractice, 2020
  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubble, 2020
  • I am honored to have been selected by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys as one of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, Attorneys selected as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys have been recognized by the bench and bar as leading Trial Attorneys in the United States.  Members of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys have satisfied stringent criteria and standards as established by the AATA Board of Directors. Of the 1.2 million attorneys currently active in the U.S., less than 1% are selected to receive the AATA Premier 100 designation., Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2020
  • (Medical Malpractice), General Personal Injury and Products Liability, Recognized as a Trial Lawyer with Experience in the areas of Professional Negligence, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2020
  • , The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyer, 2020
  • $225,000.00 Settlement - Wrongful Death of a five year old as a result of negligence of an Emergency Room Physician and Physicians Assistant in failure to diagnose and treat Strep throat. NOTE- Non-economic damages for loss of love, comfort care and protect are limited to $250,000.00  due to a law enacted in California in 1975. This law has been amended effective January 1, 2023 to raise the limit to $500,000.00., 2022
  • $770,000.00 Medical Malpractice Settlement - 37 year old female patient underwent elective Bariatric Surgery. Three months after surgery she required further surgery  to determine the cause of ongoing abdominal pain.  During the second surgery there was a perforation of the bowel requiring a third surgery.  The patient was discharged and when seen in the defendants office she had clear signs of sepsis including elevated temperature, elevated pulse and elevated White Blood Count. Instead of admitting her to the hospital the doctor sent her home. The next day the patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital in septic shock.  The patient suffered long term consequences including, 1. Trigeminal neuralgia ; 2. Fibromyalgia  3. Chronic Pain (entire body) pain is constant never stops; 4. Extreme Nerve damage   5. permanent memory loss (brain). Past and future lost income exceeded $200,000.00 and the medical lien was $131,784.  The defendant doctor had a wasting insurance policy that started out with a $1,000,000.00 limit of liability, but by the time the case settled the dense costs including defense expert and defense attorney had eroded the policy so that there  was only $770,000.00 remaining.  The defendant owed the IRS several million dollars and had no reachable assets.  , 2022
  • $350,000.00 Settlement -  Medical battery  involving elective gynecological surgery. Medical battery involves a case where the patient consents to one procedure and the defendant doctor  performs a substantially different procedure. The $250,000 MICRA cap on non-economic damages does not apply. Under the law and the terms of the insurance policy, medical battery is not a covered claim.  There was no loss of income claim or claim for past or future medical expenses. The injury did not affect the plaintiff’s ability to work or perform activities of daily living.  There was no   ongoing physical pain and there were no visible scars or deformities., 2022
  • $2,800,000. Settlement- Medical Malpractice wrongful death case, involving the death of a 39 year old husband and father as the result of failure to timely diagnose and treat Cytomegalovirus, 2021
  • $865,000.00- Settlement in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death  case.  49 year old husband and father of two died from a pulmonary embolism due to Deep Vein Thrombosis(DVT)  following weight loss surgery. He was at high risk for DVT and the defendant discharged him from the hospital without any medication to protect him from developing a DVT. The defendant had a one million dollar wasting liability insurance policy and by the time the case settled there was only $865,000.00 remaining. , 2022
  • $225,000.00- Medical Malpractice settlement. Defendant failed to timely diagnose and treat  aortic valve stenosis due to a congenital heart defect in a 73 year old patient.  There were no economic damages such as lost income or medical expenses. ( Non-economic damages for pain, suffering, mental and emotional distress were limited by California law to $250,000.00), 2022
  • $225,000 Settlement for wrongful death of 90 year old retired University Professor. The defendant, an assisted living facility failed to monitor the decedents hydration status, infection issues and overall medical status resulting in his death. The plaintiffs where his surviving adult children. ( The maximum recovery was limited by California law to  $250,000.00 for non-economic damages for loss of love comfort, society, care and protection .), 2022
  • $675,000.00 Settlement - Medical Malpractice, wrongful death.  50 year old unemployed husband and father underwent successful liver transplant surgery.  Five day after surgery he suffered a perforated external iliac artery during an Interventional Radiology Angiogram. He died as a result of blood loss due to the defendants negligence in failing to diagnose and treat the perforated artery soon enough. ( Non-economic damages for loss of love, comfort and companionship were limit by law to $250,000.00), 2020
  • $650,000.00 Settlement of Medical Malpractice Wrongful death case.  The decedent, a 48 year old husband and father of three suffered a fractured femur in a motorcycle accident.  Surgical repair was successful and he was discharged from the hospital after three days.  When discharged he was at high risk for a deep vein thrombosis, but  not given a medication to prevent a deep vein thrombosis. 12 days after discharge he dies from a  pulmonary embolism due to a deep vein thrombosis.  Due to the $250,000.00 limitation on non-economic damages, potential jury verdict was less than $800,000.00.   The case was settled  against all defendants for $650,000.00, 2019
  • $1,000,000.00 Medical Malpractice Settlement - I am happy to have obtained this seven-figure settlement for my 78-year-old client, a  former corporate attorney and in-house risk manager for a major national construction firm. In  2001-2002, he began developing progressively worsening cognitive impairment and memory loss, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s type dementia. He was terminated for his employment where he was earning a 6 figure annual income in March 2003.  In early 2014 it was determined that he did not have, and never had Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia.  It turned out his cognitive impairment was due to an excessive dosage and unnecessarily prolonged use of  Ambien and Amitriptyline prescribed by his primary care doctor dating back to 1996. Once the medications were discontinued, his memory and cognitive function returned., 2015
  • $564,518.00 Verdict for a 52 year old Operating Room technician who suffered a severe disabling brachial plexus injury during his own abdominal surgery.  San Bernardino Superior Court, 2005
  • $625,000.00 Settlement. Riverside. Medical Malpractice in failure to diagnose and treat lung cancer resulting in the death of a 47 year old husband and father., 2019
  • $250,000.00 Arbitration Award - Riverside Kaiser – The 73 year old husband and father of five adult children died of a pulmonary embolism following elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery). Due to his age and the nature of the surgery he was at high risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and either mechanical and/or pharmaceutical prophylaxis (preventive measures) were required but not provided. Since the decedent was retired and not providing financial support to the family, the $250,000.00 award is the maximum allowed by law for non-economic damages., 2006
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement San Bernardino. Medical Malpractice failure to diagnose and promptly treat fungal peritonitis in a 56 year old Respiratory Therapist resulting in severe permanent disabilities, 2010
  • $400,000.00 - Northern California Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death - The negligence of a Nurse Midwife in failing to promptly deliver a perfectly healthy term baby who got stuck in the birth canal resulted in the babies death due to asphyxiation. This settlement was with the hospital that employed the nurse-midwife. (California medical malpractice law limits the non-economic damages for loss of  the love and affection of a child to $250,000.00), 2008
  • $500,000 Riverside County settlement in a medical malpractice case for the wrongful death of a 54-year-old husband who died as a result of a general surgeons negligence in performing the wrong surgery, and negligence in failure to perform timely and correct repair surgery involving diverticulitis, 2012
  • $5,000,000.00 Settlement - While pregnant with the plaintiff, his mother was prescribed and took Lotensin, an ACE inhibitor. this drug was known to cause severe kidney damage in unborn babies and did in this case.  The child, now 10 suffers from severe chronic kidney disease and will eventually need dialysis and a kidney transplant.  The settlement was with his mothers primary care doctor who prescribed the medication, her OB/GYN who knew she was taking it and failed to tell her to stop while pregnant and the pharmacy that filled the prescription who knew she was pregnant and failed to tell her of the known risks of taking the drug while pregnant, 2013
  • $3,500,000.00 Settlement - San Diego. The  injured child, now age 5 suffers from severe kidney damage, developmental delays and growth retardation because his mother was given Lotensin, a blood pressure medication during her pregnancy, and her  obstetrician did not tell her to stop taking it or advise her of the risks of  kidney damage to her unborn child if she continued to take it.  The settlement will provide payments to the child during his lifetime totaling $3,500,000.00. San Diego Superior Court, 2009
  • $1,500,000.00 Settlement. Riverside. Malpractice of an Obstetrician during delivery of a baby resulting in Cerebral Palsy, 2019
  • Orange County Medical Malpractice Settlement - $300,000.00. 52-year-old plaintiff suffered a dural tear during a cervical laminectomy. As a result, she had severe disabling headaches until the tear was repaired about 15 months after the original surgery. She was unable to work after the original surgery. Past lost earnings totaled, Totaled approximately $181,000.00.( Noneconomic damages for pain and severing were limited to $250,000.00 by MICRA), 2014
  • $1,500,000 Jury Verdict, Los Angeles Superior Court, in a Medical Malpractice case for the wrongful death of a 15 year old daughter.  The girls cardiologist failed to diagnosis and treat congestive heart failure, 2002
  • $950,000.00 Settlement. San Diego. Anesthesiologist failed to properly monitor a 35-year-old woman during surgery resulting in severe brain damage, 1995
  • $875,000.00 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT - 63-year-old warehouse manager underwent an elective total knee replacement.  During the surgery, the popliteal artery was injured.  The injury was not recognized during surgery.  The first surgical attempt at repair failed to require a second procedure.  As a result of the loss of blood flow to the lower leg, the patient suffered severe loss of muscle and skin tissue and permanent nerve damage.  The patient's injuries prevent him from returning to work.  The case settled for $875,000.00. ( the patient was limited by law to $250,000 for non-economic damages for pain and suffering), 2015
  • $2,250,000.00 Jury verdict in a Medical Malpractice case against a hospital for negligent failure to ensure the competence of its staff physicians.  The 5-year-old plaintiff suffered mild brain damage when he had a cardio-respiratory arrest during a routine tonsillectomy. The staff anesthesiologist failed to recognize a treat the evolving condition. Orange County Superior Court, 1985
  • $775,000.00 Settlement. Santa Barbara. Medical Malpractice of emergency Room doctor who failed to diagnose a pulmonary embolism resulting in the death of a 48 year old husband and father., 2017
  • $600,000.00 Jury Verdict for the wrongful death of a 2 month old baby due to the negligence of Emergency Room doctor and nurses. Riverside Superior Court, 1987
  • $475,000.00 Settlement. Riverside Medical malpractice in performing a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy caused sever damage to the common bile duct of a 75 year old man., 2019
  • $400,000.00 - Northern California Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death - The negligence of a Nurse Midwife in failing to promptly deliver a perfectly healthy term baby who got stuck in the birth canal resulted in the babies death due to asphyxiation. This settlement was with the hospital who employed the nurse midwife. (Sadly this case was against the same hospital and involved the same nurse midwife as the case described above it.  The death of this perfectly healthy baby occurred exactly the same as the one discussed above, just a year apart.), 2009
  • $600,000.00, Riverside County, settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 48 year old wife and mother as a result of the negligent failure of a Emergency Room doctor to properly diagnose a life threatening heart condition, 2011
  • $2,500,000.00 Settlement, wrongful death, premises liability and medical malpractice- 48 year old husband and father of 5 slipped and fell while leaving a commercial building, he suffered a quadriceps muscle tear. He died less than three weeks later, of a pulmonary embolism due to a deep vein thrombosis as a result of quadriceps tear repair surgery, 2012
  • $5,000,000.00 settlement for a child with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy due to the negligence of Obstetrician and labor & delivery nurses who delayed delivery of a previously healthy term baby for 18 hours despite indisputable evidence of problems with the labor as demonstrated on the Fetal Heart Monitor strips.  The settlement funds were used to create a structured settlement and special needs trust that will produce a guaranteed payout of $20,000,000.00 over the lifetime of the baby and will provide for all of his needs., 2016
  • $1,500,000.00 Settlement. Bakersfield. Medical malpractice of doctors and nurses in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit resulted in sever brain Damage of a 23 day old infant, 2004
  • Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Settlement $600,000.00 - 50 year old Highway Patrol Officer on work related disability leave dies from an accidental overdose of Aspirin.  Case against emergency Room MD, ICU MD and Hospital.  Survived by wife, 2 adult children and 2 minor children., 2014
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement-Riverside in a medical malpractice case for a 50 year old woman who suffered mild brain damage during an unnecessary and negligently performed kidney surgery, 2010
  • $1,350,000.00 Settlement. Imperial County. Negligence of obstetricians, Nurses, and Pediatrician resulted in severe brain damage, developmental delay, and severe permanent disability of a baby born prematurely. The settlement was structured to guarantee payments over the lifetime of the child totalling $7,000,000.00, 2004
  • $1,115,000.00 - KAISER ARBITRATION AWARD.  JL, a 48-year-old hairstylist had a Lapidus Bunionectomy performed by a Podiatrist at Kaiser in Irvine.  The surgery was negligently performed and the follow-up care was negligent.  JL required reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused by the Kaiser Podiatrist.  JL has permanent pain in her foot and deformity of her big toe.  The pain severely limits how much she can work.  The Arbitrator awarded JL $764,565.00 for past and future economic damages and $250,000.00, the maximum allowed by law, for pain and suffering.  He awarded her husband $100,000.00 for the loss of consortium., 2014
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement in a wrongful death action for the wife of a 48 year old former army ranger who was at the time of his death working as a billing clerk for a major downtown Los Angeles law firm.  The defendant doctor, his cardiologist,  failed to diagnose and treat severe coronary artery disease. San Bernardino Superior Court, 2008
  • $825,000.00 Settlement. San Bernardino. Medical Malpractice in failure to diagnose breast cancer resulted in the death of a 38 year old wife and mother., 2016
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement against Walgreen for the negligence of its pharmacist in failing to provide an oral consolation. Plaintiff, a 58-year-old college professor underwent elective spinal surgery. The surgery was a success and she was discharged home the next day. The Assistant Surgery who wrote the discharge orders prescribed a dangerous amount of Oxycodone/Acetaminophen(Percocet), five times the dose the patient was taking in the hospital, and he told her to resume taking Walgreen Multi-Symptom Cold/Flu night time Relief. When filling the prescription for Percocet the Walgreen pharmacist failed to offer an oral consultation, failed to ask what other medications the patient was taking and failed to question the order of such a high dose of Percocet.  Components of the Cough medicine in combination with the high dose of oxycodone created a dangerous drug-drug interaction causing respiratory depression and a respiratory arrest resulting in severe brain damage due to lack of oxygen to her brain. The patient is unable to care for herself or perform activities of daily living, she now requires 24 hour LVN care. , 2017
  • $1,000,000.,00 Jury verdict in a wrongful death action for the drowning death in a public swimming pool of a 32 year old father of two minor children. Riverside Superior Court, 1992
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement. San Bernardino. 46 year old wife and mother bleed to death during elective lumbar spine surgery, 1996
  • $250,000.00 Arbitration Award - Los Angeles - Medical Malpractice, failure to diagnosis and treat Cardiac Artery Disease risk factors resulting in death of husband and father. (The decedent was disabled from a back injury and there was no loss of support.  Under California law $250,000.00 for non-economic damages was the maximum recoverable.), 2003
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement - Orange County. 45 year old unemployed female patient suffered an above the elbow amputation due to the negligence of a thoracic surgeon who delayed performing emergency surgery to treat a blood clot in a major artery, and then performed the wrong surgery, twice. There was no claim for lost earnings or earning capacity, 2011
  • $375,000.00, Kern County, settlement in a medical malpractice case on behalf of a 56 year old female who suffered a transected political artery during a total knee replacement surgery, 2012
  • $875,000.00 settlement for a 78 year old woman who developed a spinal infection following elective spinal surgery.  The delay in diagnosis and treat resulted in her becoming a T-4 incomplete paraplegic requiring 24 hour care., 2017
  • $1,650,000.00 Settlement - Riverside. A 2 year old girl suffered brain damage due to the negligence of her pediatrician who failed to diagnose spinal meningitis., 2015
  • San Diego Medical Malpractice Settlement $300,000.00 - 27 year old college graduate suffered a fracture of the Tibia/Fibula when thrown from a horse. He also suffered a popliteal artery injury requiring surgical repair.  The treating Vascular surgeon delayed surgery resulting in severe muscle tissue loss and drop foot. Plaintiffs medical bills exceed $1,000,000.00 and were paid by insurance.  As a college graduate with plans to attend Graduate school plaintiff suffered no loss of future income and only $54,000.00 past loss of income. Non-economic damages for pain and suffering were limited to $250,000.00 by MICRA. The case settled for $300,000.00, 2014
  • $1,750,000.00 settlement for a 2 year old girl suffered brain damage as a result of her pediatricians failure to diagnosis spinal meningitis, 1995
  • $1,450,000.00 Settlement. San Diego. Medical Malpractice of an Obstetrician who failed to diagnose and treat pregnancy induced hypertension resulting in the death of a 28 year old wife and mother., 1995
  • $275,000.00 Settlement -The 46 year old medical records clerk saw her primary care phsyician for shoulder pain.  She gave her consent to a shoulder joint injection, instead the doctor administered a trigger point injection into her back, and in doing so he punctured her lung causing a pneumothorax and a hemothorax. The plaintiffs lost wages totaled approximately $14,745 and her out of pocket medical expenses totaled about $9,457.31. NOTE: noneconomic damages for pain and suffering were limted by law to $250,000.00., 2014
  • $1,500,000.00 settlement for a 65 year old female college administrator and Registered Nurse who suffered a spinal cord injury causing quadriplegia during a cervical laminectomy and fusion. The settlement in this Los Angeles Superior Court action was paid by the hospital. The surgeon had fled the country after two similar results. The theory against the hospital was negligence in failure to insure the competence of its staff physicians, 2009
  • $925,000.00 Settlement. Riverside. Emergency Doctor failed to diagnose a heart attack and sent the patient, a 40 year old husband and father home, resulting in his preventable death., 2015

Office location for Steven J. Weinberg

73255 El Paseo
Suite 10
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone: 800-914-8704


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