Attorney Jarad SilversteinJarad L. Silverstein is a Partner at Wapner Newman and has been a member of the firm since 2017. He specializes in medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has significant experience as a trial attorney, having represented clients at the trial and appellate levels. His experience runs the gamut of medical specialties, including but not limited to obstetrics, critical care, trauma, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesia, urology, hematology and oncology, and wound care. He cares deeply about the well-being of his clients, and he brings significant skill, experience, and compassion to every client’s case.

“The cases I handle are very sensitive and life-changing to those affected. My clients are like my family. The attorney-client relationship is the most important relationship.”

Representative Cases

  • $15,000,000 wrongful death – failure to provide emergency medical treatment for an asthma attack leading to anoxic brain injury and death
  • $13,250,000 pediatric anoxic brain injury (PA)
  • $6,000,000 newborn hypoxic brain injury (PA)
  • $4,000,000 wrongful death – ER misdiagnosis of a splanchnic artery aneurysm (PA)
  • $4,000,000 newborn hypoxic brain injury (PA)
  • $3,250,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat volvulus (PA)
  • $3,000,000 failure to timely diagnose and treat carotid artery dissection (PA)
  • $2,400,000 stillbirth due to placental abruption (PA)
  • $2,000,000 failure to timely diagnose and treat compartment syndrome (PA)
  • $2,000,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (PA)
  • $1,800,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat breast cancer (PA)
  • $1,300,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat pneumococcal pneumonia (NJ)
  • $1,200,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat pulmonary embolism (PA)
  • $1,150,000 wrongful death – delayed treatment of acute appendicitis (NJ)
  • $1,000,000 wrongful death – failure to timely diagnose and treat pneumococcal meningitis (PA)
  • $1,000,000 failure to timely diagnose breast cancer (NJ)
  • $1,000,000 wrongful death – negligent post-operative management after bypass graft revascularization (PA)
  • $975,000 wrongful death – failure to treat heart attack (NJ)
  • $950,000 delivery of newborn complicated by shoulder dystocia (PA)
  • $900,000 failure to timely provide blood products to counter severe anemia (NJ)
  • $900,000 wrongful death – improper aortic valve surgery (PA)
  • $900,000 failure to properly manage gestational diabetes prenatally leading to stillbirth (PA)
  • $900,000 wrongful death – failure to detect splenic laceration radiographically (PA)
  • $800,000 wrongful death – failure to diagnose thoracic aortic dissection (NJ)
  • $750,000 delivery of newborn complicated by shoulder dystocia (PA)

Mr. Silverstein earned his Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2004. He earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, in 2007. While at Widener, he was a competitor and ultimately the president and coach of the school’s Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team.

Mr. Silverstein began his legal career as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karen L. Suter in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, Law Division. He subsequently spent more than eight years as a medical malpractice defense attorney with Parker McCay P.A. in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, where he represented major hospital systems, physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other medical professionals. Because of this experience, he brings to Wapner Newman significant insight about representing “the other side,” and this knowledge gives his clients an advantage.  He believes his current position was his destined role, advocating on behalf of those who have been the victim of medical negligence.

“I get a great deal of joy and satisfaction out of seeing how a successful case changes my clients’ lives. I listen. I am very organized, and I thoroughly prepare for everything I do legally. I never procrastinate.”

Mr. Silverstein has been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star in its “Super Lawyers” publication annually since 2013. He was named to the Top 40 Under 40 in 2013 by the National Society of Legal Advocates. He has also been concurrently recognized in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Rising Star in its “Super Lawyers” publication since 2018.

Mr. Silverstein currently serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the First Judicial District, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, mediating cases for the Major Case Jury Civil docket. From 2014-2016, Mr. Silverstein served on the Board of Directors of the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He spent 2016 as Counsel to the Board. He has given lectures to other attorneys as well as medical professionals in medical malpractice law. He has presented several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on relevant issues arising in medical malpractice litigation.

Mr. Silverstein was born and raised in Philadelphia. He currently resides in South Philadelphia with his wife Melanie, his daughter Harper, and his three sons, Lincoln, River and Gavin. When not at the office, he loves to travel around the world, play with his children, attend Philly sporting events and concerts, and spend time at the beach.

Published Article by Jarad L. Silverstein

Jarad Silverstein’s article “Creativity in Expert Selection for Birth Trauma Cases” was published in The Legal Intelligencer Medical Malpractice Supplement. In this article, Jarad explains how selecting the right experts can maximize the strength of your case. You can read Jarad’s article, and learn about the types of experts that our attorneys rely upon in a birth injury case, here.

Reprinted with permission from the 04-06-2021 issue of The Legal Intelligencer Medical Malpractice Supplement.
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