Personal Injury Litigation

Pritzker Levine LLP offers personal, attentive and professional legal services to those who have suffered pain or trauma as result of the negligent or wrongful conduct of others. The firm’s attorneys have experience representing personal injury cases involving pharmaceuticals, dangerous products, medical malpractice, unsafe conditions, and automobile, boat, motorcycle and bicycle accidents.  Our lawyers have helped clients in wrongful death cases, and in cases involving serious, permanent and debilitating injuries, such as spine and traumatic brain injuries, severe burns and other devastating losses.

Our attorneys carefully assess the needs of each client. Our goal is not only to obtain a successful result, but to strive to meet each client’s needs in each particular case. We make it a standard practice to keep clients fully informed of all developments in every case so they have peace of mind from knowing that their case is getting the attention it deserves.  In all personal injury cases — from class actions to mass actions to individual cases — we rigorously represent every claim and every client.

To learn how our personal injury attorneys can help you, or to discuss a possible personal injury claim, please contact Bethany Caracuzzo at or call 415-805-8534 for a free consultation.


Andrade v. JSS Restaurant Group, et al.

The firm represented a recently-retired client who was hospitalized and treated for severe hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) resulting from E. coli bacterium poisoning caused by eating contaminated meal prepared and served by a local San Francisco Bay Area artisanal burger chain.  The case was litigated in the Contra Costa County Superior Court and settled close to trial for a significant monetary sum. 

Mallard v. Mills Peninsula Health Services, et al.

Pritzker Levine represented a client who, as a result of negligent care and treatment at both a hospital and skilled nursing facility, suffered injuries which became necrotic and infected, necessitating amputation of his leg below the knee. The client died in the course of the litigation.  The case was filed and litigated in the San Mateo County Superior Court and resolved, prior to trial, in a favorable monetary settlement for the client’s estate.

Clergy Sexual Abuse/Coordinated Proceedings

Represented a woman who was sexually abused as a child by her parish priest. Part of landmark action against the Los Angeles Archdiocese and the Diocese of Orange.  The 562 cases, spanning four generations of victims, were settled for a record $660 million.

Jane Doe and John Doe v. Steven Lawrence Katz, M.D., et al.

Represented a mother and child in an action against a fertility clinic for accidentally transferring an embryo belonging to another couple into the mother and the intentional cover-up of the mistake until the child was 10 months old.  The other couple then sought and later obtained shared custody of the child in unrelated family court proceedings.  Obtained $1 million settlement for the mother and child despite MICRA limitations in medical malpractice actions.

McKay v. Caltrans

Represented husband and wife in dangerous road condition action against Caltrans.  Man was severely injured by a motorist whose vehicle crossed the median barrier on Highway 80 and struck him head-on.  Plaintiffs alleged that Caltrans knew its median barriers could cause such cross-median accidents and failed to take any preventative action.  $2.9million settlement was obtained for the clients.

In Re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litig.

Pritzker Levine Partner Elizabeth Pritzker serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the In Re AFFF MDL, a national multi-district litigation focused on environmental and water contamination stemming from PFAS chemicals in Class B foams, and personal injury cases involving exposure to PFAS chemicals in Class B firefighting foams and firefighter protective clothing.