John F. Eisberg

612.349.8500

Experience

Represents children and adults in all kinds of claims against physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers, including claims of negligent diagnosis, negligent treatment, informed consent, and wrongful death.

In 1992, Mr. Eisberg took a leave of absence from the law firm and worked on behalf of the Democratic National Committee for the election of President Bill Clinton.  He served on the Steering Committee of the Minnesota Clinton/Gore campaign and also was a principal organizer for the fundraising events scheduled in Minnesota for then Governor Clinton and Senator Gore.

Clerked with the late Judge Albert A. Ridge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

$5.4 million settlement for failure to appropriately monitor and treat know cardiomyopathy.

$4 million settlement involving failure of radiologists to detect on CT brain aneurysm, leading to woman’s total disability and brain damage.

$2.8 million settlement involving the death of a 50-year-old man for failure to diagnose and treat sepsis.

$2.7 million settlement for negligent decision to attempt high risk lytic (clot busting) therapy resulting in stroke of 42-year-old man.

$2.6 million settlement for failure to diagnose and treat signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy associated with pregnancy resulting  in pregnant, 33 year-old woman suffering cardiac arrest during the emergency caesarean section delivery of her first child.

$2.6 million settlement in a negligence case where the ovaries were removed in a young girl without consent.

$2.5 million settlement for family of brain injured child at birth.

$2.5 million settlement for brain injured adult resulting from excessive administration of blood pressure lowering drug.

$2.1 million settlement for failure to promptly administer antibiotics for kidney infection, resulting in death.

$2 million settlement for wrongful death of 55-year-old man for failing to diagnose cardiac disease.

$2 million settlement for failure to diagnose and treat volvulus (twisting of colon) in a timely manner in 62-year-old woman resulting in permanent disability.

$1.9 million settlement for child for failing to diagnose kidney infection resulting in kidney transplant.

$1,238,000 recovery involving death of a young girl from failure to diagnose mononucleosis.

$750,000 settlement for wrongful death of seven-year-old girl from anesthesia mishap.

$500,000 settlement for negligent decision to perform radio-frequency ablation procedure resulting in digestion problems and lifting restrictions for 42-year-old woman.

Super Lawyers 2019
  • “Minneapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers (2010)
  • Named a “Minnesota Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2003-2019)
  • Named to “3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon (2007)
  • Has been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since its initial publication
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS): 21st Century Leadership Award
  • Children’s HeartLink, Board Member
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children, Board of Directors and Vice-Chair
  • Schubert Club, Board Member
  • The Minneapolis Foundation, Former Board of Trustees and Vice-Chair
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy,  Board of Advisors
  • Bach Society, Former Board Member
  • The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Former Board Member
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS), Former Board of Directors
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D. (1963)
  • University of Michigan
Professional Associations
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Past Board of Governors (presently called the American Association for Justice)
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Past Board of Governors (formerly Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Legal Medical Committee, Former Chairman
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Governing Council
  • Ramsey County Medical Legal Committee, Former Chairman
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Certifications
Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Mason Publishing Company
  • Minnesota Medical Malpractice
  • Merrill/Magnus Publishing Corporation
  • Failure to Diagnose Acute Coronary Syndromes in the New Millennium
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers
  • LASIK Cases
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Winter 2001 (with Wendy Zeller)
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