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James J. McEldrew, III

Managing Partner

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

At the law firm of McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt, we focus a part of our practice on catastrophic injury claims. Attorney Jim McEldrew has been an attorney in Philadelphia for over 35 years. He has dedicated his life to advocate for victims of medical malpractice, railroad accidents, corporate greed, and nursing home abuse.

“At McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt, our philosophy is to fight for you and your family everyday until you get the result, and peace of mind, you deserve.”

We are fully prepared to take any case to court in order to protect our clients’ interests. When our clients suffer catastrophic injuries as the result of another party’s negligence, we diligently pursue full and fair compensation for disfigurement, emotional distress, medical care, loss of income, pain and suffering, and any other damages that may apply to the claim.

Our awarded team of attorneys will not only serve as your legal advocates, but will help you outside of the courtroom, as well. From securing medical care to negotiating with insurance providers, our goal is to make your life easier during your time of hardship.

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Whistleblower Lawyers

McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt is a nationally renowned law firm with a distinguished track record of success in the representation of whistleblowers from all walks of life. Our firm has recovered more than $2 billion for the government on behalf of our clients in whistleblower cases arising under the False Claims Act, IRS, SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs. We have successfully recovered fraudulently obtained taxpayer monies from companies in industries including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, finance and banking, manufacturing, and government contracting.

Deciding to become a whistleblower is serious business and deserves serious lawyers. I am actively involved with every client and have a unique understanding of concerns about confidentiality, potential retaliation, impacts on family relationships, and the emotional rollercoaster that accompanies a decision to step forward and report serious fraud or misconduct. If you have any doubts or uncertainty about reporting fraud, I will give you the guidance and the expertise necessary to decide whether you want to become a whistleblower.”

Under the direction of Eric L. Young, our whistleblower practice serves clients worldwide. Eric’s reputation as one of the leading whistleblower attorneys in the nation is based on an impressive record of accomplishments, including the first-ever mandatory IRS Whistleblower reward obtained on behalf of an accountant who worked for one of the largest financial institutions in the country. Eric has also represented whistleblowers in some of the largest healthcare fraud qui tam cases in the country such as United States. ex. rel. Kruszewski v. Pfizer, United States ex. rel. Paccione v. Cephalon, U.S. ex rel. Peiken v. Salix Pharmaceuticals, and U.S. ex rel. Curren v. Denver Health & Hospital Authority, among others.

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Eric L. Young


In the News

Eric L. Young has successfully combated corporate misconduct for most of his legal career. He has represented individuals at every level of the workforce, from corporate executives to blue collar workers from around the globe. His track record of success has made him one of the nation’s leading whistleblower attorneys. As such, he manages McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt’s whistleblower practice and represents individuals who seek experienced counsel when considering reporting fraud and misconduct.

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Our team of lawyers here at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt, and their cases, have appeared in numerous media publications. Jim McEldrew was invited to Fox News to speak about the tragic accident in Hoboken, New Jersey involving a New Jersey Transit train at the Hoboken Station. Commentary from Eric Young’s work has been published on numerous websites, including Forbes, The Hill, and the Delaware Business Court Insider. He has also been quoted in numerous articles on whistleblower issues, including the Wall Street Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Accounting Today.

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