Anthony J. D'Amico

Anthony J. D'Amico

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mr. D'Amico concentrates his practice in the area of serious personal injury, wrongful death, products liability and medical malpractice cases.

A sampling of Mr. D'Amico's cases include: wrongful death due to dangerous railroad crossing, wrongful death due to inhalation of toxic emissions from common spray paint can, brain cancer due to vinyl chloride, wrongful death while operating a defective fork truck, wrongful death due to dangerous conditions at coal mine, wrongful death of foreign nationals while visiting in the United States, wrongful death due to delay in diagnosing aneurysm, wrongful death due to delay in diagnosing dissecting aorta, wrongful death of infant while participating in pharmaceutical clinical trial, wrongful death due to dangerous conditions at the work site, wrongful death caused by negligent operation of a motor vehicle, traumatic amputation of arm on slitter machine, wrongful death due to negligent care at nursing home, negligent supervision at nursing home causing resident to fall and fracture hip, traumatic amputation of hand on two roll milling machine, traumatic amputation of fingers on plastic molding machine, traumatic injury to arms and legs from commercial riding lawn mowing machine, de-gloving injury due to defective conveyor belt, hydraulic fluid injection injury to arm due to defective couplings, medical malpractice leading to a delay in diagnosing breast cancer, malpractice leading to a delay in diagnosing colon cancer, traumatic brain injury due to fall in elevator shaft, brain damage to child from ingestion of lead paint chips, personal injury due to explosion at steel mill, loss of eye due to defective kitchen knife, loss of eye due to defective leaf spring on bus, traumatic injury due to defective step ladder and defective extension ladder. Loss of control of a passenger vehicle due to improperly mounted tires resulting paraplegia of occupant of the vehicle. Esophagus and lung burns a to a firefighter caused by inhalation of hot smoke and toxic fumes due to a defective firefighter’s mask.  Negligent operation of a tractor trailer on a highway resulting in a crash with a motor and the wrongful death of a passenger of the vehicle. Drowning death of a guest of a hotel due to failure of the hotel to provide a lifeguard at the hotel pool. Rupture of the jugular vein by an anesthesiologist preparing a patient for surgery during placement of a central venous catheter resulting in the wrongful death of the patient. Occupational exposure to pesticides causing Acute Myeloid Leukemia and death to a golf course superintendent. Bedsores to resident of a nursing home due to inadequate supervising and treatment. Loss of a testicle in an adolescent due to delay in diagnosis of testicular torsion.  Delayed diagnosis of a colon perforation during gallbladder surgery.  Delayed diagnosis of colon perforation during bariatric surgery. Misinterpretation of an x-ray of child’s right elbow fracture resulting in delay in treatment and misalignment of the child’s arm. Defective knee implant in an adult male resulting in early failure of the implant and revision surgery.  Improper manipulation of a patient’s leg following knee surgery resulting in a re-fracture of the knee requiring revision surgery and eventual loss of use of the leg. Malfunction of an escalator resulting in traumatic injuries to multiple passengers. Failure to employ proper fall prevention for a patient at a hospital, resulting in the patient falling in the bath room and fracturing his ankle.  Traumatic injuries to an airline passenger at an airport who was injured when a jetway collapsed due to inadequate maintenance of the jetway. Traumatic injuries and facial scars to a child due to inadequate assembly of a bicycle kickstand.  Unnecessary performance of an ERCP procedure by a gastroenterologist resulting in pancreatitis and death of a female patient.


Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos Lung Cancer
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • M.A. - 1976
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1973

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Award, 1988
  • Variety Club of Pittsburgh Law Enforcement Award, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1982 - 1987
  • Allegheny County Police Academy, Instructor of Law


  • Italian