Ross Feller Casey's Philadelphia brain injury attorneys have a remarkable, nationally recognized track record of winning seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of cases involving brain injuries.
Each year in the U.S., more than 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Of them, 275,000 are hospitalized and 52,000 die of their injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Falls are the leading cause of TBIs, accounting for nearly 36 percent of them, followed by motor vehicle accidents, 18 percent.
A common misconception is that there must be a blow to the head to cause TBI. The mere thrust of the brain crushing against the skull often results in enough force to bruise, tear or cause bleeding that builds up pressure and results in traumatic brain injury. A high impact involving jerking or shaking, such as on an amusement ride or in a car accident has in some instances caused traumatic brain injury.
Founding partner Joel J. Feller successfully litigated a brain injury lawsuit in Philadelphia that resulted in a recovery of $13 million for a man who suffered brain injuries in a two-vehicle collision.
The client was severely brain injured in the crash and was not able to assist in his own case. But through the use of experts and accident reconstruction specialists, Feller demonstrated that the accident was caused by the other driver (read about this case).
Feller also recovered $9.75 million in a Philadelphia brain injury lawsuit for a hiigh school student who suffered catastrophic injuries in a vehicle accident.
The 18-year-old student was being transported to an event in a school van when the driver lost control of the vehicle and flipped it (read about this case).
In a case that gained national attention, founding partner Robert Ross won $10 million for a boy who went into anaphylactic shock, resulting in brain injury caused by an allergic reaction to peanuts.
Ross argued at trial that the 8-year-old boy's pediatrician and allergist were negligent for failing to warn his about the life-threatening nature of the allergy and because they didn't order an EpiPen, which could have prevented the incident.
The verdict is believed to be the first successful case in the U.S. in which the plaintiff knowingly ate a known allergen (read about this case).
Other notable brain injury lawsuits by Ross Feller Casey brain injury attorneys include:
- $12 million settlement for a boy who was left brain damaged after error during heart surgery.
- $6 million settlement for a boy who suffered brain injuries at a Pennsylvania hospital due to a delay in his delivery (read about this case).
- $5.2 million settlement for a young girl who suffered brain injuries as a result of improper monitoring for treatment of diabetes.
- $4.2 million settlement for a man injured from delay in treatment for head injuries suffered in a boxing match.
The lawyers at Ross Feller Casey handle brain injury lawsuits on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery in your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, one of our attorneys can assist you in determining if you have a case. Ross Feller Casey offers a free case evaluation to discuss your concerns.
You may still be able to investigate a potential claim even if the brain injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.
Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with a brain injury lawyer in Philadelphia.
BRAIN INJURY NEWS
A stuntman in the movie Hangover 2 has filed a Personal Injury lawsuit against the film's maker, Warner Bros., after suffering brain injuries during a car-chase scene.
Scott McLean alleges in the suit that he sustained the injuries while performing as a double for actor Ed Helms in December of last year. During a filmed sequence, he was in a moving truck leaning out the window when another car skidded out of control, causing a collision.
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