Attorneys at Ross Feller Casey have built a remarkable record as medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia, winning seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements -- some of the largest of their kind in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the nation.
Preventable hospital medical errors cause the death of as many as 100,000 people a year, according to the Institute of Medicine.
Medical malpractice isn't limited to hospitals, however. Negligence can occur anywhere treatment is rendered, from a doctor's office to an out-patient clinic to a nursing home.
A comprehensive 2011 study by The New England Journal of Medicine found that three out of four US doctors will be sued for medical malpractice at some point in their careers with thoracic surgeons, neurosurgeons and cardiovascular surgeons topping the list of the most likely to be sued.
Medical malpractice can result from any number of causes, including improper use of a medical device, surgical error, hospital-based infections, and misdiagnosis or failure to treat in a timely manner.
Ross Feller Casey has successfully litigated cases in all areas as Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys.
Founding partner Matthew Casey won a $23.1 million verdict in Lehigh County for a 55-year-old woman who lost both her legs as a result of medical negligence. The 2011 case involved a home care nurse who failed to properly evaluate and timely report an infected catheter resulting in a life-threatening bloodstream infection. The verdict was among the highest in Pennsylvania for a medical malpractice case over the past decade (read about this case).
Just months earlier, Casey won a $10 million verdict for a man who was misdiagnosed with having Lou Gehrig's disease when he actually had spinal cord compression. As a result, the man will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. The verdict was nearly double the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in Philadelphia for all of 2010 (read about this case).
Founding partner Robert Ross won a $22 million verdict after convincing a New Jersey jury that a woman suffered cardiac arrest, a loss of oxygen to her brain and, consequently, brain damage as a result of waiting for a blood transfusion during child birth (read about this case).
Most recently, founding partner Joel J. Feller recovered $6 million for the parents of a 17-year-old girl who died as a result of medical negligence after undergoing a routine tonsillectomy in March 2012.
After the uncomplicated outpatient surgery, nurses in the post-anesthesia care unit at Abington Surgical Center had given Mariah Edwards Fentanyl, a potent narcotic, and failed to monitor her condition for more than 25 minutes. During that time, her condition worsened and was unobserved by nurses. Mariah as a result suffered respiratory arrest and hypoxic brain injury. She died 15 days later (read about this case).
Other noteworthy cases from our medical malpractice lawyers include:
• $18.4 million verdict for a child who suffered a stroke.
• $10 million verdict for pediatric malpractice (read about this case).
• $10 million recovery for a brain injury in a medical malpractice case.
• $6.25 million recovery for a 70-year-old man.
• $6 million recovery in a death case involving emergency room malpractice.
• $5.8 million verdict in a death case involving emergency room negligence.
• $5.7 million recovery in a medical malpractice death case.
• $5.2 million verdict for a 76-year-old female stroke victim.
Ross Feller Casey has developed an extensive network of medical experts and even has a doctor who is also a lawyer right on staff to help legally diagnose and care for medical malpractice cases from their inception.
The firm handles cases 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 as a result of medical negligence, one of our medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia 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 injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.
Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer.
Medical Malpractice News
University of Penn hospital tells authorities: Cardiologist may have performed unnecessary Stent procedures (read the story).
Wrestling Legend Hulk Hogan Files $50 Million Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Florida Spine Institute (read the story).
Matthew Casey wins $6.4 million verdict for five young children of deceased Phila. man; among the largest such awards in Pa. in years (read the story).
Nursing errors lead to two overdoses in Pennsylvania Hospital Network; medicine pumps were improperly programmed (read the story).
California woman wins $22 million medical malpractice verdict after needless procedure paralyzed her (read the story).
New Study Finds that Doctors are Lying to their Patients at an Alarming Rate; Fear of Medical Malpractice Suits Cited. According to the journal Health Affairs, more than one out of every 10 doctors admit to knowingly lying to patients (read the story).
Matthew Casey wins a $23.1 million verdict in Lehigh County for a woman who lost both her legs as a result of medical negligence. The Legal Intelligencer calls it the highest reported verdict out of Lehigh County over the last decade (read the story).
W. Va. Jury Awards $4 Million in Medical Malpractice Case; Doctor at Wheeling Hospital Found Negligent (read the story).