In 2018 alone, Casey recovered a remarkable $90 million on behalf of individual clients in a wide array of diverse cases. The list includes $22.5 million for a woman who suffered a brain injury, $19.5 million for a baby with neurological damage, and $12 million for a woman left wheelchair bound as a result of an infection.
For Casey, the results build on a similar series of legal victories over the prior two years in which he recovered an astonishing $217 million.
Some noteworthy examples from 2016-2017 include:
- A settlement in a major gun safety case on behalf of the families of three individuals killed in the aftermath of an illegal gun ammunition sale at a Pennsylvania Walmart (amount confidential) (read about the case)
- A $25 million product defect settlement against an automobile manufacturer on behalf of a man who suffered a brain injury following a vehicle accident
- A $19.5 million settlement in a product defect case involving a man injured at work by dangerous equipment
- A $19.5 million recovery for a boy with cerebral palsy
- A $19.3 million settlement for neurological injuries occurring during delivery
- A $19.25 million recovery for a child who suffered a brain injury
- An $11 million settlement in a cancer case
- A $9.8 million recovery in a medical negligence case for a man who suffered visual impairment
Casey’s practice specializes in cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries. He has amassed an unmatched record of victories in these highly complex types of cases, including recent recoveries of $29 million, $26.3 million, $22.9 million and $20 million.
The results from 2016-2017 also include several high-profiled medical malpractice cases, including one that involved the death of twins (read about the case).
Casey also reached a settlement with Geisinger Health System (terms confidential) in the highly publicized wrongful death case involving the late Jennifer Sidari, the 26-year-old physician from Northeastern Pennsylvania who died of a blood clot in her head as she was set to embark on a promising medical career. The settlement came after what newspapers described as days of “damaging testimony” elicited by Casey against the defendant (read about the case).
Casey’s success over the past few years is no anomaly, however. He has been winning notable recoveries since becoming a lawyer.
In late 2014, Casey settled a landmark and record-setting bad-faith case against the largest insurance company in America for $22 million.
The case involved the insurer’s refusal to pay a $250,000 policy to a man who was catastrophically injured in a Philadelphia car crash. The September 2014 settlement, which followed a $19.1 million verdict won by Casey in the case, is the largest insurance bad-faith settlement in Pennsylvania history, and the largest involving a motor vehicle in the nation, according to VerdictSearch, a leading publisher of verdicts and settlements (read about the Patrick Hennessy case).
Casey gained national media attention for successfully litigating civil cases against Penn State University on behalf of seven sexual assault victims of former football coach Jerry Sandusky. Casey prominently represented Victims 2, 3, 7, and 10, Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt Sandusky, as well as other victims.
Ross Feller Casey handled more victim claims than any other single law firm and was integral in finalizing a $60 million global settlement with Penn State (read about the cases).
Casey won a stunning, record-setting $85 million compensatory damages verdict in a Philadelphia premises liability case on behalf of Marcus Gustafsson, a 30-year-old University of Pennsylvania medical student who injured his spinal cord in a 20-foot fall through an open manhole. Casey proved that the company that owned and operated manholes throughout the city had prior notice that its covers were being removed. Just moments before the jury announced its mammoth verdict, Casey, with his client’s authority, rejected a $10 million settlement offer made by the AIG insurance company. According to Lawyers USA, the outcome was the largest personal injury verdict in the U.S. for 2008. It is also the largest premises liability verdict in Pennsylvania history, and the second-largest compensatory verdict ever in the state (read about the case).
Casey obtained a $23.1 million verdict in a Lehigh County, Pa., case involving medical negligence by a home care nurse who failed to properly evaluate and timely report Sharlee Ann Smoyer’s infected catheter. The delay led to a bloodstream infection that ultimately caused Smoyer, 55, to have both legs amputated below the knees.
The eight-figure verdict in 2011 was among the highest ever for a medical malpractice case in Lehigh County and was among the highest verdicts of its kind in Pennsylvania over the prior decade (read about the case).
Just months earlier, Casey won a $10 million verdict for a 63-year-old man who was misdiagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Casey successfully argued that his client, Eric Davenport, never suffered from the fatal neuromuscular disease and that the misdiagnosis delayed treatment for his actual condition, a spinal cord compression. Davenport, as a result, will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. The verdict against a noted ALS specialist was nearly twice the largest medical malpractice verdict in Philadelphia for all of 2010 (read about the case).
In September of 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied the final defense appeal and Davenport recovered the full amount of the jury’s verdict, plus interest, which totaled in excess of $11.7 million.