Joel Feller’s $6 million settlement in girl’s death after routine tonsillectomy ranks as No. 1 Medical Malpractice Settlement


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The case of Mitchell v. Abington Surgical Center was the largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in Pennsylvania in 2012, according to a just-released, year-end ranking by VerdictSearch. It also ranked as the seventh largest settlement overall in Pennsylvania for the year, the nation's leading publisher of verdicts and settlements found.

The case, litigated by Joel J. Feller, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, LLP, involved the death of 17-year-old Mariah Edwards in the spring of 2012. Edwards died following an uncomplicated tonsillectomy at an outpatient surgical center after nurses failed to properly monitor her worsening respiratory condition (read about this story).

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Ross Feller Casey have built a nationally recognized reputation in all areas of medical malpractice litigation. Courtroom victories include some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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