Ross Feller Casey Wins Verdict In Wrongful Death Trial


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Ross Feller Casey this week won a $1 million-plus medical malpractice verdict involving the death of a father of two who died after doctors at a Pennsylvania hospital failed to recognize he was having a deadly stroke while in their care.

The case involved John Kostanesky, 41, of Beaver Meadows who was admitted to Lehigh Valley Hospital – Hazleton for treatment of pancreatitis in 2016. While there, Kostanesky suffered a stroke, which medical personnel failed to diagnose and treat in a timely basis.

As a result, he suffered serious brain damage and “Locked-In Syndrome” – a rare neurological disorder in which there is complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles except for the ones that control the movements of the eyes. He died 9 days later, leaving behind a wife and two young children.

A jury rendered the verdict, $1.07 million, after a trial that lasted more than two weeks in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.

The jury found the hospital 90 percent responsible and the treating doctor and physician assistant 10 percent to blame for Kostanesky’s death.

The verdict marks yet another major court victory for Ross Feller Casey, Pennsylvania’s preeminent personal injury law firm. In fact, Ross Feller Casey has recovered over $1 billion for its individual clients in the last five years alone, including many major medical malpractice cases in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact Ross Feller Casey’s experienced personal injury lawyers now for a free case evaluation. The firm handles all its cases, including wrongful death and stroke lawsuits, on a contingency basis. That means that you will not pay a thing until a financial recovery is made in your case.

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