Over the last five years alone, the nationally recognized attorneys of Ross Feller Casey have recovered a remarkable $1 billion on behalf of their catastrophically injury clients, including those who have suffered amputations.
Founding partner Matt Casey won a $23.1 million verdict in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, for a 55-year-old woman who lost both legs due to medical negligence.
A home care nurse failed to properly evaluate and timely report Sharlee Ann Smoyer’s infected catheter, resulting in a bloodstream infection that ultimately forced the below-the-knee amputations. The verdict is among the highest ever for a medical malpractice case involving amputations in Lehigh County and across the state.
Casey also won a $19.1 million verdict for a man who was struck by a vehicle as he was pushing a disabled car to the side of a Philadelphia road. Patrick Hennessy suffered severe injuries in the crash and eventually underwent an above-the-knee leg amputation. In September 2014, Casey settled the case with the insurance company for $22 million, making it the largest such bad-faith settlement in Pennsylvania history.
Founding partner Robert Ross recovered $17.8 million in an amputation injury lawsuit that involved the failure to adequately treat a client’s infection, which resulted in an amputation.
Other noteworthy loss-of-limb lawsuits litigated by Ross Feller Casey’s Philadelphia amputation attorneys include:
According to national statistics, one out of every 200 Americans — 1.7 million people overall — has suffered some limb loss, with 50,000 new amputation cases reported across the U.S. annually.
A large number of these amputations occur as a result of traumatic accidents. However, diseases and other medical conditions — diabetes, cancers, infections, and tumors — outnumber trauma as the primary cause.
If limb loss occurred due to medical malpractice, such as a doctor’s failure to exercise reasonable care, there might be grounds for an amputation lawsuit in Philadelphia. Litigation may also be possible in other circumstances, such as workplace injuries from a defective machine or in auto accidents where another person was at fault.
Ross Feller Casey handles amputation injury lawsuits on a contingency basis. That means there will never be a cost to you unless we resolve the case with a monetary recovery.
You might be able to recover financial compensation through an amputation lawsuit, even if the loss of the limb occurred some time ago.
But time may be running out. Please contact Ross Feller Casey to arrange a free consultation with an amputation lawyer in Philadelphia.