One of the nation’s premier personal injury law firms, Ross Feller Casey has recovered more than $1 billion over the last five years alone on behalf of its individual clients, including those who suffered catastrophic brain injuries as a result of trauma and medical malpractice.
Founding partner Robert Ross won a remarkable $44.1 million verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered a brain injury as a result of medical malpractice at a leading Philadelphia hospital. It was the largest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania that year, according to The Legal Intelligencer newspaper (read about the case). And it remains the largest such verdict the state has seen in years.
With a team of top doctor-lawyers right on staff, the firm has successfully litigated other numerous seven- and eight-figure cases involving brain injury that occurred as a result of both medical negligence and sudden trauma. For example, founding partner Matt Casey recently recovered $29 million and $26.3 million in separate cases involving men who suffered a brain injury.
Most recently, founding partner Joel Feller successfully litigated an impressive $14 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a brain injury as a result of a doctor’s failure to properly address warning signs from fetal heart monitoring tests.
Injury to the brain, whether sustained as a result of sudden trauma or medical malpractice, can be devastating for the victim and their family. It may leave a loved one with permanent brain damage or other chronic health issues that require around the clock care. It may cause a loss of income for the victim, or for family members who have to become caregivers. The devastating effects of brain injuries can last days, months, years, or a lifetime. It may even cause families to lose their loved ones forever.
More than 2.5 million Americans are treated for traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year, with 85,000 suffering long-term disabilities, and about 50,000 being serious enough that they result in death. The most common cause of traumatic brain injuries is falling, followed by blunt trauma and car accidents. Brain injuries may also be caused by errors made by doctors or other medical professionals during surgery or other medical procedures.
If the injury is the result of a fall due to improperly maintained property, the use of some type of defective product, a car accident, or an error during medical treatment, it may be the result of negligence on someone’s part. If something like this has happened to your loved one, you need to have knowledgeable legal representation to support you through your case. If you need to know more, contact a TBI lawyer at Ross Feller Casey today.
Keep in mind that there doesn’t have to be a blow to the head for someone to have a TBI. Injuries sustained in car accidents are an excellent example. Even without a direct strike to the head, the force of the impact in an accident can be strong enough to cause the brain to smash against the skull resulting in bruising, tearing, or bleeding, leading to a build-up of pressure that can cause TBI.
Any jarring or shaking, even that which is found in contact sports, can cause traumatic brain injury. Also, any accident or medical procedure that results in a lack of oxygen carried to the brain can cause a TBI. If you hear terms like hypoxia or anoxic brain injury from a medical professional, there is cause for concern. There may be a traumatic brain injury. You may need to file a TBI lawsuit. Hypoxia occurs when there is not enough oxygen reaching the brain. It can result in anoxic brain injury, which is actual damage caused to the brain due to that lack of oxygen.
Some traumatic brain injuries have symptoms that make it easy to diagnose – stroke, cardiac arrest, being unable to breathe, or an arrhythmia. However, some symptoms are more subtle and may require further testing. Such symptoms include paralysis or poor coordination, seizures, or an epilepsy diagnosis, difficulty speaking or understanding, confusion, mood swings, or a personality change, dementia, and headaches.
If your loved one has exhibited any of these symptoms following a fall, accident, or medical procedure, they could be suffering from a traumatic brain injury, and you should have your case evaluated.
Ross Feller Casey’s nationally recognized brain injury lawyers can answer all your questions, address your concerns, and support you through your case. They are experienced in dealing with severe traumatic brain injury lawsuits and have the expertise to litigate those cases successfully and win.
Whether your loved one suffered brain injuries from medical malpractice or an accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer at Ross Feller Casey in Philadelphia. We can review your case and explain your rights under Pennsylvania law, even if it involves wrongful death.
If your loved one suffered a brain injury, or you suspect they have, a brain injury attorney can determine if you have a lawsuit. If the brain injury occurred sometime in the past, you might still have a case, but time may be running out.
Ross Feller Casey has also successfully litigated numerous cases throughout Pennsylvania in which adults and young children have been the victims of a delay in diagnosing meningitis, a potentially life-altering inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The delay left these victims with catastrophic brain injuries.
All brain injury lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, so there will not be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery made on your case.
Please call or contact our office for a free consultation with a traumatic brain injury attorney in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.