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Why choose ross feller casey?

  • More than $2 Billion in Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases
  • No law firm has recovered more on behalf of injured Pennsylvania children over 5 years
  • Team of Leading Doctor-Lawyers on Staff
  • Among the nation’s top plaintiffs firms – The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • More than 75 $10-Million-plus Verdicts & Settlements
  • National Reputation for Record Results
  • “A firm that keeps setting new records” – Harvard Law School

Ross Feller Casey’s status as the leading medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania was solidified by an astonishing record of success over the past five years.

In that time, the firm recovered over $1 billion for its individual clients.

The list of courtroom victories includes some of the biggest medical malpractice verdicts and settlements in the region. Here are just a few:

  • $45.5 million settlement in a hospital critical care case
  • $44.1 million verdict for a brain-injured woman – the largest medical malpractice trial verdict in Pennsylvania in years
  • $40.5 million verdict for a baby who suffered a brain injury as a result of medical malpractice
  • $32.5 million settlement for obstetric malpractice leading to cerebral palsy
  • $29.5 million recovery in a medical malpractice case involving a brain injury
  • $29 million recovery for a brain-injured baby
  • $26.3 million recovery for a man who suffered brain and spinal cord injuries
  • $23.1 million verdict for amputations caused by an infection
  • $22.5 million recovery for a case involving a ruptured aneurysm
  • $20 million recovery for a case involving the failure to timely treat a stroke
  • $19.5 million recovery in a birth injury case
  • $19.3 million recovery for a baby who suffered neurological injuries
  • $19.25 million recovery in a case involving meningitis malpractice
  • $19.16 million verdict in a case involving the failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • $17.8 million recovery for the failure to timely treat an infection
  • $15 million recovery for a wrongful death case involving negligent hospital care
  • $14 million recovery in a case involving an amputation forced by medical negligence
  • $14 million recovery in a case involving negligent obstetric care
Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Ross Feller Casey

The complex nature of such cases underscores the need to hire the best Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer to handle your case.

Ross Feller Casey is uniquely qualified to litigate the most intricate medical malpractice lawsuits in Philadelphia, PA and throughout the state, in part because of our team of leading Ivy League trained and educated physicians who have helped legally diagnose and care for medical malpractice cases from their inception.

Together, our five doctors – three of whom are also attorneys – have decades of medical experience and are recognized experts in fields as diverse as transplant and trauma surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine. They have practiced medicine at some of the world’s finest institutions, from Harvard to Children’s Hospital of Boston to Cambridge University and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases

Ross Feller Casey litigates all types of serious injuries that occur as a result of errors or negligence on the part of hospitals, doctors, or other health professionals throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Some examples include:

  • Birth injuries suffered during labor and delivery, including cerebral palsy
  • Misdiagnosis of and failure to properly treat all types of cancer
  • Serious brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Medical conditions associated with the failure to timely diagnose and treat strokes
  • Medical negligence that forces the need for an amputation
  • Operating room and surgical errors leading to additional surgeries or complications, such as sepsis
  • Injuries suffered because of errors made in prescribing medication
  • Serious injuries and even deaths that occur as a result of improper treatment at hospital emergency rooms
  • Failure to timely treat various debilitating and potentially deadly infections, such as meningitis

Who Can Be Held Liable For Medical Malpractice?

Doctors are not the only ones liable for their medical malpractice claims; other medical professionals and hospitals can be found liable for negligence that causes patients harm. Some of the ways that hospitals may be held liable for medical malpractice include:

  • Incompetent care provided by a medical professional like a paramedic, nurse, or medical technician
  • The failure to make sure hospital staff have the required education, training, and licenses
  • Not ensuring that non-employees working in the hospital, such as independent contractors, have the proper credentials. An attending physician is an example of an independent contractor working at a hospital
  • Not maintaining proper patient records or losing them

One example of hospital malpractice happened when five people died, and numerous others were infected as a result of a deadly bacteria acquired during open-heart surgeries performed at York Hospital. Officials there confirmed that a cluster of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections were caused by contaminated heater-cooler devices that were used to control the temperature of people undergoing open-heart surgery and that the hospital did not follow strict protocols required in the cleaning of the devices.

Additionally, medical malpractice can occur in the emergency room. Some of the most common causes of medical malpractice in the ER include:

  • Misdiagnoses
  • Failure to order proper tests
  • Understaffing
  • Inadequate training of staff, including admitting personnel
  • Sub-standard triage or patient tracking
  • Medication errors
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Patient dumping

How Common Are Medical Malpractice Cases?

Studies estimate that as many as 440,000 people across America die each year from preventable hospital errors, making medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in the nation. The Institute for Medicine recently found that, as patients, most Americans will suffer from a wrong or late diagnosis from a doctor or another medical mistake at least once in their life, often with tragic results.

Such was the case involving Andrea Tate, who suffered severe brain damage because the staff at a top Philadelphia hospital failed to recognize her adverse reaction to the anticoagulant drug heparin. Founding partner Robert Ross won a remarkable $44.1 million verdict in this Pennsylvania medical malpractice case.

Ross Feller Casey’s attorneys have won many other medical malpractice verdicts and settlements that have set records both on the state and national levels.

Founding partner Matt Casey won a $23.1 million verdict in Lehigh County for Sharlee Ann Smoyer, a 55-year-old woman who lost both her legs as a result of nursing negligence. This Pennsylvania medical malpractice claim involved a home care nurse who failed to properly evaluate and timely report an infected catheter, resulting in a life-threatening bloodstream infection. The verdict was among the highest in Pennsylvania for a medical malpractice case over the past decade.

Ross Feller Casey: Changing Policies, Making Medicine Safer

The outcomes of significant medical malpractice lawsuits litigated by Ross Feller Casey’s attorneys have led to more than just financial recoveries. They have forced policy changes at many hospitals and medical centers.

Case in point – Mitchell v. Abington Surgical Center. 

In a case that drew widespread media coverage, founding partner Joel J. Feller recovered $6 million for the parents of a 17-year-old girl who died as a result of medical negligence after undergoing a routine tonsillectomy.

After the uncomplicated outpatient surgery, nurses in the post-anesthesia care unit at Abington Surgical Center had given Mariah Edwards a potent narcotic. They failed to monitor her condition for more than 25 minutes. During that time, her condition worsened and was unobserved by nurses. Mariah, as a result, suffered respiratory arrest and died 15 days later. The settlement in the tragic case was the largest involving medical malpractice publicly reported in Pennsylvania that year, according to The Legal Intelligencer. Feller’s involvement in the case also prompted the surgical center to improve patient safety to ensure that the tragedy never happens again.

Other noteworthy victories by Ross Feller Casey’s medical malpractice attorneys

  • $25 million verdict in a death case involving a routine fertility procedure
  • $22 million verdict for a woman who suffered a brain injury during childbirth
  • $20.8 million verdict for a woman whose foot was amputated
  • $18.4 million verdict for a child who suffered a stroke
  • $15 million verdict for a boy who suffered a brain injury following heart surgery
  • $10 million verdict for pediatric malpractice
  • $10 million recovery for a brain injury case
  • $9.3 million recovery for a woman paralyzed during an embolization procedure
  • $6.4 million verdict in a death case involving emergency room malpractice

How To Find An Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer In Pennsylvania

We understand you may be suffering. We want to work to find you justice. The attorneys at Ross Feller Casey handle medical malpractice claims on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery in your medical malpractice case.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice, one of our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers can assist you in determining if you have a medical malpractice lawsuit. You may still be able to investigate a potential medical malpractice claim and seek damages even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.

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