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 on behalf of 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:
The complex nature of such cases underscores the need for hiring 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 and throughout Pennsylvania, in part because of our team of leading Ivy League trained and educated physicians who help legally diagnose and care for medical malpractice cases from their inception.
Together, our four 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. And 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.
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:
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 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 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 case involved a home care nurse who failed to properly evaluate and timely report an infected catheter resulting in life-threatening bloodstream infection. The verdict was among the highest in Pennsylvania for a medical malpractice case over the past decade (read about this case).
The outcomes of significant medical malpractice lawsuits litigated by Ross Feller Casey 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 and 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 (read about this case).
Other noteworthy victories by Ross Feller Casey’s medical malpractice attorneys
We understand you may be suffering. We want to work to find you justice. The Pennsylvania malpractice attorneys at Ross Feller Casey handle cases 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 as a result of medical malpractice, one of our professional medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia can assist you in determining if you have a medical malpractice lawsuit. You may still be able to investigate a potential malpractice claim and seek damages even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out.
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