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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, one of the nation’s preeminent personal injury law firms, has recovered more than $1 billion over the last five years alone on behalf of its clients, including those who suffered catastrophic spinal cord injuries.

Founding partner Matt Casey, among the leading Philadelphia spinal cord injury lawyers, won a remarkable $85 million verdict for a University of Pennsylvania medical student who fell 20 feet through an open manhole in Philadelphia, injuring his spinal cord. Casey proved at trial that the company that owned and operated manholes throughout the city had prior notice that its covers were being removed.

The outcome was the largest personal injury case verdict in the U.S. that year and remains one of the largest premises liability verdicts in Pennsylvania history.

Founding partner Joel J. Feller successfully litigated a Philadelphia spinal cord injury lawsuit involving a 10-year-old girl who suffered permanent paralysis in an automobile crash. She was a passenger in the rear middle seat of her grandfather’s truck, and a defectively designed occupant restraint system caused the injury. Several days into the trial, the truck maker agreed to settle the spine injury case for $30 million.

Casey also won a $10 million verdict in Philadelphia for a spinal cord injury victim who was misdiagnosed with having Lou Gehrig’s disease when he actually had spinal cord compression. As a result, the New Jersey man suffered permanent paralysis and will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. The verdict was nearly double the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in Philadelphia that year.

Other Noteworthy Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits Include:

  • $31 million recovery in a case that involved a product defect that caused paralysis
  • $22.9 million recovery for a man who suffered a spinal cord injury in Philadelphia
  • $19.5 million settlement for a truck driver who was paralyzed by a falling crane
  • $12 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was paralyzed as a result of medical malpractice
  • $6.25 million for a 70-year-old man who suffered paralysis as a result of medical negligence after elective surgery
  • $4.5 million for a man who sustained spinal cord injuries as a result of an accident in a swimming pool

How Common Are Spinal Cord Injuries?

The spinal cord is a long tube of nerve tissue that runs from the brain to the lower back. It sends messages between the brain and the body, which are crucial for feeling sensations and moving. Any damage to the spinal cord can disrupt these abilities. Because the spinal cord plays such an important role in movement and sensation, injuries to it can lead to irreversible problems with how a person moves or feels.

In the U.S. today, about 332,000 people live with spinal cord injuries. Every year, about 12,000 more spinal cord injuries occur, whether from sports injuries, workplace accidents, car accidents, falls, or errors in medical treatment or misdiagnosis.

The most serious injuries result from spinal cord tears and transactions or spinal cord severing. When the spinal cord is completely severed, the area below the injury is paralyzed. These injuries are referred to as complete spinal cord injuries. With incomplete spinal cord injuries, there is still some feeling and function below the site of the injury.

About eight out of 10 people with a spinal injury are men, and about 56 percent of such injuries occur to people between the ages of 16 and 30.

The emotional cost of a spinal injury can be devastating. So can the financial burden. Medical bills, physical therapy costs, and lost wages can add up quickly.

That makes choosing the right spinal injury lawyer so critical.

How Do You Find A Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?

You need an experienced spinal cord injury attorney to represent you and protect your rights.

Ross Feller Casey has a team of nationally recognized physicians on staff, uniquely positioning the firm to successfully litigate spinal cord injury cases. We have helped many spinal cord injury victims with cases like yours to recover financial compensation for their injuries. While your spinal cord injuries may not be reversible, a settlement or verdict in your favor can help ease the financial burden such catastrophic injuries have caused.

If you or a loved one has suffered paralysis, is a quadriplegic or paraplegic, or has another serious spinal cord injury, our Philadelphia spinal cord injury attorneys can help.

Please contact us today to arrange a free consultation to discuss how you should proceed with your spinal cord injury case.

We handle all personal injury lawsuits on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost unless there is a monetary recovery in your case.