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 30-year-old 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 verdict in the U.S. for 2008 and the largest premises liability verdict 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 man 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 2011 verdict was nearly double the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in Philadelphia for all of 2010.
In the U.S. today, about 332,000 people live with spinal cord injuries. And every year, about 12,000 more sustain such injuries, whether from automobile, sports, and work accidents or falls or by medical errors or misdiagnosis.
The most severe 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.
About eight out of 10 people with a spinal injury are men, and about 56 percent of all 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. The average first-year cost for someone with a spinal cord injury tops $340,000. That figure more than doubles to about $754,000 for quadriplegia, national studies show.
That makes choosing the right spinal cord injury attorney so critical.
Ross Feller Casey has a team of nationally recognized physicians on staff, uniquely positioning the firm to litigate spinal cord injury lawsuits successfully.
What rights do you have under the law after spinal cord injuries? Can you receive compensation for your damage? We’ve helped numerous clients like you. As Philadelphia spine injury lawyers, the firm handles cases on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost unless there is a monetary recovery in your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered paralysis, is a quadriplegic or paraplegic, or has another serious spinal cord injury and needs a spine injury attorney, Philadelphia’s top personal injury attorneys can help. Please contact us today to arrange a free consultation with a spinal injury lawyer in Philadelphia.