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 verdict in the U.S. that year and remains one of 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 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.
In the U.S. today, about 332,000 people live with spinal cord injuries. And every year, about 12,000 more spinal cord injuries occur, whether from sports injuries, workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, falls, or errors in medical treatment 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. Medical bills, physical therapy costs, and lost wages can add up quickly.
That makes choosing the right spinal injury lawyer so critical.
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 litigate spinal cord injury lawsuits successfully. 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 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 spinal cord injury cases on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost unless there is a monetary recovery in your case.