Founding partner Robert Ross won an astonishing $44.1 million verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered a brain injury as a result of a hemorrhagic stroke at a top Philadelphia hospital. The outcome was the largest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania in 2016, The Legal Intelligencer newspaper reported (read about the case). It remains the largest such verdict seen in the state in years.
Ross Feller Casey’s many other stroke lawsuit recoveries include:
- $26.3 million recovery for a man who suffered a spinal stroke
- $22 million verdict for a woman who suffered a stroke during childbirth
- $20 million recovery for a man who suffered a brain injury from a misdiagnosed stroke
- $19.3 million recovery for a newborn who suffered a stroke during delivery
- $18.5 million verdict for a girl who suffered a pediatric stroke
Setting us apart from other firms, Ross Feller Casey has a team of leading doctors-lawyers right on staff who help successfully litigate stroke malpractice lawsuits.
In the U.S. each year, about 800,000 people suffer a stroke, with more than 140,000 dying as a result. That makes stroke the third-leading cause of death in America.
On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds – about the time it took you to read to this point.
In simple terms, a stroke is a sudden interruption of blood flow to parts of the brain. Timing in stroke diagnosis is critical because the longer the brain cells are deprived of blood flow, the more damage is done.
There are two types of stroke:
- Hemorrhagic – This happens when blood vessels in the brain rupture
- Ischemic – This happens when a blood clot blocks normal blood flow to the brain
The results of a stroke can run from mild to devastating, and in many cases it all depends on how quickly the stroke is accurately diagnosed and treatment begins.
What many people do not realize is the large percentage of strokes that initially go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. In fact, recent national studies suggest that as many as 20 percent – or 1 in 5 – of strokes fall into that category, costing valuable time and leading to further harm to the patient that could have been prevented.
In many cases, missed diagnoses of strokes occur to patients who are sent home from emergency rooms after complaining of headaches and dizziness. Doctors often wrongly attribute those symptoms to benign conditions like inner ear infections or migraines, not stroke.
Studies have found that 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke had in fact visited emergency rooms complaining of headaches and dizziness within the prior month.
Are you wondering: How do I find a stroke attorney near me?
If you or a loved one suffered a stroke and believe doctors caused the condition as a result of surgical malpractice or the failure to timely diagnose it, you may be entitled to substantial compensation through a stroke lawsuit.
You should contact one of Ross Feller Casey’s experienced stroke lawyers in Philadelphia immediately for a free consultation. Ross Feller Casey handles all its cases, including stroke malpractice lawsuits, on a contingency basis. That means you won’t be charged until a financial recovery is made in your case.