Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyers
A favorable settlement was reached in a medical negligence claim on behalf of a woman injured as a result of a surgical fire ignited when the surgeon allowed a cautery unit to impact combustible materials in a highly oxygenated surgical field. The woman was represented by attorney William Weichler.
A settlement was reached in a case involving a 32-year-old mother who had just given birth to her third child. Her collapse in the hospital was not responded to in a timely fashion and she died. A favorable settlement was reached in the wrongful death case on behalf of her husband and surviving children, who were represented by attorney William Weichler.
Attorney William Weichler represented a patient who had an allergic reaction to medications filled by a pharmacist at a national chain, despite records reflecting the patient’s allergy to chemical constituents of the medications prescribed. A favorable settlement was reached before trial.
The firm represented the family of a 57-year-old housewife. During a routine L3-L4 laminectomy, the surgeon lacerated the woman’s abdominal aorta. The surgeon and others thereafter negligently failed to recognize the seriousness of the laceration injury and repair it despite extensive ongoing internal bleeding. The client bled to death about 40 days later. This case was resolved prior to trial with a six-figure settlement.
The firm represented the family of a 41-year-old housewife and employee in a wrongful death case caused by an attending general surgeon’s failure to provide her with correct and timely evaluation and treatment for a small bowel obstruction. The obstruction was observable by available X-rays and caused a preventable bowel rupture and death by sepsis. This case was resolved during trial with a six-figure settlement.
The firm represented the family of a 52-year-old who incurred in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest and died while in the hospital for evaluation of lower back pain and possible lumbar disk surgery. It was determined that the deceased received excessive morphine through a PCA pump, which was contraindicated by prevailing medical standards for a patient who had a known and well-documented sleep apnea condition that was noted in the patient’s history in the hospital records prior to use of the PCA pump. This case was resolved prior to trial with a six-figure settlement.
This was a case in which the client, age 47, following thyroid surgery for early thyroid cancer, was improperly and negligently treated with excessive radiation by a radiology and oncology service, causing the client to receive radiation in excess of the safe upper limits and causing permanent severe and paralyzing cervical spinal cord injuries. The firm tried this case to a jury verdict awarding the client a six-figure settlement.
The death of a 45-year-old president and CEO of a local company led to medical malpractice lawsuit. A general medical practitioner’s negligent failure to timely diagnose the patient’s pneumonia and timely treat it with antibiotics ultimately caused his death. After the court dismissed the action when it was transferred from the federal court system to the local state court and after successful appeals to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Supreme Court reversing the local courts dismissal, the firm settled with a high six-figure settlement.
Attorney Tim Riley represented a patient in a negligence case against a phone-in nursing information service. The phone-in nursing information service failed to properly advise the patient regarding an urgent need for treatment in connection with symptoms of a seminal leak from a brain aneurysm, which eventually ruptured, causing severe brain injury.
After a CT scan demonstrated subdural hematoma, medical staff failed to provide appropriate treatment and surgery to a victim of a head injury. Attorney Tim Riley successfully represented the victim in the medical malpractice lawsuit.
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