Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient receives inadequate or negligent care from a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider. If a healthcare professional or facility fails to meet the recognized standard of care and you are injured as a result, you may have a valid claim for medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys work on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Doctor and Hospital Errors
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, and Delayed Diagnosis
  • Emergency Room Negligence
  • Birth Trauma and Neonatal Injuries
  • General Surgical Malpractice, Wrong-Site Surgery, and Other Surgical Errors
  • Anesthesia Accidents
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice
  • Dental Negligence
  • Medication and Prescription Drug Errors
  • Orthopedic Malpractice

Our top priority is to obtain the best results for our clients. The experienced attorneys at Feldman Shepherd have a robust history of successful complex medical malpractice litigation. For example, our attorneys secured a $78.5 million verdict for a three-year-old child who suffers from severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy arising from medical negligence during birth. In another case, our attorneys represented a victim of surgical negligence after his doctor botched his back surgery, resulting in a $22.4 million verdict. We are one of a very small number of firms that has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients who have been victims of medical malpractice.

To achieve the best results possible, we perform all necessary legal and medical research, often consulting with highly regarded and nationally prominent experts in a number of specialties, with our firm advancing all litigation costs so you never incur any out-of-pocket expense. We explain what you can expect at every step of your malpractice case, and each member of our team will have a detailed and intimate understanding of the issues you face. We can help secure all of the compensation to which you are entitled, including compensation for your pain and suffering, financial losses, emotional distress, and medical expenses. If we cannot recover money for you, we will never charge you a fee. Although each case varies according to its own unique facts and circumstances, our mission remains the same: To obtain the best possible recovery for you, as expeditiously as possible.

 

 

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient receives inadequate or negligent care from a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider. If a healthcare professional or facility fails to meet the recognized standard of care and you are injured as a result, you may have a valid claim for medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys work on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Doctor and Hospital Errors
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, and Delayed Diagnosis
  • Emergency Room Negligence
  • Birth Trauma and Neonatal Injuries
  • General Surgical Malpractice, Wrong-Site Surgery, and Other Surgical Errors
  • Anesthesia Accidents
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice
  • Dental Negligence
  • Medication and Prescription Drug Errors
  • Orthopedic Malpractice

Our top priority is to obtain the best results for our clients. The experienced attorneys at Feldman Shepherd have a robust history of successful complex medical malpractice litigation. For example, our attorneys secured a $78.5 million verdict for a three-year-old child who suffers from severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy arising from medical negligence during birth. In another case, our attorneys represented a victim of surgical negligence after his doctor botched his back surgery, resulting in a $22.4 million verdict. We are one of a very small number of firms that has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients who have been victims of medical malpractice.

To achieve the best results possible, we perform all necessary legal and medical research, often consulting with highly regarded and nationally prominent experts in a number of specialties, with our firm advancing all litigation costs so you never incur any out-of-pocket expense. We explain what you can expect at every step of your malpractice case, and each member of our team will have a detailed and intimate understanding of the issues you face. We can help secure all of the compensation to which you are entitled, including compensation for your pain and suffering, financial losses, emotional distress, and medical expenses. If we cannot recover money for you, we will never charge you a fee. Although each case varies according to its own unique facts and circumstances, our mission remains the same: To obtain the best possible recovery for you, as expeditiously as possible.

 

 

Edward Calli, a 42-year-old man from New Jersey, could attend only half days of his 10-day medical malpractice trial against Philadelphia’s Episcopal Hospital and its chief of neurosurgery, Saied Alemo. The constant pain from his botched spine surgery — and two subsequent surgeries required to correct …
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Linda Ripa, 30, was an aspiring model and actress when she was injured in a car accident that fractured her pelvis, sternum, and ankle. Roberta D. Pichini and Jason A. Daria brought suit against the surgeon who rushed her into surgery prematurely without telling her …
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A Philadelphia jury issued an $8 million verdict to a Montgomery County woman Tuesday for pain and suffering associated with a string of trips to area emergency rooms where doctors failed to properly diagnose a condition that deprived her of the full use of one …
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The Legal Intelligencer Friday, April 29, 2005 By Asher Hawkins A Philadelphia jury has returned a $7.7 million verdict in a case brought by the survivors of a mother of three who died at the age of 26 after her prenatal doctors allegedly failed to diagnose a soft …
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The eighth day of trial, attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock and Carolyn M. Chopko secured a $6 million settlement on behalf of a man who was paralyzed in a bicycle accident involving a pick up truck. The truck was being operated by an employee of WaWa, Inc., …
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Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano reached a $5 million settlement for the family of a child who was born with a relatively mild congenital anomaly but was left severely disabled as a result of complications during a minor corrective surgery. As a …
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Attorney Mark W. Tanner negotiated a confidential seven figure settlement of a Delaware County medical malpractice case arising from a failure to properly screen for colon cancer, resulting in a fatal delay in diagnosing this condition in a 63 year old woman.  The case focused …
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Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano represented a 38-year-old divorced father of two young children who was initially seen by defendant oral surgeon for an abscessed tooth, which had resulted in severe pain, swelling of the face and neck, and inability fully to …
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In a tragedy brought about by the medical malpractice of an anesthesiologist at a local hospital, a young woman undergoing a minor surgical procedure for the removal of a benign lipoma sustained catastrophic brain damage, eventually bringing about her death several months later. Attorneys Alan …
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Attorney Mark W. Tanner obtained a $3.95 million settlement for the estate of a disabled woman who died from complications of a hypoxic brain injury she suffered following spinal surgery. The patient had undergone an apparently successful fusion surgery on her cervical spine when she …
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On the 4th day of trial, attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock, Daniel J. Mann, and Carolyn Chopko secured a $3.75 million dollar settlement for the family of a 15-year-old boy who died as a result of a failure of physicians to diagnose and treat a venous …
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After a jury had been empaneled and opening statements were about to be delivered, attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock and Daniel J. Mann obtained a $3.5 million settlement on behalf of a man who suffered a stroke as a result of undiagnosed stenosis of the carotid …
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Attorneys Mark W. Tanner and Peter M. Newman successfully resolved this hotly contested medical malpractice claim after four days of trial in Philadelphia. In this case, we contended that the anesthesiologist involved in the surgery failed to account properly for the blood the patient lost …
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Attorney Mark W. Tanner secured a $3.25 million settlement for a teenage girl who suffered from the toxic effects of the antibiotic gentamicin. Gentamicin, if not properly monitored and dosed, can damage the vestibular nerve, a nerve in the inner ear that controls our sense …
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After years of contentious litigation, attorneys Mark W. Tanner and Peter M. Newman reached a confidential settlement for a woman who suffered years of painful and embarrassing complications following surgical implantation of a bladder sling to treat her urinary incontinence. With support from a team …
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The injured plaintiff, a 32-year-old professional woman, underwent what was to be straightforward laparoscopic surgery to remove a diseased portion of her colon and to create a temporary colostomy intended to permit other portions of her diseased colon to rest and heal from the damaging …
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A Bucks County jury has awarded just over $2.5 million to a man whose family physicians allegedly failed to detect a spinal fracture in the weeks after he was injured in a car wreck. According to court papers in Baxevane v. Lawless, Nicholas Baxevane, who was …
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On the eve of trial, attorneys Mark W. Tanner and Peter M. Newman obtained a $2 million settlement for a client who suffered permanent injuries as the result of spinal surgery performed by a Philadelphia neurosurgeon. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon was negligent for proceeding …
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Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano represented a 38-year-old plaintiff who had just delivered her fifth child via Cesarean section when she began to develop significant postpartum bleeding. Despite the bleeding, the obstetrician left the operating room, apparently to check on other patients, …
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Attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock and Jason A. Daria recovered $2 million for the survivors of a 71-year-old woman who died because the medical resident in the hospital failed to recognize she was experiencing respiratory distress and needed to be emergently intubated. The names of the …
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Attorney Mark W. Tanner recently settled a case against a Bucks County hospital and emergency room doctor who failed to treat a young woman suffering from what is known as cauda equine syndrome – a condition in which the spinal cord and nerves in the …
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A man who suffered muscle and nerve damage in his lower leg as the result of the failure of his surgeons to diagnose a compartment syndrome that developed following extensive spine surgery has settled his case for $1.475 million. By agreement of the parties, the …
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In a confidential high-low settlement following a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs, attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Daniel J. Mann obtained a $1.5 million recovery for a surviving wife for the wrongful death of her husband as a result of a surgical error. The plaintiff husband …
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Following mediation with the defendant physicians and the MCARE Fund, attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Peter M. Newman negotiated a $1.4 million settlement for the wrongful death of a 35-year-old wife and mother, who suffered a heart attack and died at home after having been …
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A settlement for $1.2 million, the maximum amount of available insurance coverage, was reached by attorneys Mark W. Tanner and Daniel J. Mann during jury deliberations, in a claim against an internal medicine specialist who failed to properly treat the plaintiff’s diabetes. As a result …
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After selecting a jury in Philadelphia, attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Peter M. Newman negotiated a $1.05 million settlement for the wrongful death of a 63-year-old man who died as the result of a five-year delay in the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma (cancer of …
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The family of a 71-year-old retiree who died from colon cancer settled claims against two doctors arising from their delay in diagnosing his cancerous condition. These physicians failed to conduct routine colon cancer screening, and as a consequence, the plaintiff was not diagnosed with his …
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A Philadelphia jury has awarded a $1 million verdict to the family of a 46-year-old mother of two against the doctor who allegedly failed to diagnose her chronic adrenal insufficiency. After a 12-day trial presided over by Judge Gary F. DiVito, the jury found defendant Dr. …
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The injured plaintiff, a 44-year-old unmarried Philadelphia school teacher, went to the emergency room of a local university hospital with abdominal pains. Although a CT scan of the abdomen showed warning signs of diverticulitis and even possible abscess, she was discharged home without being advised …
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$1 million for case involving peroneal palsy (“foot drop”) following abdominal surgery performed on a twenty-five-year-old psychology student represented by attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano. Although the precipitating cause of the neurologic injury was unclear, the health care providers post-operatively failed timely to …
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Failure to diagnose Charcot foot in a sixty-two year old patient with diabetic neuropathy represented by attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Girodano.  Defendant orthopedic group placed poorly trained/inexperienced individual on front line of evaluation and diagnosis of patients.  The defense contended plaintiff was …
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