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Gault v. Norwood: 2nd largest medical malpractice verdict in history. Famous heart surgeon William Norwood performed an unauthorized surgical procedure on Stephen Gault, rendering him severely brain damaged and in permanent need of lifelong care. Norwood operated on a healthy baby's narrow aorta, but performed an unnecessary procedure, stopping the baby's heart and blood flow. Cooling the body too quickly caused irreversible brain damage, leaving the child unable to walk, talk, or care for himself. The $55 million verdict allowed Gault's family to provide him the care he needed.

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Get Your Pilot Negligence Case Heard

Airline injuries and accidents have been growing in frequency over the past few years. In general, the pilot of an aircraft is in command and responsible for the safety of the passengers and crew of the aircraft as designed by federal aviation regulations. When pilots fail to keep their passengers safe to the best of their ability and a passenger is injured, you may need a Philadelphia aviation accident lawyer to hear your case. At The Beasley Firm, our team is led by Dr. James Beasley Jr., an experienced and highly-trained pilot-one of only a dozen authorized pilots to fly WWII-era fighter planes. He also possesses flight certification in multiple commercial-class airplanes. His experience with aviation has made us the premier aviation accident law firm in Pennsylvania because we understand the various factors that likely led to your in-flight injury. Our Philadelphia aviation accident attorneys have achieved the following for our clients:

  • $29 million verdict against Cessna for a defect that led to a deadly crash
  • More than 300 million-dollar and multimillion-dollar verdicts & settlements
  • More than $2 billion in awards for our clients since 1958
  • The largest verdict in Pennsylvania history against a single individual ($907 million)

Call (215) 866-2424 for a free case consultation with our team of award-winning Philadelphia personal injury lawyers. We can help you find the answers you need and fight for what you deserve.

Aircraft Passenger Injury During Flight

If you are injured on an airplane during a flight and can prove that the resulting damages occurred solely as a result of the carelessness and negligence of the airline and / or employees, you are entitled to a financial recovery. The airline may be held responsible if any of the below regulations are violated:

  • All airline passengers must have a safe path of egress from their seats to the restrooms or throughout the aircraft.
  • The airline shall not permit a dangerous condition to exist on the airplane when they knew or should have known of the defect.
  • All airplane agents or employees shall be properly trained, instructed, and informed with regard to safety issues and observing, detecting, and remedying possible hazardous conditions on the aircraft.
  • All aircraft passengers should be instructed concerning the safe use and storage of luggage and loose materials on the aircraft.
  • All passengers should be prohibited from creating hazardous conditions for other passengers on the aircraft.
  • All aircraft should have a sufficient number of flight attendants to ensure proper and safe management and inspection of the aircraft.

The role played by cabin attendants on the aircraft is extraordinarily important because they are closest to the passengers. The airline crew must and should be aware of all safety issues and possess a degree of expertise in responding to potentially dangerous conditions. All airline pilots are required to receive crew resource management training, which augments technical flight and ground training with human factor subjects. The pilot in command of the aircraft is the authority or sentry in charge of providing a means of safety for all individuals onboard the aircraft.

When Winning Is the Only Option, Call Us.

The Beasley Firm has successfully represented victims and the families of victims who have sustained a permanent and catastrophic injury or death as a result of an aircraft disaster, mid-flight aircraft accident, or due to aircraft premise defect or lack of proper supervision by the flight crew. Our cases are backed by decades of legal experience and thousands of hours of flight experience, so no firm will be able to handle your case as thoroughly or effectively as ours. In addition, we never take a fee unless you win your case, so call today.

If you or a loved one has been severely injured or killed in an aviation accident, please feel free to contact our experienced Philadelphia aviation accident lawyers by calling (215) 866-2424.

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