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Medical Malpractice
$100,000,000

One of the largest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania history.

Vlazny v. Cavarrocci MD et al: One of the largest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania history. This case involved an adult heart surgeon who operated on a baby who required a relatively simple heart surgery. Dr. Cavarrocci was unfamiliar with the tiny anatomy of a very small, premature neonate, and his lack of knowledge caused the baby to suffer severe brain damage and amputation of his arm.

Vlazny v. Cavarrocci MD et al: One of the largest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania history. This case involved an adult heart surgeon who operated on a baby who required a relatively simple heart surgery. Dr. Cavarrocci was unfamiliar with the tiny anatomy of a very small, premature neonate, and his lack of knowledge caused the baby to suffer severe brain damage and amputation of his arm.

Medical Malpractice
$55,000,000

2nd largest medical malpractice verdict in history.

Gault v. Norwood: 2nd largest medical malpractice verdict in history. We obtained this record setting verdict just weeks after being awarded the $100 million verdict. This case was against the world famous cardiothoracic heart surgeon, William Norwood, M.D., who performed an unauthorized surgical procedure on Stephen Gault, rendering him severely brain damaged and in permanent need of lifelong care. A beautiful little boy was born healthy, with a small narrowing in the aorta, the blood vessel that leaves the baby’s heart and goes to the body. This condition is known as a “Coarctation of the Aorta” and it requires a simple operation through the rib cage to easily correct it. He also had a small hole in his heart that was closing on its own and all of his doctors reported it was a non-issue. Stephen was taken to the pediatric heart surgeon to repair the Aorta, but instead of doing the procedure that the parents were told was going to be done, the doctor did an additional procedure to also fix the hole in the child’s heart. That procedure required the doctors stop the baby’s heart and also stop all blood flow in his body. To do this they had to cool his body to about 55 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure the body was cold and to protect the brain. Unfortunately when they cooled him they did it too fast and the brain was still warm when the blood flow was stopped. When they woke him up after the surgery, he had a massive seizure that left him unable to walk, talk, see or care for himself. We obtained a $55 million verdict on behalf of this child to ensure he would always be cared for.

Gault v. Norwood: 2nd largest medical malpractice verdict in history. We obtained this record setting verdict just weeks after being awarded the $100 million verdict. This case was against the world famous cardiothoracic heart surgeon, William Norwood, M.D., who performed an unauthorized surgical procedure on Stephen Gault, rendering him severely brain damaged and in permanent need of lifelong care. A beautiful little boy was born healthy, with a small narrowing in the aorta, the blood vessel that leaves the baby’s heart and goes to the body. This condition is known as a “Coarctation of the Aorta” and it requires a simple operation through the rib cage to easily correct it. He also had a small hole in his heart that was closing on its own and all of his doctors reported it was a non-issue. Stephen was taken to the pediatric heart surgeon to repair the Aorta, but instead of doing the procedure that the parents were told was going to be done, the doctor did an additional procedure to also fix the hole in the child’s heart. That procedure required the doctors stop the baby’s heart and also stop all blood flow in his body. To do this they had to cool his body to about 55 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure the body was cold and to protect the brain. Unfortunately when they cooled him they did it too fast and the brain was still warm when the blood flow was stopped. When they woke him up after the surgery, he had a massive seizure that left him unable to walk, talk, see or care for himself. We obtained a $55 million verdict on behalf of this child to ensure he would always be cared for.

Medical Malpractice
$20,500,000

Our firm used all its resources to obtain a highly publicized $20.5 million verdict for the family of a teenage woman.

Fledderman v. Glunk: This tragic case came into the firm through the Firm’s founder, Jim Beasley Sr., and involved the unnecessary death of a teenager after an elective liposuction procedure. By the time this case was completed, the Beasley Firm expended over $390,000.00 to investigate this tragedy, generated over 10,000 pages of documents, and spent five weeks on trial. Former Beasley Firm attorneys Slade McLaughlin used their knowledge and the Firm’s resources to obtain a highly publicized $20.5 million verdict for the family of this young woman. At its core, the plastic surgeon failed to acknowledge the woman was suffering from post-operative complications and was having trouble breathing and the CRNA looked the other way why the woman was dying. Justice was served when the jury awarded the $20.5 million on the 7th year anniversary of this woman’s death.

Fledderman v. Glunk: This tragic case came into the firm through the Firm’s founder, Jim Beasley Sr., and involved the unnecessary death of a teenager after an elective liposuction procedure. By the time this case was completed, the Beasley Firm expended over $390,000.00 to investigate this tragedy, generated over 10,000 pages of documents, and spent five weeks on trial. Former Beasley Firm attorneys Slade McLaughlin used their knowledge and the Firm’s resources to obtain a highly publicized $20.5 million verdict for the family of this young woman. At its core, the plastic surgeon failed to acknowledge the woman was suffering from post-operative complications and was having trouble breathing and the CRNA looked the other way why the woman was dying. Justice was served when the jury awarded the $20.5 million on the 7th year anniversary of this woman’s death.

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Medical Malpractice FAQs

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice or medical negligence means that a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider, acted in a way that deviated from the accepted standards of care, and that act or omission by the healthcare provider caused injury or death to a patient.

Who can be sued for medical malpractice?

Victims of medical malpractice can sue the doctor, nurse, surgeon, physician assistant (PA), anesthesiologist, OB doctor, midwife, pharmacist or nurse practitioner for acts of negligence. Additionally, an injured patient may also be able to sue the hospital, nursing home, physician practice group, medical teaching facility, or other corporate entities associated with those medical providers.

I can't afford all the medical bills, how can I afford an attorney?

Most plaintiff law firms handling injury cases will not charge you any money upfront to represent you. If you should receive an award, settlement or verdict, the attorney will subtract what it cost to work up your case and a small percentage fee upon conclusion of the case. If no award was received, you do not owe anything. The Beasley Firm operates on a contingency fee basis.

What are Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

There are several situations that would lead an individual to file a medical malpractice claim. Although no two cases are exactly alike, most medical malpractice claims will fall into one of these categories:

  • Failure to diagnose: This occurs if a patient’s outcome would have been better had the doctor discovered a patient’s illness sooner.
  • Improper treatment: Involves both a doctor treating an illness or injury incorrectly, or administering the correct treatment in an improper way.
  • Lack of informed consent: This occurs if a doctor fails to warn a patient of the known risks of a procedure, surgery, or treatment.

No matter how complex the case, our skilled medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia are more than capable of handling it. We believe in accomplishing the impossible here at The Beasley Firm and have the resources and experience to do it.

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