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Medical Malpractice
$100,000,000.00

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
$55,000,000.00

2nd largest medical malpractice verdict in history.

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.

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.

Medical Malpractice
$43,500,000.00

$43.5 million verdict for malpractice against former Eagles captain Chris Maragos.

Maragos v. Bradley, et al: The closely-watched medical malpractice case revolved around a meniscus tear that Maragos' medical team failed to treat and the medically negligent decision to advance his rehab. "This case and this jury may have changed the course of history by now forcing these team doctors and trainers to stop worrying about when a player might return to play and start thinking about the next 50 years of a player’s life,” said Dion G. Rassias, who tried the two week case.

Maragos v. Bradley, et al: The closely-watched medical malpractice case revolved around a meniscus tear that Maragos' medical team failed to treat and the medically negligent decision to advance his rehab. "This case and this jury may have changed the course of history by now forcing these team doctors and trainers to stop worrying about when a player might return to play and start thinking about the next 50 years of a player’s life,” said Dion G. Rassias, who tried the two week case.

Medical Malpractice
$20,500,000.00

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.

Medical Malpractice
$20,000,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$15,000,000.00

Attorney Barbara Axelrod successfully handled the post-trial appeals in this case, allowing The Beasley Firm to hold on to the verdict.

Dupon v. Holy Redeemer Hospital Verdict: $15 million verdict for a woman who suffered a stroke during carotid artery surgery. Barbara Axelrod successfully handled the post-trial appeals in this case, allowing The Beasley Firm to hold on to the verdict.

Dupon v. Holy Redeemer Hospital Verdict: $15 million verdict for a woman who suffered a stroke during carotid artery surgery. Barbara Axelrod successfully handled the post-trial appeals in this case, allowing The Beasley Firm to hold on to the verdict.

Medical Malpractice
$9,750,000.00

Jim Beasley Jr. was asked to represent a man who was blinded after a heart transplant.

Medical Malpractice
$7,000,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$5,000,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$4,500,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$4,400,000.00

Jones v Lovrinic: $4.4 million verdict: Failure to diagnose tongue cancer.

Medical Malpractice
$4,000,000.00

$4 million settlement: Failure to diagnose a post-operative bleed, and the patient bled to death in the recovery room.

Medical Malpractice
$3,300,000.00
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$3,100,000.00
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$3,100,000.00
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$3,000,000.00
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$3,000,000.00
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$3,000,000.00
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$1,950,000.00
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$1,700,000.00
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$1,700,000.00
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$1,600,000.00
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$1,500,000.00
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$1,500,000.00
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$1,500,000.00
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$1,500,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$1,450,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$1,400,000.00

$1.4 million settlement during trial: Failure to recognize intraoperative bleeding and death. Our client required a pacemaker to be removed from his body because of an infected pacemaker wire. During the procedure, the doctor pulled out the wire and ripped a hole in the patient’s blood vessel, causing internal bleeding. For the next hour, even though the heart rate and blood pressure were becoming increasingly abnormal, the doctors never called a heart surgeon to help stop the bleeding. The patient, a father of two, died on the procedure table. After a few days of trial, the defendants settled for $1.4 million.

$1.4 million settlement during trial: Failure to recognize intraoperative bleeding and death. Our client required a pacemaker to be removed from his body because of an infected pacemaker wire. During the procedure, the doctor pulled out the wire and ripped a hole in the patient’s blood vessel, causing internal bleeding. For the next hour, even though the heart rate and blood pressure were becoming increasingly abnormal, the doctors never called a heart surgeon to help stop the bleeding. The patient, a father of two, died on the procedure table. After a few days of trial, the defendants settled for $1.4 million.

Medical Malpractice
$1,400,000.00

$1.4 million settlement: failure to diagnose and treat a parotid tumor resulting in recurrence and metastases to the brain. Our client’s husband repeatedly went to the ears, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor complaining of a lump by his ear, yet the doctor did nothing. Unfortunately, by the time the parotid tumor was diagnosed, cancer has spread to his brain causing horrible pain and suffering until he died.

$1.4 million settlement: failure to diagnose and treat a parotid tumor resulting in recurrence and metastases to the brain. Our client’s husband repeatedly went to the ears, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor complaining of a lump by his ear, yet the doctor did nothing. Unfortunately, by the time the parotid tumor was diagnosed, cancer has spread to his brain causing horrible pain and suffering until he died.

Medical Malpractice
$1,000,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$1,000,000.00
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$1,000,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$850,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$800,000.00
Medical Malpractice
$650,000.00

Friedman v. Terrance Malloy, M.D.: $650,000 verdict: Failure to properly insert a penis implant and failure to diagnose.

Medical Malpractice
$500,000.00
Medical Malpractice
6 Figure Arbitration

In a Pennsylvania medical malpractice case, our firm obtained a confidential six-figure arbitration award on behalf of a mother who sustained life-altering and catastrophic injuries during an emergent C-Section, as a direct result of her obstetrician’s negligence.

In a Pennsylvania medical malpractice case, our firm obtained a confidential six-figure arbitration award on behalf of a mother who sustained life-altering and catastrophic injuries during an emergent C-Section, as a direct result of her obstetrician’s negligence.

Medical Malpractice
6 Figure Settlement

In a Pennsylvania medical malpractice case, our firm obtained a confidential six-figure settlement on behalf of a wife and her late husband, who died as a result of a hospital’s failure to administer his anticoagulant medication.

In a Pennsylvania medical malpractice case, our firm obtained a confidential six-figure settlement on behalf of a wife and her late husband, who died as a result of a hospital’s failure to administer his anticoagulant medication.

Medical Malpractice
7 Figure Settlement

Confidential 7-figure settlement for a woman who underwent a double mastectomy. When her breasts were removed the lump was found to be benign.

Confidential 7-figure settlement for a woman who underwent a double mastectomy. When her breasts were removed the lump was found to be benign.

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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.

Why does medical malpractice occur?

Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, making it an epidemic in terms of national health care and patient safety. Some acts are even called โ€œnever eventsโ€ because they should never happen. Unfortunately, errors in diagnosis, treatment and management can and do occur with frequency. Here are a few reasons why medical malpractice occurs:

  • Inexperienced Medical Professionals: In todayโ€™s insurance and business-driven health care system, inexperienced medical professionals are given the responsibility to manage patient care, either without proper supervision or in a setting that the laws and hospital policies do not permit.
  • Understaffed Medical Facilities: Having an understaffed facility may mean doctors are rushing through procedures, miss a specific symptom, or even order the wrong tests for their patients. This leads to serious problems that can cause harm to a patient who may not receive the correct treatment.
  • System Errors: If a hospital has a flawed system for communication, transfers, and medical records, there may be a problem with the information given from one department to the next. This could lead to surgical errors or anesthesia errors that could cause significant harm to the patient.

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 patientโ€™s outcome would have been better had the doctor discovered a patientโ€™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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