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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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Catastrophic vision and hearing loss injuries significantly impact the injured person, their families, and their finances. Many patients who sustained catastrophic injuries that caused blindness or deafness are faced with life-long pain, suffering, home modifications, medical expenses, and treatments. One day they were undergoing their normal routine and then within a split second, their lives were forever changed because of medical malpractice or an injury caused by someone else's negligence.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, we have extensive experience in representing clients who have been blinded, or their hearing impaired, by acts of neglect.  Our experience with these injuries on a medical level informs our legal work, allowing us to prepare cases that pursue the appropriate compensation your injuries require.

In our firm's history, we have achieved the following milestones:

  • The largest personal injury verdict in Pennsylvania
  • Some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Pennsylvania-$100 million and $55 million
  • Consistent inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list
  • Best Law Firms® for Personal Injury Litigation
  • $2+ billion in verdicts and settlements since 1958

Our effectiveness in the courtroom is legendary. Shortly after our firm began in 1958, we secured the state's first million-dollar verdict, and we have not slowed down since.

Not sure if you have a case? Call (215) 866-2424 to discuss your situation with our staff. We can help you make the next decision with confidence and peace of mind.

Potential Causes for Vision or Hearing Loss

Some of the more common causes of vision or hearing loss are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Blunt head trauma
  • Negligently performed tumor ablation treatments which disrupt blood flow to the optic nerve
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical negligence failing to diagnose increased intracranial pressure
  • Infections
  • A delay in diagnosing and treating tumors, such as cancer, which press on the optic nerve
  • A delay in diagnosing and treating ear infections or otitis media
  • A delay in diagnosing or treating intracranial hemorrhage or brain bleed
  • A delay in diagnosing or treating increased intracranial pressure or edema
  • Medication toxicity especially with Gentamicin or Vancomycin
  • A delay in diagnosing or treating a stroke
  • CMV or cytomegalovirus during pregnancy
  • Prematurity
  • Meningitis
  • Kernicterus or a very high bilirubin level
  • Sinus surgery errors
  • Surgery malpractice
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Inappropriately performed Lasik surgery
  • Firearms
  • Explosives
  • Blast Injuries
  • Workplace accidents
  • Welding accidents
  • Explosions
  • Flash burns
  • Orbital blow out fractures
  • Construction accidents
  • Corrosive or chemical exposure
  • Perforated ear drums
  • Untreated vascular diseases
  • Untreated increased intraocular or eye pressure
  • Retinal detachments
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Uveitis

The Largest Verdicts & Settlements of Any Philadelphia Personal Injury Firm

Here at The Beasley Firm, our highly skilled trial lawyers include physicians who know why you have been harmed and, most importantly, know how to tell this to a jury. Our experience and insight into this area allows us to create thoroughly-prepared, highly-effective cases that are ready for trial. As a result, our opponents often offer to settle with our clients for the large sums that they need and deserve in order to rebuild their lives.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a traumatic eye sight or hearing loss accident, please contact us at (215) 866-2424.

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Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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