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