Jump to Navigation

Posts Tagged ‘ patient care ’

Vaginal Mesh Case Yields $11.1 Million Award Verdicts to Seriously Injured South Dakota Woman

The case is the first jury verdict in a backlog of several thousand such vaginal mesh injury cases across the United States.

A former nurse who endured multiple vaginal mesh implant surgeries which left her with serious pain and ongoing health problems for years has been awarded $11.1 million in damages for her injuries.

That was the decision of a New Jersey jury which awarded Linda Gross, 47, of Watertown, S.D., $3.35 million to compensate her for her injuries and another $7.76 million in punitive damages to further punish Johnson & Johnson, the makers of the vaginal mesh products that were used in her surgeries, according to an Associated Press (AP) story.

The financial awards were reached in two separate deliberations by the jury in the case. The woman told the court that her vaginal mesh implants gave her years of “living hell” despite unsuccessful repair surgeries, according to AP.

The case is the first verdict in about 4,000 lawsuits filed by plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson.

A medical team conducts a surgical procedure in this stock photo. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/uchar

The jury ruled that while the product used in Gross’ surgeries was not defectively designed, “the company did not give surgeons adequate warnings about risks of the product and that a misrepresentation was made to Gross,” reported the AP.

Johnson & Johnson said it will appeal the verdicts.

Vaginal mesh implants, which were a popular alternative to traditional hysterectomies in patients in recent years, are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, which occurs in women when the cervix, uterus, bladder or other reproductive organs slip down into the vagina due to the weakening of pelvic muscles.

Gross underwent “18 revision surgeries — all without success — since having J&J’s Prolift vaginal mesh device implanted in 2006,” the AP reported. “Severe pain and other complications forced the hospital hospice nurse to stop working”.

“Linda Gross cannot turn back the clock and make her misery and pain disappear,” her lead attorney said in a statement reported by the AP. “But she and countless victims like her can take some comfort in knowing that a jury … decided … that the corporation responsible for their suffering should be severely punished financially.”

This is an injury that has been becoming all too common in the last few years, and it has led to an increasing number of lawsuits against the makers of other such devices, including C.R. Bard Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J., and Endo Health Solutions Inc. of Chadds Ford, Pa.

In June of 2012, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would stop selling four types of surgical mesh implant products. The mesh products had been linked to injuries and triggered about 600 lawsuits against the company at that time. J&J said the products were safe and that its action wasn’t a recall of the products, but just an end to their sales.

In November 2012, a Texas woman sued another vaginal mesh manufacturer for causing serious injuries after her procedures.

Serious injuries due to defective vaginal mesh products are a real health problem for a growing number of women across the United States. Patients who suffer from the crippling injuries caused by these defective mesh devices need skilled, compassionate and dedicated legal teams to help them recover damages for their injuries, pain and suffering.

Women have been injured through these kinds of surgeries because the vaginal mesh manufacturers released and sold products which continue to be problematic for thousands of patients. Instead of being led by concerns over clear patterns of serious medical problems from these products, the manufacturers continue to be motivated only by profit and sales, harming the patients who are being victimized by vaginal mesh implants.

We here at MyPhillyLawyer stand ready to assist you with your legal case if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a case involving vaginal mesh devices and products anywhere in the United States. We represent the families of victims as well, to ensure that their families receive every penny of damages that they are eligible to receive.

Call MyPhillyLawyer at 215-227-2727 or toll-free at 1-866-920-0352 anytime and our experienced, aggressive team of attorneys and support staff will be there for you and your family every step of the way as we manage your case through the legal system.

When Winning Matters Most, Call MyPhillyLawyer.

Bookmark and Share

Medical Malpractice: Death of 17-Year-Old Girl After Tonsillectomy Highlights Dangers of Surgical Procedures

It was to be a routine tonsillectomy, just like most of the more than half-million such procedures done each year in the United States.

But something went very wrong following 17-year-old Mariah Edwards’ surgery on March 20, 2012 at the Abington Surgery Center in Montgomery County, according to a recent story in The Legal Intelligencer.

The teen was apparently left unmonitored in a recovery room following her tonsillectomy, and she went into respiratory distress which was not immediately noticed by the medical staff, the report stated.

Tragically, Mariah Edwards died 15 days after the surgical procedure.

“The case highlighted that there may be more risk for surgical patients in the recovery room than there is during the surgery itself,” her family’s attorney told The Legal Intelligencer.

A surgical team is in the midst of a medical procedure in this stock photo. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/uchar

The teen was given a pain medication after the procedure which depressed her respiratory system, according to the story, and she was left alone for some 20 minutes while medical workers were with another patient. During that time, she “went into respiratory distress and suffered a brain injury that ultimately led to her death,” her attorney told the Intelligencer.

It was later learned “that the monitor placed on Edwards was either not properly set or muted so the nurse could not hear warnings of Edwards’ respiratory distress,” the story reported.

The teen’s family received a $6 million settlement in the medical malpractice case this past December, and several policies and medical procedures were changed at the surgical center to prevent a similar outcome from every happening again, the story reported. Nurses must be present and remain with each patient who comes out of surgery into a recovery room after receiving pain medicines, and patient monitors can no longer be muted by medical staff members, according to the Intelligencer. In addition, “nurses must have clear lines of sight so they can see their patients at all times,” said the report.

Tonsillectomies, in which the tonsils are removed from the back of a patient’s throat, are one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, with more than 530,000 procedures performed annually in children younger than 15 years, according to a 2011 clinical practice guideline report by the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio.

And usually, it is a very safe procedure, according to a 2010 post on the ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) Blog, maintained by Fauquier Ear Nose & Throat Consultants of Virginia.

“Medical literature places the mortality rate from tonsillectomy between one in 15,000 and one in 35,000 procedures (0.03% – 0.06%), mostly from anesthesia complications, airway loss, and blood loss,” according to the blog post. That means that about 30 deaths occur per year from the procedure. “As such, tonsillectomy should ONLY be performed if they are truly causing a significant health problem such as obstructive sleep apnea or recurrent tonsillar infections and NOT just because ‘they are big.’”

A similar case occurred in Palm Harbor, Fla., in 2010 when a 12-year-old girl died after a tonsillectomy and her family filed a lawsuit alleging medical mistakes in her treatment.

These tragic cases are somber reminders of the kinds of problems that can arise when patients seek medical treatment in hospitals and other medical facilities and become innocent victims of inadequate or incorrect procedures.

Patients and their families must be vigilant about the medical care they receive so they know what is being done for a patient’s care every step of the way. But at the same time, patients and families aren’t doctors and they can’t know every question to ask.

That’s where skilled, expert, compassionate and thorough legal representation is needed by patients and their families who have been harmed by medical errors or omissions during their treatment. These kinds of cases happen on a regular basis, but they can be fought by legal teams that are prepared to battle for their clients’ rights all along the way to a fair settlement or to a just verdict.

We here at MyPhillyLawyer stand ready to assist you with your legal case if you or a loved one is ever seriously injured in a medical malpractice or related case anywhere in the United States. We represent the families of victims who die in such tragedies as well, to ensure that their families receive every penny of damages that they are eligible to receive.

Call MyPhillyLawyer at 215-227-2727 or toll-free at 1-866-920-0352 anytime and our experienced, compassionate, aggressive team of attorneys and support staff will be there for you and your family every step of the way as we manage your case through the legal system.

When Winning Matters Most, Call MyPhillyLawyer.

Bookmark and Share

Surgical Items Left inside Patients 4,000 times Each Year: What You Need to Know When Having Surgery

Each year, some 4,000 surgical patients in the United States are seriously injured when items used during their procedures, from sponges to medical instruments, are accidentally left inside their bodies when their medical teams sew them back up.

The problem of retained surgical items has been an issue for years and has led surgeons and medical facilities to look for new methods to prevent such items being left behind inside patients in the first place, according to a story in The New York Times.

“In most operating rooms, a nurse keeps a manual count of the sponges a surgeon uses in a procedure,” the story reported. “But in that busy and sometimes chaotic environment, miscounts occur, and every so often a sponge ends up on the wrong side of the stitches.”

A surgical team is in the midst of a medical procedure in this stock photo. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/uchar

A surgical team is in the midst of a medical procedure in this stock photo. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/uchar

Systems are now available that can track every sponge and instrument used inside a patient with tiny Radio-Frequency Identification tags that can automatically report when every sponge and instrument is removed. Dozens of sponges might be used inside a patient during a procedure, which makes them vulnerable to being forgotten during surgery.

“In a study published in the October issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill looked at 2,285 cases in which sponges were tracked using a system called RF Assure Detection,” The New York Times reported. “At the end of an operation, a detector alerts the surgical team if any sponges remain inside the patient. In the U.N.C. study, the system helped recover 23 forgotten sponges from almost 3,000 patients over 11 months.”

The RFID tag system adds about $10 to the cost of a surgical procedure, the story reported.

Another system designed to prevent such medical mistakes uses barcodes on sponges and medical instruments that are scanned as they are used on a patient and then scanned again as they are removed. If something is left behind, the surgical teams will know it because the inventory of items used and then removed will be off.

For victims, these kinds of medical mistakes can be intensely painful and lead to major health problems.

One such victim was a nurse in Kentucky who became ill with crushing pain in her abdomen one night while she was working in 2005, the Times reported. The next day, a CT scan discovered a surgical sponge that had been left behind inside her abdomen when she had undergone a hysterectomy four years before. When doctors went in to remove it, they found that it caused a spreading infection that required the removal of a large section of her intestine. The patient sued the hospital and won a $2.5 million verdict, but the award was appealed and remains in legal limbo.

In August, a Fresno, Calif.-based hospital was fined $50,000 by state investigators after surgeons accidentally left a surgical towel inside a patient which was discovered four months later after she suffered serious health problems post-surgery, according to a story by KFSN News. It was the fourth violation reported against the hospital, Saint Agnes Medical Center, since 2007, according to the story.

Since that case, “the hospital developed a policy to inventory objects, such as instruments and sponges used during surgeries,” the story reported. “Hospital staff also switched operating room towels from the color blue, to white towels that can be detected in x-rays.”

In December of 2011, a New Philadelphia, Ohio man won a $275,000 settlement from a veteran’s hospital after two surgical towels were left inside his abdomen during kidney cancer surgery in 2008, according to a story by CBS News.

The tragedy is that these kinds of medical mistakes could be prevented through electronic tracking systems that are presently available such as the RFID and barcode systems, but many hospitals continue to fight such fixes, the Times reported.

One hospital that is doing proactive work to prevent these kinds of medical errors is Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., where they in 2010 adopted a patient safety program called NoThing Left Behind.

“The issue of foreign objects, and most specifically sponges, being left behind in surgical cases is a serious issue,” the hospital states on its website. The program “provides a three-level approach to accounting for surgical objects,” including the mandatory use of X-ray detectable sponges or towels during surgeries, as well as manual sponge counts by surgical team members. Also required are the use of hanging sponge holders and a white board to carefully and accurately track the sponges that are used, as well as confirmation by the surgeons that all devices have been extracted, the hospital states.

“Those efforts paid off,” the hospital reported. “In 2011, Harrison had no items, including sponges, being unaccounted for at the end of the surgery.”

NoThing Left Behind was started in October of 2004 by Dr. Verna C. Gibbs, a professor of surgery at the University of California in San Francisco, to fight against such medical mistakes.

For patients who suffer serious medical traumas and long-term medical complications from incidents of medical sponges and devices that are left behind, such changes cannot come quickly enough.

These kinds of medical errors can be prevented simply through the use of tracking systems that are available, affordable and smart.

No surgical patients should have to suffer from these kinds of injuries in the future.

It’s time to make such systems mandatory for patient safety.

Meanwhile, if you or a family member is ever injured due to a medical error, you should get the best legal advice you can find to learn your legal options so you can recover damages for your injuries and suffering.

We here at MyPhillyLawyer stand ready to assist you with your legal case if you or a loved one is ever seriously injured in a medical malpractice or related case anywhere in the United States. We represent the families of victims who die in such tragedies as well, to ensure that their families receive every penny of damages that they are eligible to receive.

Call MyPhillyLawyer at 215-227-2727 or toll-free at 1-866-920-0352 anytime and our experienced, compassionate, aggressive team of attorneys and support staff will be there for you and your family every step of the way as we manage your case through the legal system.

When Winning Matters Most, Call MyPhillyLawyer.

Bookmark and Share

After Liposuction Surgeries in Maryland, 1 Patient Dies, 2 Fall Ill, Leaving Legal Questions

Serious infections after liposuction surgery have caused the death of one patient and sickened two others, forcing the closing of a Timonium, Md., medical facility while authorities work to determine how the death and illnesses could have occurred.

Officials at the Monarch Medspa surgery center “are cooperating as Maryland and Baltimore County health officials investigate the source of the infections, which involve the same bacteria that causes strep throat,” according to a story in The Baltimore Sun.  “But the bacteria can be significantly more dangerous when infecting other parts of the body, sometimes causing shock, organ failure and even death.”

All three patients became ill after undergoing liposuction procedures at the facility, according to the paper. The 59-year-old woman who died, whose identity was not released due to medical privacy laws, underwent liposuction surgery at the facility in the beginning of September, then returned to the surgery center the next day and complained of extensive bleeding, The Sun reported. She was sent home, then family members later called an ambulance after her condition worsened. After being taken to two different hospitals for treatment, she died after medical staff members were unable to stop the post-surgical infection that was coursing through her body, The Sun reported.

A surgical team is in the midst of a medical procedure in this stock photo. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/uchar

“In an order closing the center, state health officials said inspectors at the facility Tuesday observed ‘probable deviations from standard infection control practices,’” the paper reported. Proper sterilization of all instruments, dressings and every other item used on a patient before, during and after surgeries is critical to preventing such infections in the first place and those procedures are mandatory.

Now Maryland state health department officials are looking at whether they should increase oversight of cosmetic surgery centers, The Sun reported. “While doctors and nurses working in the centers must be board-certified, the centers themselves are not required to be licensed,” the paper said.

The three patients contracted infections of a bacteria known as group A staphylococcus, according to the story. Symptoms of post-surgical problems for patients can include fever, redness at a wound site, abrupt onset of pain, and swelling, dizziness, weakness and confusion, Maryland health officials told The Sun.

The surgery center has other locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and offers many types of cosmetic surgeries, including liposuction, face lifts, Botox and more, according to The Sun.

For the victims and their families, these tragic cases illustrate the importance of knowing the credentials and qualifications of surgeons, medical staff and the facilities in which they work before undergoing invasive and potentially dangerous medical procedures.

That means ensuring that any surgery center you or a loved one might use is fully certified, regulated and licensed so that it follows all accepted medical practices related to treatment, infections, post-operative care and the rest.

There can be no shortcuts in such cases, because the ongoing health of you and your loved ones is at stake. You must ask probing questions of health care workers and facilities to ensure that they will have your best interests at heart as you are given care, from start to finish.

Yet if all of that still fails and you or a loved one are seriously injured due to an errant medical procedure in a surgery center, cosmetic surgery office, hospital, clinic, doctor’s office or any other medical facility, you should get the best legal advice you can find to learn your legal options so you can recover damages for your injuries and suffering.

We here at MyPhillyLawyer stand ready to assist you with your legal case if you or a loved one is ever seriously injured in a medical malpractice or related case anywhere in the United States. We represent the families of victims who die in such tragedies as well, to ensure that their families receive every penny of damages that they are eligible to receive.

Call MyPhillyLawyer at 215-227-2727 or toll-free at 1-866-920-0352 anytime and our experienced, compassionate, aggressive team of attorneys and support staff will be there for you and your family every step of the way as we manage your case through the legal system.

When Winning Matters Most, Call MyPhillyLawyer.

Bookmark and Share

Legal Update: What You Need to Know About Medical Mistakes and How They Can Hurt You

Sometimes the serious injuries that medical patients undergo happen after they’re admitted to the hospital.

Medical mistakes, the kind that happen when a doctor accidentally treats the wrong patient in a busy emergency room or leaves a surgical instrument inside a patient’s body during surgery, occur all too frequently in the United States.

The problem is, that unlike everyday mistakes where you make a wrong turn on a highway or bring home the wrong flavor of ice cream from the store, medical mistakes made by health care workers and doctors can kill you.

And it’s not as difficult to imagine as you might think.

In a recent report on CNN.com, senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reported on 25 kinds of medical mistakes that happen in medical facilities, as part of the news network’s “Empowered Patient” series.

A surgical team works on a patient in an operating room in this stock photo. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/Platinus

One segment, titled “10 Shocking Medical Mistakes,” outlined 10 of the most common mistakes and how they can be prevented from happening using some basic procedural changes and common sense steps that could be easily implemented.

Among the problems are doctors who have dirty hands when they treat patients, doctors who conduct surgeries on the wrong body part and medical tests that can cause bald spots, the network reported.

“Medical errors kill more than a quarter million people every year in the United States and injure millions,” CNN reported. “Add them all up and ‘you have probably the third leading cause of death’ in the country,” Dr. Peter Pronovost, an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told CNN.

That’s a lot of patients.

“When you’re a patient, you trust you’re in good hands, but even the best doctor or nurse can make a mistake on you or someone you love,” the CNN story reported. “Mistakes are happening every day in every hospital in the country that we’re just not catching,” Dr. Albert Wu, an internist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told CNN.

To prevent patient injuries and complications, CNN noted 10 typical medical mistakes and offers advice on how patients can become more involved in their own health care so they can avoid becoming a victim:

1. Medical teams treating the wrong patient who might have a similar name can happen when “hospital staff fails to verify a patient’s identity,” according to CNN. To prevent such errors you or a family member should “make sure the staff checks your entire name, date of birth and barcode on your wrist band” before any medical procedure in a hospital.

2. Surgical tools being left inside a patient’s body can occur when the “surgical staff miscounts (or fails to count) equipment used inside a patient during an operation,” according to CNN. “If you have unexpected pain, fever or swelling after surgery, ask if you might have a surgical instrument inside you.”

3. Patients who are suffering from dementia are sometimes prone to wandering and “may become trapped … and die from hypothermia or dehydration,” CNN reported. “If your loved one sometimes wanders, consider a GPS tracking bracelet.”

4. Sometimes “con artists pretend to be doctors” and the result is medical treatments that make patients even sicker when they arrived, according to CNN. “Confirm online that your physician is licensed” before treatment begins.

5. Crowded, busy hospital emergency rooms mean that very sick patients often wait to be treated, causing their pain and suffering to increase and potentially complicating their overall treatment. That kind of “ER waiting game” happens when overcrowded hospitals don’t have enough beds, according to CNN. To prevent that, call ahead. “Doctors listen to other doctors, so on your way to the hospital call your physician and ask them to call the emergency room,” CNN suggests.

6. Be aware of the possibility of air bubbles in the blood if a hole in a patient’s chest isn’t sealed airtight after a chest tube is removed, CNN reports. Such air bubbles “get sucked into the wound and cut off blood supply to the patient’s lungs, heart, kidneys and brain. Left uncorrected the patient dies.” To prevent such problems, patients who are treated with a chest tube should “ask how you should be positioned when the line comes out.”

7. Surgery on the wrong body part can occur when “a patient’s chart is incorrect, or a surgeon misreads it, or surgical draping obscures marks that denote the correct side of the operation,” according to CNN. To protect yourself from such a mistake, “make sure you reaffirm with the nurse and the surgeon the correct body part and side of your operation.”

8. Dirty hands spread infection and it can happen when doctors and nurses don’t wash their hands. “It may be uncomfortable to ask, but make sure doctors and nurses wash their hands before they touch you, even if they’re wearing gloves,” CNN reports.

9. Medical tubes to various life-saving devices, such as chest tubes and feeding tubes “can look a lot alike,” causing patients to receive improper and potentially deadly treatment, CNN reports. To avoid such errors, “ask the staff to trace every tube back to the point of origin so the right medicine goes to the right place” if you are fitted with tubes as part of your treatment.

10. Waking up during surgery is not a good thing, but it can occur if a patient isn’t given enough anesthesia. “The brain stays awake while the muscles stay frozen,” CNN reports. “Most patients aren’t in any pain but some feel every poke, prod and cut.” To prevent such possibilities, “ask your surgeon if you need to be put asleep or if a local anesthetic might work just as well” before your surgery is scheduled.

Medical errors can cause great pain, anguish and long-term side effects for patients, as well as possible death. They are a very serious matter.

You have a role in preventing such tragedies from happening to you or a loved on by making sure that you take an active role in your medical care. That means being an advocate for a loved one as they deal with their medical treatment or having a loved one act as your health care advocate if you are receiving treatment.

That means asking lots of pertinent questions and getting satisfactory answers from medical professionals before allowing treatments to go on.

That also means knowing your rights as a patient so that the proper care is given at the proper time.

Insurance companies can also fight patients as they seek care for medical issues and advocacy is also a prime defense against such complications and roadblocks.

Often, though, medical errors will require experienced, compassionate and competent legal advice and help so that patients and their families can receive compensation after they are seriously injured by medical facilities and staff members.

We here at MyPhillyLawyer stand ready to assist you and provide compassionate care in the event that you or a loved one is seriously injured due to a medical mistake. Call us for a consultation and tell us your story.

When Winning Matters Most, call MyPhillyLawyer.

Bookmark and Share

Elderly Connecticut Woman Sues Hospital for Falling Off Operating Table Following Surgery

Hospitals aren’t just places where patients receive life-saving care.

They’re also places where ill patients can receive additional injuries that can cause further complications for people who are already suffering from health crises.

That’s just what happened to an 81-year-old Connecticut woman who received serious injuries when she fell from an operating table after having surgery when she was a patient in Yale-New Haven Hospital in February of 2010, according to a story by the Associated Press (AP).

A team of doctors and nurses perform surgery on a patient in this stock photo. Image credit: © iStockphoto.com/uchar

The woman, Florence Fiedler of New Canaan, fell off the operating table after having a pacemaker implanted, according to the story, and suffered hip and collarbone fractures as well as a traumatic head injury that caused bleeding under her skull.

“The lawsuit says the hospital didn’t implement policies and procedures to prevent Fiedler from falling and failed to recognize that Fiedler was not completely recovered from the surgical medications, which put her at increased risk for falling,” according to the story. “The lawsuit also alleges the hospital improperly left Fiedler unattended and said employees didn’t put the operating table in the lowest position before allowing Fiedler to reposition herself.”

Since the incident, the hospital apologized to the woman and implemented policy changes, the story reported.

A spokesman for the hospital told the AP that the hospital “promptly reported the incident to the state Department of Public Health Yale-New Haven Hospital and implemented a corrective action plan.”

The woman underwent months of physical therapy after she was injured but “now must face daily pain for the rest of her life,” her attorney told The Connecticut Post. “She had to relearn how to walk and was transformed from an independent, spry, energetic woman enjoying her golden years to someone dependent on others who is now a shut-in,” the attorney told the paper.

The incident is an example of how things can go awry inside hospitals where patients are being treated for a wide range of medical procedures.

In 2010, a 61-year-old Minnesota man died in St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul after he fell from an operating table and struck his head, according to a story on CBS TV Channel 4 WCCO. “The suit alleges that the hospital didn’t adequately secure Max Devries to the table,” according to the report. The patient was scheduled for routine surgery following a stroke and weighed more than 300 pounds, the story said.

A report on the Web site, Ergonomics Today, said the family’s lawsuit against the hospital “contends that the hospital lacked ‘appropriate facilities and equipment, including wide enough tables and adequate restraints to perform an operation.’”

The incident “clearly shows the importance of safe patient handling” and should provide lessons that others should learn from, the story said. “The challenge in safe patient handling will always remain how to eliminate human error in the decision making process.  Even after safe patient handling culture is established and all of the processes to support SPH are in place, it still comes down to the decision making process and judgment of the caregivers involved with the patient, to decide what equipment to use and to use it correctly.”

These kinds of accidents shouldn’t happen and hospitals and their personnel need to do more to prevent patients from being injured further while they are being treated.

Better ergonomic procedures would help prevent such injuries as would better training and equipment that would help hospital staff members meet any patient needs that arise, especially following surgeries.

No one should leave a medical facility having suffered further injury while inside the institution. That’s just outrageous.

We here at MyPhillyLawyer stand ready to help you if you are seriously injured in an accident or other emergency and we also are here to serve you if you would be injured further inside a hospital while receiving treatment.

When Winning Matters Most, call MyPhillyLawyer.

Bookmark and Share
100.3 WRNB 

Court Radio 

Presented by MyPhillyLawyer
Our Guarantee 

We Wont Get Paid Until You Get Paid

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits

$6,750,000.00 - Brain injury from fall off of ATV while on vacation in Dominican Republic.

$2,000,000.00 - Tractor Trailer collision resulting in death of motorist.

Structured Settlements

$28,000,000.00 - Structured Settlement - Brain Damage injury with permanent cognitive dysfunction due to fall into unsecured swimming pool.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

$20,000,000.00 - Birth injury causing significant brain damage.

$3,500,000.00 - Failure to provide appropriate medical care in an emergency department leading to the death of 48 year old patient.

Premises Liability Lawsuits

$1,560,000.00 - Fall from scaffolding at construction site resulting in multiple fractures.

$450,000.00 - Injured arm, neck and back slipping on ice in parking lot.

Other Accident Injury Lawsuits

$500,000.00 - Death of a 79 year old woman due to abuse by home health care aide.

Testimonials

“You agreed to represent me for my automobile accident when other attorneys turned the case down. I was thrilled with the settlement you negotiated. I will tell all my family and friends about you.”

Read More
Verdicts & Settlements Read More
Representing Clients in and throughout Philadelphia

Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., represent clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the surrounding Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County, and cities such as Media, Doylestown, and Norristown. We are also proud to serve South Jersey, including Cherry Hill, in Camden County, New Jersey.

Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. | Two Penn Center Plaza, | 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1410 | Philadelphia, PA 19102

Ph: 215-789-9346 | Toll Free: 866-920-0352 | Fax: 215-563-6617 | Philadelphia Law Office

Print This Page