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For more than fifty years, The Beasley Firm has been one of the leading medical malpractice law firms in the United States. Some of our cases, like Incollingo v. Ewing and Pratt v. Stein, changed the law to better protect patients. Other cases set records, including the top two largest jury verdicts and the largest punitive damages award in Pennsylvania medical malpractice cases. All told, our lawyers have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, money they’ve used to pay off mountains of medical debt, to pay for better care in the future, and to make up for lost wages.
Record Breaking Medical Malpractice Verdicts
In Vlazny v. Cavarrocci, The Beasley Firm’s attorneys secured the largest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania history, involving an adult heart surgeon practicing on a newborn who required a relatively simple heart procedure. The surgeon was unfamiliar with the anatomy of a premature child (specifically, he didn’t know how to locate a patent ductus arteriosus), causing the infant to sustain brain damage and require the amputation of his arm.
In another case, within weeks of a separate $100 million medical malpractice verdict, The Beasley Firm’s medical malpractice lawyers obtained the second largest medical malpractice verdict in history in the amount of $55 million. The Gault v. Norwood case was particularly challenging, because the case was against world-famous physician William Norwood, M.D. — but our lawyers proved he had performed an unauthorized surgical procedure on Steven Gault, rendering Steve severely brain damaged and in permanent need of life long care.
Successful Case Results: Protecting Those Who Have Been Wronged
Another medical malpractice case, Fallon v. Snyder, was tried in front of a jury for six weeks on behalf of a brain-injured child. Our law firm’s attorneys proved that obstetrical negligence caused a mother to deliver a premature baby. In this particular case, after the baby’s delivery, another doctor cared for the newborn in the delivery room and misplaced a breathing tube intended for the baby’s airway. This tube was inserted directly into the esophagus, causing prolonged oxygen deprivation and severe, permanent brain damage. The jury awarded $37 million.
We Win Patient’s Battles
Since 1955, The Beasley Firm has been the law firm that many judges, lawyers, and doctors turn to when facing catastrophic injury or wrongful death due to medical malpractice. The Beasley Firm is chaired by medical doctor, James Beasley, Jr., a “Super Lawyer” (one of six at the firm) and one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Our medical malpractice team also has a complete nursing and medical research staff — including two doctors who are attorneys, a former NICU charge nurse who is an attorney, and several registered nurses who are paralegals — are well-versed in all aspects of medical malpractice.
Read more about our medical malpractice work:
- Bacterial Meningitis
- Birth Injury
- Blood Thinners Malpractice
- Bowel Perforation or Ruptured Bowel
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Compartment Syndrome
- Doctor Sexual Assault
- Emergency Room Malpractice
- Failure to Diagnose
- Heart Attack
- Hospital Negligence
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
- Medication Error
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Plastic Surgery
- Professional Negligence
- Sepsis or Infection
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Surgical Malpractice