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Medical Malpractice

Verdicts & Settlements

$6,600,000 Failure to Diagnose Cancer on Time

$1,800,000 Unnecessary Back Surgery

$1,500,000 Stroke Victim Due to Delayed Diagnosis

$1,250,000 Failure to Diagnosis Lymphoma on Time

$1,000,000 Podiatric Medical Malpractice

$1,000,000 Lackawanna Co. Medical Malpractice Case

$500,000 Montco Jury Awards Pipefitter Nearly $500K in Medical Malpractice Case

$285,000 Negligent Hospital Discharge Following Caesarean Section

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results
As one of the leading Philadelphia medical malpractice law firms, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky and its team of medical malpractice attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of such cases for our clients.

"First, do no harm," is a cardinal rule of medicine. Yet each year an estimated 100,000 Americans die as a result of medical mistakes in hospitals alone. Many patients don't even realize - or want to believe - that they have been victimized by thoroughly avoidable medical errors.

To right such wrongs, SMBB's medical malpractice attorneys focus primarily on the following types of medical mistakes:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancers, including breast cancer, serious heart conditions and other significant illnesses
  • Birth trauma injuries or death to either mother or child
  • Hospital negligence

Proven Results

In the past decade alone Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's medical malpractice attorneys have settled more than $200 million worth of medical mistake cases for our clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Because doctors and hospitals want to avoid negative publicity, they usually agree only to confidential settlements. However, the numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements we have secured include:

  • $15M  Failed abortion resulting in child's deformities
  • $7M  Improper treatment of Group Home resident
  • $6.6M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $5.2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of neurological condition resulting in blindness
  • $5M  Improper OB care resulting in mother's death
  • $5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $4.4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of subdural hematoma resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of intracranial shunt blockage
  • $3.5M  Delayed C-section  resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emboli
  • $2.2M Improper performance of gastric bypass surgery
  • $2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart condition
  • $2M  Improper respiratory care
  • $2M Delayed discovery of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1.9M  Medication error resulting in child's death
  • 1.85M  Improper treatment of oral cancer treatment complication
  • $1.8M  Improper back surgery
  • $1.75M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of benign brain tumor resulting in permanent blindness
  • $1.65M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of child's infection
  • $1.5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bacterial endocarditis resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $1.5M  Delayed C-section resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $1.3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.25M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • $1.225M  Improper administration of Dilaudid resulting in death
  • $1.2M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of spinal infection
  • $1.13M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $1.1M  Improper OB care resulting in stillbirth
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of infection
  • $1M  Improper surgery resulting in retained surgical instrument
  • $1M Improper IVF resulting in provision of wrong donor semen
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer
  • $1M  Improper performance of C-section resulting in hysterectomy
  • $1M  Improper performance of D&C resulting in brain damage
  • $1M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza virus resulting in death
  • $1M  Improper podiatric foot surgery
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer

Medical Malpractice Expertise

The two partners who lead the SMBB malpractice team bring more than 50 years of combined medical malpractice experience to each case. They frequently lecture and teach other lawyers how to handle such cases.

Always working in teams, SMBB malpractice lawyers also rely on a highly experienced SMBB nurse, consulting nurses and independent physician experts to determine what went wrong. They:

  • Exhaustively review all medical records
  • Review hospital policies, procedures and protocols
  • Investigate competencies of doctors and nurses

The team has pioneered the innovative use of high-tech visual tools - including illustrations, audio and video, animation and customized 3-D models - to reenact what happened. These powerful techniques are very effective in proving the case and convincing defendants to settle with our clients.

Also serving as medical watchdogs, SMBB's medical malpractice lawyers have been responsible for numerous improvements in hospital policies and procedures designed to prevent future mistakes.

Compensation for Medical Malpractice

Hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers may all be liable. SMBB medical malpractice attorneys work tenaciously to help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled - including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you or a family member has been injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our medical malpractice attorneys today.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Michael F. Barrett
Michael F. Barrett Shareholder

Office: 215-575-2986

Ara R. Avrigian
Ara R. Avrigian Partner

Office: 215-575-2971

Joseph G. DeAngelo
Joseph G. DeAngelo Associate

Office: 215-575-2967

Mary T. Gidaro
Mary T. Gidaro Associate

Office: 215-575-2979