Hospital Negligence

Hospital Negligence

Verdicts & Settlements

$285,000 Negligent Hospital Discharge Following Caesarean Section

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of hospital negligence attorneys has represented hundreds of patients who have been victimized by negligent hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

A hospital is negligent when it either denies a patient appropriate care or delivers inadequate or erroneous care.

As one of Philadelphia's leading medical malpractice law firms, SMBB lawyers frequently handles cases of hospital negligence, including:

  • A failure to treat, such as when a patient who comes to an emergency room is sent home or otherwise denied admission
  • Premature discharge
  • Negligent nursing care

Proven Results

Because hospitals want to avoid negative publicity, they usually only agree to confidential financial settlements. Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky lawyers, however, have secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

  • $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

Hospital Negligence Expertise

SMBB's skilled hospital negligence attorneys work together with experienced nurses and independent physician experts to determine:

  • Were the assigned doctors qualified to treat the patient?
  • Was there a breakdown in communication between doctors, nurses and other staff?
  • Was the provided care proper and appropriate?
  • Did the hospital establish proper policies and procedures - and train its staff to follow them?
  • Was the hospital appropriately staffed?

Compensation for Hospital Negligence

Hospitals and their staff members, including physicians and nurses, may all be liable. SMBB hospital negligence 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 suffered or died because a hospital was negligent, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our hospital negligence attorneys today.