Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of professional negligence attorneys has successfully represented many clients victimized by negligent professionals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Besides hospitals and doctors who are guilty of medical malpractice, other healthcare providers can also be professionally negligent when the care they provide is substandard and harms their patients. SMBB's professional negligence attorneys have successfully handled cases for our clients involving:

  • Dental negligence
  • Podiatric negligence
  • Chiropractic negligence

As with medical malpractice, such professionals may be negligent if they:

  • Fail to properly diagnose
  • Provide inappropriate care that harms rather than helps patients
  • Are not properly trained and credentialed

Lawyers may also be responsible for legal negligence if they:

  • Fail to file a timely lawsuit within the statue of limitations
  • Fail to include essential information in their initial complaint - information that is then barred at trial
  • Settle for less money than their client fairly deserves

Proven Results

Since most dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors and lawyers want to avoid negative publicity, they usually only agree to confidential financial settlements. Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky attorneys, however, have secured numerous 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

Professional Negligence Expertise

Working with nurses and independent healthcare experts, SMBB lawyers thoroughly investigate all the facts to determine if a dentist, podiatrist or chiropractor has been professionally negligent.

In negligence cases involving lawyers, we work with legal experts to determine if legal malpractice has occurred.

Compensation for Professional Negligence

Dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors and lawyers may all be liable. SMBB professional 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 been injured or died or lost a lawsuit because of professional negligence, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our professional negligence attorneys today.