Associate attorney James P. Goslee has secured a $2.39 million medical malpractice award for a client, — Cohen, Placitella and Roth, P.C., reported. Left permanently disabled as a result of negligence at Lehigh Valley Hospital following a post-surgery fall, the client received the large, appropriate award, thanks to Goslee's determined, effective representation, after an initial settlement offer of only $25,000. As leading Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. regularly help those, like the client in this case, who have been harmed through medical negligence. Those interested can Learn More about this significant award and other Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. results at the firm's website.
"While we all admire the doctors and medical professionals who do so much important work every day," Goslee said, "the fact is that malpractice remains a widespread problem. A series of egregious mistakes at Lehigh Valley Hospital left my client disabled for life and confined to a wheelchair after a fall that should never have happened. I'm happy to report that the jury in this case saw through the unfounded arguments of the opposing side and delivered an award that will help compensate for the lifelong harm that has been done to my client."
Although there are systematic safeguards in place and practitioners undergo years of intense training, mistakes made in the nation's health care systems exact a tremendous toll on patients every year. Keenly conscious of their costs and looking for ways to avoid taking responsibility, health care providers voluntarily report only around 14% of the errors they make, according to a study conducted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In the recent Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. case handled by Associate James P. Goslee, a series of avoidable mistakes left a woman permanently disabled and largely confined to a wheelchair. After a routine knee surgery, the client suffered a fall while recovering, having never been advised as to how to reduce the risks, despite a clear-cut policy mandating this. With pain mounting as a result and an audible clicking developing in her now-damaged knee, the patient's reports to her nurse were ignored for days until an especially astute physical therapist took notice.
With the fracture finally identified, a second procedure aimed at addressing it proved unsuccessful and resulted in the patient developing an antibiotic-resistant infection that disqualified her from further surgeries. Despite being left disabled for life as a result of this series of mistakes, the woman was originally offered only $25,000 as compensation. Thanks to Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. Associate Goslee's vigorous, effective pursuit of her best interests, the $2.39 million jury award will ensure that she will be able to meet the future costs associated with her condition.
As one of the Philadelphia area's most successful and highly regarded law firms, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. regularly provides important, effective assistance to clients in situations like these and many others. More information about this case and others handled by the firm can be found at the Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. website.
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