Schwartz & Blackman’s Results in Medical Malpractice Cases Against Pennsylvania and New Jersey Doctors and Specialists

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The medical malpractice lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman have gone up against some of the area’s most distinguished doctors, surgeons, and gynecologists.  The medical malpractice lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman have experience handling these kinds of cases, and their reputation and work ethic are second to none.

Here are some of their case results in doctor, surgeon and gynecologist malpractice cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey:

Medical Malpractice Claim Against an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

Our client complained of ringing in his ears and loss of hearing. The ear, nose and throat doctor examined our client for many years and concluded his condition was caused by normal aging. In fact, when a diagnostic test was ultimately performed, it was determined that the client had acoustic neuroma, a usually non-malignant brain tumor which required surgical intervention. The ear, nose and throat doctor’s delay in diagnosing the condition increased the risk that our client would ultimately have the adverse results of the brain surgery, which included a drooping face and extensive nerve damage.

Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Primary Care Doctor

Our client’s husband had been seeing his primary care doctor for many years. During that time frame blood work was done, which showed high glucose levels. Despite these high glucose levels, the primary care physician did not start a drug therapy to try to bring his blood sugar levels down. Thereafter he sustained a work related injury to his right thigh/groin. He continued to have pain and discomfort in his right thigh/groin. Ultimately our client’s husband was admitted to the hospital and was diagnosed with Fournier’s gangrene/necrotizing fascitis, which in layman’s terms has been called “flesh eating” disease. Ultimately he died in the hospital. Our expert opined that our client’s husband’s death was caused or the risk of death was substantially increased by the primary care doctor’s failure to properly treat the deceased’s high glucose levels.

Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Gynecologist

Our client had regularly seen a gynecologist. The gynecologist failed to take immediate action with regard to a lump found in our client’s breast, which was later discovered to be cancerous. As a result of the delay, the cancer metastasized and our client ultimately died.

Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Philadelphia Hospital and Gynecologist

Our client received regular gynecological care at an outpatient facility in a Philadelphia hospital. Our client discovered a lump in her breast which was found to be cancerous. We sued the hospital and the gynecologist for failing to make sure that our client had a mammogram during the prior three years. As a result of the delay in diagnosing breast cancer, the cancer metastasized and our client’s chances of survival were significantly decreased.

Medial Malpractice Claim Against a Philadelphia Hospital and Gynecologist

Our client received gynecological care at an outpatient facility at a local Philadelphia hospital. Our client had a Pap smear done as part of her annual check up. The Pap smear was reported by the lab as being abnormal. However, the hospital and its staff never advised our client of this fact. Our client had a Pap smear performed approximately one year later when she was being examined and evaluated by a different gynecologist at a different facility. The lab reported that Pap smear was abnormal and our client was advised. Subsequent diagnostic testing determined that our client had cervical cancer. As a result of the delay in diagnosing the cervical cancer, our client required more extensive surgical intervention and her chances of survival were significantly decreased.

Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Philadelphia Orthopedic Surgeon

Our client fell and was taken to an emergency room at a Philadelphia hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fracture dislocation at the ankle involving the distal left fibula. Our client was admitted to the hospital and was assigned a surgeon who diagnosed his condition as left ankle fracture, which required surgery. Following surgery, our client continued to see the surgeon for post-operative care. During the post-operative treatment, the surgeon failed to realize that the ankle was not healing properly and failed to take appropriate surgical intervention. As a result, our client sustained permanent injuries to his left ankle and deformity of his left leg.

Medical Malpractice/Botched Surgery Claim Against a Surgeon

Our client had her adrenal glands removed. Three years later, she was told after having an ultrasound that she did not have a right kidney. We were able to establish through prior diagnostic tests that she did have her right kidney prior to the adrenal gland removal surgery. As a result, we were able to establish that our client’s right kidney must have been removed during the adrenal gland removal surgery. Our client’s right kidney was not supposed to have been removed during the adrenal gland surgery.

Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Philadelphia Hospital and Surgeon

Our client required gallbladder removal surgery. During the course of the surgery, the surgeon perforated our client’s bowel and did not realize he had done so. This perforation was not discovered until days after the surgery. As a result of the surgeon’s perforation of our client’s bowel and subsequent failure to realize that had occurred, our client was required to have additional surgeries and in-patient rehabilitations. She also sustained scarring and permanent injury to her digestive system.

Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Surgeon

Our client required gallbladder removal surgery. During the course of the surgery, the surgeon cut a duct that was not supposed to be cut. As a result, our client had to have her intestines cut and rerouted.  Our client also had to have additional surgeries due to obstructions that resulted from surgeries. Our client was left with severe pain and digestive problems and scarring.

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The doctor and surgeon medical malpractice lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area, including:

  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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