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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

At Youman &  Caputo, LLC, our experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys are fiercely committed to assisting those whose lives have been forever changed because of medical mistakes. With compassion, skill, and a tireless work ethic, we provide our clients with the support and advocacy needed to navigate a challenging time and we fight aggressively to secure the compensation needed to move forward with their lives.

If You Have Suffered Because
of a Medical Mistake, You
Have a Lot of Company.

Not all bad medical outcomes are the result of physicians’ mistakes, but far too many are. It is hard to believe, with the remarkable capabilities of modern medicine, that preventable medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. In 2016, Johns Hopkins University researchers concluded that medical mistakes kill 250,000 Americans every year. That is nearly 700 preventable deaths every day.

The Malpractice Experience
You Need. The Personal
Attention You Deserve.

Given medicine’s complexities, malpractice claims require attorneys who not only understand the law but also have the knowledge, skill, and resources to prove that patient harm resulted from negligent care.

At Youman & Caputo, we have extensive experience in medical malpractice matters, and we consult with a network of highly credentialed medical experts to carefully evaluate every claim that we investigate and meticulously prepare every case that we pursue.

We are relentless in the pursuit of justice for our clients, and we treat every client with the compassion, respect, and attention that they deserve.

Our Philadelphia medical malpractice law firm handles all kinds of malpractice cases, including:

  • Air embolism injuries. Air embolism is a lethal condition caused by the improper insertion or removal of a central venous access device (CVAD) resulting in respiratory failure, cardiac arrest or stroke.
  • Bariatric surgery errors. Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries pose numerous risks, and doctors who fail to account for and mitigate those risks can leave patients with lifelong health issues.
  • Delay in diagnosis of cancer. Early identification and treatment can be the key to surviving cancer. Delays in diagnosis can allow cancer to progress undetected and untreated, increasing the odds of metastatic disease and death.
  • Spinal cord injuries. Surgical errors that damage the spinal cord can lead to paraplegia, quadriplegia, or other permanent physical limitations.
  • Delay in the diagnosis of heart attacks or strokes. Early symptoms of heart attack and stroke can be missed or mistaken for other less serious conditions, especially in women. Timely recognition and treatment is critically important to prognosis and survival.
  • Emergency room negligence. Emergency room physicians make decisions when time is of the essence. Failure to timely recognize signs and symptoms of heart attacks, strokes and other acute conditions may make the difference between life and death.
  • Medication errors. Giving patients the wrong dosages of medications – or the wrong medications altogether – can lead to serious adverse events, including permanent brain injuries and death.
  • Radiology misreads. An estimated 12,500 spinal cord injuries occur in the United States every year. Injuries range in severity from temporary bruising to complete paralysis or even death.
  • Spinal epidural abscess misdiagnosis. Spinal epidural abscess (“SEA”) is a bacterial infection in the spinal canal which, if not promptly diagnosed and treated, can result in paralysis or even death.

Some of the medical malpractice verdicts and settlements that Youman and Caputo have won in their careers include:

  • $57 million verdict in birth injury case
  • $30 million recovery in brain injury case
  • $21.8 million Delaware County verdict
  • $20 million verdict in Philadelphia medical malpractice case
  • $9 million recovery in brain injury case
  • $8 million recovery in spinal cord injury case
  • $7.5 million recovery in birth injury case
  • $7.4 million recovery in brain injury case
  • $7 million recovery in spinal cord injury case
  • $6 million recovery in birth injury case
  • $5.1 million verdict in Montgomery County
  • $5 million recovery in delay of diagnosis of aneuryism case
  • $4.95 million recovery in delay of diagnosis of cancer case
  • $4 million recovery in a delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome case
  • $3.5 million recovery in delay in diagnosis of brain tumor case
  • $3.5 million recovery in delayed diagnosis of infection case
  • $3 million recovery in a cardiac surgery mishap case
  • $2 million recovery in a delay in diagnosis of cardiac condition case
  • $1.87 million verdict in Chester County medical malpractice case

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Today for a Free Medical
Malpractice Consultation

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Youman & Caputo has a proven track record of success obtaining significant compensation for victims of medical malpractice.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a physician or other health care provider, please contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

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