Medical Malpractice Suit Leads to Legal Malpractice Suit

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downloadA Pennsylvania appeals court upheld the decision of a malpractice lawsuit win for law firm Willig Williams.

The suit was brought, accusing the firm of stymieing a hospital worker’s plans to bring a medical malpractice claim against his employer for an injury he said he sustained during treatment for a previous injury suffered on the job.

A three judge panel determined that Willig Williams and their counsel had not committed malpractice by inking a settlement on behalf of Gerald Cohen, an employee at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit put to rest the claims being made by Cohen for both the initial workplace injury and the subsequent injury he suffered undergoing treatment under his employer’s care.

The court concluded that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act did not allow Cohen to bring a separate medical malpractice action against St. Mary seeking compensation for the injury he says he sustained during treatment.

According to court documents, Cohen filed a legal malpractice case against the firm of Willig Williams in February 2012.

At Bottar and Leone, we have been fighting for the rights of patients and their loved ones for more than 30 years. If you suspect that you, your child, or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC, today. We will schedule a confidential meeting with you to inform you of your rights and the possibility of compensation for any medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering and the tragedy of wrongful death.

You may contact us by telephone at (315) 313-6809, (888) 979-1689, or by email at info@bottarlaw.com.

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