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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. From hospital malpractice to physician negligence to medication errors, more than 225,000 people die and more than one million are injured each year as a result of adverse events associated with medical treatment. According to the Institute of Medicine, up to 98,000 of those deaths occur in hospitals. In addition to hospitals, medical mistakes resulting in death or serious injury can occur in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices, emergency care centers, clinics, outpatient surgery centers, nursing homes, pharmacies and patients’ homes. Medical malpractice may involve medication errors, surgery, infection, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, treatment errors, equipment malfunctions, obstetrical mistakes, defective medical devices, defective drugs and lab report errors, among many others.

The best med mal Scranton lawyers of Scartelli Olszewski counsel and represent medical malpractice victims and their loved ones in numerous areas of malpractice, including:

  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Birth Trauma / Birth Injuries
  • Cancer Cases
  • Diagnosis Delay / Misdiagnosis / Failure to Diagnose
  • Doctor and Hospital Mistakes and Infections
  • Emergency Room Negligence
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Cases Against the U.S. Veterans Administration
  • Impaired Physician
  • Medication Errors
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Radiology Errors
  • Retained Sponge Cases
  • Surgical Mistakes
  • Wrong Site Surgery

Scartelli Olszewski’s Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys strive to secure maximum recoveries for medical malpractice victims and their families. Our experienced injury lawyers have advocated on behalf of injured patients and wrongful death claimants in state and federal courts, and alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitrations and mediations. We conduct thorough investigations and carefully prepare complex medical malpractice cases to obtain the best possible results for our clients. We encourage you to contact us today (877) 353-0529.

News & Articles

Scartelli Olszewski Files Lawsuit Against Scranton OB/GYN, Moses Taylor Hospital - February 11, 2015

The Times-Tribune - Couple Claims Moses Taylor Doc Botched Son's Circumcision - January 30, 2015

USA Today - Feds Reverse Course, Will Release Hospital Mistake Data - September 10, 2014

Scartelli Olszewski Attorneys Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - April 7, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Overturns Law Limiting Medical Malpractice Damages - March 14, 2014

The Times Leader - Commentary: David I. Fallk - Limit Hospital Errors, Not Lawsuits - November 5, 2013

The Times Leader - Sorry Doesn't Have To Be a Pricey Word For Doctors - October 23, 2013

Patient Safety Authority - Wrong-Patient Medication Errors Examined by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority - June 19, 2013

Pharmacy Practice News - Pennsylvania Study Reveals Errors Associated With EHRs - April 15, 2013

Events and Presentations

Attorney Melissa Scartelli To Be Faculty Member of Trial Tactics, Tips & Techniques CLE - April 3, 2015

Scranton Personal Injury Attorney Melissa Scartelli to Present a CLE Entitled Personal Injury 101 - September 23, 2014

Attorney Melissa Scartelli Speaks on the Effect of Social Media on Personal Injury Matters in Pennsylvania - June 11, 2014

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Melissa Scartelli to Present CLE on Effective Use of Medical Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases - September 17, 2010


Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. Mobile Website Television Commercial - September 3, 2013

Scranton, PA Medical Malpractice Law Firm Television Commercial from Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. - February 7, 2012

Scranton Medical Malpractice Attorney Melissa Scartelli Discusses How to Know if You have a Medical Malpractice Case - September 12, 2011

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Verdicts & Settlements

Med Mal Confidential Settlement

$2,500,000 Wrongful Death Settlement Against Doctor And Hospital

$2,000,000 Medical Malpractice Confidential Settlement; Death of a Child

$2,000,000 Medical Malpractice Confidential Settlement; Physician and Hospital Malpractice

$1,600,000 Medical Malpractice Arbitration Award: Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

$1,335,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement; Radiology Errors; Failure to Diagnose; Wrongful Death

$1,175,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement; Surgical Mistakes; Anesthesia Errors; Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement; Surgical Mistakes; Anesthesia Errors; Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement; Radiology Errors; Misdiagnosis

$1,000,000 Wrongful Death Confidential Settlement Against Hospital

$1,000,000 Wrongful Death Settlement Against Hospital

$1,000,000 Confidential Settlement Against Physician Clinic

$850,000 Medication Error Settlement

$750,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement; Wrongful Death

$437,500 Medical Malpractice Settlement; Wrongful Death


Melissa A. Scartelli
Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr.
Kristin A. Mazzarella

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