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Messa & Associates, P.C.

Mininno Law Office Merges with Messa & Associates

PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2012): Center City based law firm Messa & Associates, P.C. has merged with Mininno Law Office effective immediately, the two firms have announced. The firm will continue under the name Messa & Associates, P.C. with John Mininno, Esq. joining as Counsel to the firm.

Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founding partner of Messa & Associates, said: “We are pleased to welcome John and join our resources in order to provide our personal injury clients with an even better experience as they cope with devastating, life-changing injuries and losses. John’s reputation, trial skills and dedication to clients are well known in New Jersey and we look forward to joining with John to serve this community.”

The firm will continue to focus on catastrophic injury cases, including workplace injuries, products liability cases, construction injuries, failure to diagnose matters, birth injuries, brain injuries, and motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Mininno’s Collingswood, N. J. office will remain open to serve clients in the South Jersey area. As a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial attorney, John and the firm will continue to accept referrals of these catastrophic cases from law firms throughout New Jersey who are then permitted to receive a referral fee upon a successful recovery.

In addition to the Collingswood office, Messa & Associates will continue to maintain its other office locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in Northwest Philadelphia; Conshohocken, Pa.; Downingtown, Pa.; Cherry Hill, N.J. and Linwood, N.J.

About Messa & Associates, P.C.

Messa & Associates P.C., represents individuals and their families in complex personal injury matters, including catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, products liability, motor vehicle accidents, fires and explosions. Our attorneys serve Pennsylvania clients throughout the state, including in Philadelphia and other surrounding communities in Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Bucks County. Messa & Associates are also proud to serve New Jersey clients throughout that state, and also litigate selected cases throughout the country.

 

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medical malpractice new jersey philadelphia attorneys negligence parkland memorialParkland Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. It allows residents to perform entire procedures with or without the supervision of attending physicians. According to their own patient safety officer, Dr. Angelique Ramirez, “[they] harm two patients a day in a significant way.”
These medical malpractice events lead to prolongation of hospital stay, need for ICU care, permanent harm, or death.

It is not unusual at Parkland for residents and even med students to make diagnoses and provide key care for patients. These students may or may not be doing so under the guidance of attending physicians or UT Southwestern faculty.
In the case of patient Jessie Mae Ned, these unsupervised doctors-in-training committed severe medical errors, causing her to undergo 26 surgeries after a simple knee replacement in August of 2008. A poorly kept medical chart, including ambiguous details and phantom signatures, made it very difficult to know exactly what happened to Jessie Mae Ned after her first surgery, but it is certain that medical malpractice and negligence did occur. Complaints and symptoms were overlooked entirley, leading to a tragic outcome.

Medical Malpractice by Providers Not Qualified to Provide

How is it possible that mere students have the ability to care for patients without the supervision or counsel of qualified and experienced physicians? Patients lives are at stake, and yet Parkland Memorial sees it fit to leave those lives in the hands of the least prepared within the facility.
Part II of this blog will focus on the shocking course of events for Jessie Mae Ned following her knee replacement surgery.

NJ and PA Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or a loved one have suffered due to medical malpractice or negligence in New Jersey or Philadelphia, you should contact an medical malpractice lawyer. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
Our legal team will fight to earn you the compensation you deserve.