The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is located in the University City portion of western Philadelphia on a massive hospital campus between Powelton Avenue, and Market, Sloan, and 38th Streets.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Just like at any other hospital in the U.S., instances of medical malpractice happen at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center all the time. When they do, innocent victims are left with serious injuries that they did not deserve and that they will struggle to overcome for the rest of their lives. Getting compensation for those injuries is what the medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian aim to do.
History of the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
The Presbyterian Hospital of Philadelphia opened in 1871 as a then-large 45-bed hospital on land dedicated by a Presbyterian minister in honor of his son, who died in the American Civil War. Since then, the hospital has brought medical care to the people of Philadelphia and has grown to its current size despite constant struggles to remain an independent facility. The hospital's affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania has gotten slowly closer since it began back in 1965.
Those struggles to remain completely independent ended 30 years later, in 1995, when the Presbyterian Medical Center joined the University of Pennsylvania Health System and became the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The partnership gave the hospital access to the system's other facilities, as well as to the university's medical school.
The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Today
Now, the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is a 300-bed facility located on an entire city block just to the west of the Schuylkill River and a short distance from downtown Philadelphia. The hospital boasts several renowned programs--including one of the best ophthalmology centers in the country--the Scheie Eye Institute.
Medical Malpractice at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Regardless of how good the doctors and other healthcare professionals are in a given facility, though, the reality is that everyone can make mistakes or act negligently. When this happens and you have the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, you can suffer severe injuries at the hands of the medical professionals that you were counting on to make you better.
Not only can these injuries be devastating to your health and life-altering, they can also ruin your financial well-being, as well, as you get the additional medical care you need to overcome them. Getting compensated for these injuries, therefore, is crucial if you want to make a full recovery and ensure you have the finances you need to get all of the medical care it takes to get back on your feet, again.
This is where the personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian can help. By legally representing you both inside a courtroom and outside of it, we can fight for your rights and interests. Contact us online for the help you need.