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Temple University Hospital is a massive academic hospital in the northern outskirts of downtown Philadelphia, and is the central part of the Temple University Health System. Temple University Hospital is one of the largest medical facilities in the city. It provides a significant amount of medical care that is received by Philadelphians and teaches many of the medical students that go on to become full-fledged doctors in the region and throughout the rest of America.
Temple University Hospital
3401 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
However, the sheer amount of medical services that Temple University Hospital provides to the citizens of Philadelphia means that instances of medical malpractice are bound to occur at some point. Whenever they happen, these medical mistakes can cause severe injuries that are often above and beyond the medical conditions that you went to have treated in the first place. Worse, there was often nothing that you could have done to avoid them. That is why the medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian strive to legally represent malpractice victims in court–to get them the compensation they need to make a full recovery.
History of the Temple University Hospital
Temple University Hospital first opened in 1892. Though it was called Samaritan Hospital until 1929, it still sat at its current location at the intersection of Broad Street and Ontario Street. The facility, which had only had 20 beds and two full-time staff members, grew to a huge 500-bed hospital in an expansion that was completed in 1940. Other buildings were added, and the main building was torn down and replaced with a nine-story structure that opened in 1986.
Changes to the corporate structure of the hospital followed soon after the changes to its physical facilities were completed, with Temple University and the Hospital splitting the health system from the rest of the university’s holdings. The newly rebranded Temple University Health System has since grown to include numerous other hospitals in the Philadelphia area, including the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Now, Temple University Hospital is a 732-bed hospital that sees thousands of patients every year, and it sees dozens of doctors-in-training pass through its walls. In all, the Temple University Hospital has:
- 25 operating rooms,
- 6 laboratories for cardiac catheterization,
- A Level I trauma center, and
- 99 beds in its critical care unit.
Together, these facilities and other facilities were responsible for:
- 2,849 baby deliveries in 2016,
- 348,096 outpatient registrations in 2016, and
- 89,872 visits to the emergency room in 2017.
Medical Malpractice at the Temple University Hospital
In such a busy hospital, it should come as no surprise that mistakes are sometimes made. Unfortunately, when a doctor, surgeon, or other medical professional makes a mistake, it is often far more disastrous than when someone in another profession makes one. When the mistake is a medical one, people get hurt, sick, or even die.
When the mistake was something that was so egregiously negligent that it fell below the standard of reasonable care that you can expect while at a hospital, that mistake can amount to medical malpractice. If that instance of medical malpractice ends up causing you or someone you love to get hurt, you deserve to be compensated accordingly. After all, the pain and suffering that you have been through were through no fault of your own, and there was often nothing that you could have done to stop it.
That is where the medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian can help. Contact us online for the legal representation you need to get the compensation that you deserve.