In a city full of hospitals founded in the 1800s, Pennsylvania Hospital is the oldest public hospital in the entire United States. Located in downtown Philadelphia, it has been providing medical services to the Philadelphia region for centuries, occupying a picturesque building in the city's center, mere blocks from City Hall and Washington Square.
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Despite its age and renown in the medical field, though, medical malpractice still happens at the Pennsylvania Hospital. Indeed, anywhere that medical services are provided and patients see doctors and surgeons for their medical needs, there exists the possibility that those professionals make a mistake, act negligently, or make a poor decision. Whenever this happens, though, it can be devastating for the person who happens to be the patient at the time. If you or someone you love has the misfortune to be that patient, you need compensation. The medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian can get it for you.
History of the Pennsylvania Hospital
The Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in May 1751, by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond, making it the first public hospital established in the U.S. The hospital moved into the main building, where it remains to this day, in 1756. The building itself is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most historically-significant buildings in Philadelphia, a city known for them. Among the important features of the building were its medical library, the first in the country, and the surgical amphitheater, also the first in the U.S.
Since then, the Pennsylvania Hospital has developed specialties that have made it a destination hospital for particular patients across the country, all while remaining the teaching hospital for the Perelman School of Medicine, the medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Hospital, Today
Now, the Pennsylvania Hospital is a 534-bed facility that provides some of the best medical care to the people of Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Numerous programs and specialties at Pennsylvania Hospital have been ranked well, including its programs for:
- Cardiology and heart surgery
Medical Malpractice at Pennsylvania Hospital
Just because it is a highly-rated hospital with lots of excellent programs, though, does not mean that the physicians at the Pennsylvania Hospital are completely immune from making mistakes or acting negligently. If they are human, they will make mistakes from time to time.
When they do, though, their mistakes are extremely costly to whoever they were treating, at the time. If this happens to be you or someone you love, you could be faced with debilitating injuries that you did not deserve, and the financial strain of having to pay for them. You deserve compensation from the physicians who are responsible, and from the hospital where your injuries happened.
That is where the medical malpractice attorneys at Gilman & Bedigian can help. Contact us online to get started on your case to get the compensation you need and deserve from those who should pay it.