The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is a large medical institution located in downtown Philadelphia. One of the oldest medical institutions in the city, the system that includes the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is also one of the largest in the region, supplying a considerable amount of the medical care to the surrounding community.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
For the amount of care that the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital provides, though, it is just a matter of time before mistakes are made and innocent patients get hurt because of the negligence or poor decisions of their doctor or surgeon. When this happens, if the conduct falls below a level of reasonable medical care, it can amount to medical malpractice and give the innocent victim the right to compensation from the people responsible for hurting them. This is where the medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian can help.
History of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Technically, the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital opened its doors in 1825 as the infirmary of the Jefferson Medical College, the medical school at the Thomas Jefferson University. In 2014, the Jefferson Medical College was renamed the Sidney Kimmel Medical College after philanthropist and movie producer Sidney Kimmel donated $110 million to the institution.
The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's affiliation to the school has lessened over the course of time. While it was the teaching hospital for the college for decades, it was formally separated from the Thomas Jefferson University in 1995 to become the founding member of the Jefferson Health system. At one point it even merged with Methodist Hospital, and although the relationship proved to be short-lived, the two are still loosely affiliated.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Today
Now, the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has five locations in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
- Its main branch, the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, located in downtown Philadelphia
- The Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in downtown Philadelphia
- Jefferson's Methodist Hospital in south Philadelphia
- Jefferson at the Navy Yard, also in south Philadelphia
- Jefferson at Voorhees, located in south New Jersey
In all, the facilities that make up the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals have 937 licensed beds, 9,500 employees, admit over 41,000 patients, and treat another 1.35 million outpatients.
Medical Malpractice at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Unfortunately, with so many patients passing through the hospital, medical malpractice is bound to happen. Doctors and surgeons are people, just like everyone else, and so they can make mistakes or bad decisions from time to time. When you are relying on them for medical care, these mistakes can be especially costly and cause internal injuries that lead to severe or permanent disabilities or even prove to be fatal.
That is why the medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian strive to represent anyone hurt in the medical setting and get them the compensation they need and deserve. Contact us online to get your case started.