Gene Feeney defends medical malpractice and professional liability matters in state and federal courts.
Gene also handles personal injury cases, including auto and premises liability matters. He argues cases on appeal in the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Gene also assists local counsel, carriers, third party administrators and self insureds on the applicability of the Affordable Care Act to claims of future medical damages in all types of disciplines of catastrophic loss matters. The cost of future healthcare has been altered by the ability for those with pre-existing conditions to access insurance. He can assess the real costs of lifetime care.
Successfully defended a doctor in a case involving a spinal surgery and placement of a posterior fusion device where the plaintiff alleged the doctor failed to adequately achieve a fusion at the L4-L5 disk level and that the plaintiff was not a proper candidate for the surgery. After a short deliberation, the Lehigh County jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a hospital client as well as the hospital's surgeon employee. The plaintiff underwent an esophagectomy to address esophageal cancer. During surgery, a laparotomy sponge was left inside the plaintiff, which went undetected for several years. The Court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed all claims against them.
Obtained dismissal on behalf of a surgeon client in a medical malpractice matter. The case involved allegations that the defendant surgeon negligently performed an exploratory laparotomy with right hemicolectomy for a mass and that the surgeon as well as the other co-defendants subsequently failed to diagnose and appropriately treat the plaintiff’s post-operative condition, which they further allege led to his death.