Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. Wins Motion

Luzerne County Trial Judge Lesa Gelb denied Geisinger’s appeal of record $10 million medical malpractice verdict. On May 22, 2017, a Luzerne County jury awarded $10 million to a Nanticoke man Joseph Michael Shimko, who suffered severe permanent injuries and disfigurement as a result of negligence by Geisinger Clinic and Geisinger physicians, Stephen Evans, D.O. and Christian Basque, M.D.

September 22, 2017, Judge Gelb ordered the denial of Defendants June 2017 Motion, after careful review of both Geisinger’s motions and brief. Case No. CV 6653.

“Joe Shimko is a young man who has gone through enough. We are thrilled at the court’s decision to deny the Defendants’ Motion for Post-Trial Relief. Mr. Shimko will suffer from this malpractice for the rest of his life.” said Attorney Melissa Scartelli, lead counsel for Mr. Shimko. Attorney Scartelli was assisted by her law partner, Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr.

About Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.: Founded in 2001, Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of medical malpractice victims. Scartelli Olszewski, with clients in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA region, lives by its slogan: “Small enough to care, large enough to win.” To learn more about the firm, visit Available for interviews: (570) 346-2600

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