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Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. Wins Record $10 Million Verdict in Malpractice Case

Wilkes-Barre, Pa (May, 2017) – In a record-setting medical malpractice case litigated by Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. founding partners Melissa Scartelli and Peter Paul Olszewski Jr., a Luzerne County jury awarded $10 million to a Nanticoke man, 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.

The award was made to Joseph Shimko, 21, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident. The jury found that the defendants failed to properly treat Shimko and misdiagnosed him on two separate occasions over a 14- month period. As a result, Shimko developed complex pilonidal disease, which required aggressive treatment and eight surgeries, leaving him with permanent disfigurement and lifelong problems.

“It’s been a long road for Joe Shimko and we are thrilled the jury took into account what he’s been through and how he 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 http://www.scartelli.com. Or read more at The Legal Intellegencer.