With passion and perseverance, Charles Hehmeyer knows how to make a significant difference in medical negligence cases. Through his focus on representing malpractice victims, Mr. Hehmeyer is a respected leader in this field, often serving as lead counsel for major cases throughout the United States.
An unyielding champion of children suffering from medical negligence, Mr. Hehmeyer has secured many seven and eight-figure settlements in birth injury and other cases where children were severely injured by substandard hospital or physician treatment. The relief helps children receive the best treatment and care for the rest of their lives and gives families peace of mind.
As the only lawyer who regularly represents families nationwide who have a child with a metabolic disorder or inborn error of metabolism, he helped facilitate important improvements in newborn care. One month after Mr. Hehmeyer filed suit against a Philadelphia-area hospital for failing to screen a newborn child who had a treatable metabolic disorder, the hospital announced it would change its practices. That led all Philadelphia hospitals to change their policies to include this screening. A case filed by Mr. Hehmeyer and co-counsel in San Francisco resulted in a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal that helped change newborn screening practices in California.
Mr. Hehmeyer devotes fifty percent of his practice to representing victims of medical malpractice in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania – he has represented clients whose care involved virtually every medical specialty, including pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, surgery, cardiology, oncology, and ophthalmology. Mr. Hehmeyer also maintains a national practice, representing children who have suffered birth injuries or mistreatment of rare or complex medical conditions.
Having focused on cases involving medical malpractice for almost thirty years, Mr. Hehmeyer has earned the respect of the finest medical experts across America. Mr. Hehmeyer strongly believes that lawsuits should only be brought if they have merit; he certainly will not sue doctors frivolously. No case is instituted unless multiple highly-qualified physicians support the matter fully.
Mr. Hehmeyer is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Washington State and has represented clients in medical negligence cases in the following other states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, California, Arizona, and Colorado.