The Criminal Case Against Kermit Gosnell

Medical malpractice is a civil cause of action that allows injured patients, or their survivors, to bring a lawsuit for damages against the medical provider or entity that caused their injuries. 

However, in extreme cases, medical malpractice is not the only lawsuit that a defendant may face. In some cases, such as the case against Kermit Gosnell, criminal charges may also be filed.

The criminal case, as well as the civil cases against Kermit Gosnell, is moving forward.  Last Friday, Common Pleas Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes ordered Kermit Gosnell, and his wife Pearl, to obtain private counsel by Wednesday of this week.  The Gosnells’ had argued that they lacked the resources to hire private attorneys and wanted a public defender assigned to their cases.  The judge denied their request, found that they had ample resources to hire private practice lawyers and urged Dr. Gosnell to hire a lawyer with experience in capital cases.

We will continue to monitor the case against Kermit Gosnell and we encourage you to contact us with any information that you may have in this regard.