Nicholas Malfitano News

Son of deceased nursing home resident seeks $225K settlement approval; Lawyers to get $75K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a woman who fell in the Wayne Center elder care facility and sustained both a broken elbow and hip before her death, is now seeking the distribution of $225,000 in settlement funds connected to litigation over her fall.

Amtrak wants FELA complaint of deceased electrical technician's spouse dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of a former electrician and technician for Amtrak argues his death from colon and lung cancers was the result of his fulfilling his work duties for Amtrak in an unsafe environment, while the rail entity believes the complaint fails to state a claim and is ripe for dismissal.

Contractor suing companies he says are behind his being knocked off scaffold in construction accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man claiming to have been severely injured after being struck with a cement hose and falling off the scaffold on which he was working is suing the commercial entities supervising the construction project, who have not yet responded to the litigation.

Norfolk Southern Railway opposes choice of Philly court for suit filed by Ga. man with Hodgkin's Lymphoma

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Georgia man and former employee of Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has chosen Philadelphia as a setting in which to argue that his contraction of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was a proximate result of his work environment, a move opposed by the rail company.

Woman says absentee landlord's negligence led to ceiling tiles falling on her head

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who acts as guardian and caretaker to seven children is suing her allegedly absentee landlord, claiming his negligence in maintaining the property’s laundry room ceiling caused it to collapse on and severely injure her.

Norfolk Southern: Why is N.C. man suing us in Philadelphia?

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A North Carolina man and ex-employee for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. says the development of his colon cancer is directly tied to his work duties as a brakeman, conductor and engineer, while the rail company claims the case has no connection to Pennsylvania.

Worker allegedly struck by metal object at Children's Hospital project won't seek punitive damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The construction entities with ties to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Schuylkill project are facing a lawsuit from a concrete worker allegedly struck by a falling metal object on the job, though all parties have consented to punitive damages being off the table.

Plaintiff claims he needed liver and kidney transplant after his doctor left his Hepatitis C untreated for seven years

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A patient has filed legal action against his physician, claiming that he was left uninformed he had tested positive for Hepatitis C for seven years, which he says later caused him permanent damage to his liver and kidneys.

Superior Court upholds $2.5 million Risperdal verdict, remands case for punitive damages arguments

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 1, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has unanimously ruled that the first Risperdal case to be decided in the hands of a Philadelphia jury will have its $2.5 million verdict for the plaintiff stand.

Pittsburgh lawsuit against Catholic Church doesn't seek money for victims, wants admission of sexual abuse cover-up

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH – As the aftermath of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office’s grand jury report into child sexual abuse committed statewide by members of the Roman Catholic Church continues, alleged victims have taken to suing the Church.

Plaintiff says nursing home's negligent care over 14 years led to mother-in-law's death

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man is pursuing legal action against a host of defendants connected to the local nursing home his mother-in-law formerly resided in, saying their negligent care was the direct and proximate cause of her death last year.

Worker at MinusNine says chemicals burned him, colleagues

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Berks County man who suffered blisters and rashes allegedly as a result of chemical exposure at a manufacturing plant has sued the company for not inspecting its own corporate premises or protecting him from the exposure.

Man severely injured in barroom attack says his lawyer failed to file case before statute of limitations expired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man who suffered severe facial injuries in a barroom altercation more than two years ago claims his attorney committed professional malpractice by failing to file legal action in that matter before the personal injury statute of limitations ran out.

Delco couple's lawsuit claims taking Invokana for diabetes caused plaintiff to suffer amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County couple have launched legal action against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, claiming its Type 2 diabetes treatment medication Invokana failed to contain warnings regarding users being at increased risk for amputations.

Lawsuit: Attorney's non-representation left construction company owner with $63K default judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man and his construction company allege their now-disbarred attorney failed to represent them several years ago, and that supposed professional negligence left them responsible for a default judgment of more than $63,000, plus interest.

Man says e-cigarette batteries exploded in his pants pocket and burned his leg

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a state court lawsuit, a plaintiff argues that he suffered second- and third-degree burns to his left leg after a pair of lithium ion batteries intended to be used to power an e-cigarette lighter exploded in his pants pocket.

State DOT claims no responsibility for Philly sewer drainage cover that allegedly injured plaintiff

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man injured by an errant sewer drainage cover claims that city’s agencies and state authorities were responsible for creating the conditions leading to his accident, while the state claims no control or responsibility for the accident site.

Lawsuit: Attorney's inaction and professional malpractice led to man's case expiring through statute of limitations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff accused of physically abusing his mother and facing disciplinary action from the Department of Education, claims his attorney did not properly provide legal representation for him and led his action to be time-barred.

Father sues daycare for not supervising young daughter, who fell and broke her arm

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The father of a preschool-aged girl who allegedly fell and fractured her arm at her daycare center has now taken legal action against the center for injurious negligence.

Lawsuit: Real-life 'Mean Girls' accused of filing false sexual assault claims against high school classmate

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 25, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A new lawsuit in federal court claims a quintet of “mean girls” conspired to accuse a male classmate of sexual assault on two occasions and subject him to incarceration, before later admitting their accusations were false.

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