Nicholas Malfitano News

Philly jury hands out $41 million to woman in pelvic mesh case; Verdict to be appealed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After a trial lasting five weeks, a Philadelphia jury awarded a $41 million verdict to a Lancaster woman today who says she suffered permanent, scarring injuries to her genitalia after the installation of a pelvic mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc.

Settlement conference coming next summer in Philly car-pedestrian collision case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a Philadelphia pedestrian struck by a passing car while walking in a crosswalk near Washington Square has been slated for a settlement conference next summer.

In lawsuit answer, doctor counters patient's claims that he hid plaintiff's Hepatitis C diagnosis

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia physician has denied negligence-related charges from a patient who alleged he was left uninformed of a positive Hepatitis C diagnosis for seven years, which the plaintiff said later caused him permanent damage to his liver and kidneys.

Promotions company wins $12K+ judgment against Philly pub it says failed to pay UFC event broadcast fees

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A judgment in excess of $12,000 was found in favor of a promotional company who filed a lawsuit against a Philadelphia pub, for allegedly defaulting on paying the costs associated with exhibiting an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view broadcast.

Lawsuit: Canonsburg priest named in grand jury report molested plaintiff during 1982 Pre-Cana counseling

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 30, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Rev. Paul E. Pindel, a former priest of 40 years whose name appeared in a grand jury report that alleged decades of protection for pedophiles working for the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, has been posthumously accused of committing child sexual abuse during Pre-Cana counseling in 1982.

Former Marine says he was evicted from his apartment for having service dog to deal with PTSD symptoms

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 30, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A former United States Marine claims his landlords violated the Fair Housing Act by evicting him for keeping a service dog in his apartment, intended to assist him with symptoms from his traumatic brain injury.

Dismissal reached in case of plaintiff who claims he was wrongfully detained and arrested at Pep Boys

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 30, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia man who alleged he was wrongfully accused of retail theft, unlawfully detained and was the victim of excessive police force at a Pep Boys store in the Port Richmond neighborhood has been dismissed.

Latest Pittsburgh lawsuit against Catholic church alleges molestation on trip to Super Bowl X

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 29, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Two supposed predator priests whose names were listed in a grand jury report that alleges decades of protection for pedophiles working for the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, in addition to ranking diocese officials, are mentioned in new litigation filed in Pittsburgh.

Judge orders more info in case of boy injured at Philadelphia Zoo playground

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 29, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Per an order from a state court judge, more detailed discovery information will soon be due in the case of a Philadelphia couple whose son was allegedly injured on playground equipment at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Law firm's case involving pre-complaint discovery battle over medical records ends in dismissal

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 29, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After nearly five months of litigation and discovery disputes, case involving a company seeking to protect medical records from disclosure to pre-complaint discovery from a local law firm was recently dismissed.

Sierra Leone immigrant alleges her health care provider illegally disclosed her HIV-positive status

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Sierra Leone woman who claims a nurse working for her healthcare provider improperly disclosed her HIV-positive medical status, is now suing both the nurse and care provider for what she alleges was an illegal disclosure of privileged medical information.

Philly Pretzel Factory manager's injury lawsuit headed for settlement conference in March

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of an injured Philly Pretzel Factory store manager who claims the retailer did not remedy defective conditions on its Gilbertsville store premises has been scheduled for a settlement conference this March.

First-grader suffers traumatic brain injury when run over by older girls at their track practice, lawsuit states

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A first-grade student who was run over by girls twice her age participating in a track practice and who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the process has had a lawsuit brought in her name by her mother, who witnessed the incident.

Lawsuit: Defective toy hammock caused child's death by strangulation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH – The mother of a young child allegedly killed as a result of being entangled in a mesh hammock is suing both its manufacturers and major retailer Wal-Mart for wrongful death-related damages.

Lawsuit: Burst pipe causes man to be electrocuted at Pennsylvania Hospital

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A new lawsuit filed in state court alleges a Philadelphia man was electrocuted at Pennsylvania Hospital, when a pipe suddenly burst and water was caused to spill from the wall.

Woman sues archdiocese after suffering arm and shoulder injuries in fall at private school

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who suffered a broken arm and shoulder at a high school in Northeast Philadelphia after attending a function for her daughter, a student there, has filed a negligence lawsuit against the school through the local archdiocese.

Philadelphia man alleges he was beaten and robbed at Onyx strip club, which rejects allegations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 24, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A man who visited a Philadelphia gentlemen’s club and claimed to have been assaulted, beaten and robbed while there has launched legal action against the club and its ownership and operating management companies.

Lawsuit: $190K in alleged unpaid costs being sought by Philly marble and tile distributor

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 24, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia marble and tile distributor is seeking more than $190,000 it says a client owes them in invoiced costs for materials and installation related to a resort construction project in Myrtle Beach, S.C., whereas the defendants say the allegations are baseless.

Former Delco prisoner says corrections guard, a former boxer, beat him while in custody

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 24, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A man once incarcerated in a Delaware County jail claims that he was assaulted and severely beaten by a former boxer-turned-corrections officer during his stay, and is suing the man and the organization operating the institution for damages.

Lawsuit: Claims payment denied for emergency care rendered to plaintiff's late husband

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A health insurance provider is being charged with negligence and bad faith for allegedly denying payment for a claim in connection with emergency medical care administered to a Pennsylvania widow’s late spouse.

The Record Network