PHILADELPHIA – Following a six-week continuance, a hearing centered on a plaintiff attorney’s withdrawal from a prospective medical malpractice suit will go forward this week, according to court records.

Kimberly M. Frascella of Stief Gross & Sagoskin in Newtown filed a motion to withdraw appearance on Sept. 4. Yet, due to a continued connection to client Larry Broadus and attorney-client privilege, Frascella said at the time the reasons for her withdrawal could not be disclosed publicly. 

After a continuance from Nov. 4, a show cause hearing in this matter was set for Wednesday in Court chambers, at Philadelphia City Hall.

Broadus filed the Writ of Summons in this matter on June 18 against Philadelphia defendants Dr. William J. Meis, Dr. Carmen M. Piccolo III, Dr. Robert Q. Luo, General & Vascular Surgical Group and Aria Health System; though no formal complaint has been filed yet. The Writ of Summons was reissued on July 16 and Aug. 15, per court records.

Due to a delay in bringing forth further legal action, several members of defense counsel filed praecipes for Judgment of Non Pros against Broadus in September and October, for his not filing the complaint in the required amount of time.

The defendants are represented by Gary M. Samms, Katherine M. Robinson, Carol M. Cowhey, Jennifer P. Reno of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin and Adrian R. King of Ballard Spahr, all in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 150602434

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