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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.

Lawsuit blames Amtrak, horticultural society for pit bull attack

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing the Neighborhood Garden Trust, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Amtrak, property controllers, citing alleged negligence.

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.

Woman sues cerebral palsy nonprofit, says she fell off porch

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An invitee is suing United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh, d/b/a Concepts for Community, a Pennsylvania nonprofit entity, citing alleged premises liability and negligence.

On burned couches and retardant lawsuits

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 30, 2018

He blames an apartment fire on his couch for not being fireproof. His landlord says a lit cigarette was the real problem

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.

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.

Wegmans Food Markets loses appeal of Workers' Compensation judgment

By Carrie Salls | Oct 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a Workers’ Compensation appeal board's ruling awarding disability benefits and the reimbursement of medical expenses for a Wegmans Food Markets Inc. employee who fell in the store after she was finished working for the day, according to an Oct. 10 opinion.

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.

Delco plaintiff suing Royal Farms, says gas sprayed from hose into his eyes

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 25, 2018

MEDIA — A patron is suing Two Farms Inc., d/b/a Royal Farms, a gas station operator, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Bucks County groundwater contaminated thanks to 3M, lawsuits claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Bucks County woman is one of more than a dozen plaintiffs alleging exposure to carcinogenic chemical agents found in local drinking water and supposedly contaminated by a number of corporate defendants, including 3M.

Haverford Township School District blamed for pedestrian's trip and fall

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 24, 2018

MEDIA — A husband and wife are suing Haverford High School and Haverford Township School District, citing alleged negligence.

Couple sue GCA Education Services for alleged fall at McCaskey East High School

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 24, 2018

LANCASTER — A married couple are suing a school's contracted maintenance service provider, citing alleged negligence.

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