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Judge denies company's motion for summary judgment in Central Valley doctor's 'junk fax' lawsuit

By Scott Holland | May 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied a motion for summary judgment by a company facing allegations it sent unsolicited faxes to a Central Valley physician.

Pa. Supreme Court urged to require trial judges to question witnesses' credentials

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A prominent science law attorney has authored an amicus brief on behalf of 11 organizations interjecting themselves in a fight before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, connected to determining quality of expert witnesses by the Frye standard in trial courts.

Philadelphia jury smacks Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon with $80M pelvic mesh verdict

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Just weeks after a Philadelphia jury reached a $120 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc. and in favor of a plaintiff who claimed she suffered at the hands of a defectively-designed pelvic mesh device, another jury in a similar action has handed down a verdict of $80 million.

Lancaster General Health, family practice named in suit by man who alleges doctor sexually assaulted him

By Carrie Bradon | May 20, 2019

LANCASTER – A man has filed a suit against a family practice and a hospital over allegations he was sexually assaulted by a physician for several years.

Daughter of former resident of ManorCare Health Services-Pittsburgh files wrongful death suit

By Carrie Bradon | May 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Munhall resident has filed a wrongful death suit against the owners and operators of a Pittsburgh nursing facility.

Case of man who claimed Medicine Shoppe pharmacy disclosed his HIV-positive status sent to Perry County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case filed by an anonymous plaintiff against Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and its owners and operators, for allegedly disclosing his confidential HIV-positive status to both his family and members of the public has been transferred to a Perry County court.

Montana man claims taking Invokana diabetes medication caused him to suffer gangrene

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Another lawsuit from an out-of-state plaintiff joins others in targeting Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana medication for Type 2 diabetes, alleging the company failed to warn him that the drug put him at increased risk for the gangrene he sustained from taking it.

Secrecy surrounds letter that sparked Pa. Supreme Court's re-examination of medical malpractice venue rules

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A renewed debate over the rules governing venue for medical malpractice litigation statewide was sparked over a letter written to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania late last year, asking the body to re-examine the issue. It’s a letter the public may never see.

One of the key Risperdal cases in Philadelphia just settled under the threat of punitive damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A prominent Risperdal case where the issue of punitive damages applicability reached the state Superior Court has been resolved through a settlement in Philadelphia, according to mutual confirmation from plaintiff counsel and the drug’s manufacturer.

Superior Court says woman didn't have authority to sign arbitration agreement for father before he died

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a woman had the authority in the state to sign an arbitration agreement for her father who later passed away.

Family alleges minor daughter was assaulted at Woods Services facility

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 29, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A New York couple allege their minor daughter was assaulted by a worker at a Langhorne medical facility.

Philadelphia jury levies $120M verdict on pelvic mesh manufacturers Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia jury has handed down a $120 million verdict in favor of a plaintiff who claimed she suffered pain, incontinence and an inability to have sexual intercourse with her husband, after being implanted with a pelvic mesh manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc.

Health care group pleased Pennsylvania slowed down effort to erase medical malpractice litigation reform

By John Breslin | Apr 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania hospitals association is glad that a rulemaking process that would have overturned reforms implemented early this century has slowed.

Wrongful death case against Quest Diagnostics revived in York County

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 23, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has reversed a trial court ruling involving a medical malpractice suit filed against Quest Diagnostics, granting a motion for reconsideration.

Superior Court backs health care company sued over woman's fall on ice at Lehigh Valley Hospital

By Charmaine Little | Apr 22, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania backed the granting of a motion for compulsory nonsuit for Crothall Healthcare Inc. on April 9 after it was sued for negligence stemming from a woman’s slip and fall.

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