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A world with fewer doctors, more lawyers

By The Pennsylvania Record | Feb 12, 2019

For trial lawyers, the days before a 2002 law addressed health care costs are worth going back to, and the state Supreme Court might be ready to send Pennsylvania back to those dark days.

Senate responds as Pa. Supreme Court considers annulling a 2002 law, to trial lawyers' benefit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 7, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate will study whether forum-shopping by medical malpractice lawyers raises health care costs in the areas they target - a move that comes as the state Supreme Court considers allowing those lawyers to file cases in the courts of their choosing.

Negligence and wrongful death action against nursing case facility stayed, pending arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a state court, a Philadelphia man’s action alleging negligent care at a local nursing home was the cause of his mother-in-law’s death last year has been stayed, pending ongoing arbitration proceedings.

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.

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.

Finally, a government tired of lawyers who waste its resources

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jan 31, 2019

Trump's DOJ says it spent 1,500 hours reviewing lawsuits that have no chance of success

Surgeon sued by woman over face lift says her lawyer will 'muddy the water' during upcoming trial

By Chandra Lye | Jan 30, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A surgeon has responded to claims of medical negligence by a Washington woman who flew out to receive cosmetic surgery from the physician.

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.

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Lanier Law Firm: U.S. doesn’t have an ‘absolute’ right to dismiss ‘meritorious’ FCA complaints

By David Yates | Jan 24, 2019

TEXARKANA – The U.S. government does not have an absolute, unreviewable right to dismiss meritorious lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act – that’s the argument Lanier Law Firm lawyers are making to keep their whistleblower complaints alive.

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.

Superior Court orders arbitration in wrongful death case against Golden Gate nursing home

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 22, 2019

HARRISBURG -- The executor of an estate of a Fayette County woman, who sued a senior care company for her wrongful death, have suffered a loss in court.

Supreme Court considers overriding 2002 med-mal reform; Groups warn it could create another health care crisis

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 16, 2019

HARRISBURG – Venue guidelines governing medical malpractice litigation statewide which were brought into law through 2002’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act may be abandoned by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee.

The unruly inner child in an asbestos lawyer

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jan 14, 2019

Attorneys in Pennsylvania are claiming the law doesn't apply to them

Children's hospital says pharmaceutical company released confidential data

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A children's hospital is suing pharmaceutical companies, citing alleged fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

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