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Geisinger Medical Center beats lawsuit over bypass surgery

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 11, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently affirmed a trial court’s ruling in favor of Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in a lawsuit filed by a patient claiming negligence regarding his coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Walgreen, Kroger Co. have antitrust suit over Remicade against Johnson & Johnson dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Two drug store operators who sued pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech - citing alleged antitrust violations, conspiracy and unfair competition - have had their suit dismissed through summary judgment.

New Jersey man alleges negligence of wheelchair manufacturers led to infection, amputation of legs

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man alleges a failure to have his wheelchair repaired in a timely manner led to an infection that resulted in the amputation of both legs.

Superior Court affirms ruling for Hershey Medical Center in malpractice claim

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 4, 2019

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a couple who sued Penn State Hershey Medical Center for alleged medical malpractice.

Judge finds fraudulent joinder, keeps jurisdiction over lawsuits over ParaGard IUDs

By Marian Johns | Apr 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania won't remand a lawsuit filed by two women who claim they suffered complications when having their Teva Pharmaceuticals IUDs removed.

Rulings coming as Trump's DOJ fights Philadelphia-area lawyers it says wasted its time with baseless lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – It’s now up to a pair of Philadelphia federal judges to decide whether the Trump Administration was right when it said private lawyers wasted more than 1,500 hours of its time with frivolous lawsuits.

Essure plaintiffs barred from suing Bayer because they missed their timeframe

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – According to a federal court in Philadelphia, many of the plaintiffs who initiated breach of warranty and other claims against Bayer for alleged defects with its Essure contraceptive device did not do so within the two-year statute of limitations.

Pittsburgh lawyer files another Hard Metal Lung Disease case; Exposure to tungsten, cobalt at issue

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County man is suing a local company and other suppliers, alleging he was exposed to tungsten and cobalt carbide while he worked as a stone grinder.

Xarelto litigation resolved with $775M global settlement; Louisiana federal court, Philadelphia's CLC handled most cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Though juries had sided with defendants in early trials, more than 27,000 federal and state court lawsuits nationwide surrounding blood-thinner Xarelto have culminated in a global settlement of $775 million with its makers admitting no liability.

Pa. courts won't turn over letter that sparked medical malpractice reform debate

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 26, 2019

HARRISBURG – Where it had first been seen as a surprise that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania was considering reversing course on where medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed, it was recently revealed just where the inspiration to reconsider the policy came from.

Sierra Leone woman settles with healthcare provider who allegedly disclosed her HIV-positive status

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Sierra Leone woman who claims a nurse working for her health care provider illegally and improperly disclosed her HIV-positive medical status has been settled and ended.

Appeals court rules Dragonetti Act protects attorney from opposing counsel's pursuit of sanctions

By Scott Holland | Mar 19, 2019

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that a lower court incorrectly interpreted the Dragonetti Act in deciding to let a request for sanctions against defense counsel in a medical malpractice trial proceed.

Woman waited too long to sue after claiming a sponge was left in her during C-section

By Rich Peters | Mar 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently declined to hear the appeal of a woman who claims a sponge was left inside her after her C-section.

Court rules not being able to play catch with son in his final months isn't viable claim for dad hurt in wreck

By Scott Holland | Mar 12, 2019

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals panel upheld a personal injury award for a man injured in a car crash who sought increased compensation due to the death of his son.

Teva Pharmaceuticals ordered to pay $455K in legal fees to former director; He said Israeli company fired him for being American

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Teva Pharmaceuticals is now on the hook to pay in excess of $455,000 in legal bills to one of its former senior executives who successfully sued it for retaliation.

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