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Wrongful death case against ambulance company heads toward trial

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia woman who claims an ambulance company’s personnel responsible for attending to her father in a medical emergency caused him fatal injury has been slated for a settlement conference this winter, prior to the case heads to trial next spring.

Essure cases come back to Philadelphia court; 16 plaintiffs seek damages from Bayer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per a recent judicial order from a federal court, 16 personal injury cases filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals from women who used its Essure birth control device are now back in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Federal court says $125 million antitrust settlement is valid and dismisses outside counsel's objections

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge in Philadelphia recently ruled that a $125 million antitrust settlement concerning sleep disorder drug Provigil is valid, dismissing some lawyers' claims to the contrary.

La. woman says IUD broke off inside her uterus, sues manufacturer for damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In new litigation, a Louisiana woman implanted with an intrauterine device (IUD) manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals says her reproductive organs were permanently damaged when a piece of the device broke off inside her uterus.

Plaintiff says Medicine Shoppe pharmacy disclosed his HIV-positive status to family member, public

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A publicly-unknown plaintiff has launched legal action 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.

Deliveryman sues UPenn Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for negligence after he says his leg was crushed on loading dock

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A hospital deliveryman is suing two prominent Philadelphia hospitals for negligence after he says a loading dock plate weighing more than 250 pounds crushed his left leg, while one of the hospitals denies his allegations.

Ambulance company facing $400K in damages from allegedly dropping dialysis patient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A dialysis patient who says he was dropped while on an ambulance stretcher, waiting to be transported to his medical appointment, has sued the ambulance companies involved for damages related to his injuries.

Superior Court upholds venue decision in med-mal case over childbirth gone wrong

By Chandra Lye | Sep 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has sided with a trial court over a question of venue in a medical negligence case.

Air transport pilot claims he was fired for allegedly trying to improve in-flight patient safety

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 25, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An air transport pilot is suing Metro Aviation Inc, a helicopter ambulance service, claiming he was fired in retaliation for contacting the company's national headquarters about a proposal to improve in-flight patient safety.

Stevens & Lee sued by legal assistant for alleged discrimination

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 25, 2018

HARRISBURG — A legal assistant is suing Stevens & Lee P.C., a law firm, citing alleged violations of pregnancy discrimination, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mother says she and her minor child were victims of carbon monoxide poisoning

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Proceedings are ongoing in an action in which a Philadelphia woman claims negligence on the part of multiple defendants led her and her minor daughter to suffer medical complications as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Malpractice claim filed against the government by Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center patient

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 24, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A patient and his wife are suing a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital for $15 million, citing alleged negligence and malpractice.

Philadelphia School District sued for alleged discrimination against disabled student

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is being sued for allegedly violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.

Daughter claims mother fell repeatedly at Prospect Park nursing home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

MEDIA — A daughter is suing nursing home facilities, alleging her mother fell several times and suffered head injuries that contributed to her death.

'A tipping point:' Punitive damages question to be decided in pair of Philadelphia Risperdal cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge’s decree has paved the way for new trials in two Risperdal cases, in order to determine the applicability of punitive damages in those same actions.

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