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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
PHILADELPHIA – A New York couple allege their minor daughter was assaulted by a worker at a Langhorne medical facility.
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
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania hospitals association is glad that a rulemaking process that would have overturned reforms implemented early this century has slowed.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA – An antitrust action was put on pause for 90 days as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania stayed the case for limited jurisdictional discovery after the defendants moved to dismiss.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed a lower court ruling in determining a negligence case against Olympus Medical System can be heard in the Keystone State.
HARRISBURG – Pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia may now be greatly affected by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s choice to examine a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision pivotal to the issue of jurisdiction.
PITTSBURGH – Elite Care RX has filed a conspiracy lawsuit against several entities, alleging it has not received payment for certain prescriptions.
PITTSBURGH -- A Butler man is suing the makers of Nugenix alleging that the supplement has caused him liver problems, as well as other damages.
It is a scenario few of us ever expect to face. You or a loved one suffered a serious injury at the hands of people you trust: your team of healthcare professionals.