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
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
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.
PHILADELPHIA — The parents of a Penncrest High School student are suing the district over alleged shoddy treatment of their son following an assault in the campus cafeteria.
Seven appeals and plenty of in-fighting have Pennsylvania counties behind schedule in their quest to hold dozens of companies liable for the nation's painkiller crisis
HARRISBURG – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has filed a nine-count class action civil lawsuit against state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, claiming he violated federal law through “unlawful and unconstitutional interference with federal programs.”
Business groups warn against changing medical malpractice rules as Supreme Court accepts comments on proposal
PHILADELPHIA – Though any action on a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania committee proposal to change venue guidelines governing medical malpractice litigation statewide has been delayed until a legislative group completes a study on the matter, several prominent organizations submitted comments on the proposal before its tabling.
PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration award continues in the case of a plaintiff who suffered arm and shoulder injuries as a result of what she says was a pneumococcal vaccination gone awry.
PITTSBURGH — A Braddock couple is suing a New Jersey-based orthopedic firm, claiming a man underwent a failed hip replacement following the recall of components used in the surgical procedure.
PITTSBURGH – The outcome of an appeal questioning Pennsylvania's jurisdictional rules is uncertain, as lawsuits alleging talcum powder causes cancer face question marks after one of the main defendants, Imerys Talc America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.
Vietnam vet's widow sues VA over treatment; Lawyer notes slight difference in suing federal government for malpractice
PHILADELPHIA — A widow is seeking damages from the V.A. Healthcare System, alleging her husband was caused a wrongful death.
PHILADELPHIA – It's curious that a group of lawyers and scholars that traditionally sought to help judges by restating existing laws - but has since been accused of trying to create its own - is involving federal judges as it explains itself, attorneys feel.
PHILADELPHIA - A $5 million jury verdict against Teva Pharmaceuticals has been cut to $300,000 after a Philadelphia judge ruled on post-trial motions.
A woman's case against a preliminary employer has been dismissed after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined on Jan. 22 that she resigned from her previous job prematurely.
A Pennsylvania Supreme Court committee is proposing a new rule that will help medical malpractice lawyers, but a look at the makeup of the committee shows five lawyers, including its chair, who work at firms that file medical malpractice cases.
Medical school prospect claims she was told that she'd have a better chance at being accepted if she were not Caucasian.
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.
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.
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.