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Man claims mesothelioma diagnosis stemmed from work at Armco Steel, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing a manufacturing company, citing alleged strict liability.

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DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

Houston men sue in Philly as J&J faces more claims from Invokana users who say they were at higher risk for amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – More lawsuits are alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes medication, Invokana, gave them an increased risk of suffering amputations – and that the company failed to warn them of that same risk.

Three more plaintiffs allege Invokana makers failed to warn them of increased risk for amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of new lawsuits joins others recently filed taking aim at Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana medication for Type 2 diabetes, claiming the company failed to warn its users that the medicine put them at increased risk for amputations they suffered as a result of taking the drug.

Brookhaven couple claim doctor was negligent during wrist treatment

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Brookhaven couple is suing Blane Sessions MD, a medical care provider, citing alleged medical negligence and battery.

Union files RICO suit over blood pressure drug pricing

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A welfare union has filed a class-action lawsuit against manufacturing companies, citing alleged fraud, monopolization and unfair competition.

Litigation funder seeks to compel arbitration with another NFL Concussion Settlement recipient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A litigation funder who had previously been denied its move to compel arbitration with an ex-pro football player set to receive proceeds from the NFL’s Concussion Litigation, is now taking another kick at that field goal.

Talc lawsuits come to Philadelphia; Plaintiffs around the country have scored massive verdicts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Lawsuits alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos fibers that led female plaintiffs to develop cancer could be the latest legal trend with a track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts to make its way to the Philadelphia court system.

Guardian ad litem claims infant was negligently delivered at Moses Taylor Hospital

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 14, 2018

SCRANTON — A guardian of a minor is suing Moses Taylor Hospital, citing alleged medical malpractice.

Lawyers predict $1,500 per class member in settlement with Optimum Healthcare IT; Attorneys to get $1.6 million

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has approved a class settlement in a lawsuit against Optimum Healthcare IT LLC, a health care information technology firm.

UPenn nurse claims she was terminated for reporting a medical incident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A registered nurse is suing a hospital, citing alleged tortious interference and wrongful termination.

Father and daughter sue after alleged exposure to mold and insecticides in their apartment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A father-daughter pair of plaintiffs from the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia are suing their property owner and manager for alleged exposure to both mold and insecticides in their apartment, while premises management has denied any such occurrence.

Pa. judge rules Rite Aid investor who filed suit purchased shares before actionable statements

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 7, 2018

HARRISBURG - The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has ruled against a Rite Aid investor who alleged that he was misled by Rite Aid and Walgreens during their attempt to merge.

Federal judge says health care providers lack standing for claims against insurer

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 7, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed an amended complaint filed by health care providers, citing lack of standing.

Longtime registered nurse says former hospital wouldn't take her back full-time after her absence for cancer treatments

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A veteran registered nurse has sued her former hospital employer for disability discrimination and retaliation, claiming she was not allowed to return to full-time duties after taking a medical leave of absence to treat her breast cancer.

Philly court denies Johnson & Johnson's motion for interlocutory appeal in Risperdal punitive damages case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has denied a motion from counsel for pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to seek immediate appeal, in a Risperdal case where the possibility of punitive damages being applied remains in play.

Judge won't dismiss Aetna's lawsuit over NICU insurance claims

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has denied a motion to dismiss filed by Mednax Inc.

Son of deceased nursing home resident seeks $225K settlement approval; Lawyers to get $75K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a woman who fell in the Wayne Center elder care facility and sustained both a broken elbow and hip before her death, is now seeking the distribution of $225,000 in settlement funds connected to litigation over her fall.

Plaintiff claims he needed liver and kidney transplant after his doctor left his Hepatitis C untreated for seven years

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A patient has filed legal action against his physician, claiming that he was left uninformed he had tested positive for Hepatitis C for seven years, which he says later caused him permanent damage to his liver and kidneys.

Superior Court upholds $2.5 million Risperdal verdict, remands case for punitive damages arguments

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 1, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has unanimously ruled that the first Risperdal case to be decided in the hands of a Philadelphia jury will have its $2.5 million verdict for the plaintiff stand.

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