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Evangelical Community Hospital seeks to dismiss Jehovah's Witness' discrimination lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Oct 26, 2018

A former employee claims she was passed over for raises, spoken down to and even physically threatened during her work at the hospital.

Couple claim Veterans Affairs failed to diagnose medical condition

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 25, 2018

ERIE — A couple is suing a government agency, citing alleged medical negligence and loss of consortium.

Lawsuit claims tasering by Philadelphia police caused man's heart attack, brain injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed by a Philadelphia man claims he barely survived an encounter with Philadelphia police officers who allegedly used excessive force on him and caused him to suffer both near-fatal cardiac arrest and permanent brain injuries.

Philadelphia court declines to impose sanctions on Delaware County hospital

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 17, 2018

Judge denies motion in class action suit to stop hospital from having arbitration agreements signed

False Claims Act suit against Bayada Home Health Care can proceed

By Carrie Salls | Oct 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Bayada Home Health Care Inc. by the United States in response to allegations made by three former Bayada employees will be allowed to proceed, according to a Sept. 24 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Former patient accuses Excela Health Frick Hospital of malpractice

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 15, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A patient is suing Frick Hospital, t/d/b/a Excela Health Frick Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, citing alleged professional negligence, corporate negligence, and violation of EMTALA.

Mother's claims against her lawyers in medical malpractice case dismissed

By Carrie Salls | Oct 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Claims filed by a minor’s mother against five attorneys who worked on the daughter’s medical malpractice case were dismissed in a Sept. 25 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court affirms $4.5 million award in woman’s lawsuit over lost leg against Temple Hospital

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a $4.5 million award to a woman who sued Temple Hospital and several doctors for failing to diagnose infections after her knee surgery, resulting in the 72-year old woman having her leg amputated above her knee.

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.

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