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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.

Allegheny Co. woman says emergency medical service dropped her on way to hospital

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County resident is suing Seneca Area Emergency Services Inc., emergency medical service, citing alleged negligence.

Lawyer thrown off toxic chemical cases had client pay six-figure punishment

By John O'Brien | Sep 19, 2018

More than 30 lawsuits blame Armstrong World Industries, once Lancaster’s largest employer, for exposing workers to chemicals that led to sickness, suffering and death. But they’ve been pursued by a lawyer who, a judge says, “made a mockery of the law” and whose clients are paying, figuratively and literally, for his actions.

Philadelphia court rules in Aetna's lawsuit alleging conspiracy over opioid reimbursement

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Aetna sued the pharmaceutical company, the doctor, and the executives, as well as other physicians and company representatives, over an alleged fraudulent scheme to induce the insurance provider into covering off-label prescriptions of Subsys, an opioid medication.

Daughter claims Grane Healthcare and other medical providers were negligent in treating her mother's injuries

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 17, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A daughter is suing Grane Healthcare, Highland Park Care Center and other medical providers claiming negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of her mother's injuries.

Endo Pharmaceuticals sued for discrimination, wrongful termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey resident is suing a pharmaceutical company, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lawsuit: Super Bowl fever had Eagles fan/doctor throwing orange slices in woman's cleavage, making vagina jokes at work

By Nicholas Malfitano and John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

MEDIA – A neurologist is accused of being more interested in other parts of the female anatomy, as a Lehigh County woman alleges a bizarre encounter at his office the day after the Philadelphia Eagles booked their Super Bowl ticket included him throwing food in her cleavage and making sexually explicit jokes involving oysters.

Lawsuit: Man's exposure to dangerous substances when working for Conrail led to his death from lung cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of an inspection and repair employee for Conrail alleges the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing her late husband to several toxic substances and causing him to develop fatal lung cancer, which took his life in just four months.

Man claims lung cancer caused by more than 20 years of exposure to asbestos at work

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Consolidated Rail Corp., claiming the company failed to provide a safe workplace for the husband who allegedly was exposed to asbestos for more than two decades.

Treatment of woman at Pike County Family Health the subject of lawsuit against U.S. DHHS

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

SCRANTON — A couple are suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alleging negligent care of the wife at Pike County Family Health.

Employee accuses Pennsylvania Corrections Department of ADA violation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 7, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Philadelphia's appeal to plaintiffs crosses borders; 41 Dominicans file pesticide lawsuit there

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Americans from all over the country have traditionally flocked to Philadelphia courts, to the point their plaintiff-friendly reputation has resulted in a “Judicial Hellhole" designation, and now plaintiffs are coming from other countries to seek their day in court.

Allegheny Co. lawsuit claims scarring from arm lift, fat transfer surgery

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A patient is suing Dominic Brandy, M.D., and the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, doing business as The Skin Center, for alleged negligence.

Schwan's Home Service accused of discrimination by employee with cancer

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An area sales manager is suing Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., a home food delivery service provider, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Cancer-stricken UPS employee sues company for disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

HARRISBURG — An operations manager who was diagnosed with liver cancer is suing United Parcel Service Inc. Harrisburg and United Parcel Service Inc. Atlanta, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Widower sues Allegheny Co. healthcare providers after wife dies from pneumonia

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A widower is suing Allegheny Health Network Allegheny General Hospital, Lana Y. Schumacher M.D., citing alleged professional negligence, after the death of his wife from pneumonia.

Latest Xarelto trial brings sixth consecutive victory for its manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Manufacturers of blood-thinning medicine Xarelto have prevailed in a Philadelphia court for the third time and for the sixth time in total, defeating liability claims that the drug caused gastrointestinal bleeding in a plaintiff who was prescribed it.

Pharmacy says lawsuit alleging botched pneumococcal vaccination is barred by statute

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who suffered arm and shoulder injuries as a result of what she says was a pneumococcal vaccination gone awry has sued the pharmacy she believes is responsible, but the pharmacy’s counsel countered a number of statutes bar her claims.

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