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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.

Plaintiff says nursing home's negligent care over 14 years led to mother-in-law's death

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man is pursuing legal action against a host of defendants connected to the local nursing home his mother-in-law formerly resided in, saying their negligent care was the direct and proximate cause of her death last year.

Investors claim biopharmaceutical company Travena violated Securities Exchange Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Investors have filed a class action lawsuit against Travena Inc., Maxine Gowen and Roberto Cuca, a biopharmaceutical company and its officials, alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act.

Delco couple's lawsuit claims taking Invokana for diabetes caused plaintiff to suffer amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County couple have launched legal action against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, claiming its Type 2 diabetes treatment medication Invokana failed to contain warnings regarding users being at increased risk for amputations.

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.

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