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Finally, a government tired of lawyers who waste its resources

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jan 31, 2019

Trump's DOJ says it spent 1,500 hours reviewing lawsuits that have no chance of success

Surgeon sued by woman over face lift says her lawyer will 'muddy the water' during upcoming trial

By Chandra Lye | Jan 30, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A surgeon has responded to claims of medical negligence by a Washington woman who flew out to receive cosmetic surgery from the physician.

Law firm's case involving pre-complaint discovery battle over medical records ends in dismissal

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 29, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After nearly five months of litigation and discovery disputes, case involving a company seeking to protect medical records from disclosure to pre-complaint discovery from a local law firm was recently dismissed.

Sierra Leone immigrant alleges her health care provider illegally disclosed her HIV-positive status

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Sierra Leone woman who claims a nurse working for her healthcare provider improperly disclosed her HIV-positive medical status, is now suing both the nurse and care provider for what she alleges was an illegal disclosure of privileged medical information.

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Lanier Law Firm: U.S. doesn’t have an ‘absolute’ right to dismiss ‘meritorious’ FCA complaints

By David Yates | Jan 24, 2019

TEXARKANA – The U.S. government does not have an absolute, unreviewable right to dismiss meritorious lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act – that’s the argument Lanier Law Firm lawyers are making to keep their whistleblower complaints alive.

Lawsuit: Claims payment denied for emergency care rendered to plaintiff's late husband

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A health insurance provider is being charged with negligence and bad faith for allegedly denying payment for a claim in connection with emergency medical care administered to a Pennsylvania widow’s late spouse.

Superior Court orders arbitration in wrongful death case against Golden Gate nursing home

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 22, 2019

HARRISBURG -- The executor of an estate of a Fayette County woman, who sued a senior care company for her wrongful death, have suffered a loss in court.

Supreme Court considers overriding 2002 med-mal reform; Groups warn it could create another health care crisis

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 16, 2019

HARRISBURG – Venue guidelines governing medical malpractice litigation statewide which were brought into law through 2002’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act may be abandoned by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee.

The unruly inner child in an asbestos lawyer

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jan 14, 2019

Attorneys in Pennsylvania are claiming the law doesn't apply to them

Children's hospital says pharmaceutical company released confidential data

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A children's hospital is suing pharmaceutical companies, citing alleged fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

Case involving EMS service suing over unfiled unemployment fund documents is dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia-based paratransit services who say the state financially penalized them due to the alleged failure of a human resources firm to file unemployment compensation fund documents have seen their case dismissed.

Plaintiffs lawyers in Philly area representing clients that the DOJ says are wasting time filing meritless lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jan 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Three lawsuits in Philadelphia are part of an effort by plaintiffs lawyers and shell companies to abuse federal law while pursuing millions of dollars for whistleblowers, the U.S. Department of Justice is alleging.

Witnesses refute the alleged tale of a vulgar, orange-throwing neurologist

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

MEDIA – A Delaware County judge has stricken both several allegations and a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress from a lawsuit leveled against a neurologist by a female patient, which charged him with bizarre allegations of sexual harassment.

Endo International fails to show securities lawsuit over Opana should be dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - Endo International’s attempt to have a lawsuit against it dismissed amid allegations it downplayed the negative impact of the opioid medicine Opana ER was denied in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Dec. 10.

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.

From SE Texas Record

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.

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