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Assault and battery claims from Paoli Hospital incident debated by defendant's lawyers

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Parties in an alleged assault and battery case which took place at Paoli Hospital are contesting the specificity and sufficiency of the claims contained in the instant litigation.

Accuquest Hearing Center accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 27, 2018

SCRANTON — A Lancaster, Pennsylvania, man has filed a lawsuit against Accuquest Hearing Center, alleging that the hearing facility fired him over his wife's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Johnson & Johnson, Bayer seek dismissal of 12 Philadelphia Xarelto lawsuits, say fact sheets are missing

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to a recent filing, counsel for the manufacturers of blood thinner-drug Xarelto are looking to have the lawsuits of certain plaintiffs dismissed with prejudice, supposedly for not complying with filing guidelines.

Delta Medix claims employees breached contract agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 22, 2018

Delta Medix medical practice sues Geisinger Health and several doctors

Couple sues U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after alleged failed knee replacement surgery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 21, 2018

SCRANTON — A couple is suing the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Dr. Keith Cordischi, government agency, alleging a failed knee replacement surgery has resulted in pain, injury and disfigurement.

Culinaire International, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital named in lawsuit involving intoxicated minor

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Christian C. Rouse has filed a complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Culinaire International Inc.; UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and Carnegie Institute, doing business as Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, alleging that the defendants negligently served alcohol to a minor, causing him to be become significantly intoxicated and arrested.

AARP, United Health accused of fraud

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two insurance policyholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against AARP Inc, AARP Services Inc, AARP Insurance Plan, UnitedHealth Group Inc, and UnitedHealth Insurance Co., claiming violations of Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, conversion, unjust enrichment, fraudulent concealment and fraud.

Philly's next mass tort? 17 plaintiffs claim Abilify caused them to compulsively gamble, shop, eat and have sex

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Seventeen Pennsylvania plaintiffs have sued Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical over anti-psychotic prescription medication Abilify, claiming that taking the drug caused them to develop compulsive behaviors such as addictions to gambling, shopping, binge eating and sex.

Little sharks don’t like the Meg

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 15, 2018

It appears that the little sharks are jealous of the big sharks. Let them fight it out amongst themselves.

Judge refuses to dismiss case against St. Jude Medical alleging heart implant posed a risk to patients

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 15, 2018

The patient alleged that St. Jude Medical knew that the cardiac defibrillator implant "malfunctioned, creating danger to patients," according to the lawsuit.

Court rules against troubled Pittsburgh psychiatrist sued for allegedly hooking patient on oxycodone

By Erianne Leatherman | Aug 14, 2018

A civil court has overruled preliminary objections in a professional negligence lawsuit filed by a Pittsburgh man against his psychiatrist, who allegedly overprescribed oxycodone, resulting in his dependency and addiction to the drug.

Grane Healthcare to face claims in $2.2M case against Providence Care Center

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania partially upheld an order granting a new trial in a negligence case filed against Providence Care Center.

Medical care facility didn't follow legal procedure, appellate court says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court judge has said a medical care facility’s untimely notice of appeal led to its dismissal, explaining many months and opportunities were extended to the facility to comply with judicial rules and they did not do so.

Latest mass tort trial sees N.J. man allege that Xarelto caused his near-fatal gastrointestinal bleeding

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In an environment in which recent statistics say only 16 percent of new pharmaceutical case plaintiffs reside in Pennsylvania, litigation continues to be heard in Philadelphia’s County Court of Common Pleas on the more than 1,800 cases surrounding blood thinning-drug Xarelto.

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

New trial for med-mal plaintiff suing University of Pennsylvania

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 9, 2018

A former patient of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital will receive a new trail in a medical malpractice case, an appellate court ruled.

Inmates can continue Hepatitis C class action lawsuit against Pa. DOC

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2018

A federal judge partially granted a motion for summary judgment in a class action lawsuit involving medical care to prison inmates with Hepatitis C viral infections.

Complaints or performance? Anesthesiologist, UPMC disagree about why he was fired

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An anesthesiologist is suing UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Physicians and UPP Inc., claiming he was fired for complaining about illegal activity.

Walgreens defendants get more time to answer shareholders' class action over Rite Aid merger

By Karen Kidd | Jul 30, 2018

The pharmacy chains are granted more time to respond to claims alleging false and misleading statements were made during a failed merger in 2016,

Patient's appeal of malpractice trial result not valid, rules Superior Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 30, 2018

HARRISBURG – A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania threw out the post-trial appeal of a plaintiff who filed a medical malpractice complaint against Philadelphia-area doctors for reasons of jurisdiction, due to the trial court not having entered a final judgment on the case’s verdict.

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