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'Probable' fraud by lawyers, docs in NFL concussion settlement, but special investigator not appointed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a federal judge released Wednesday, a special investigator will not be appointed to the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program to crack down on supposedly fraudulent claims.

U.S. Steel says it owes nothing to Allegheny Co. plaintiffs suing over alleged pollution at Clairton plant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH – U.S. Steel is defending itself against a class action lawsuit alleging pollution from its Clairton Coke Works plant, denying it has made any nearby resident sick or diminished anyone's property value.

Hershey must face allegations of unsafe stairs in a lawsuit over a wave runner

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jul 18, 2018

HARRISBURG - The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.'s motion to exclude some expert testimony related to safety safety codes introduced by a woman who allegedly was the victim of an accident at Hersheypark, according to an order entered June 12 by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo.

Superior Court affirms ruling for Cephalon and Teva in wrongful death case tied to fentanyl use

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed an order from the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County that dismissed a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed against pharmaceuticals companies Cephalon, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., according to an opinion filed June 8.

Estate administrator blames doctor, Bryn Mawr Family Practice for patient's death

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

MEDIA - An estate administrator's case against the late Michele Wood-Lomonaco's former doctor, a medical practice and the owner of the practice will be heard in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas' four-week trial term that begins on Dec. 31, according to an April 19 trial assignment and case management order.

Lehigh Valley Hospital cleared of malpractice claim following appeal

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

HARRISBURG - A lawsuit filed by the administrator of a woman's estate will not proceed after a jury and appeals court both concluded that Lehigh Valley Hospital and its physicians were not guilty of medical malpractice.

Mom can't sue cheer camp for 'recklessness' after daughter broke leg

By Charmaine Little | Jul 12, 2018

HARRISBURG - A general accusation of recklessness will not be added to a woman’s extensive list of claims and allegations against a cheer camp where her daughter was allegedly injured after the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania removed the phrase "and recklessness" from the lawsuit in an April 24 ruling.

Judge allows Westmoreland General, blamed for child's brain injury, to conduct genetic testing as part of defense

By John Breslin | Jul 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled on May 22 that a minor can be genetically tested to find out whether a brain injury may be connected to his family history and environment.

Pa. Supreme Court to consider statute of limitations in Risperdal cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 9, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided Thursday it would hear an appeal on the statute of limitations connected to two lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, a move that could have lasting ramifications for more than 6,000 fellow cases currently pending in Philadelphia.

Bern firm, shut out of opioid litigation spot, says lead lawyers don't represent enough of Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

MEDIA – After not being picked to a coveted leadership role in Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation, a Conshohocken plaintiffs firm is pleading with a Delaware County judge to reconsider.

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

Lancaster General facing RICO case filed by medical facilities

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Medical facilities have filed a class action lawsuit against Lancaster General Hospital and others, citing alleged unjust enrichment and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Nursing home seeks to enforce arbitration agreement against late woman's estate that sued it in Delaware Co.

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A healthcare provider is suing a representative of a former resident, citing alleged breach of contract.

AETNA blames law firm for HIV mailing fiasco

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 18, 2018

Healthcare company accuses law firm of negligencePHILADELPHIA — A healthcare company is suing Whatley Kallas, LLP; Whatley Kallas, LLC; and Consumer Watchdog, law firm, citing alleged breach of duty and liability.AETNA Inc. filed a complaint on May 23, in the U.S.

Patient sues eye care providers

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

Philadelphia resident accuses eye care providers of fraudulent representationsPhiladelphia — A patient is suing Philadelphia Vision Center, Bruce Rubin, eye care providers, citing alleged fraudulent representations.Alisha M.

House action possible on bill limiting punitive damages against nursing homes to 2.5 times compensatory award

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

Legislation that limits punitive damages in verdicts against nursing homes could soon be discussed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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