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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.

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.

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