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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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