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Pennsylvania's Legal Journal

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    A Philadelphia woman is suing the makers of the Nuvaring birth control system over claims that she sustained injuries as a result of using the product during a seven-year time period. Louisiana attorneys Allan Berger and Andrew J. Geiger filed … Read More »

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    A Philadelphia trial court judge recently filed a lengthy opinion outlining why she feels the state Superior Court should quash an appeal by pharmaceutical manufacturer McNeil in a products liability case that ended in the spring of 2011 with a … Read More »

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    A three-judge state Superior Court panel has upheld a defense verdict in a hormone replacement therapy case originating out of Philadelphia in which a woman sued Wyeth over claims that the HRT drug Prempro caused her breast cancer. The panel, … Read More »

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    A Bucks County man has filed a products liability complaint against the makers of a hydraulic log splitting device that allegedly malfunctioned and caused what the lawsuit terms the “violent amputation, obliteration and laceration” of two of the fingers on … Read More »

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    A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury recently awarded $19.5 million to the widower of a woman who died as a result of medical malpractice by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of its surgeons. Jurors agreed with … Read More »

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    A Bucks County woman claims in a newly filed personal injury suit that she became injured last spring after a “brick-sized” credit card machine fell on top of her foot while she was making a purchase at a shoe store … Read More »

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    A Philadelphia plaintiffs’ attorney has filed a mass tort claim in state court on behalf of an Indiana woman who alleges her child was born with a cleft palate as a result of the mother ingesting the anti-seizure medicine Topamax … Read More »

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    A Montgomery County woman is suing the home improvement retail chain Lowe’s over allegations that she became injured when an employee, who the plaintiff claims was drunk at the time, ran into her with an electric cart. Francine Lombardo and … Read More »

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    The manager of a Pennsylvania retail store is suing the makers of an overhead garage door over claims that the device came down and shattered her shoulder and arm, all the while pinning her to the ground, during an incident … Read More »

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    The makers of a toy water gun that was allegedly responsible for giving a Montgomery County child a severe facial laceration that led to a “prominent and very disfiguring” scar are moving to transfer a product liability complaint by the … Read More »

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    A woman suing the makers of an infant carrier that allegedly caused the death of her child has succeeded in getting the case remanded to state court. Anthoinette Medley filed suit against Infantino LLC in June 2010 at the Philadelphia … Read More »

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    A Montgomery County man is suing DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson over allegations that he sustained injuries as a result of having had a defective hip replacement system implanted in his body. Mark Hart, who resides in Telford Borough, … Read More »

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    A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has affirmed a granting of summary judgment to drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in a Paxil products liability case involving a deceased infant, but the judges stressed they were upholding the decision for reasons other than those offered … Read More »

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    A federal judge in Philadelphia has agreed to transfer a suit alleging violations of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act from one end of the commonwealth to the other. U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter, sitting in the Eastern District of … Read More »

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    A North Carolina woman joins the growing list of plaintiffs suing drugmakers McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson over allegations that the defendants failed to warn users that Tylenol and Tylenol PM could lead to acute liver failure. Attorneys Laurence … Read More »

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    Attorneys for a New Jersey-based trucking company have filed a request to transfer a personal injury claim initiated against their client from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Dawn … Read More »

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    In a gruesome workplace injury case befitting a horror film script, a federal judge has partially ruled in favor of a plaintiff who suffered a “degloving” injury more than a decade ago when his hand was caught in the rollers … Read More »

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    A Montgomery County woman is suing the makers of an artificial hip replacement system over allegations that she sustained various injuries as a result of having had the device implanted into her body. Stephanie Teoli, of Oreland, Pa., claims in … Read More »

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    An attorney representing a New Jersey man who is being sued by a Philadelphia resident over claims that the plaintiff sustained serious back injuries after his vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by the defendant on … Read More »

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    A federal judge in Philadelphia has denied a petition for a new trial in a workplace injury case that ended in a defense verdict. U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker, of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, denied this month a … Read More »

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