Joe Petka secured a defense verdict for a local health system. A 60-year-old female sued the health system after tripping and falling at the entrance of one of their Philadelphia hospitals. The plaintiff tripped on the hospital’s detectable warning strip. The plaintiff’s expert opined that the strip was dangerous because it was not flush with […]
Claire Neiger Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice in Philadelphia County Medical Malpractice Claim only Months after the Case was Filed
Claire Neiger filed Preliminary Objections challenging several procedural deficiencies in the plaintiff’s Philadelphia County complaint. The pleading led to her hospital client’s dismissal with prejudice in a medical malpractice claim just months after its filing.
The plaintiff in this matter filed suit against a local hospital for medical malpractice. She alleged that an EMG she received at the hospital caused her ongoing pain and limitations. Joe asserted that the claim should be dismissed shortly after filing based on a combination of case law and the rules of civil procedure. The […]
Lori Miller and Jessica Smeriglio successfully triumphed on a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, securing dismissal of an action brought against a Philadelphia hospital. In her complaint, Plaintiff alleged injury at the hospital on August 10, 2018. However, the hospital’s incident report and medical records indicated the incident occurred on July 11, 2018. Because […]
Joe Petka obtained a defense verdict in a Philadelphia Jury trial in which there was a quarter of a million-dollar demand at the time of trial. The case involved a 51-year-old woman who claimed she was struck in the neck by a portable x-ray machine while visiting her mother, who was a patient at the […]