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Joe Petka Secures Defense Verdict for Local Health System

A 60-year-old female sued a local 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 the pavement. He further opined that the half an inch […]

Tracey Mapou Obtains Pre-Answer Dismissal of All Claims in Queens Dog Bite Case

Tracey obtained the dismissal of all claims against her homeowner client in a Queens County dog bite action.  Plaintiff alleged that he sustained bodily injuries when he was lawfully present outside the property of one of the client’s neighbors and was bitten by a dog.  Before interposing an Answer to the Complaint, Tracey provided plaintiff’s […]

Joe Petka Obtains Early Dismissal in Medical Malpractice Claim

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 […]

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