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Tag: medical malpractice

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-CORPORATE NEGLIGENCE

Corey v. Wilkes-Barre Hosp. Co., LLC, 2023 Pa. Super. LEXIS 595, 2023 WL 8534618 (December 11, 2023) (King, J.). Appellant, Lesley Corey, as administratrix of the estate of Joseph Corey, and Lesley Corey, in her own right, appeals from the judgment entered in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas, in favor of Appellee, Wilkes-Barre […]

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-NO FELONY CONVICTION RECOVERY RULE

Dinardo v. Kohler, 2023 Pa. LEXIS 1583, 2023 WL 8102948 (S. Ct. November 22, 2023) (Todd, C.J.) Cosmo DiNardo (“DiNardo”), who suffers from various mental infirmities, confessed to killing four individuals, and pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree murder. He subsequently filed a complaint against his treating psychiatrist and health care providers, claiming that […]

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-THIRD PARTY LIABILITY

Ritz v. Ramsay, 2023 Pa. Super. LEXIS 540 (November 14, 2023) (Stabile, J.). Appellants, Jeffrey A. Ritz, as executor of the estate of Joseph H. Cummins (the “Decedent”), and Jolene L. Cummins, appeal from the August 9, 2022 order sustaining the preliminary objections of Appellees RHJ Medical Center, Inc. (“RHJ”), Denise L. Shinsky, Keri A. […]

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-ALTERED MEDICAL RECORDS

Hutchinson v. Verstraeten, 2023 Pa. Super. LEXIS 528, 2023 WL 7381470 (November 8, 2023) (Kunselman, J.). Brenda and Douglas Hutchinson appeal from the judgment entered on the jury’s defense verdict in favor of Dr. Thierry C. Verstraeten, M.D.; E. Ronald Salvitti, M.D., Inc.; and Allegheny Ophthalmic & Orbital Associates, P.C. (“the Eye Clinic”). The Hutchinsons […]

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-NEGLIGENCE

Sinoracki v. Children’s Serv. Ctr. of Wyo. Valley, 2023 Pa. Super. LEXIS 411 (September 19, 2023) (Murray, J.) At a young age, Z.H. was diagnosed with an inoperable arteriovenous malformation (“AVM”) in the left occipital region of his brain. An AVM is an abnormal tangle of arteries and veins that can develop in the brain […]

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-PEER REVIEW-MCARE-SECTION 311 OF MCARE ACT

Ford-Bey v. Prof’l Anethesia Servs., 2023 Pa. Super. LEXIS 398 (September 12, 2023) (Sullivan, J.) Ms. Ford-Bey underwent wrist surgery at Hospital. Shortly after the surgery, Ms. Ford-Bey suffered cardiac and respiratory failures that required her transfer to another facility for further care. A nurse internally reported the incident pursuant to Hospital’s “Sentinel Event Policy”. […]

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-RES IPSA LOQUITUR-INJURY

Schneider v. Community Options (Allentown), Pa. No. 2017-C-1144 (C.P. Lehigh December 8, 2022) (Caffrey, J.). This case involves somebody being transported who had Downs Syndrome. According to plaintiff, a fracture of the type which occurred here only occurs from severe force or a fall from great heights. The plaintiff was 47 years of age, diagnosed […]