PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9, 2013 — Member Stuart T. O’Neal, III and Associate Harry P. McGrath recently obtained favorable outcomes for a physician client and hospital clients in Philadelphia and Lackawanna, Pa. Counties. The following are the highlights:
- Mr. O’Neal secured a complete dismissal for a physician client on the eve of trial in a medical malpractice matter in Philadelphia County, where the plaintiff’s demand was $12 million.
- Mr. O’Neal and Mr. McGrath also obtained a dismissal for a hospital client in a medical malpractice case in Philadelphia County. The hospital raised preliminary objections challenging several procedural deficiencies in the plaintiff’s complaint, which were sustained in their entirety, resulting in the client’s dismissal.
- Finally, a petition for equitable relief in the form of a permanent injunction was granted on behalf of a hospital client in Lackawanna County, banning a problem patient for life. The client initiated the action after encountering continuous problems from a frequent patient, who was both verbally abusive and threatening to hospital staff.
Note: The results obtained in a particular case are, of course, always heavily dependent on the facts and the law specific to that case.