Category Archive for ‘Philadephia’

Products liability trial in Risperdal case opens

The complainant was a 17 year old boy, represented by his legal counsel, complained that he grew breasts after taking Risperdal. He claimed that the company Johnson & Johnson has been marketing illegally this antipsychotic drug to people in their campaign to increase sales beyond the 1% of population with schizophrenia. The plaintiffs described a

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Electrocution leads to OSHA inspection, $189K fine

An employee of Halcon Resources Corp working to restore power to a pumping station was electrocuted. When Occupational Safety and Health Administration -(OSHA) heard about the fatality, it started an investigation. The purpose was to determine why the employee came into contact with energized electrical parts. This incident happened last April. The investigation conducted by

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Investigation into worker’s fall leads to criminal charges against owner

Criminal charges were filed against business owner due to worker’s fall. Business owners who cheat the workers’ comp system will be penalized and if done for the second, the penalty is no longer a fine but a time in jail. David Rau was charged with intentional false reporting which is considered a felony as the

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3 injured in North Phila. house fire

PHILADELPHIA – In a North Philadelphia house fire Saturday night, three adults sustained injuries and three children were rescued by the emergency rescue team. A little before 8:30 in the evening, a fire broke out in the 2nd floor of an apartment located at 2548 North 17th Street. Police received reports that there were people

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Phila jury awards $78.5M in medical malpractice case

A staggering amount of $78.5 million was awarded to a woman by the Philadelphia court of common pleas jury on Friday whose 3-year-old son suffers from cerebral palsy because of faulty diagnostic procedures by Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, where the child was delivered. Legal counsel for the woman, identified as 34-year-old Victoria Upsey, related that

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