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(1) Background: In the early 1990s, numerous lawsuits were commenced in Pennsylvania against silicone breast implant manufacturers, implanting physicians and hospitals alleging that silicone breast implants caused a host of injuries including systemic disease. The...

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New Jersey Fee Shifting

In Saffer v. Willoughby, 143 N.J. 256 (1996), the Supreme Court of New Jersey said that a negligent attorney in a legal malpractice action is responsible for the legal expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred by a wronged client in prosecuting the legal malpractice...

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Rule 238 Amendment – Delay Damages

Rule 238 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure concerning delay damages was amended recently to incorporate the Superior Court’s requirements in Sonlin v. Abington Memorial Hospital, 748 A.2d 213 (Pa. Super. 2000). The new rule incorporates three...

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What is Informed Consent?

In Hohns v. Gain, M.D., ___ A.2d. ___ (Pa. Super. 2002), the plaintiff sued a surgeon for failure to obtain informed consent prior to the performance of a repeat breast biopsy. The plaintiff had previously undergone breast biopsies in the late 1980s due to a...

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O'Brien & Ryan News

Defense Verdict in Pressure Wound Matter on Behalf of Hospital

Marshall L. Schwartz recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in a four-day jury trial in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. The case involved allegations that the defendant hospital failed to rotate, turn and reposition the patient during...

OBR Mini Golf Event 2023

O’Brien & Ryan, LLP’s Partners hosted a mini golf event for all of its employees on Thursday, September 21st.

9 OBR Attorneys Selected to 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Each year, on a state-by-state basis, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations along with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and those selected represent the top five percent of the total lawyers in each state.

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