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How To Help Your Med Mal Verdict Survive on Appeal

May 16th, 2017

By Y. Peter Kang
Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2017, 9:28 PM EDT)


Attorneys for medical malpractice plaintiffs who win a jury or bench verdict can steel themselves for a likely appeal by being acutely aware of disputes over evidence and jury instructions and laying the groundwork before, during and after the trial to ward off those challenges. (more…)

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Pa. Judge Backs $625K Jury Award In Needless Surgery Case

May 9th, 2017

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT) A
Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday declined to disturb a $625,000 jury award in a suit accusing a doctor of performing an unnecessary surgery to remove a noncancerous mass that turned out to be nonexistent, saying the award was reasonable. (more…)

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Philadelphia VIP

May 3rd, 2017

Tony Baratta is a Volunteer and Board Member of the Philadelphia VIP, a non-profit that offers pro-bono legal services for residents of Philadelphia. Here is a story that was recently published in the Philadelphia VIP newsletter.

Tonia’s Story – Preventing Homelessness

Tonia, a teacher and long-time Philly resident, inherited her family home and has fixed it up piece-by-piece over the years. “I do what I can,” she says. “I don’t have much, but with every income tax, I try to find something new to fix.” (more…)

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Pa. Fed Jury Awards Couple $625K Over Needless Surgery

March 22nd, 2017

Pa. Fed. Jury Awards Couple $625K Over Needless Surgery
By Y. Peter Kang

Law360, Los Angeles (March 21, 2017, 6:15 PM EDT) A
Pennsylvania federal jury awarded a New Jersey couple $625,000 in a medical malpractice suit accusing a doctor of performing an
unnecessary surgery but cleared two other doctors of liability, according to documents filed in federal court Monday. (more…)

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$625,000 Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

March 21st, 2017

On Friday March 17th, a Jury returned a verdict for our client vs. Tuan Le, M.D. et al., awarding $625,000 in damages. (more…)

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Federal court dismisses State Farm’s medical fraud action against chiropractic firms

February 24th, 2016

A fraud action brought by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company against a pair of medical providers and their employees has been dismissed in federal court, with the plaintiffs given leave to amend their complaint.

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CLE Presentation

Speaker: Andrew Baratta
Date: January 28th, 2016, 4:00-7:00 PM
Location: Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

Various ways insurance companies attack treating doctors to devalue personal injury claims and the simple steps you can take to protect your injured clients.


Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference

Speaker: Anthony J. Baratta with Dr. Madeline DiPasquale
Date: June 29, 2015, 10:45 – 12:00
Location: Lancaster Marriott & Convention Center

The Assessment of Decision-making Capacity after Acquired Brain Injury: Legal and Neuropsychological Perspectives – Determining decision-making capacity after acquired brain injury is a challenging task even for the most experienced clinician. In this presentation, we present the medico-legal issues and process related to determining capacity, the research and recommendations regarding the components of a capacity evaluation, and clinical case examples outlining the process of assessment.

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