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Our Case Results

For more than 20 years and continuing up to today, Harry S. Cohen & Associates has been obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice and their families. We have successfully prosecuted these cases in virtually every specialty of medicine and on behalf of patients of every age and stage of health. The following cases we’ve successfully handled demonstrate that we have probably handled a case very similar to your immediate inquiry.

As the saying goes, there’s no substitute for experience. At Harry Cohen & Associates, we draw upon our experience and combine it with the most current medical science and legal developments. We also utilize state-of-the-art presentation technology to give our clients the best possible representation.

The following cases can be viewed by simply scrolling down the page and clicking on a title of interest, or by first visiting the Types of Cases section which will enable you to group our cases with the type of case you may be researching.

The cases listed in this section are all actual cases we have successfully pursued. The names of the litigants have been changed to protect our clients’ privacy and to comply with confidentiality agreements.

Multi-Million $ Recoveries

Landmark Cases

Judges should now preside over jury selection in Allegheny County, PA

Trigg v. Children's Hosp. of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2018 PA Super 129 2018 WL 2192218 (May 14, 2018)

Allegheny Co., PA.

Defense Counsel may not disrupt depositions with objections that suggest an answer, instruct witnesses not to answer, etc.

Peronis v. United States, Valley Med. Facilities, Inc., (W. D. Pa., February 17, 2017) 2: 16-cv-01389-NBF Document 44

Allegheny Co., PA.

Establishing Right to Sue HMO in PA - HMO Malpractice

The Shannon Case, 718 A.2d 828 (1998)

Allegheny Co., PA.

Doctor and Nurse Defendants must answer deposition questions about fetal heart tracings

Lattaker v. Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC, 2016 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 1144 (C. P. Alleg. July 5, 2016), Judge Wettick

Allegheny Co., PA.

Hospital “Incident Reports” must be shown to the Plaintiff/patient and are not protected by Pennsylvania’s MCARE Statute

Maben v. Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC, No. GD-15-003793 (C.C.P. Allegheny December 12, 2016) Wettick, J.

Allegheny Co., PA.

Hospital “Incident Reports” must be shown to the Plaintiff/patient

Lesterick v. Singh, No. GD-13-016483 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. May 4, 2015)

Allegheny Co., PA

Doctors can be held negligent, despite using their “best judgment”

Pringle v. Rapaport, D.O. 980 A.2d 159(Pa. Super. 2009) (en banc)

Allegheny Co., PA

Third Party investigations are not protected from discovery under Pennsylvania’s Peer Review Protection Act

Yocabet v. UPMC Presbyterian, 119 A.3d 1012 (Pa. Super. 2015)

Allegheny Co., PA

Jurors who exhibit bias must be stricken for cause and cannot be “rehabilitated”

Murphy v. Miller, 222 W. Va 709, 671 S.E.2d 714 (2008) (W. Va. Supreme Court)

Monongalia Co., W.V.

A hospital will be held liable when its physicians are negligent if they are “ostensible agents”

Burless v. W. Virginia Univ. Hosp., Inc., 215 W. Va. 765, 601 S.E.2d 85 (2004) (W.Va Supreme Court)

Monongalia Co., W. Va.

Substantial Recoveries

Undiagnosed Lung Cancer

Allegheny Co., PA

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Allegheny Co., PA

Failure to Perform C-Section

Allegheny Co., PA

Nerve Injury From Hip Injection

Westmoreland Co., PA

Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Westmoreland Co., PA

Negligent Gallbladder Surgery

Allegheny Co., PA

Drug Recall (Death)

Armstrong Co., PA.