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McNees 2018 Victory for Evangelical Community Hospital Affirmed on Appeal

June 29, 2020
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – (June 29, 2020) The Litigation Practice Group at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC successfully defended a $6.2 million claim against Union County, Pennsylvania medical facility, Evangelical Community Hospital, four individual physicians, and the Hospital’s former CEO. The case was brought by a physician who was suspended in 2012 and then reinstated with a proctoring requirement.

On June 25, 2020, a judge concluded that a lower court’s decision to grant the Defendants’ Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict is correct and will stand.  This is in response to the plaintiff’s appeal of the 2018 decision to grant the Judgment after a jury returned with a mixed verdict.  As a result, all defendants have immunity from damages pursuant to the federal Healthcare Quality Improvement Act.  The case was tried by Carol Steinour Young, Esq. and Dana Chilson, Esq. of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

Carol Steinour Young practices in the McNees Litigation, Injunction and Intellectual Property Groups. Carol maintains a broad litigation and counseling practice covering a range of substantive areas in both U.S. federal and state courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She represents businesses and individuals in a number of complex commercial matters including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wage and hour disputes, theft of trade secret law, trademark infringement and copyright infringement.

Dana Chilson is a member of the McNees Litigation, Financial Services, Injunction, Eminent Domain and Public Sector Practice Groups, as well as Chair of the Insurance Group. Dana focuses her practice on representing commercial and business clients in complex contract challenges and business disputes. She has extensive experience in counseling on shareholder and corporate rights.

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