Suit Alleging Atty Botched Med Mal Row Wins En Banc Rehear

Law360, Philadelphia (June 9, 2017, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The en banc Pennsylvania Superior Court will reconsider the dismissal of a legal malpractice suit alleging an attorney's failure to obtain an expert opinion doomed a couple’s medical malpractice case.

The appeals court said Tuesday that it would grant the rehearing bid from plaintiffs Aldis and Mary Jane Rutyna, who accused attorney William S. Schweers Jr. of botching a medical malpractice claim against a doctor at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital.

"We’re just gratified that somebody else agreeed with us," said Jim Cooney, who...
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