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Anita L. Pitock

Anita L. Pitock

also known as Anita Pitock

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

About Me

Anita is passionate about the commitment to good health care and a zealous advocate for her clients-her people. To see Anita in person and to learn about nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect, please see her online video FAQs.


 


Anita brings to Lowenthal & Abrams both law and nursing degrees, which assist her in representing clients who are victims of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, or nursing home abuse. As a registered nurse, Anita is in the unique position to be able to assess cases both medically and legally, meaning that she can more quickly determine whether it is appropriate for a case to move forward for litigation. Anita has litigated or settled cases for amounts in excess of 5 million dollars.


 


As a nurse, Anita cared for critically ill patients in an intensive/coronary care unit and also cared for patients of all ages, from the newborn to the elderly, in a general practitioner’s office, which gave her broad experience in many areas of medicine. Additionally, she ran her own diagnostic imaging company, which provided high quality ultrasounds, echo-cardiograms, obstetrical ultrasounds and vascular ultrasounds.


 


Well–respected amongst her colleagues, Anita is a frequent speaker and author on subjects such as nursing and the law, nursing home litigation, damages for the elderly client, and medical malpractice cases. In 2011, Anita was recognized as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine. Anita was also named to “Top Lawyers 2012″ by Main Line Today magazine.


 


As a nurse and attorney, Anita feels strongly about making certain that people receive appropriate medical care as shown by her role on the Board of Directors of Project Helping Hands. Project Helping Hands is a program dedicated to providing health and medical intervention programs for those lacking access.


 


Anita obtained her Law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 2001, her Bachelor degree in Nursing from Desales University in 1998, and her Diploma in Nursing, along with a Certification in Intensive Care and Coronary Care, from St. Josephs’ Hospital and School of Nursing in 1977. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Medical Malpractice: 45%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 45%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Peter J. Biscontini

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Peter Biscontini Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Phillip Heslin

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    Gary Heslin Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Lowenthal & Abrams, PC

555 City Line Avenue
Suite 500
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004

Lowenthal & Abrams, PC

385 Kings Highway North
Suite 210
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034

Lowenthal & Abrams, PC

1800 JFK Boulevard
Suite 300-28
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200205/29/2015
PAActive200108/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Main Line TodayTop Lawyers 20122012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLowenthal & Abrams2012 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
$5.75 million settlement, Medical Malpractice, death of young woman.N/A
Failure to recognize sleep apnea resulting in the death of a child.$1.75 million settlement
Birth injury to mom$1.7 million verdict

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Legal ExaminerPulmonary Embolism2011
Injury BoardWhat are the signs and symptoms of a shunt malfunction?2010
The Legal ExaminerMeningitis and Chilren2010
The Legal IntelligencerDeath of a Child: Loss of Society & Comfort2010
Anapol Advcoate NewsletterSleep Apnea and Orthopedic Surgery: A Dangerous Mix2010
PTLA VerdictArguing Damages for an Elderly Client2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
DeSales UniversityNursingBS - Bachelor of Science1998
St. Joseph's Hospital School of NursingNursingDiploma1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Trial PracticeCross Examination of Experts2014
Nursing Home LitigationChart Review: Case Evaluation, Deposition Preparation and Trial - a Medical Perspective2013
Guest Lecture Villanova Law SchoolAdvanced Trial Practice2013
Top Nursing Home Liability Claims in New JerseyGoverning Laws, Regulations and Requirements/legal Risks and Compliance Tips2012
Guest Lecturer Villanova Law SchoolAdvanced Trial Practice2012
American Bar Association Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device LitigationRepresentation of Sales Reps in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation2011
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys Summer MeetingNursing Home Litigation2009
Guest LecturerNursing and the Law2005
Med mal : what you must know in 2004Elimination of collateral source for medical earnings losses already paid2004
Guest LecturerNursing and the Law2004
Association for Vascular Access Conference Relating to NursingScrutiny of a Medical Malpractice Case2003
Guest LectureProfessional Medical NegligenceN/A