also known as Anita Pitock
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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Main Line Today||Top Lawyers 2012||2012|
|Rising Star||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2008|
|Attorney||Lowenthal & Abrams||2012 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Negligence -Stage IV bedsore||Settlement $600,000|
|$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|
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|The Legal Examiner||Pulmonary Embolism||2011|
|Injury Board||What are the signs and symptoms of a shunt malfunction?||2010|
|The Legal Examiner||Meningitis and Chilren||2010|
|The Legal Intelligencer||Death of a Child: Loss of Society & Comfort||2010|
|Anapol Advcoate Newsletter||Sleep Apnea and Orthopedic Surgery: A Dangerous Mix||2010|
|PTLA Verdict||Arguing Damages for an Elderly Client||2004|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|DeSales University||Nursing||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing||Nursing||Diploma||1977|
|Advanced Trial Practice||Cross Examination of Experts||2014|
|Nursing Home Litigation||Chart Review: Case Evaluation, Deposition Preparation and Trial - a Medical Perspective||2013|
|Guest Lecture Villanova Law School||Advanced Trial Practice||2013|
|Top Nursing Home Liability Claims in New Jersey||Governing Laws, Regulations and Requirements/legal Risks and Compliance Tips||2012|
|Guest Lecturer Villanova Law School||Advanced Trial Practice||2012|
|American Bar Association Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation||Representation of Sales Reps in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation||2011|
|Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys Summer Meeting||Nursing Home Litigation||2009|
|Guest Lecturer||Nursing and the Law||2005|
|Med mal : what you must know in 2004||Elimination of collateral source for medical earnings losses already paid||2004|
|Guest Lecturer||Nursing and the Law||2004|
|Association for Vascular Access Conference Relating to Nursing||Scrutiny of a Medical Malpractice Case||2003|
|Guest Lecture||Professional Medical Negligence||N/A|