Chartwell Law Partner Secures Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case



Anthony P. Trozzolillo

ANTHONY P. TROZZOLILLO concentrates his litigation practice in medical malpractice, trucking litigation, personal injury, products liability, premises liability, and employment law and discrimination. Mr. Trozzolillo has successfully and routinely tried to verdict a variety of complex cases throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Prior to joining the team at Chartwell, Mr. Trozzolillo was a partner at another law firm and gained the experience and skill-set that helped him to excel in his practice,...

Scranton, PA - Chartwell Law partner Anthony P. Trozzolillo successfully received a defense verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice case. Trozzolillo represented the Scranton Counseling Center and its crisis worker when the daughter of a woman who committed suicide brought a wrongful death claim against them alleging that her mother met thecriteria for 302 Involuntary Admission during a hospital visit in which she claimed fleeting suicidal ideation.

The daughter alleged that the crisis worker, who evaluated the woman at the hospital, had the responsibility to admit her mother invoking 302 Involuntary Admission proceedings. The crisis worker did evaluate the decedent, who claimed she was no longer suicidal and refused voluntary treatment. The crisis worker then consulted with the decedent’s long-time treating psychiatrist, and determined that involuntary hospitalization was not necessary at the time.

After seven days of trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the Scranton Counseling Center and its crisis worker.



Copy of Trozzolillo Win- March 2018.pdf