Image by ipeters61 via FlickrThanks to the folks at the Torts Prof Blog for this tidbit:
Pennsylvania prepares more detailed med mal filings and verdicts data than most states. 2009 figures were recently released. In 2009, there were 1,533 med mal filings, a 43.9% decline from the "base" years of 2000-2002. In 2003, Pennsylvania enacted two reforms: (1) a certificate of merit requirement and (2) a venue restriction.
Excluding Philly, there were just 4 cases in 2009 with a verdict b/t 1 and 5 M.