Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PA Medical Malpractice Info

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Thanks 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.

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