Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Early good news in Pennsylvania?

One year's data clearly isnt enough to discern a pattern, but it looks as if some of the reforms in Pennsylvania might be taking hold:

Data released this week by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court showed a sharp drop in malpractice lawsuits since reform measures took effect in 2003. The 1,815 suits filed last year was 34 percent lower than the average number of suits in 2000-2002.

A key provision of the reforms was to stop so-called "venue shopping" in which lawyers representing alleged malpractice victims found ways to move cases to Philadelphia, where juries are notoriously sympathetic to victims. Indeed, malpractice cases filed in Philadelphia in 2004 were down 54 percent from the 2000-2002 period the Supreme Court used as a basis point.


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Anonymous said...

Thank you for reporting facts but do you want to know why its down so much? you can no longer file a legitimate claim it has been made almost impossible- I am a 35 year old female that had a baby 2 years ago and cannot find a lawyer who will "get involved" as they express it because its too complicated- well the truth of the matter is there are 2 doctors who are the chief and director of the hospital who delivered me who are advocates against malpractice and are very politically connected. I was informed that I had 3 counts of negligence ust during my pregnancy alone. I am on my way to become crippled- I have sever neuropathy damage to my brain I did not take care of my daughter her first year I have diabetes remaining from the pregnancy, all of my female organs are adhered have had 2 surgeries need more but they cant do because they dont know if I would make it through major surgery, 2 hernias and many more problems and thanks to the new measures on malpractice law they will get away with it. Did I mention I was a very successful management consultant for a healthcare firm made good money and am now disabled?

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