Philly Or Not, Victims Face Long Odds In Pa. Med Mal Cases
By Matt Fair (March 1, 2019, 10:06 PM EST) -- A proposal to loosen Pennsylvania's rules governing jurisdiction in medical malpractice cases has sounded alarms about a possible flood of new cases in purportedly "plaintiff-friendly" Philadelphia, but statistics show that victims of allegedly negligent care face an uphill battle no matter where they file suit.
Data from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts shows that, statewide, juries in medical malpractice cases have sided with health care providers in just over 80 percent of the cases that have gone to trial between 2005 and 2017.
Even in Philadelphia County, which ranked sixth on the Americans for Tort Reform's list of so-called "judicial...
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