Industry Reps Say Pa.'s Study On Med Mal Rules Falls Short

Law360 (September 8, 2020, 7:08 PM EDT) -- Industry advocates told a Pennsylvania legislative panel on Tuesday that state researchers failed to conduct a proper analysis when they rejected warnings that the availability and affordability of health care would be hurt by loosening rules governing where medical malpractice claims can be filed.

Witnesses from the health care and insurance lobbies told the state Senate Judiciary Committee that the highly anticipated report released by the nonpartisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee earlier this year had failed to consult actuaries on the potential impact of changes to venue rules, and it didn't track down data to help determine how malpractice reforms...

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