Monday, January 30, 2023

Pennsylvania Supreme Court's New Medical Malpractice Venue Rules Result In Skyrocketing Number of Med Mal Suits in Philadelphia

On January 1, 2023, the new venue Rules of Civil Procedure promulgated by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court went into effect.

Under the old Rules, Plaintiffs had to pursue their medical malpractice claims in one of the counties were the treatment was actually completed.

Under the new plaintiff-friendly Rules issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Plaintiffs are now allowed to sue their medical providers in any of the counties where the medical provider regularly does business or has significant contacts.  The Tort Talk blog post on that Rule change can be viewed HERE

According to a January 23, 2023 article by Aleeza Furman of the The Legal Intelligencer entitled "20 Days Into New Venue Rule, Phila. Sees Surge of Medical Malpractice Filings," the filings of med mal suits in Philadelphia County are already up an astounding 148% as compared to last years monthly filings of medical malpractice suits.  That article can be viewed HERE.

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