Decline in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disclosed that the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania declined again in 2007, the third consecutive year medical malpractice lawsuits have decline. In fact, malpractice lawsuits have declined some 40% since 2002.

Clearly, the key has been “medical malpractice reform” but the kind of malpractice reform that even plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyers largely believe is a good law: the requirement that a doctor certify to a reasonable degree of medical probability that medical malpractice caused the plaintiff injury.