Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Pennsylvania prepares more detailed med mal filings and verdicts data than most states. Yesterday, the 2009 figures were released. In 2009, there were 1,533 med mal filings, a 43.9% decline from the "base" years of 2000-2002. In 2003, Pennsylvania enacted two reforms: (1) a certificate of merit requirement and (2) a venue restriction. The news release (pdf), complete with statistics: Download FINAL - 4-20-10 med mal 2009 filings and verdicts. Thanks to David Tyler, one of my Torts students, for the tip.