PAMED Analysis: A Closer Look at the LBFC’s Study on the Impact of Venue for Medical Liability Actions
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2020
Pennsylvania’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) was directed to study the impact of a proposed Pa. Supreme Court venue rule change – which the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and its coalition of stakeholders vehemently opposes – that would allow medical liability lawsuits to take place outside of the county where the alleged malpractice occurred.
The LBFC’s report was released on Feb. 3, 2020. After a careful review of the report, PAMED has created a detailed analysis of the venue report’s findings.
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PAMED believes that those groups seeking a return to venue shopping should have the burden of showing that such a rule change is needed. The LBFC report does little to support their efforts to change the venue rule.
You can find the LBFC’s Study on the Impact of Venue for Medical Professional Liability Actions here and its report highlights here.
Learn more about PAMED’s advocacy to oppose venue rule changes at www.pamedsoc.org/venuerule.