Sep 9, 2020, 16:30 PM
PAMED Testifies at Pa. Senate Hearing on Proposal to Change Medical Liability Venue Rule
PAMED opposes changes to the current venue rule.
Sep 9, 2020, 12:08 PM
PAMED joins AMA Amicus Brief Regarding the Responsibilities of Certification Entities
The brief seeks to overturn a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that certified a class of plaintiffs in a case against the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Sep 9, 2020, 10:45 AM
PAMED Joins Amicus Brief to Keep Corporate Protections in Place for Health Care Entities
Get details on the potential impact on doctors, their staff, and patients if the Pa. Supreme Court adopts the plaintiff's theories.
Aug 5, 2020, 09:43 AM
Pa. Superior Court Says Use of Medical Treatise Book Is Hearsay Evidence, Overturns $40M Plaintiff Verdict
The Superior Court concluded that it was improper for the plaintiffs to read text from a textbook to support their claims of negligence.
Jul 30, 2020, 09:37 AM
Pa. Bill Would Expand Lawsuit Abuse Protections to All Physicians Treating COVID-19 Patients
Contact your State Senator and urge them to support Senate Bill 1239.
Jul 23, 2020, 16:20 PM
Pa. Supreme Court Rules Duty to Warn Extended to Neighbors of Assailant
The case examined the extent to which mental health professionals must warn third parties when a patient makes threats of serious bodily injury.
Jul 17, 2020, 12:05 PM
Coalition Files Amicus Brief in Medical Liability Venue Case
PAMED participated in the brief which was filed in support of the existing venue rule for medical professional liability actions.
May 28, 2020, 11:13 AM
Why Are Only Some Pa. Physicians Caring for COVID-19 Patients Protected with Medical Liability Immunity?
PAMED believes physicians should be protected in any setting where they see COVID-19 patients. We are urging Governor Wolf and Pa. lawmakers to provide medical liability protection to health care workers in every place they see patients.
May 13, 2020, 16:06 PM
What Physicians Should Know about Gov. Wolf's Executive Order Granting Medical Liability Immunity to Some Health Care Practitioners
Get details on the order, including which health care settings and facilities are included.
Apr 8, 2020, 09:40 AM
Pa. Supreme Court Issues Clarification on Civil Litigation during COVID-19 Emergency
A coalition of state medical societies led by PAMED called on the Pa. Supreme Court to suspend all pre-trial proceedings against healthcare practitioners during the COVID-19 emergency.
Mar 4, 2020, 10:17 AM
PAMED Analysis: A Closer Look at the LBFC’s Study on the Impact of Venue for Medical Liability Actions
PAMED has created a detailed analysis of the venue report’s findings. We believe the LBFC study does little to support proposed changes to the current venue rule.
Feb 25, 2020, 14:58 PM
Pa. Supreme Court Denies MHPA Immunity In Wrongful Death Suit Against Drug Treatment Facility
The Court reasoned that the Mental Health Procedures Act only applies to treatment decisions that supplement and aid or promote relief and recovery from mental illness.