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.
Feb 5, 2020, 15:20 PM
Pa. Supreme Court Rules Mcare Statute of Repose is Unconstitutional, Denies Reconsideration
The court rules that the statute of repose, which limits the filing of most medical professional liability claims to seven years, is unconstitutional.
Dec 26, 2019, 22:50 PM
Pa. Insurance Department Responds to JUA Proposal to Pay a Portion of Med Liability Tail Coverage for Hahnemann Physicians
The JUA has shared a proposal to fund up to 50 percent of the cost of medical liability insurance tail coverage for residents and fellows affected by the Hahnemann closure.
Dec 4, 2019, 14:15 PM
Pennsylvania’s Medical Liability Statistics for 2018: A Closer Look
A total of 106 medical liability cases in Pennsylvania were tried via jury verdict in 2018.
Oct 24, 2019, 11:55 AM
Pa. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Mental Health Procedures Act Liability
The medical professional liability case examines when a physician can be held liable for harm caused by a mentally ill patient.
Jul 24, 2019, 17:10 PM
Federal Court Denies JUA Injunction Blocking Latest Attempt of State Takeover
The judge declined to grant the JUA an injunction blocking the latest attempt of a state takeover of the JUA by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Jul 1, 2019, 08:00 AM
Bills Would Provide More Legislative Oversight of the JUA
The Pa. General Assembly is looking to have more state oversight of the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association (JUA).
Jun 19, 2019, 16:00 PM
Pa. Supreme Court Rules Risk and Complication Evidence May Be Presented at Trial
The Court ruled that ruled that evidence of the known risks and complications associated with a surgical procedure may be presented in defense of a medical liability claim.
Jun 17, 2019, 08:00 AM
Pa. Legislature Introduces Bills Addressing Delegation of Informed Consent by Physicians
The bills aim to remedy the Pa. Supreme Court’s decision on the authority of a physician to delegate the task of obtaining a patient’s informed consent to another practitioner.
Jun 13, 2019, 11:13 AM
Legislation Aims to Prevent Venue Shopping in Pa. Medical Liability Cases
The bill was introduced in response to a proposed rule that would allow medical liability lawsuits to take place outside of the county where the cause of action arose.