Feb 23, 2021, 10:40 AM
Superior Court Issues Decision in Medical Liability Venue Case
On Feb. 22, 2021, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision in the case of Dockery v. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., et al. upholding the trial court’s order to transfer a medical professional liability case out of Philadelphia County and thereby also upholding the existing venue rule and statute for medical professional liability actions.
Dec 23, 2020, 11:30 AM
Pa. Supreme Court Holds That Physicians Cannot Be Held Liable under the Mental Health Procedures Act for Harm Caused by Mentally ill Patient
On Dec. 22, 2020, in a 6-1 decision, the Pa. Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit against the doctors who did not take steps to involuntarily commit a man who killed one person and injured others in a March 2012 shooting at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic cannot go forward.
Nov 4, 2020, 12:00 PM
Pa. Insurance Department Announces 2021 Mcare Assessment
The amount remains unchanged compared to last year.
Oct 20, 2020, 12:05 PM
PAMED Joins AMA In Filing Amicus Brief in Med Liability Case on Risk and Complication Evidence
The amicus brief filed by PAMED and the AMA in the Kirksey case contends that the Mitchell case was correctly decided and there is no need to revisit the holding now.
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 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.
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.
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 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.