A Look at 2011 Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Cases

The rules changed in 2003, and in the years that followed fewer Pennsylvania medical malpractice cases were filed. From 2004 -2010 the number of medical malpractice cases filed in Pennsylvania dropped each year.

However, last year there was not a drop in PA medical malpractice cases. The number of cases filed in 2011 was substantially similar to the number of cases filed in 2010. In 2010, 1,491 medical malpractice cases were filed in Pennsylvania. In 2011, 1,528 medical malpractice cases were filed in Pennsylvania.

While the statistics are interesting, it is important to remember that they have no bearing on your individual case. If you have been hurt by the negligence of a doctor, nurse, medical professional, or hospital then you may be able to file a medical malpractice case and recover damages.