Erie County Medical Malpractice Increase Significantly in 2010

Medical malpractice claims may be down throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania but Erie County can’t say the same.  There was an increase in Erie County medical malpractice cases filed in 2010.  In fact, medical malpractice claims more than doubled last year when compared to the year before.  According to data from the Pennsylvania Courts, 21 cases were filed in 2009 and 49 cases were filed in 2010.

Most Erie County cases were settled before going to trial, however three cases were decided by juries last year.