What We All Need to Know About Medical Malpractice

In the current issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Attorney Alan Schwartz, a founder at the law firm of Anapol Schwartz, published an interesting commentary on the history of medical malpractice litigation in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Schwartz’s commentary, “Is One Medical Malpractice Case Too Many?” looks at the legal obstacles facing victims of medical negligence in Pennsylvania.  He takes us back to the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to explain the important court cases and laws that were changed to make it possible for medical malpractice victims to receive justice in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Schwartz then discusses the current medical malpractice litigation trends in Pennsylvania.  While only a small percentage of medical malpractice claims result in verdicts for the plaintiff at trial, it is important that medical malpractice cases continue to be brought.

A Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer will fight hard for the just recovery of someone who was hurt by medical negligence.  Doctors, like all others, should be held accountable for the harm that they cause if they fail to exercise reasonable care.  Doctors and medical professionals should be respected but that respect is not a free card to act negligently with impunity.

Medical malpractice litigation is still evolving in Pennsylvania.  If you’ve been hurt, or if you’ve lost a loved one due to medical negligence, then you may be an important part of that evolution.  Contact us today for more information about your rights.