What you need to Know About 2010 Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Statistics

Last week, new statistics were released about Pennsylvania medical malpractice cases.  According to information from the state courts, 1,491 medical malpractice cases were filed in Pennsylvania during 2010.  That was 42 fewer cases than were filed in 2009 when 1,533 medical malpractice cases were reported filed in Pennsylvania state courts.

While the media makes much of the fact that medical malpractice claims are at a historic low in Pennsylvania, it is important to remember that legitimate medical malpractice cases deserve to be heard and that if you have been injured by the negligence of a hospital, doctor or other medical professional that you may have the right to seek compensation.