legislation

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Suits Drop to 14 Year Low

Medical malpractice cases have reached a fourteen-year low in Pennsylvania, hitting the lowest point since 2000, when statewide tracking began. Interestingly, during that same time period, the number of physicians in Pennsylvania has grown. Over a decade ago, physicians in Pennsylvania made the case that crushing malpractice rates, driven by an increase in malpractice cases, were [...]

State lawmakers to try again with child sex abuse legislation

HARRISBURG — A group of state lawmakers who said they were frustrated that the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky and the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandals were not enough to move legislation out of committee last year, announced plans Wednesday to reintroduced a bill that would remove the statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse. Where [...]

Pending Sexual Abuse Legislation in Pennsylvania

Proposed Legislation in Pennsylvania Would Allow Victims of Child Abuse to Pursue Legal Claims More than 2 Years After the Abuse Has Taken Place. Rep. Ron Marsico (R., Dauphin), Judiciary Committee Chair, has expressed opposition to this important pending legislation, citing constitutional concerns. House Bill 832: Eliminates the statute of limitations for a number of enumerated [...]

Sovereign Immunity Won’t Shield Penn State

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - In the wake of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal, questions loom over whether or not the school, as a state-supported higher learning institution, can face civil litigation. The consensus among attorneys who have worked similar cases involving sexual abuse of minors seems to be that the university is not shielded [...]

There Is Nothing “Fair” About Fair Share Legislation

Courtesy of Governor Corbett, the insurance industry has realized a prize it has sought for decades: the abolition of Pennsylvania’s “joint and several” liability.   Misleadingly titled “Fair Share" liability reform, this new legislation will severely restrict the rights of injured Pennsylvanians.  It applies to all manner of personal injury lawsuits.  Medical malpractice actions, products liability [...]

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