The Pa. Supreme Court is considering a rule change that could encourage ‘venue shopping’ in medical liability claims, lead to skyrocketing insurance premiums for physicians, and threaten patient access to care. Venue is either a county (for cases in state court) or a district or division (for cases in federal court). Venue deals with the locality of a lawsuit — that is, in which locale a lawsuit may be filed or commenced. By allowing venue in counties with little to no relation to the underlying cause of action, claimants could shop for verdict friendly venues in which to file their suits.
The Pa. Medical Society (PAMED) opposes this rule change and needs your help! You MUST act now — EVERY physician, EVERY health care professional, EVERY patient!
Wednesday: Jan. 30, 1-2 PM
Please plan to attend an event at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg from 1-2 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 30. It is being organized by members of the Pa. General Assembly and PAMED is invited to speak.