Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The number of lawsuits filed against doctors in Pennsylvania rose by over 40 percent in that past year, according to the state Medical Board.

According to the Board, 7,725 Pennsylvania doctors were sued for alleged medical malpractice between May 22, 2002, when the state began requiring them to report all lawsuits against them and August 26, 2005. That figure average out to lawsuits being filed against more than six doctors sued each day for 39 months. The Board reviewed 4,678 of the cases, finding that only a very slight percentage, totaling 24 cases, warranted further investigation.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?


Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.