The Pennsylvania Supreme Court eliminated the venue carve-out applicable to medical malpractice actions filed in the Commonwealth, which until now required that medical professional liability claims be brought in the county in which the care occurred. Effective January 1, 2023, the rule will permit suit to be filed in any county where a defendant could be served, or where any transaction or occurrence relating to the suit took place. This means that many of these claims may be brought to the Philadelphia area and organizations will need a trial ready team in their corner.
Our experienced Philadelphia-based trial team of nearly 40 attorneys includes some of the most sought-after counsel and has one of the deepest litigation benches in the area. With more than 35 years of experience, the team consistently delivers positive legal outcomes for medical professionals and institutions confronted with liability claims.
To learn more about the venue rule and how you may be affected, contact Stuart O’Neal, William J. Mundy, James A. Young, and Daniel P. Martz.