The Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., Discuss the Controversy Around Medical Malpractice

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The Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., discuss recent controversies regarding medical malpractice lawsuits.

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The Scranton medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to take on medical malpractice lawsuits despite recent controversies surrounding these suits and proposed limits on the amount of money that can be sought through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Limits on medical malpractice lawsuits has been a hot topic lately, namely, because presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has called for caps on medical malpractice lawsuits despite the fact that his wife pursued a $500,000 lawsuit against her chiropractor in 1999 (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/santorum-and-the-chiropractor-lawsuit/).

Medical malpractice is a controversial subject for many Pennsylvanians. Medical malpractice lawsuits are frequently blamed for the high costs of medical care in the state. However, since new regulations passed in 2002 by the state legislature went into effect, the number of medical malpractice suits filed statewide has decreased significantly.

The new regulations place several significant limitations on an injured individual’s ability to successfully pursue compensation from medical professionals for negligent care. For one, patients are required to provide expert testimony regarding the cause of their injury, which requires the participation of a practicing medical professional. Furthermore, the new changes require any medical malpractice action to be filed in the county in which the injury occurred.

These changes have only added to Pennsylvania’s already complicated medical malpractice filing systems. As a consequence, the number of cases filed across the state have declined dramatically in recent years. The reality is that only the most serious medical malpractice cases ever reach the courts. The Scranton medical malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to help all those who have suffered injury because of a medical professional’s mistake to seek the compensation they deserve.

About the Firm
Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., is a personal injury law firm based in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. If you have been injured because of another person’s reckless or negligent actions, our team of dedicated attorneys can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today at 215-238-1130.

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