PA med-mal suits decline for third year

June 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;Jun2008, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p71
The article reports on the figures released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which reveal that the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the state has decreased for a third consecutive year in 2007.


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