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A seemingly small rule change concerning where medical malpractice cases can be heard could have a big impact on health care accessibility. That’s the worry of a majority of the state Senate and others concerned about a proposal before a panel appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Since 2002, Pennsylvania court rules have required that a medical malpractice trial be heard in the county where the medical treatment took place.

The current rule was put in place in response to what was then considered a crisis of spiking malpractice cases and cost-prohibitive medical malpractice insurance.

Source: Little-known panel could change rule on medical malpractice suits in Pennsylvania

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