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The End of the Special Venue Rule in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Cases

November 8, 2022

On August 25, 2022, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order effectively ending the special venue rule, which for the past 20 years has provided that injured patients could only file lawsuits against healthcare providers in the county where medical treatment occurred. This article written by Ezra Wohlgelernter and published by The Legal Intelligencer on October 25, 2022, explains how the rule — which was based upon a false narrative — unfairly tilted the Rules of Civil Procedure in favor of healthcare providers and the medical Pandora’s Box that it opened for the citizens of Pennsylvania.

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