When you or a family member in Pennsylvania becomes sick or injured, the last thing you should have to worry about is the safety of your medical care. However, in today’s society, this concern is a valid one. Many a medical error has been known to leave patients with serious injuries. In some cases, patients even die due to the negligence of the professionals that were supposed to cure or take care of them. But, just how often does this happen?
While there may be no way to know for sure exactly how many medical mistakes are made in a given period of time, it is possible to know how many suspected cases of mistakes may exist. The Pennsylvania Courts publish data that shows the number of claims for medical malpractice that are filed each year in the state. Data is available county by county and highlight the risk that exists all throughout the state.