What is the potential liability in a medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania?

Limits on economic and noneconomic damages in Pennsylvania are not limited. The Pennsylvania courts have found such limits to be unconstitutional. Therefore, defendants are potentially liable for all reasonable economic and noneconomic damages that were caused by their medical malpractice. Punitive damages are, however, limited to cases where the defendant is found guilty of willful misconduct or reckless disregard.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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