Medical malpractice lawsuits in Lancaster County, PA have tripled in four years
“Attorneys for plaintiffs look at increased filings one way.
William Atlee Jr., of Atlee Hall & Brookhart, a Lancaster firm that handles many suits against doctors, said the increase has occurred in part because ‘the performance of certain physicians in this community has caused a number of filings recently.’
Doctors, and lawyers who represent doctors, view the increase another way.
James Saxton, of Stevens & Lee, a Lancaster firm that often defends doctors in malpractice cases, said if more malpractice filings do become a trend, ‘Of course it’Â’s going to lead to a crisis. There is already too much stress on these medical practices.’”