On June 28, 2011, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the highly controversial Act 17 of 2011 into law. This legislation has become popularly known as “The Fair Share Act,” as Defendants found to be less than sixty percent (60%) at fault in particular litigation are only to be responsible for paying their percentage of apportioned…

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Author: Marc L. Penchansky For over thirty years, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare has sought to recoup its Medicaid expenses by asserting liens against future settlements or judgments obtained by the patient/Medicaid beneficiary. This practice is commonplace in the United States. When three Medicaid beneficiaries filed a putative class action suit to challenge this long…

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The April 3, 2011, suicide of a nurse who administered an improper dose of calcium chloride, 10 times the appropriate amount, which may have led to the death of an 8-month old baby, has brought national attention to the issue of reporting of medical errors. Though the reporting of medical errors is certainly a topic…

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