Legal obstacles to tort reform in Pa.

The medical professional liability crisis, with its spiraling liability insurance costs and exorbitant jury verdicts, has sparked a renewed and vigorous effort to demand legislative action on tort reform. In Pennsylvania there have been and continue to be obstacles to the enactment of tort reform. The law in Pennsylvania presently provides little guidance and wide latitude to juries in determining damage awards.

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Buying in to medical practice real estate

After working as an employee for two to three years, the young doctor will often become a partner while buying in to the practice over another three to five years. With some practices, the partners own the real estate and the issue arises as to whether the young doctor will become an owner of the real estate as well, and if so, how.

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