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Another Important Supreme Court Decision for Your Clients

Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
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November 27, 2017

Last week, the PA Supreme Court handed down a very important decision in Dubose, R. v. Quinlan, M. that is beneficial to all Pennsylvania families who have had a loved one die as a result of medical malpractice. This case clarifies that the proper accrual date of the statute of limitations for survival actions is two years from the decedent’s death, as opposed to two years from the date of the negligence. SCOPA held the following: “… [w]e conclude the statute of limitations for medical professional liability cases in the form of wrongful death or survival actions is two years from the time of the decedent’s death. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the Superior Court.”

Folks - this is exactly why it is so important that we raise money for judicial elections to support pro-civil justice candidates, and why your membership in PAJ is so important. Our Amicus Committee continues to be an incredible asset to us all.

Please spread word of this important decision to attorneys you know and urge them to join so they can be a part of the incredible progress we are making at PAJ. We are only a few members away from increasing our membership numbers from last year. Certainly they should see the value membership in PAJ provides to their practices, as reflected by the pro-civil justice Supreme Court we helped elect, coupled with outstanding decisions like this thanks to arguments made by our members and support from our Amicus Committee. 

Reach out to Ashley or Jeffrey today to sign up your friends and colleagues who are not currently PAJ members.

Congratulations and thank you to Rhonda Hill Wilson (Plaintiff's attorney), Rosalind Kaplan (Amicus author), and the members of our Amicus Committee. Also, thanks to all of you who helped to elect judges who understand the importance of fairness and justice.


Lisa Benzie, Esquire
President, Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Jason Matzus, Esquire
Past-President & Pa. Judicial PAC Chairman , Pennsylvania Association for Justice

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