A few facts:
"Mr. Rendell, a Democrat who has vocally opposed Republican-led efforts to cap damage awards and lawyers' contingency fees in medical liability cases told reporters and health care experts at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia that a number of policy changes made since 2002 have contributed to a decline in medical malpractice litigation in the state.Read entire article here.
Such lawsuits contribute to the cost of business for physicians who pay hefty premiums for medical malpractice insurance. Doctors in Pennsylvania must have at least $1 million in malpractice coverage."
The Houston Chronicle has article on the same topic and provides some dollar amounts.
Gov: Pa. Medical Malpractice Costs Drop