Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper participated in a medical liability panel at the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society annual meeting on Friday.
The panel was composed of Widener University Commonwealth law school students and medical students from the Penn State College of Medicine. They debated the potential implications of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision about changing venue rules in medical malpractice cases.
Cooper, who graduated from Widener University law school in 1993, coached the law school students.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision is from August. The court ruled that medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed in any county where care occurred, where the defendant in the case can be served, or where anything occurred that gave rise to the lawsuit.