Pennsylvania residents go to the doctor for various reasons. Whether it is for an ailment, injury or a procedure, patients not only put a lot of trust in medical staff; they sometimes risk their lives at the hands of a doctor. A medical malpractice can occur due to medical error or negligence. When this happens, the patient can suffer greatly. The medical issue can worsen, new medical issues can occur or a fatality can result from a medical malpractice incident. This not only affects the life of the patient, but the lives of their loved ones, as well.