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Unlike in Pennsylvania, our courts do not require a plaintiff to produce a certificate of merit as a prerequisite for instituting medical malpractice claims. The certificate of merit is designed to confirm that the medical procedures in a case fall outside acceptable standards. When the requirement was introduced in Pennsylvania in 2003, the number of medical malpractice filings went from 2904 in 2002 to 1712 the following year, a 41% drop. Since then, medical malpractice…