Due to an increase in medical negligence, malpractice and errors, many Pennsylvanians are opting to delay and forgo their medical treatments. They do not want to chance further injuries if their health care providers make mistakes with their care. You may feel the same way, especially if you need ongoing care for a chronic or serious medical condition. You may think of doctors, nurses and other health care staff as infallible. But when they make mistakes, it is the patients and their families who suffer the most. From misdiagnoses and unnecessary medical procedures to surgical errors and more, most forms of medical negligence are preventable.