The Pennsylvania Patient Advocacy Organization and Resource

The Pennsylvania

Patient Advocacy Organization and Resource

FREE Medical Malpractice Case Reviews and
FREE Medical Record Reviews

PLUS, we can help you request medical records


PAOR (pronounced “POWER”) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering patients, families, and loved ones who have been catastrophically harmed by medical malpractice and to informing them of their legal rights and options under our civil justice system. Ultimately, the goal is to “emPAOR” patients to take action and become plaintiffs in a medical malpractice action.

This site is also dedicated to debunking medical malpractice myths and arguing the importance of why patients who have suffered medical malpractice should try everything in their power to pursue a legal claim.

Litigation is currently the only available means of:

  1. achieving a thorough and transparent investigation;
  2. ensuring harm prevention to future patients; and
  3. securing adequate financial compensation to take care of patients who have been irreparably harmed or to take care of families who have been left behind.

Dr. Matthew H. H. Young, MD, JD, MBA, CMQ, FCLM, Esq.
Founder & Executive Director,
Patient Advocacy Organization and Resource (PAOR)

Dr. Young is both a licensed physician and a licensed attorney who received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM) and is Certified in Medical Quality (CMQ) by the American Board of Medical Quality.

Dr. Young lost his father to medical malpractice in 2009. 


Helping Every Patient to Become Their Own Advocate

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Some of these pointers may even be life-saving from a medical perspective, or game-changing from a legal perspective.

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What are the stages of litigation? Here’s how to best navigate our medical malpractice and civil justice systems.

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Medical malpractice comes in many different shapes and forms. Here’s a list of all the ways medical malpractice can manifest.

Case Studies

When Medicine & Law Collide:
Medical Malpractice War Stories

At least a dozen law firms refused to help this family. How one daughter’s persistence saved the day.

Fatality in 2018

Multiple lawyers & doctors felt this family & brain-injured baby didn’t have a case. Here’s how they were proven wrong.

Brain Damaged in 2018

Doctors told them that he died from a bad outcome on the operating table. How this family figured out what really happened. 

Fatality in 2019

Home was last modified: May 20th, 2021 by Patricia Burns Fiore