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New Studies Question Link Between “Tort Reform” and Malpractice Insurance Rates

Florida has some of the strictest limits on medical negligence lawsuits in the country. Although the state’s courts have rolled back some of these limits, malpractice victims often face an uphill climb just to get their day in court. And while health care professionals (and Florida legislators) insist restricting victim’s rights are necessary to guard Read More

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Florida Sheriff, Medical Contractor Face Lawsuit Over Inmate’s Death

Florida law holds medical negligence plaintiffs to higher standards than persons alleging ordinary negligence. There are cases, however, that involve both types of claims. It is important to understand this distinction, as a court may be forced to dismiss a malpractice claim while allowing negligence and similar charges to proceed to trial. Judge Rules Sheriff’s Read More

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How Can I Learn About a Florida Doctor’s Malpractice History?

One of the many problems faced by victims of medical negligence in Florida is the lack of publicly available information about past physician disciplinary actions. Congress has established a federal database to record “information on medical negligence payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners.” But this database, known as the National Practitioner Read More

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Florida Law Keeps Many Valid Malpractice Cases Out of Court

Florida’s strict medical negligence laws often deprive injured patients of their right to a day in court. Before a victim may even attempt to sue a negligent doctor, there must be a “presuit investigation” to establish that there are “reasonable grounds” for the malpractice complaint. Among other thing, the victim must present an affidavit from Read More

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Florida Doctor Sanctioned for Misconduct During Malpractice Trial

Medical negligence cases usually involve negligence in the context of providing ordinary medical care. But there are instances when malpractice is just part of a larger offense to a victim’s dignity and basic human rights. A recent Florida appeals court decision in a case that has taken nearly two decades to resolve illustrates the lengthy Read More

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Florida Court Tosses Jury Malpractice Verdict Due to Insufficient Expert Testimony

A physician has a legal and ethical duty to advise a patient of the material risks of a proposed surgical procedure. When a physician fails to obtain the patient’s “informed consent,” and the patient suffers injury as a result, it may be grounds for a medical negligence lawsuit. However, Florida law does require any plaintiff Read More

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The Importance of Expert Testimony in Medical Negligence Cases

Although many people associate medical negligence solely with physician error, other health care providers, such as emergency medical technicians, can seriously injure (or kill) patients by failing to follow an appropriate standard of professional care. After all, when you call 911, you expect emergency workers to respond and provide necessary medical care. When they fail to Read More

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