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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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Second Florida Court Rejects “Cap” on Malpractice Damages

Last year, a Florida appeals court held that a state law limiting certain types of damages in medical negligence cases was unconstitutional. That decision was appealed to the Florida Supreme Court, which heard arguments this past June. But at least one other Florida court is not waiting for the Supreme Court to rule, and has Read More

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Florida Court Rules Malpractice Defendants May Not Violate Attorney-Client Privilege

Florida makes it difficult for victims of medical negligence to have their day in court. Among other requirements, there is a strict two-year of statute of limitations to file a malpractice claim. This two-year deadline starts on the day of the incident giving rise to the malpractice claim, or alternatively, “from the time the incident 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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