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Florida Supreme Court Voids Private Malpractice Arbitration Agreement

Florida’s medical negligence laws provide for a system of “voluntary binding arbitration” that is supposed to make things easier for victims. In submitting to arbitration, the health care provider must admit liability. The arbitration is therefore limited to a determination of damages. The health care provider must also assume all costs associated with the arbitration. 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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Study Claims “Medical Error” Is the #3 Cause of Death in the U.S.

Although Florida legislators have made it more difficult in recent years to bring medical negligence claims, the truth is that physician error is an often underreported cause of serious injury or death. In fact, a major study recently published in a prominent medical journal offers some sobering statistics about medical error and patient deaths. According Read More

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Should Filing a Medical Negligence Lawsuit Mean Giving Up Your Privacy Rights?

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear yet another appeal related to medical negligence. This case addresses a 2013 law adopted by the Florida legislature that significantly compromises a patient’s right to medical privacy. A plaintiff pursuing a medical negligence case on behalf of her late husband has asked the Supreme Court to declare Read More

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Post-Judgment Interest Can Make a Big Difference to Malpractice Victims

In a medical negligence case, winning a jury verdict is usually not the end of the matter. There may be a lengthy appeals process, followed by delays in receiving payment from the negligent doctor or medical provider. This is why Florida, like most states, requires payment of post-judgment interest on any damage award. For example, Read More

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Negligence vs. Medical Negligence

It might seem odd to defend against a claim of negligence by arguing you actually committed medical negligence. But in Florida there may be good reason to offer such a defense. Florida has much stricter standards for medical negligence lawsuits than ordinary negligence or personal injury claims. This can allow a clever defendant to get Read More

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Florida Court Slams Doctor for Trying to Manipulate Outcome of Malpractice Trial

In a medical negligence case, there may be multiple parties responsible for a victim’s injuries. Conversely, a physician or medical provider may try to deflect attention away from his or her own negligence by claiming other parties were partly or solely to blame. Florida law can get complicated in this area, and as a result, Read More

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