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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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Will the Florida Supreme Court Strike Down Caps on “Noneconomic” Damages?

In 2003, Florida lawmakers decided to limit “noneconomic” damages in medical malpractice cases. This means even when a jury decides a plaintiff is entitled to a certain amount of compensation for injuries sustained due to a medical provider’s negligence, the judge may reduce the award to ensure it complies with the legislature’s arbitrary cap. But Read More

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The Top Five Challenges to Winning Your Medical Negligence Case

1. The statute of limitations Generally, you must bring your lawsuit within two years of the date that you discovered or should have discovered that your injuries were caused by medical negligence. Unless a doctor or institution conceals the malpractice, patients cannot sue a healthcare provider more than four years after the malpractice took place Read More

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