Tag Archives: Patient Rights

How Doctors & Hospitals Use Arbitration Agreements to Avoid Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Paul B. Genet |

When you seek medical care from a physician or hospital, you may be asked to sign an “alternative dispute resolution” agreement. These agreements require the patient to waive their right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in the event of the health care provider’s negligence and instead submit any claim to private arbitration. While… Read More »

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

By Paul B. Genet |

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…. Read More »

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