Tag Archives: Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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 »

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By Paul B. Genet |

When a person dies due to someone else’s negligence, even if it is unintentional, the victim’s family may have a cause of action for wrongful death. Under Florida law, a party is negligent when it violates a duty owed to the victim. Such a duty exists whenever a person “undertakes to provide a service… Read More »

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