Florida medical malpractice News

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Rule on Medical Malpractice Expert Testimony

The Florida Supreme Court refused last Thursday to adopt a state rule reflected in a law that creates restrictions on doctors who can testify during medical malpractice trials, agreeing it would have a chilling effect on the ability to find …

Trial Attorneys Challenge Florida’s Medical Malpractice Law

Florida trial attorneys filed five lawsuits against health care providers challenging a state law that imposes new restrictions on medical malpractice claims. The attorneys allege that the law allows medical malpractice defendants to acquire personal health care information about a …

Florida Supreme Court Nixes Pre-Surgery Damages Clause without Concession

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled unenforceable a doctor’s financial and arbitration agreement with a patient prior to surgery because it lacked an admission of liability by the medical provider. To be enforceable under Florida’s medical malpractice statute, such an …

Florida Lawmakers Approve Medical Malpractice Reform

In a victory for medical malpractice insurers and physicians, Florida lawmakers have approved a series of tort reforms that among other things will require expert witnesses testifying against physicians in a malpractice suit to be engaged in the same specialty. …

Florida Medical Malpractice Bill Fate Uncertain

The Florida House this took up a bill that critics say would make it harder to pursue medical malpractice claims. But the bill also had fallen victim to a tactic by Democrats upset that the House Republican leadership won’t accept …

Florida Senate Passes Bill on Medical Malpractice Expert Witnesses

The Florida Senate is making it harder to pursue medical malpractice claims. The Senate last week voted 27-12 for the bill and sent it to the House. The legislation (SB 1792) requires that expert witnesses called against a defendant doctor …

Florida Senate Medical Malpractice Bill Advances

A bill that would make it even harder to pursue medical malpractice claims in Florida has cleared a Senate panel. The Senate Judiciary committee voted up the bill (SB 7030) by a vote of 6-3 on Monday. It would require …

Court Upholds Florida Medical Malpractice Notification Rules

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that refiled medical malpractice lawsuits must follow new state laws. The high court in a unanimous opinion dismissed a lawsuit by Curtis Myers, who alleged medical malpractice after he suffered a stroke in 2006. …

Florida Bill Seeks to Curb Medical Malpractice Claims

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is pushing ahead this year with changes meant to curb medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors. This effort is being criticized as an attack on the privacy rights of patients and comes at a time when fewer …