Medical Malpractice

Florida Legislature Taking Aim At Personal Injury & Med Mal Victims, Again

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New Florida Legislature Medical Malpractice 2019

Florida legislators have, for many years, demonstrated by their votes that they care much more about businesses and insurance companies than injured or dead accident victims. So they have been chomping at every legal bit since the midterm elections in 2018.

With the swearing in of the conservatives’ wildest dreams, in all three branches of government in ...

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Is Failure To Perform Necessary Surgery Medical Malpractice?

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Doctors Who Fail To Perform Surgery: Medical Malpractice?

Failure Perform Surgery Medical Malpractice

As a medical malpractice lawyer based in Orlando, Florida, one question I hear regularly from potential clients is whether a doctor’s failure to perform necessary surgery is medical malpractice.

The answer is a resounding “it depends.”

First Med Mal Question: How Serious Were the Resulting Injuries?

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Why Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Just Got A Whole Lot More Valuable

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Why Florida Medical Malpractice Damages Just Got A Whole Lot More Valuable

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For many years, Florida had something called a “cap” on certain types of damages in medical malpractice cases.  The caps applied to “noneconomic” damages, which meant damages that weren’t financial.  These included money for things like pain and suffering, emotional upset, inconvenience, bodily disfigurement, or just plain ...

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How Has Tort Reform Hurt Consumers? And What Is Tort Reform?

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how has tort reform hurt florida consumersAs an Orlando personal injury attorney, I sometimes answer questions online relating to personal injury and accident law.  This is just a quickie article, which originally was a comment to this post, in which a concerned consumer, Kelline Pickett, had been asking me ...

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Florida Supreme Court Rejects Caps On Non-Economic Damages In Wrongful Death Medical Malpractices Cases

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Florida Caps On Non-Economic Damages

This is BIG news for the plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice bar in Florida.  Many Florida plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys have been waiting on the edge of their seat for this Florida Supreme Court decision (Estate of McCall v. U.S.).

Economic Versus Non-Economic Damages In Florida Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Cases

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