Tort Reform

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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Warnings About Car Accident Medical Treatment Clinics In Orlando Florida

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Several Car Accident Treatment Clinic Owners In Orlando, Florida, Arrested For Fraud

As an Orlando car accident attorney, I am very concerned about recent news involving fairly widespread auto insurance fraud, allegedly being committed by car accident victim treatment clinics in Orlando.  Anyone who commits fraud makes the plight of real victims, politically, much more difficult.  Also, those currently needing or receiving treatment for auto accident injuries should be aware of these allegations. Finally, while I fully support arrests of anyone who committed auto accident ...

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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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McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Why Were The Damages So High?

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Damages In McDonald's Hot Coffee CaseAs a Florida personal injury attorney, I know many people across the country were outraged when the jury awarded Ms. Liebeck 2.9 million dollars in the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case.  To understand the good reasons for the verdict, one must understand the types of damages available in personal injury cases, including burn injury ...

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McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: What Were The Real Facts? And Do They Support Tort Reform?

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McDonalds Hot Coffee Case

Way back in February of 1992, an elderly woman named Stella Liebeck burned herself on McDonald’s hot coffee while holding the cup between her legs when she was driving, which was a highly offensive form of jackpot justice.  She was the undeserving recipient of the most outrageous variety of lawsuit lottery winnings the country had ...

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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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Do Personal Injury Attorneys Take Frivolous Lawsuits? Part II

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As an Orlando personal injury attorney, I am often drawn into debates about so-called “frivolous” lawsuits.  During Part I of this article, I shared my opinion regarding whether filed lawsuits are often frivolous.  Now I want to discuss some little known facts about thousands of cases that never reach the courthouse doors because they are negotiated and settled pre-suit.

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Do Personal Injury Attorneys Accept Frivolous Lawsuits? Part I

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As an Orlando personal injury attorney, I sometimes encounter those who wonder whether personal injury attorneys file so-called “frivolous” lawsuits on a regular basis.  Someone posed that question to me recently online, so I want to give my answer.  

Now Taking An Oath That I Have Never Pursued A Frivolous Lawsuit

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