Pointing to the unfair use of expert witnesses, a South Florida appeals court has ordered a new trial in a medical-malpractice case that led to a $4.1 million verdict against a pediatrician accused of negligently diagnosing a child’s kidney disease.
A state appeals court Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida’s medical-malpractice laws, ruling in part that some privacy rights are “waived” when people pursue malpractice lawsuits.
The case started with a dental assistant who went into surgery for carpal-tunnel syndrome and ended up suffering a perforated esophagus.
A Florida court has ruled that caps on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits do not apply in personal injury cases.
A ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over the major Florida-based cruise lines, has opened the door to medical malpractice suits against cruise line medical staff.
From guns to abortions, a bevy of new state laws are set to take effect Saturday.
If you have a University of Miami doctor at Jackson Memorial who commits malpractice, the Florida Legislature has one word for you, tough.
A bill approved Friday by the Florida House Health Care Appropriations subcommittee will make it even harder to sue a doctor for malpractice in the Sunshine State.
Florida lawmakers are pushing tort reform front and center as they consider a proposal that would shield hospitals from malpractice lawsuits if they contract with doctors who end up harming patients.