Medical Malpractice

Court Backs Hospitals In Heart-Wrenching Malpractice SuitA state appeals court has sided with two South Florida hospitals in a medical-malpractice case involving a child who suffered severe brain damage after needing emergency care in 2008.
Supreme Court Ponders Medical Malpractice In Patient SuicideIn a medical-malpractice lawsuit stemming from the death of a woman who hanged herself, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether her doctor could be found negligent in the suicide.
$4.1 Million South Florida Malpractice Verdict OverturnedPointing 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.
Court Backs Controversial Medical Malpractice ChangeA 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.
Medical Malpractice Caps Take Another Legal HitThe case started with a dental assistant who went into surgery for carpal-tunnel syndrome and ended up suffering a perforated esophagus.
Court Rules Against Damage Caps For Medical MalpracticeA Florida court has ruled that caps on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits do not apply in personal injury cases.
Court Ruling Opens Door To Cruise Line Malpractice SuitsA 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.
New Laws Set To Go On SaturdayFrom guns to abortions, a bevy of new state laws are set to take effect Saturday.
Legislature Limits UM Doctor LiabilityIf you have a University of Miami doctor at Jackson Memorial who commits malpractice, the Florida Legislature has one word for you, tough.
Malpractice Reform Approved By House SubcommitteeA 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.
Medical Malpractice In Legislature's CrosshairsFlorida 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.
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