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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice Orlando


Understanding Medical Malpractice Law in Florida

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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider makes a mistake that injures a patient. However, not all mistakes constitute medical malpractice. Only mistakes that rise to the level of negligence meet the definition of medical malpractice. Specifically, if the healthcare provider violates the standard of care in treating a patient,… Read More »

Florida Declares Caps on Medical Malpractice Claims Unconstitutional

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The Florida Supreme Court declared late last month that the caps limiting the amount that a victim can receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit unconstitutional. Declared in a 5-2 decision from the panel of judges, plaintiffs’ lawyers have hailed the decision as a landmark for medical malpractice victims, while medical professionals declared that it… Read More »

House Provision Gives More Protection Against Medical Malpractice

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A provision in a House of Representatives bill that currently has large bipartisan support would give more support and protections to doctors facing medical malpractice claims. The bill requires the government to measure the quality of care that doctors provide on a scale of zero to 100. It protects doctors and other medical professionals… Read More »

Woman Potentially Exposed to HIV in Hospital

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In Orange County, Florida a hospital is facing massive liability for a woman’s claim that their medical staff exposed her to HIV. A 75-year-old woman went to the Florida Hospital East campus last November for her bronchitis. She ended up in a shared room with a patient who was HIV positive. During her stay,… Read More »

Florida Court Clarifies Notice Rules for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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A Florida Appeals Court ruled earlier last month that a tolling provision in the state laws regarding medical malpractice lawsuits applies to all potential defendants once any notices of intent are timely served, and it even applies to prospective defendants who have not yet been served. A three judge panel from the Third District… Read More »

Appellate Court Upholds Key Element of Medical Malpractice Law

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A federal appeals court in Florida upheld part of a controversial medical malpractice law in Florida, stating that it does not violate the requirements of patient privacy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit overturned a ruling made by a Tallahassee judge last year, which focused on the requirement of “ex parte… Read More »

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