Florida Supreme Court Strikes Malpractice Damage Cap

2017-07-12T10:56:02-07:00July 21st, 2017|Medical Malpractice|

A sharply-divided body ruled that limits which “arbitrarily reduce damage awards for plaintiffs who suffer the most drastic injuries” are unconstitutional. Former Gov. Jeb Bush called the Legislature into special session three times before lawmakers eventually approved caps as low as $100,000. Typically, the maximum was $500,000 for serious cases and $1 million for “catastrophic” [...]