Florida Court Ruling Weakens Limits on Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

By |2016-07-19T11:39:40-07:00December 4th, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

A Florida appeals court recently ruled that caps imposed on pain and suffering damages (also known as “noneconomic” damages) are unconstitutional in medical malpractice cases, according to an Orlando Sentinel news report. Initially, the jury awarded plaintiff Susan Kalitan $4 million in noneconomic damages for injuries to her esophagus during a 2008 carpal tunnel surgery. [...]

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Damage Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases

By |2016-07-19T11:28:36-07:00June 27th, 2014|General|

Until recently, the limit on the damages plaintiffs could recover for pain and suffering in medical malpractice wrongful death cases in Florida was either $500,000 or $1 million, depending on the circumstances of the case and the number of survivors involved. In March 2014, however, the Florida Supreme Court struck down the $1 million cap on damages, [...]

Preventable Medical Error Is Third-Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

By |2016-07-19T11:40:13-07:00June 27th, 2014|General|

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are seriously injured or killed by preventable medical errors. According to the Miami Herald, a recent Consumer Reports safety ranking, which compares more than 2,500 hospitals across the United States, ranked several Florida hospitals at the bottom of patient safety rankings. A variety of factors contributed to the Consumer Reports safety score, including [...]