Florida Court Ruling Weakens Limits on Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

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. [...]