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