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February 19, 2017
  • In a decision late last month, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Amendment 7 could stand.
  • The Amendment gives plaintiffs the right to access medical information about adverse medical outcomes which occurred at a medical facility.
  • The ruling overturns an earlier decision by the First District Court of Appeal.

The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling late last month which sided...

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February 18, 2017
  • On Thursday the Florida Supreme Court ruled against toughening the state’s rules related to admission of expert evidence into court.
  • The ruling is seen as a victory for victims and plaintiffs.
  • The decision was advocated for by The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors last year.

The Florida Supreme Court...

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February 17, 2017
  • A Miami area police officer shot a burglary suspect on Monday.
  • In a bizarre twist, the police report about the incident does not mention the shooting.
  • Both the Miami Herald and the Miami New Times have attempted to obtain comment on the shooting from the department, but to no avail.

A Miami New...

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February 16, 2017
  • A new study indicates that the patients of rude surgeons suffer from more post-surgery complications than other patients.
  • The study indicates that rude surgeons see up to 14 percent more complications that other surgeons.

A new study indicates that surgeons who are rude to patients and others may be more likely to...

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February 15, 2017
  • A ruling by the Florida state Supreme Court last month affirmed the state’s medical malpractice arbitration processes.
  • The court ruled that Women's Care Florida’s arbitration clause, which was challenged by the plaintiff, could not stand.
  • The court’s ruling has been interpreted as dealing a severe blow to medical malpractice arbitration clauses which do not comport with the state’s terms and processes.

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February 14, 2017
  • Two Miami-Dade women were recently arrested and charged with providing unlicensed plastic surgery services.
  • The women allegedly performed hundreds of “Butt Lift” procedures over a seven year period.
  • The women are facing a 20 count indictment.

Over the past decade or so the popularity of plastic...

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February 13, 2017
  • A Florida appeals court overturned a lower court’s ruling, which had favored the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case.
  • The court found that the plaintiff’s attorneys failed to disclose key information before trial.
  • The case highlights the importance of following established protocols when conducting a wrongful death case.

A Florida...

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February 12, 2017
  • A jury recently awarded $2.4 million to the family of a man who died as a result of medical malpractice in 2012.
  • 72 year old retired police officer Jerry Pettigrossi died while admitted to Northwest Medical Center.
  • The plaintiff’s attorneys argued that Pettigrossi’s doctor failed to follow medical protocol.

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February 11, 2017
  • The families of the men, who were killed in the September boat crash with Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, have filed suit against his estate.
  • The lawsuits seek $2 million in compensation each.
  • The attorney for the Fernandez family says he believes it is highly unlikely that there will be a settlement.

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February 10, 2017
  • A Florida lawmaker has proposed a bill which would allow women up to 10 years to sue a physician following an abortion.
  • The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Erin Grall, says that the extended time frame is needed due to the stigma associated with the procedure.
  • Critics say the bill is intended to restrict abortion access in Florida.  

A Florida lawmaker has proposed...

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