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Florida continues to hamstring medical malpractice victims

On Monday, May 2, 2011, the House of Representatives passed Bill 479 in an 88-28 vote.  The new legislation hinders medical malpractice victims in three important ways: 1.     The bill establishes a requirement that out-of-state physicians and dentists apply for and obtain a certificate from the Florida Department of Health before providing either verified written medical … Continue reading

Noneconomic damages are capped in Florida medical malpractice cases

What’s fair is fair.  Well, not always.  Even if a jury decides your medical malpractice injury is significant, the award can be slashed by Florida law.   § 766.118, Fla. Stat. caps noneconomic damages, which include pain and suffering, physical impairment, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life and other nonfinancial losses.  Generally, … Continue reading

Medical malpractice deadlines

Act quickly!  Unlike diamonds, medical malpractice claims do not last forever.  Florida Statute § 95.11(4) sets certain time limits for the commencement of medical malpractice actions.  The statute of limitations requires filing within 2 years of the incident or within 2 years from the time the incident is discovered or should have been discovered with … Continue reading

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Matthew Mazzarella is a trial attorney at Hannon & Boyers, P.A.

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