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Florida sovereign immunity limits increase in 2011

Florida places limits the amount a government entity can pay personal injury victims.  Currently, § 768.28, Fla. Stat. sets the maximum recovery at $100,000 per person or $200,000 per incident.  Effective October 11, 2011, however, the legislature has increased these limits to $200,000 per person or $300,000 per incident.  Although this is a step in … Continue reading

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

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

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