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Florida DCA Split On MedMal Pre-Suit Notice Deadline

Florida DCA Split On MedMal Pre-Suit Notice Deadline

Medical Malpractice

The Florida First DCA in Bay County Board of Commissioners v. Eartha Seeley, Case Number 1D16-2829 (April 24, 2o17) held that the applicable deadline to “serve” a medical provider with a pre-suit notice of intent to sue is that it must be “mailed” by the...

Florida MedMal Damage Caps Held Unconstitutional

Florida MedMal Damage Caps Held Unconstitutional

Medical Malpractice

The Florida Supreme Court holds that caps on damages in medical malpractice cases violates the equal protection clause of the Florida Constitution in North Broward Hospital District v. Kalitan, Case Number SC15-1858 (June 8, 2017). What Were The Damages Caps? Florida’s medical...

Study Shows Early Treatment of Sepsis Lowers Mortality Rate

Study Shows Early Treatment of Sepsis Lowers Mortality Rate

Medical Malpractice

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on in-hospital care for sepsis (published May 21, 2017) found that every hour delayed in giving antibiotics or other key medical care resulted in an increase in chances of death by 4 percent. Sepsis Can Be Very Deadly If...

Congress Voting On “Protecting Access To Care” Act of 2017

Congress Voting On “Protecting Access To Care” Act of 2017

Medical Malpractice

Congress will soon be voting on the “Protecting Access To Care” Act  of 2017 (House Bill 1215) in Washington, D.C. The bill is squarely aimed at reforming medical malpractice laws across the country. Iowa Representative, Steve King, sponsored the bill “to...

Proposed Cuts to Florida Medicaid May Impact Hospital Care

Proposed Cuts to Florida Medicaid May Impact Hospital Care

Medical Malpractice

Due to constant political pressure, the Florida Legislature is considering proposals for cutting Medicaid benefits to recipients.  Legislators in both the House and the Senate are proposing to save the state’s money by reducing the amounts that hospitals can get paid from...

Neurosurgeon Gets Life In Prison For Botched Surgeries

Neurosurgeon Gets Life In Prison For Botched Surgeries

Medical Malpractice

The sentence is LIFE in prison for surgeon Christopher Duntsch. @NBCDFW #NBCDFWNow pic.twitter.com/Klfcq88Vft — Ken Kalthoff (@KenKalthoffNBC5) February 20, 2017 Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon, was charged with aggravated assault and received a life sentence after several...

Florida Doctor Accused Of False Skin Cancer Diagnoses

Florida Doctor Accused Of False Skin Cancer Diagnoses

Medical Malpractice

Although Dr. Marder owns a 12,700-square-foot home valued at $28 million, it can’t legally be seized in FL. https://t.co/2ZtBRbIOMg — Derm Media (@DermMedia) February 12, 2017 Dr. Gary Marder runs Marder Dermatology in Port St. Lucie, Florida and is reported to be accused...

Failure To Use Bedrails Is A Malpractice Risk

Failure To Use Bedrails Is A Malpractice Risk

Medical Malpractice

As medical malpractice attorneys, we frequently get calls about cases involving someone who has fallen out of bed in the hospital.  What many people may not know is that falls from hospital beds are a leading cause of patient injuries.  It is the standard of care for a...

Florida Supreme Court Asked To Reconsider Arbitration Agreements

Florida Supreme Court Asked To Reconsider Arbitration Agreements

Medical Malpractice

The Florida Supreme Court threw out an arbitration agreement in the case of Hernandez v. Crespo, Case Number SC15-67 (December 22, 2016) because it violated public policy.  Thereafter, the doctor and her medical group requested that the Court reconsider their decision. What...

BayCare Hospital System Introduces eCare for ICU Patients

BayCare Hospital System Introduces eCare for ICU Patients

Medical Malpractice

BayCare Hospital systems recently implemented a system it calls eCare, which is supposed to remotely monitor ICU patients from a central location.  BayCare claims that the system will improve patient safety by allowing an “extra set of eyes and ears” to monitor...

Second DCA Finds Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional

Second DCA Finds Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional

Medical Malpractice

In the case of Peace River Regional Medical Center v. Iala Suarez, 2D15-3434 (Fla. 2d DCA)(October 26, 2016), medical malpractice damage caps in Florida were struck down as unconstitutional.  The Second DCA joins the Fourth DCA in holding the same (See North Broward Hospital v....

Appellate Decision Involving Tampa General Hospital

Appellate Decision Involving Tampa General Hospital

Medical Malpractice

In the case of Godwin v. University of South Florida Board of Trustees, et. al., 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 12729; 41 Fla. L. Weekly D 1949 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016), the plaintiff alleged the wrongful death of his wife was due to medical malpractice at Tampa General Hospital following a severe...

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