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Medical Malpractice Caps Case Goes to Florida Supreme Court

Medical Malpractice Caps Case Goes to Florida Supreme Court

Medical Malpractice

North Broward Hospital District, et al. v. Susan Kalitan, SC15-1858. The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a 2007 medical malpractice case involving a dental assistant who went to the hospital for carpal tunnel surgery. The patient, Susan Kalitan, ended up with a...

Medicare Ranks Florida Hospitals

Medicare Ranks Florida Hospitals

Medical Malpractice

On a five star system, Medicare has a ranking system to rank hospitals in the United States. In Florida, there were no 5-star hospitals and only two 4-star hospitals. None of these hospitals were located in Polk County, Florida. Polk County’s most significant hospitals are...

Florida “Patient’s Right to Know” Act Pre-Empted

Florida “Patient’s Right to Know” Act Pre-Empted

Medical Malpractice

Amendment 7 of the Florida Constitution was held to be pre-empted by the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA) in Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc. v. Charles, 178 So. 3d 102 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015). This case started out as a medical malpractice...

Hospital “Anti-Dumping” Statute Transfer Case

Hospital “Anti-Dumping” Statute Transfer Case

Medical Malpractice

In the case of Morejon v. Mariners Hospital, Inc., 41 FLW D1359 (Fla. 3rd DCA 6-8-2016)(Case Number 3D15-1711), the court held that section 395.1041, Florida Statutes (the so-called “anti-dumping statute” only requires that a hospital provide treatment regardless of the...

Cause of Death Disputed in Medical Malpractice Case

Cause of Death Disputed in Medical Malpractice Case

Medical Malpractice

Steve Kenan died in 2013 after an interventional cardiac catheterization. The interesting facts of this case are that the doctor who performed the procedure was paid $300,000 annually to do procedures at the hospital (St. Anthony’s Hospital/St. Petersburg and owned by BayCare)...

Clarity On Florida’s “Reckless Disregard” Standard

Clarity On Florida’s “Reckless Disregard” Standard

Medical Malpractice

In the case of Cantore v. West Boca Medical Center, Inc., Case Number SC15-1926, the Florida Supreme Court released a corrected opinion on April 26, 2018 providing clarity on when the “reckless disregard” standard applies in medical malpractice cases involving the...

National Medical Malpractice Statistics

National Medical Malpractice Statistics

Medical Malpractice

Florida ranks fifth among states in the total amount paid for medical malpractice claims in 2012. The total payouts for the top five states are listed below: New York $763,088,250 Pennsylvania $316,167,500 California $222,926,200 New Jersey $206,668,250 Florida $203,671,100 Most...

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