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An appeals court Wednesday agreed with the Florida Department of Health that a state program should not shield a doctor from potential liability in a medical-malpractice case stemming from the death of a patient. 

Divided Court Allows Malpractice Case In Woman’s Death

Sep 7, 2018
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In a legal battle focused on an expert witness, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a medical-malpractice case to move forward in the death of a 20-year-old woman after she had given birth to a stillborn child.

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A state appeals court Wednesday cleared the way for a lawsuit stemming from injuries suffered by a psychiatric patient who was beaten by another patient at a Miami-Dade County facility. 

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Siding with the University of Miami, an appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a 2011 state law designed to shield some medical schools and doctors from liability in medical-malpractice cases.

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In a case stemming from an injury to a child who was deaf and had been diagnosed with psychiatric conditions, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday tried to resolve questions about when lawsuits deal with medical malpractice --- or ordinary negligence.

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The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday scheduled oral arguments in a medical-malpractice appeal filed by the estate of a woman who died while undergoing surgery for a tumor in her skull.

Medical Malpractice Revision Moving Toward November Ballot

Jan 16, 2018
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Florida voters may be asked in November to weigh in on medical malpractice.

Medical Malpractice Records Battle Brews

Nov 28, 2017
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Florida voters next year could be asked to once again dive into a never-ending tug-of-war over medical malpractice lawsuits.

Supreme Court Tosses Out Medical Malpractice Changes

Nov 12, 2017
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Saying that changes approved by lawmakers “have gashed Florida's constitutional right to privacy,” a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected parts of a controversial 2013 medical-malpractice law.

Medical Malpractice Dispute Heads to Supreme Court

Aug 25, 2017
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The estate of a woman who died while undergoing surgery for a tumor in her skull will ask the Florida Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit against an anesthesiologist who evaluated her before surgery.

Supreme Court Rejects Medical Malpractice Caps

Jun 9, 2017
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The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a law limiting pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional, rejecting a controversial change that the Legislature and then-Gov. Jeb Bush approved in 2003.

Court Backs Patient In Malpractice Release Dispute

Jun 9, 2017

A state appeals court Wednesday cleared the way for a medical-malpractice case to move forward, rejecting arguments that a doctor was shielded from the lawsuit because of a release signed by a patient.

State lawmakers are advancing a measure giving women the opportunity to sue over physical or emotional injuries from an abortion.

Court Rejects Legal Fee Cap In Injured Boy Dispute

Feb 1, 2017
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In a case involving a boy severely injured at birth, a split Florida Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers' decision to impose a $100,000 cap on attorneys' fees — a fraction of the costs incurred in a decade-long legal fight — was unconstitutional.

Justices Rule Medical Documents Must Be Disclosed

Feb 1, 2017
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In a ruling that could have implications for medical-malpractice cases across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday said a Jacksonville hospital system was required to provide records to a patient's family because of a 2004 constitutional amendment.

Supreme Court Asked To Reconsider Medical Malpractice Case

Jan 10, 2017
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Pointing to potentially far-reaching effects, a physicians' group is asking the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider the rejection of an arbitration agreement in a medical-malpractice case.

Court Rejects Medical Malpractice Arbitration Agreement

Dec 23, 2016
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The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an arbitration agreement in a medical-malpractice case involving an infant who was stillborn.

Supreme Court Questions Medical Malpractice Law

Dec 9, 2016
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Florida Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Thursday about the constitutionality of a 2013 medical-malpractice law that critics argue could lead to violations of patient privacy rights.

Florida Supreme Court Hears Arguments About Medical Record Access

Oct 6, 2016
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Though the parties reached an eleventh-hour settlement, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday plunged into a dispute that could have implications for medical-malpractice cases across the state.

Court Sides With Tampa General In Malpractice Case

Aug 25, 2016

An appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling that cleared Tampa General Hospital from potential liability in a medical-malpractice case stemming from the death of a patient during surgery.

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Most of Steve Kenan was laid to rest in St. Petersburg after his unexpected death in 2013. But not his heart.

That organ, preserved in formaldehyde, has traveled more than 1,000 miles to be studied by pathologists in three states. So far, they can’t agree on what killed him; was it his chronic heart condition or a medical mistake?

Justices To Weigh Case Involving Escaped Patient

Jun 20, 2016
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The Florida Supreme Court said Friday it will take up a case stemming from the death of a woman who was killed on Interstate 75 after escaping from a psychiatric hospital.

Justices Eye Constitutionality Of Malpractice Caps

Jun 10, 2016
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More than a dozen years after a fierce political fight about the state's medical-malpractice laws, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments about the constitutionality of limits on damages in malpractice lawsuits.

Justices Decline To Hear 'Bad Faith' Dispute In Medical Malpractice Case

May 27, 2016
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In a case involving a $35 million arbitration award, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday said it will not take up a dispute about whether a physician is able to pursue a "bad faith" claim against a medical-malpractice insurer.

Supreme Court Ready To Hear Medical Malpractice, Other Major Cases

May 26, 2016

For legal junkies, the Florida Supreme Court will be the best show in town during a three-day period in June.

Justices are poised to hear arguments on a series of high-profile issues, including gambling, the death penalty, guns and medical malpractice, according to a schedule released Wednesday.

Supreme Court To Decide Malpractice Dispute

Apr 18, 2016

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a constitutional challenge to a 2013 medical-malpractice law that spurred a lobbying battle between groups such as doctors and plaintiffs' attorneys.

Florida Supreme Court Could Consider Medical Malpractice Battle

Feb 8, 2016
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The Florida Supreme Court could decide whether a physician is able to pursue a "bad faith" claim against an insurer in a medical-malpractice case that led to a $35 million arbitration award.

Court Backs Hospitals In 'Heart-Wrenching' Malpractice Case

Sep 28, 2015

A state appeals court Thursday sided with two South Florida hospitals in a medical-malpractice case involving a child who suffered brain damage after needing emergency care in 2008.

Supreme Court Ponders Medical Malpractice In Patient Suicide

Sep 3, 2015
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In a medical-malpractice lawsuit stemming from the death of a woman who hanged herself, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether her doctor could be found negligent in the suicide.

Court Sides With Hospital In Death Of Escaped Patient

Aug 31, 2015
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A sharply divided appeals court Friday ruled that the death of a woman who was hit by a truck after escaping from a psychiatric hospital should be handled as a medical-malpractice case --- effectively leading to the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by her estate.

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