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Medical-Damages Change in Works?

Publix and Disney are leading an effort in Florida to change the law on figuring medical damages in civil lawsuits, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

They want medical damages to be tied to the amount that is actually paid for treatment, not the amount that is billed. This could lead to millions of dollars in savings in settlements and jury awards, they figure.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.