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Malpractice Law to Be Argued Again

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Less than three months after ruling that part of a controversial 2003 medical-malpractice law was unconstitutional, the Florida Supreme Court is ready to take up another dispute about limits on damages in malpractice cases.

 
 

Justices next week will hear arguments in a Miami-Dade County case against Dr. Daniel Weingrad by Kimberly Ann Miles, who suffered complications in early 2003 after what she said was an unnecessary surgery on her leg. A jury awarded  $1.5 million in pain-and-suffering damages, but lower courts reduced that amount to $500,000 because of limits in the medical-malpractice law, which was passed later in 2003.

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