medical lawsuits

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.

Florida House

Florida's Legislature has already made it harder to file lawsuits against doctors than against anyone else. Now it wants to crank that up another notch and also spare hospitals and nursing homes from many lawsuits.