2023 Tort Reform Enacted in Florida

The Florida Legislature recently enacted sweeping tort reform. The changes are effective immediately and impact various aspects of the civil justice system. The most salient features of this latest wave of tort reform are discussed below, along with a brief summary of anticipated effects of same.

With Sex Assault Cases on the Rise, Insurers Tighten Hospital Liability Exclusions

South Floridians may remember the case of a patient at Westchester General Hospital in Miami, who said she was sexually assaulted by a hospital worker on New Year’s Eve in 2019 while she was sedated. The worker’s trial is set to begin next week.

Florida Legislature Considers Comprehensive Tort Reform: What It Means for Insurance Claims and Litigation

The Florida Legislature is currently considering comprehensive tort reform that could have significant implications for claims and litigation in the state.