Like a sports league deciding to make greater use of in-game instant replay on crucial calls, the Florida Supreme Court has made it a little easier for hospitals and other medical malpractice defendants to challenge expert witnesses’ qualifications.
A Coral Gables attorney and his co-counsel blocked a medical worker’s attempt to recover more than $2 million for a series of injuries.
On March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law House Bill 837, resulting in the enactment of sweeping tort reform (“the Act”). The Act impacts various aspects of the civil justice system. The most salient features of this latest wave of tort reform are discussed below.
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.
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.
The Florida Legislature is currently considering comprehensive tort reform that could have significant implications for claims and litigation in the state.
A local personal injury firm is hiring more attorneys and staff and increasing the size of its Boca Raton office.
Falk Waas recently sponsored the 10th Annual ZooRun, co-hosted by the West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation. Firm attorneys, staff and their families..
Scott L. Mendlestein, Esq. has been named managing shareholder. Mr. Mendlestein joined the firm in 2001, developing an expertise in claims involving medical negligence, sexual assault, premises liability, auto negligence, and trucking liability.
On January 6, 2022, the Florida Supreme Court amended Fla. R. App. P. 9.130 to authorize interlocutory appeals of orders granting or denying leave to amend a complaint to assert a claim for punitive damages.
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