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Florida Court Rejects Damage Caps for Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Suits

Posted by Mark Abramson on July 08, 2015

A Florida court has ruled that caps on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits do not apply in personal injury cases.


In 2003 the Florida Legislature limited non-economic damages to $500 thousand but in 2014 the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that the limitation could not apply to wrongful death settlements. Last week a Florida District Court ruled that the limitation does not apply to personal injury medical malpractice lawsuits.


The decision concerns a case where a woman sued the North Broward Hospital District over carpel tunnel syndrome and was awarded $4.7 million.


The case is expected to be appealed to the Florida Supreme Court.

Mark Abramson

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