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Florida’s Malpractice Caps Take Another Hit

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Medical malpractice actions in Florida are, in a word, convoluted. There are many hoops that a plaintiff must jump through before officially filing the lawsuit with a court. And, unfortunately for the plaintiff, it appears that the deck is stacked in favor of the medical professional. In fact, although having an attorney assist a… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Changes the Rules for Medical Malpractice Procedure

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Suing a health care provider for medical malpractice is a big commitment due to the time and complexity these cases require. One of the biggest hurdles, unfortunately designed in favor of doctors and other providers, is the presuit notice and investigation process. The presuit process is represented as encouraging injured patients and healthcare providers… Read More »

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Will Florida Repeal No-Fault Car Insurance?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Few unfortunate events inspire disputes the way car accidents do, and dealing with insurance claims and limitations only complicate these matters. Car accidents, while relatively common with most people experiencing three to four over their lifetimes, are usually viewed as one of the more preventable events that exist, but they can lead to significant… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court to Consider a Medical Malpractice Case Involving Anesthesiology

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Surgical procedures come with inherent risks that cannot be completely eradicated, but one of the more dangerous aspects of any operation is anesthesia. If anesthesia is administered or monitored improperly, the doctor or other responsible health care provider could be liable for medical malpractice if an injury occurs. When people think about receiving anesthesia,… Read More »

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Florida Lawmakers Again Debate Repealing Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Law

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Anyone who has purchased car insurance in Florida knows about the mandatory Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that all drivers are required to carry. This coverage is expensive, and often serves as a barrier to recovery for injuries and damages sustained in car accidents. The purpose of PIP coverage is to make Florida’s system for… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Capping Medical Malpractice Damages

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases do not seek legal action on a whim. To win this type of case often takes years, and frequently exacts a large psychological and physical toll on the victims and their families. While the victims need the compensation demanded to cover past and future financial losses from medical expenses… Read More »

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Recent Florida Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Medical Malpractice Claims

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Medical malpractice laws seem to be constantly up for debate because of the amount of money doctors and insurers spend to make their positions known to lawmakers. Unfortunately, this situation has led to the passage of laws that often favor doctors and insurers over the lives of injured patients. Consequences from an injury caused… Read More »

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Court’s Decision Makes It Easier for Property Owners to Get Claims Covered

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When a natural disaster strikes, homeowners want the comfort of knowing their insurance policy will pay for any necessary repairs. Few events are more stressful to a homeowner than watching the house he/she invested money, time and emotion into get damaged in a natural disaster. However, insurance companies commonly deny these claims by arguing… Read More »

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Florida Moves One Step Closer to Repealing the No-Fault Car Insurance System

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Getting your first driver’s license and taking the keys of your first car is a rite of passage shared by many Americans, and is considered a major milestone toward becoming an adult. One of the less exciting aspects of owning a car, though, is the need to consistently maintain car insurance as required under… Read More »

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Florida’s Helmet Law and the Risk of Serious Injury

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Feeling the wind in your hair and freedom of not having the confines of a car surrounding you are some of the things that draw many people to buy and ride motorcycles. Florida also has the added attraction of weather that allows riding year round, which likely accounts for the high number of registered… Read More »

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